“A Weird Year” – An open feed from a camera mistakenly left on after a teleconferenced deposition between the lawyers of Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner reveals a threat to the firm that Alicia and Cary never saw coming. Meanwhile, the fate of Lockhart/Gardner hangs in the balance as Louis Canning vies for a larger role. Also, Alicia entrusts Zach’s high school graduation party to Jackie and Veronica, on the fifth season finale of THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, May 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning. Mary Beth Peil and Stockard Channing return as Peter’s mother, Jackie Florrick, and Alicia’s mother, Veronica Loy. -CBS press release
This is just speculation, but I’ll put it under a cut for those that don’t want to see it.
Do you know what? I think your first concern could be valid. I think Cary will think Kalinda has something to do with that threat or just “use” her to get info. So, well, my prediction is that after a progression of meaningless sex scenes which were all about “I use you while you use me” or “I know you’re using me but let’s have sex anyway” those writers are going to screwing up them for good.
I don’t know, I sort of get the impression he might pressure her to stop doing what she does - ie, sleep with people to get information from them. I have no problem with Kalinda stopping that behavior, or at least the writers stopping to show it, but I’d want it to be her choice, something she wants to do for herself. She emotionally devastated Alicia with this behavior, and yet she still hasn’t changed it. Her character is so pointless at this point I don’t even know anymore. But you could be right, though - the writers never make any sense when it comes to Kalinda.
I reach a point where I think that those writers are intenionally screwing up some things because I can’t see how they’re not concious of what they’re doing with Kalinda, or with Cary and with their relationship.
I’ve read people say that Cary and Kalinda don’t have chemistry in those scenes. It’s more like they don’t have emotions. And it’s even more like Archie and Matt really got bored with playing different versions of the same brief scene every week.
I really feel like Matt and Archie are wasting time with that show. I don’t see, with those premises, how season 6 can improve their status. She’ll probably get another love interest next season and he’ll be backsided for good or turned into an antagonist (Cary Agos, the only name partner in Chicago without one single own client).
I don’t think the writers care - they get lauded for what they do right and everyone just ignores what they do wrong. It’s not like Game of Thrones, were there is at least intense discussion at high traffic areas about its problems. So the writers have no incentive to fix what they keep screwing up.
The scene where Kalinda goes to Cary’s apartment and talks to him about planting the information on his phone was really great - there were the things they were saying to each other out loud and then a whole lot of undercurrent that wasn’t being said yet was still there. Contrast that with the sex scenes, where there just isn’t anything. Few words, no undercurrent, nothing of value.
Cary was set up well for this season and it didn’t matter, so I’m not sure why these characters even exist on this show anymore. CBS might not let the writers get rid of them, but the writers do their best to try and change the studio’s mind.