The Good Wife recap: 'It's Really Pretty Awful, Isn't It?'

Alicia & Co. struggle to deal with the aftermath of Will's shocking death
Ep. 16 | Aired Mar 30, 2014

THE LAST CALL Alicia receives a phone call from Kalinda that changes her life, and a phone call from Will that makes her question their relationship.


The episode ended with Peter trying to console Alicia (see: awkward hugging), and her imagining one more scenario about Will's last call: "Alicia, I’m sorry. I want what we had. I want to be with you. And only you. Forever. Call me back, please." Man, the writers really know how to twist the knife. On Twitter, Robert and Michelle King said: "In the absence of facts, you have to create your conclusion -- which is what Alicia does."

More memorable lines from "The Last Call":

++ Diane: "I loved him."
Alicia: "I know."
Diane: "He loved you."

++ Alicia: "What are you gonna do?"
Kalinda: "I don't know."
Alicia: "It sounds like you do know."

++ Diane, after firing Bob Klepper as a client: "That felt good."
David Lee: "Turned me on."

++ Grace: "Mom, I just want you to be happy."
Alicia: "I will. I will eventually."

++ "It’s really pretty awful, isn’t it?" —Finn, to Alicia

I'm not sure we'll ever know why Will made that last phone call to Alicia. What do you think he wanted? She's clearly still in shock right now, so I'm curious how her stages of grief will play out over the rest of the season. I also wonder if Nelson Dubek's case against Peter will truly disappear. Tragedy can often have unintended consequences, so I'm curious to see how Will's death will affect Alicia and Kalinda's relationship. This could very well be a shift that brings them closer together.

What did you think of the episode? Did it give you the closure you needed from Will's shocking death? Where does Alicia go from here? Are you excited that Matthew Goode will be a series regular for the rest of the season? Sound off with all your thoughts in the comments.

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