Viewers of CBS’s “The Good Wife” received an earthquake-sized jolt on Sunday night, when the series (spoiler alert: It really shouldn’t need to be said, but stop reading now if you don’t want to know what happened) killed off Josh Charles‘ Will Gardner character with a shocking shooting scene.
As fans still come to grips with the loss, TheWrap looks back on seven key moments from Sunday night’s “Good Wife.”
Jeffrey Gets Backed Into a Corner
Convinced that he’ll be found guilty of murder, Jeffrey begins to develop a desperate — and eventually fatal — final plan, taking note of the courtroom exit and the guard’s gun, which is dangerously close at hand.
Will Gardner Is Shot
As Diane (Christine Baranski) argues a case in one courtroom, a series of gunshots ring out in another, causing a commotion in the courthouse. Police rush in and, amid the chaos, it becomes apparent what happened: Will Gardner, who’d been defending Jeffrey (guest star Hunter Parrish) in a murder trial, has been gunned down.
In a scene that was both graphically and emotionally jarring, Diane and Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) break down in tears at the hospital while viewing the now-lifeless body of Will Gardner.
While “Good Wife” fans continue to recover from Sunday night’s jaw-dropper, here’s a trailer for next week’s episode, featuring a look back at Will Gardner’s key moments on the series — and Alicia Florrick’s (Julianna Margulies) reacting to the news of his death.