But Jeffrey and his parents had their doubts. Jeffrey's parents called Alicia at Florrick/Agos for a second opinion. And perhaps because of their heart-to-heart of sorts from last week, Alicia warned Will that they were considering a second option. In retrospect, this was particularly special because it was their last moment together. And it was on pleasant, happy terms. (Here come the tears again.) I don't know if I ever wanted Will and Alicia would end up together in the end. But I at least wanted the option. So now that that's clearly off the table, what now? I don't know how The Good Wife continues without the Will/Alicia dynamic.
Another emotionally telling moment was Kalinda's conversation with Will. She admitted to him that she wanted to leave the firm. I assumed she was (like Cary did with Alicia earlier in the ep) just going to confess her new(ish) relationship. But instead, she told him she wanted to do something different with her life. "What, farming?" quipped Will. She said it wasn't about money or Alicia, but that she just didn't want to be doing the same thing for the next 20 years.
Will: "Okay, I’m gonna be honest. You know this is crap. I know this is crap. Every few months you do this."
Kalinda: "And this time, I am serious."
Will: "You and I were built for this, Kalinda. It’s what we do. We can look at normal people and want to be like them, but we can’t really."
Kalinda: "Is that supposed to be a pep talk? Because it’s terrible."
In the end, Will told her to take some time off, but he said she'd undoubtedly come back. If she only knew what was around the corner! (Scheduled crying break!)
Back to Jeffrey's trial: Kalinda finally found the break they needed on the case. Dani and Jeffrey were both treated at the same hospital the night of the murder. Kalinda learned that the paramedics who brought both Dani and Jeffrey in didn't swap out the sheets. That would explain the touch DNA transfer, and the paramedic was willing to testify.
But all of this became moot. Jeffrey cracked under the pressures of the trial. Jeffrey stole a gun from one of the officers on duty in the courtroom, and went on a shooting spree. Thankfully, we didn't see most of this. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have been able to handle it. Most of the story was told outside of the courtroom. The scene changed to Diane's courtroom, down the hall from the shooting, where we heard the shots and the screaming. This is when my heart started beating, and I started screaming, "No! No!" repeatedly at the TV. That shot of Will's lost shoe and Jeffrey trying to kill himself but failing. It was too heartbreaking. And it will haunt my TV dreams for the foreseeable future.
NEXT PAGE: The aftermath of the shooting....