Anonymous said: If you could just jump into your tv and change one thing in the good wife like idk for example tell Kalinda that Blake's gonna come and fuck her life up so she can do something about it beforehand, what would you do?
Ooh, I’ve thought a lot about what I’d do differently if I were a writer,but not what I’d do if I got the opportunity to intervene in the story. I think your example is on the right track for me: I would definitely want to prevent the damage Blake ultimately ends up causing. But I think I’d go back to the source: I would somehow (I’d be able to be more specific if the show had been more specific about what, exactly, happened) prevent Peter and Kalinda from sleeping together. If I couldn’t do that, then I’d make Blake leave town before he gets the chance to talk to Kalinda or to Matan and make it so that Alicia is (and the audience is) forever blissfully unaware that anything ever happened. That reveal caused more trouble than it was worth, I think. And that’s where I get into talking about writing and problems I’d fix in the writers’ room, so I’ll stop here.
#long story short: I’d be fine with the Kalinda/Peter reveal if the writers had actually made something out of it#if they’d committed to really exploring Kalinda and Alicia#or to really exploring Alicia and Peter#or to really making the reveal have a lasting effect#and ‘alicia and kalinda no longer interact’ doesn’t count.
This! The reveal would’ve been fine if they had something beyond ‘Alicia is upset with Kalinda and that makes Kalinda sad’. Because first of all: no kidding. And second of all: what next? They can’t simply go back to be friends again, but there is still a lot to explore in terms of Kalinda and Alicia’s relationship.