The Good Wife season finale recap: What Now?

In the season 5 finale, the futures of Lockhart/Gardner and Florrick/Agos hang in the balance. But don't worry. No one died!
Ep. 22 | Aired May 18, 2014

THE NEW WILL AND DIANE? Cary and Alicia don't see eye-to-eye on everything in the season 5 ender

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By the end of the episode, Finn had agreed to drop out of the race. But prior to that, Eli began the hunt to find Finn's replacement, and he and Peter settled on Diane. Sure, she'd make a good state's attorney. But even better? She'd already been vetted by their team when they were considering her for the Supreme Court justice spot.

Diane agreed to meet with Peter and Eli, but she took Kalinda with her for moral support. This was all kinds of awkward because it meant a Peter/Kalinda interaction. It was a brief one, and it went off without a hitch. But I would prefer not to be reminded of Peter and Kalinda's sexual past. It makes me long for the days of a happy Kalinda/Alicia relationship. Anyway, Diane told them she'd consider the offer, but you could tell she wasn't really into it.

When Alicia wasn't focused on her work drama, she was trying to plan Zach's high school graduation party. (She was also dealing with everyone asking her how she was handling her empty nest. If I were Grace, I'd be a little offended; she's still got one baby bird left!) Unfortunately, Alicia's work kept her from actually accomplishing anything. And desperate times call for desperate measures: She called Veronica to ask her to pick up the lasagna and cake for the party. After some difficultly, Veronica agreed -- but then she switched it up, like Veronica is wont to do. Why pick up a lasagna when she can make one herself?

Not to be outdone, Jackie Florrick joined the graduation party prep by insisting that she make the cake. We caught a good portion of the animosity between Veronica and Jackie in the kitchen, but honestly, I would have loved to see even more. They hate each other, and don't do much to hide the fact. And then they were drinking wine, which only made the whole situation more ridiculous. Oh, to have been a fly on that wall.

Veronica spilled the beans to Jackie about Peter and Alicia's marital arrangement. Jackie didn't take it too well. Later in the episode Peter called Alicia to warn her about their drinking mothers and tell her that Jackie wanted to talk to them both. Uh oh. Alicia refused to let that happen, but Peter did hear a mouthful at the dinner later.

NEXT: Wait, what just happened?

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