The Good Wife wrapped its second season last night. Ken Tucker has your recap of the finale and Tanner Stransky has your post-mortem with co-creators Robert and Michelle King, who also tease where we’re headed in the fall when the show moves to Sunday night.
For me, the most pressing unanswered question about last night’s finale is whether CBS should’ve teased the elevator kiss in the promo. I suspect it will have helped the show cap the season on a ratings high — and driven more than one fan to drink pre-show cocktails (I had two) — but I found myself wishing I hadn’t known things would progress that far. I mean, think back to how you felt after watching the promo. That’s how I expected to feel at the end of the hour, but I didn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I still swooned when Will touched Alicia’s hand over tequila shots (I’ve always loved you, tequila) and kicked the sofa excitedly when he put down his credit card for the $7,800-a-night presidential suite. I enjoyed the elevator foreplay and Will’s bad luck thoroughly, and had to phone a friend afterwards to discuss. But I feel like I would’ve been beating the sofa with a pillow — the ultimate expression of the delight good TV brings me — had I not been expecting them to get a room. I’m not a spoilerphobe. I’m someone who made Josh Charles — who hadn’t seen the promo yet when we chatted and was surprised to hear the elevator makeout session was included — confirm it wasn’t part of a dream sequence. (Alicia could have been looking at his bachelor spread again.) But maybe they should have just teased Will touching Alicia’s hand after asking what it would look like if they finally had good timing for an hour. Let’s take it to a vote below, where I’ve also embedded the scene for your (re)viewing pleasure.