Their reunion was long-awaited by Good Wife fans, but was underwhelming for more reasons than one
Of course, that’s more or less Kalinda’s way – she’s never been flashy so much as quietly, lethally effective. Still, her last scene wasn’t quite that, either.
The scene that many Good Wife fans had been waiting for was between Kalinda and Alicia (Julianna Margulies), who hadn’t shared a screen since season 5 and whose few interactions since had been via cell phone.
In Sunday’s finale, their conversation in the bar was fairly stilted. “I’m not very good at talking. I never have been,” Kalinda said, as if providing an excuse to the viewer for the lack of Kalicia scenes for what has felt like the past several hundred years.
Continued Kalinda, “But I do need to say this: My time with you as your friend was the best I ever had.”
It was a rare, honest moment from Kalinda, but it didn’t take long for viewers to point out that the scene lacked a certain sincerity – in particular, the consensus seemed to be that Margulies and Panjabi hadn’t filmed the scene together at all.
Check out the clip for yourself:
In a conversation with Entertainment Weekly, Panjabi said that the question of the lack of scenes between Alicia and Kalinda should be reserved for the producers. However, she added, “What is great is that relationship between the two women is one of the best relationships on TV, in terms of it being the most honest. Hopefully, you may see something of that before I leave.”
PEOPLE has reached out to CBS for comment, but let us know what you think about Kalicia’s final scene below. Was it a split-screen, or is this simply a conspiracy theory concocted by those hoping for behind the scenes drama?