Ever since we found out the end near, ‘The Good Wife’ fans have been wondering — who will Alicia end up with? And that’s why the ending was so good.
Throughout the series, we’ve seen Alicia (Julianna Marguiles) as the strong woman she was, but also always really finding herself with a strong man — Will (Josh Charles), Jason (Jeffrey Dean Morgan),) and Peter (Chris Noth) were the main men in her life — and in The Good Wife finale. But in the end, her choice was…
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Well, she chose Jason in her heart — but it was too late. In the finale, she saw her future with all three. Yes, even Will returned in her memory. “He’s fantasy — he’s the love that got away, so she can make him, in her mind, anything she needs him to be,” co-creator Michelle King said in a video interview posted on CBS following the finale.
He told her to go to Jason and that it was time to let go of Peter; she told him she’d love him forever. In a way, it was a closure moment that Alicia never got, and needed. So, when she walked away from Peter and headed toward a shadow she thought was Jason, she showed her choice — her mind was made up. But it was too late. And that was perfect; so while some fans have been calling the ending “frustrating,” I’m seeing it the other way.
Did we want a happy kiss between Alicia and Jason? Sure, who wouldn’t? But this show has been about Alicia being a good person, following her heart, messing up, but always finding love. This time, she gets to be on her own. At the very end, after that slap from Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), she composed herself, pulled her coat down, and walked away — showing just how strong she was.
“We left it a little ambiguous, but it’s clear she made the choice to move beyond Peter,” Robert King said. “Which, again top me is what’s so tragic about the slap because as soon as the moment she wants to move on, she has found, she’s become sort of him.”
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