What We Can Learn From The Good Wife?

Last year I wrote about Alicia Florrick of The Good Wife.  I took a look at her character and how she sacrifices for a cheating husband.  She’s a great character study in discussing marriage, divorce, sacrifice and loyalty (heavy stuff).  If you missed it you can read it here.  So, after watching last week’s episode with a killer twist, I was moved to write once again, about Alicia Florrick and why we don’t want to be her.

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When I discussed Alicia’s plight at the end of last season, we were left with a love cliff hanger.  Would Alicia finally give up on being the good wife?  Would she finally start living for herself instead of playing the role of the cheating Governor’s estranged wife?

(How much have you forgiven?)

The love cliff hanger was all about Will. Will and Alicia’s mutual respect for one another, their mutual talent in the courtroom (and the bedroom) left us all hoping they would finally unite.  We hoped Alicia would free herself from the responsibility of being a cheating politician’s wife.

But Mrs. Florrick’s drama isn’t ending anytime soon.   She’s facing possible legal consequences  regarding her husband’s suspicious Governor campaign.  She and her partner have started their own firm after a bitter departure from Lockhart & Gardner.  Will and Alicia have been going shoulder to shoulder in the courtroom while heated memories and competition keep the tension between them running high.

I have gotten great pleasure from watching Alicia get very tough in this season.  She isn’t taking s**t from anyone.  Her strength is about to be tested once again…

(Have you made a major life change that has tested your strength?)

In a shocking plot twist, Will is shot dead in the courtroom.

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