“The Good Wife” returns Sunday (Jan. 4) with “Hail Mary,” which sees Cary’s legal team at Florrick, Agos and Lockhart working against the clock for when he is taken into custody to serve his four-year prison sentence. Can the team pull off a last minute save?
“I can’t [tell]! You guys always want to know what’s going to happen!” star Christine Baranski tells Zap2it at a press junket for her new movie “Into the Woods.” “[Cary pleading guilty] was really a cliffhanger. It’s great in your sixth season to still be surprising people at that level.”
While she’s mum on Cary’s fate, Baranski does say that she thinks Season 6 has been compelling television.
“I just think Season 6 is brilliant in the way it’s taken Alicia after
the death of Will … making such a strong U-turn for her own
destiny and really almost becoming ruthless,” says Baranski. “And then Diane joining the firm and Cary not wanting Diane — and yet there
she is defending him.
“It remains to be seen whether he will get off the
hook or not, but I have loved Season 6, I think it’s been so compelling
and so real. Great work for Matt Czuchry, who finally gets to show his
chops. A new journey for Diane, a new journey for Alicia.”
Baranski adds, “The stuff about all the compromises she has to make in order to run for political office is such a portrait of what people, particularly women, have to run the gauntlet in politics in terms of their image and how they’re perceived. It’s been great writing in that regard.”
The great writing and acting has not gone unnoticed. “The Good Wife” recently scored three Golden Globe nominations, which will have Baranski hopping at the awards because “Into the Woods” also scored three Golden Globes noms.
“Isn’t it amazing? Who will I sit with?” says Baranski with a laugh. “I think I’ll go back and forth. This is an embarrassment of riches.”
“The Good Wife” returns Sunday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and “Into the Woods” is in theaters now.
Additional reporting by Terri Schwartz