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Josh Charles on 'The Good Wife' Twist: Fans Can Blame Me

Josh Charles on 'The Good Wife' Twist: Fans Can Blame Me


Josh Charles has spoken out about the shocking twist that happened during tonight’s episode of The Good Wife.

“I know people will be shocked and some fans will be upset, and maybe even angry, and I can take the hit on that one. If they’re going to blame anybody, they can blame me. But I think it’s going to send the show in a new direction and it’s going to just keep being fantastic,” the 42-year-old actor said in an interview with TV Line.

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Josh Charles Talks ‘Good Wife’ Exit

Josh‘s character Will Gardner was killed in a courtroom shooting by a client of his that went off the rails during his trial.

On when he decided this would be his final season: “I knew last year. Through discussions with the producers and Julianna, we all kind of thought of an idea that [included me coming] back this year to do a set amount of 15 episodes, and really build towards something and give the character a more proper goodbye.”

On why he wanted to leave: “It wasn’t anything bad. Creatively, I was just ready to move on to the next chapter. After having a long conversation with Julianna, and with Robert and Michelle, I liked the idea of coming back and doing a finite amount of episodes. It all sounded like positives for me and for the show, and that turned out to be true. Once the decision was made and we knew what we were doing, it made it very special for me because I knew going into this season that this would be my last year, that I would be doing these 15 episodes. And it gave everything a real heightened quality for me.”

On saying goodbye to the cast: “It’s sad, obviously. The beauty of television is the sense that, unlike any other medium, you develop relationships of such depth and length, more so than films or even theater. You see these crew members that work so hard and give so much and help contribute and collaborate to make the show what it is. You see them more than your own family. So the bonds are really deep. There are a lot of people on that show that I’m going to miss a great deal.”

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