Alicia’s relationship with Kalinda has been rocky and it’s kind of taken a backseat. Do you think in Season 5 we’ll see them come together again?
My guess is not. I think that’s kind of played out because of circumstance. I doubt she’ll be able to trust that friendship fully. I think Kalinda’s character seems to have gone in a different direction. What keeps the show interesting and sort of satisfying is to see other people come into the central character’s life to open her up. She needs female friendship, but she needs to start from scratch. She can’t be pouring her heart out to someone who once slept with her husband.
Juliana Margulies continues her unbroken track record of having never given an interview about The Good Wife that didn’t piss me off.
God knows it’s unrealistic to repair the most meaningful friendship in one’s life (which was fouled before it was actually formed, mind) but it’s perfectly acceptable to agree to renew one’s vows with the cheating spouse (‘Promise me you’ll never put me through that again.’ Right.). …right before making out in a car with the other man, of course. That’s not hypocritical by any definition. JFC.
It’s not as if Alicia (and the writers themselves) don’t exploit Kalinda for the way she cares about Alicia every chance they get. But Alicia being grateful for a friend that actually cares about her? Even acknowledging the way Kalinda goes out of her way for her all the time? Unrealistic.
I’m raging. Someone take the internet away.
There’s a difference between Alicia and Kalinda being close friends again and their relationship turning into something else based on familiarity and understanding. For example, the last few episodes could have been improved by having a conversation or two between Alicia and Kalinda about Alicia’s situation at the firm and Alicia’s personal life. Kalinda was always good about telling Alicia to go out and do things, and Alicia really needs someone to do that. Stuff like this could be included without any change in plot. It would give some nice interpersonal interaction that the show has been missing.