The Good Wife’s series finale didn’t have a satisfying ending for many. The ending saw Alicia Florrick alone without her on again, off again new love, Jason, and she also missed out on ending up with philandering estranged husband, Peter Florrick, who she always went back to after her relationships fell apart.
If that isn’t bad enough, the ending wasn’t triumphant as the show often was, but instead, viewers saw Florrick nursing a raw cheek after she was slapped by her law firm partner, Diane Lockhart.
It’s safe to say that the series finale was met with a disappointing sigh by many. Critics tore apart most of the season, which featured Florrick, a once strong feminist voice, fawning and chasing after Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character, Jason. There was no “fight song” moment for Alicia Florrick, and the finale played dull in comparison to a great series run.
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who seemed excited to come on board for the last season of the show, said he was “frustrated” because he and Alicia’s characters didn’t get closure with each other. In the finale, Jason has seemingly moved on from Alicia and the ghosts of her life. Not only does he stop returning her calls, but many assume that he physically leaves. It takes ghosting to a whole new level from a character that we never had a chance to really know in the first place.
Now, it appears that Morgan himself didn’t even like the series finale of The Good Wife.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Morgan stayed diplomatic, but he also let his feelings out about the finale.
“I didn’t like it. But it’s not my show, you know what I mean? If Julianna was happy, then I was happy. My feeling was we raised so many questions about Jason and this relationship that he had with Alicia that I felt like nothing was ever answered, you know? So I walked away frustrated for my character and Alicia’s character in not having any kind of closure with that.”
He went on to say that he had only read the script and didn’t get a chance to see the finale because he was in Atlanta working. That said, we might have gotten a different look at Jason if the actor hadn’t left to work.
Morgan, who plays Negan on The Walking Dead said of the conflict, “I got a call two weeks later after we wrapped and I was already in Atlanta, and they were like, “We want to do a little bit of a reshoot,” and I couldn’t do it. I was like, “I film tomorrow,” so there’s no way I could get back in. I don’t know what that would have consisted of.”
So what would have been satisfying for Morgan? Well, according to the star, he said having some answers from Jason and Alicia would’ve been satisfying for the audience and for himself.
As far as where Jason is? The Good Wife actor isn’t even convinced that Jason rode off into the sunset. “We think maybe he took off and she’s looking for him at the end. I don’t know,” said Morgan.
The actor said he was invested in the storyline and uncovering Jason’s mysteries, such as finding out if he beat up a judge and going back into his past, but in the end, the storyline was dropped. Of his character’s development, Jeffrey said, “It was just sort of walked away. But I tell you, I loved working with her.”
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As we know, The Good Wife series is wrapped, but that doesn’t mean the Kings are done with those characters. Fans of the show will see Diane and Good Wife newbie Lucca Quinn trying more cases on a spin-off series. The downside is that the show is not coming to CBS, but instead, it will be featured on CBS All Access.
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