'The Good Wife' Spoilers: Creators Tease Cary's Relationship With Lemond Bishop, Taye Diggs Debut
The Good Wife kicked off its sixth season with Alicia struggling to keep it together after Cary’s sudden arrest, and co-creators Robert and Michelle King say there’s more trouble coming.
The Good Wife Spoilers: Cary In Jail
In the season six premiere of The Good Wife, Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry) was arrested and charged with moving heroin – $1.3 million worth. Cary and Alicia (Juliana Margulies) quickly realize that the charge is coming from their dealings with Florrick-Agos client, Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter). The season premiere ended with Cary stuck in jail for the foreseeable future.
“What the state’s attorney’s office is doing in terms of the case is going to be a huge part of season six. Whether that means Cary is going to be in jail or out of jail I can’t say, but I can say that that particular story line is going to continue. You will learn more about Cary and Bishop’s relationship. We will touch on a lot of different issues that come from that story line. It’s less about Cary being in jail and more about him having been arrested,” Czuchry told The Hollywood Reporter.
Creators Robert and Michelle King warned fans that they might have to suffer through a few more episodes with Cary behind bars, and teased that Cary landing on the wrong side of the law could jeopardize his relationship with Alicia.
“Obviously the education of Alicia Florrick is at the center of the series and this brings up a lot of very difficult issues for her. I mean, the loyalty she feels towards Cary is at odds with what might be best for her, both as first lady of Illinois and as someone who might consider running for State’s Attorney. Plus, it puts her law practice in jeopardy. It’s all kind of great stuff,” Michelle told E! News.
Taye Diggs, David Hyde Pierce Join The Cast
Cary’s arrest will also set the stage for Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) to join Florrick-Agos.
“While [Cary’s arrest] does impact Alicia, it also impacts Diane joining the firm with Taye Diggs. How are they going to be absorbed into something that is already fraught?” Robert teased.
Diggs is just one of the stars joining The Good Wife this season. David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) has booked a “major recurring role” as a legal commentator who could rival Alicia in a State’s Attorney election.
“With David Hyde Pierce, we just started shooting his episodes this week. What he brings is kind of an understated comedy that kind of bubbles up in unexpected ways. We’ve been really trying to figure out how to write towards him, how to kind of let him have the stage with the characters. He plays a Jeffrey Toobin-like commentator on CNN, a legal commentator and he is so disgusted by the murder rate in Chicago, he starts thinking of running for State’s Attorney,” Robert revealed to E!
Gloria Steinem will also be serving as a guest star this season, and will play herself in an upcoming episode. During a recent appearance on Live With Kelly and Michael, Margulies revealed that, while she tries not to get star struck on set, she couldn’t help but he a bit giddy when she filmed with Steinem.
Another guest star fans can expect to see more of this season is Mike Colter, who plays drug lord Lemond Bishop. Colter, a fan favorite, will appear in four of the first six episodes of the season. “We’re kind of getting into the Mike Colter business in a big way,” Robert said.
The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on CBS.