I’m cribbing this from my Tumblr, so apologies if you already follow me on there and are getting this twice. I’ve made no secret about how much I love the television drama, The Good Wife: I have written about it a few times for the guardian, and earlier this year, I interviewed Archie Panjabi, who plays Kalinda Sharma, investigator at the fictional law firm of Lockhart Gardner and wearer of The Sexy Boots of Justice™ (I believe @johnwarrender came up with this, and I love him for it).
The series of scenes in the video up top are from the second season of CBS (More4 in the UK) drama, The Good Wife. There’s a lot of hoo-ha around the current fifth season (superlatively good storytelling, showing no signs of age, BIG EVENT) at the moment, but I am not looking to talk about recent plot points in the show today. For one thing, the episode has not yet aired in the UK, and will not air for another few weeks at least, and for another, the players involved are so much more than this season. As such, please be careful if you make a comment below – no spoilers, please.
In the video above, in which someone has very kindly spliced together scenes from the season 2 finale, Closing Arguments, we see two players, Will Gardner and Alicia Florrick. The essence of their relationship, their characters is captured in this video, I think, and the video is the thing that I want to talk briefly about. The video is almost exclusively Will and Alicia, from the immediate aftermath of a heartfelt victory in court, to a celebratory drink at a hotel bar, and then beyond.