'Good Wife' does fine job in dealing with aftermath of Will's death
By By David Zurawik
The Baltimore Sun|
Mar 30, 2014 | 10:28 PM
I watched "The Good Wife" tonight because Josh Charles told me in an interview last week how moving he found his last moments on-camera as Will Gardner to be.
I wanted to see if the power he felt in playing that last scene of Will calling Alicia to say he wanted to be with her came through onscreen.
It did, it did, and then, it did some more.
The poignancy of that last message and moment of tonight's episode cut to one of the great truths about the pain felt by those who survive the death of someone they love: the incredible sadness for what might have been and the desperate realization that the relationship is truly over and you can never go back, retrace your steps and try again. The world really is a darker and scarier place now that you know the possibility of taking that path with someone is forever ended.
That was a powerful moment, and you couldn't help but be reminded what superb actors both Julianna Margulies and Charles are. Her reaction to the taped sound of his voice throughout the episode was Margulies at the absolute top of her game, which is as good as TV, movies or theater gets.