Actually I've found the plot confusing since Will's death in season five. Like the tempo of the entire show got changed.
Great ending. Yes in parts unconvincing as evidence may not have been dismissed due to an affair. However Alicia needs a slap!! Going off wanting 'boy things' oh my goodness stay in the flat and enjoy peace and freedom rather than a boy. Surely Alicia would become tired of boy things and look for some more meaningful fun??!!!! Surely Alicia has always been ruthless in defending her family and this has made her short sighted. Firstly as this has hurt othets in the perifurial and secondly because her family will always betray her. I have a life so no time to elaborate but she needed a slap!!! Maybe Diane was wrong person as she needs one too. X
This is, without a doubt, the laziest, most disappointing excuse for a finale to an otherwise-excellent show I have ever had the misfortune to see. NB to the writers: deliberate refusal to provide any closure, and worse still, relying on your audience to imbue your finale with meaning because you couldn't be bothered, doesn't make you clever; it makes you LAZY. EW said it well: "The worst ambiguous endings have a false air of poignancy simply because they allow for multiple interpretations, even if there’s no larger point." Shame on you, Kings. I'll be skipping your next endeavor.
Five words in regards to the end: A SLAP IN THE FACE (pun intended)
The ending was to satisfy the writers of a notion that really no one understood. None of us, I'm sure,
were thinking "Oh, slap at beginning, slap at end" If these writers truly cared about the audience they would have tied up loose ends on the characters that were leaving us forever. Not with unanswered questions like: What happens to Jason and Alicia? What happens to Diane and Kurt? Kudos for getting
Will back in and have him involved in Alicia's next step. If we only knew what that step was. It was so
"not an ending" that I ran to my laptop to be sure that NEXT week wasn't the finale! We watched every well written episode and lived with these characters. We deserve to know what happened to them. This was written for the writer's self promotion. Not for the viewers that have been loyal to these characters
for many years. This was horrific.
Very, Very Disappointed in the final show. Horrible ending to an excellent show that ran for 7 seasons. I never missed a show and would even watch re-runs. I feel cheated. I do not understand the reasoning of the writers.
This ending was as bad as mash's ending. Do these writers not know we watch this stuff to escape for a while from our real lives, we don't need them ending a show like these characters are real we just want a little closer and less over thinking from the writers.
At least now I know to look at creators and writers before I invest in another show as i did with this show. Ending robbed us of any of the joy during its run. A waste of time and a slap to fans. Poor choice.
Horrible ending. Extremely disappointed.
So this whole conversation with Will was for absolutely nothing?!?. The trial was a joke. Disappointed and disgusted.
After all the hype, all the teases of what might happen, wheeeeeeeew what a let down. Just as others have commented the end left you VERY VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED.
Sure there is unanswered questions that could open the door to bring it back to find out the answers but, if it isn't coming back then, what a waste of time watching.
There was way way too much Will (who I loved when he was on the show, bad move killing him off also). Why not let her end up happy, with Jason, (such chemistry). Luca, so new to the show and just left her out in the cold with no ending. Dianne nice slap, but still questions, questions.
The last show should have left us happy with closure not asking what happened????
I was extremely disappointed! It left on an empty hallway. They couldn't even grant their followers a conclusion on where her life was going. Did she find Jason or just go on alone? After following this show since it started I feel cheated. It was a Horrible ending!!
I loved that Will came back. I felt cheated when he got killed, and the program has not been as good without him.. He and Alicia are perfect together.
Sorry left me disappointed. This was not satisfying. Julianna's performance amazing as usual. Good Wife fans are a bit obsessed I think we needed a lot more closure.
I HATED the season finale! It was a slap in the face to all the loyal viewers. We get that life isn't all happy endings but we could have at least been rewarded with our loyalty by seeing Alicia have some happiness. And did they really have to destroy 3 characters (Alicia, Dian, and Peter)on the ending? I am so disappointed and will NEVER watch a show produced by these people again!!!!
Hated the finale. I invested my time as a loyal viewer. Hated this finale felt the writers took a lazy way out.
The writers should have put themselves in the viewers shoes not the other way around. Why do writers think viewers want complex endings and read between the lines endings that they (the writers) only find satisfaction in? Why do thry think its trendy or intellectual too leave everything up in the air for the viewer too figure out? Viewers will "get" the slap that Diane dealt too Alicia. Beyond that the way the writers choose too end this series was most unrewarding too the viewer who took the time too pay attention too the characters and their lives as well as personalitys. Why would they think that no one would care about the paths they may find themselves on. I get that there would be no way too tell all their story's and I get that the series was not a once upon a time tale with a happily ever after for all. That said however is the writers may have given closure too themselves but not too the viewer . I was hoping for a do over. I read that many times writers compose several ways too end a series. If that is true I wish that in this case if that is so they would share any other endings they were considering as this one was very unrewarding.
Just horrible. I have nothing against ambiguous endings. But nearly all of them deal with ONE ambiguous question. Will Butch and Sundance survive the shootout? Is Tony Soprano about to get whacked? That kind of thing. Apart from the result of Peter's trial (which I didn't care much about, anyway) EVERYTHING was left up in the air here. They could have ended it just about anywhere throughout the episode and we would have had about as much closure. Hell, they could have avoided the final episode altogether and the only thing we'd miss is Peter's plea.
I get that they were trying for a "coming full circle" thing with the slap, but even though I've been watching since day one, I have to admit that until I saw the creators explaining the connection, I had completely forgotten about the slap in the first episode, so the one from tonight didn't resonate with me in that way at all. I mean, it's been what...seven years? I think you're asking a lot of the viewers if you're hanging your character arc on one moment from the first show. Frankly, I kept thinking about how many times Diane had given Alicia basically the same speech that Alicia gave her in tonight's ep., and that were the roles reversed, Diane would have done the same thing, and likely lectured Alicia even more about her duty as an attorney.
They may have been going for the message that "the victim had become the victimizer," but it kind of came across like "if you try to be a strong, independent woman, be prepared to lose everything." Disappointing that a show so consistently good ends on such a lousy episode.
That was supposed to read, "Ok, it wasn't horrible, but...". Just goes to show you that spellcheck loves donuts, too!
Ok, donut wants horrible, but only one step above it. Too many characters were left without "ending". After many seasons, the show was not only about Alecia, but included many supporting actors. I felt they were left without closure. I am not so sure that the writers "ran out of ideas" as much as ran out of time. The final episode dragged certain things out (I didn't need so many screens with Will to understand the meaning), and appeared to rush or exclude other character's endings.
I believe that the writers tried to put too much into one show. However come back with a very good connecting next show and it will be away again
Last episode was lazy and sloppy. There is no excuse for letting down your audience who has been following for seven seasons. Worst final episode ever! Do a rewrite and put it on (with an apology).
We actually would like to know what happened. Shame on you for not figuring something out.
The actors should have protested vigorously and insisted on a real ending.
Fire the writers.
I loved this whole series. The last episode was extremely disappointing. I think the writers ran out of ideas!
REALLY??? You don't know women AT ALL.
With all the hype about the final season, and the final episode, it just boils down to the fact that the writers and creators simply ran out of ideas. A fine series reduced to mediocrity.
Would hsve been a great SEASON finale but it was a very bad series finale.
Was sooo looking forward to the finale. And unfortunately was disappointed. I agree with others.. More closure!!!
After watching every single episode, your ending was absolutely HORRIBLE. I was so disappointed and to leave faithful viewers like me hanging like that is inexcusable!!!!! SHAME ON YOU
I have watched The Good Life from the beginning and thought the finale was awful. It didn't pull all the loose ends together. Does Alice go back to Peter? Does Jason return? Will Alicia never be able to love anyone but Wll? Does she run for office? What happens to the firm? What happened to Diane and Curt? Did he have an affair? Is their marriage over? So very disappointed.
After never missing a segment of The Good Wife, I was VERY disappointed in the final episode. I could have written a better script! I think the viewers deserved to have some kind of closure. Again, very, very disappointed.