OH MY GOD!!!!
WILL IS DEAD!!!!!
Will 差不多是我在傲骨賢妻裡最喜歡的一個角色了，前兩三季的時候，還希望他可以跟 Alicia 在一起，想不到，他的退場如此突然。
當然，用驚人的死亡來退場的演員，也多的是，例如之前 Grey's Anatomy 第五季的結尾，也是突然讓 George 死亡去退場，那時也是嚇死了觀眾，這次 The Good Wife 玩的梗也不是第一次，只是確實太令人驚訝了。
我一直都很喜歡 Will 這個角色，本季還以為當 Alicia 開新事務所之後，兩人間會有不同的火花產生，不過這一退場，雖說少了一個我很喜歡的角色，但我想，編劇也說了，這將可以成為 Alicia 成長史中最重要的轉折點。
死亡，可以改變許多事情，最近看許多劇，都是用死亡來鋪陳主角心路歷程的轉變，有些轉折的很好，有些卻很生硬，The Good Wife 的編劇為了讓這轉折有更多的合理性，在EP14 花了一集的時間去喚醒 Alicia 對 Will 的感情，這下完全 Make Sense 了，因為之前看的時候，我還以為可能要為後面他們兩人糾葛的感情作鋪陳，原來，是為了 Will 死亡帶來的感情衝擊作安排，接下來，就期待編劇如何讓 Alicia 的心境改變具有戲劇性的感動。
Dear Loyal Good Wife Fans,
We, like you, mourn the loss of Will Gardner. And while Will is gone, our beloved Josh Charles is very much alive and remains an integral part of our family.
The Good Wife, at its heart, is the “Education of Alicia Florrick.” To us, there always was a tragedy at the center of Will and Alicia’s relationship: the tragedy of bad timing. And when faced with the gut punch of Josh’s decision, made over a year ago, to move on to other creative endeavors, we had a major choice to make.
We could “send him off to Seattle,” he could be disbarred, or get married, or go off to Borneo to do good works. But there was something in the passion that Will and Alicia shared that made distance a meager hurdle. The brutal honesty and reality of death speaks to the truth and tragedy of bad timing for these two characters. Will’s death propels Alicia into her newest incarnation.
Death also created a new dramatic “hub” for the show. We’re always looking for these turning points—some event midway through the season that will spin everybody’s lives in new directions. These turning points keep the show from slipping into a numbing sameness, and keep the characters fresh: because you see how they react to a completely new status quo. Will’s death in many ways becomes a hub for the whole series, violently spinning everybody in new directions.
Finally, we chose the tragic route for Will’s send-off for personal reasons. We’ve all experienced the sudden death of a loved one in our lives. It’s terrifying how a perfectly normal and sunny day can suddenly explode with tragedy. Television, in our opinion, doesn’t deal with this enough: the irredeemability of death. Your last time with the loved one will always remain your last time. The Good Wife is a show about human behavior and emotion, and death, as sad and unfair as it can be, is a part of the human experience that we want to share.
Thank you for listening…and watching and caring and inspiring us to rise to the level of your passion and intelligence. There are seven wonderful episodes to follow this season and Josh will be directing one of them. We think you will enjoy them. It’s not all tears — there is comedy too. Michael J. Fox is back for four episodes. Dylan Baker. Dallas Roberts. Stockard Channing, as well as amazing new guest actors. And of course, Julianna does some of the best work of her life. Archie, Christine, Alan, Chris and Matt as well. Life does go on.
We’ve always taken as a guiding principle of this show that drama isn’t in the event; it’s in the aftermath of the event. We think you’ll find that true of this episode
Thank you for your devotion to the show – we are continually grateful.
With all our thanks,
Robert & Michelle King