The nature of Peter and Kalinda's relationship in the three years that they worked it is revealed that Kalinda has an estranged abusive husband, Nick Saverese, Although Kalinda never stopped helping Alicia, her acts of friendship go. Maddie officially withdrew all support for Peter. At the end of Too bad that Nick/ Kalinda relationship hiatus lasted just one episode. Nick found. Kalinda joined Nick in the elevator—on The Good Wife, as on Mad Men, This terrible unresolved relationship could explain Kalinda's cold.
Which fall premieres won you over? In just three episodes, between their elevator throwdowns and 50 Shades of Ice Cream rendezvous, the weird, toxic, twisted dynamic between these two have turned a fan-favorite character into a frustrating, potentially loathed one.
Worse, it's becoming increasingly hard just to care. About all of it. Don't even get us started on how he was able to navigate his way there from that position.demons - cary + kalinda
And then there was Sunday's equally perplexing breakfast fiasco: Nick threatens Kalinda to make him an omelet before smearing the egg yolk all over her chest. Oh, yeah, she tries to retaliate with a pan and they draw knives on each other. The Good Wife's jaw-dropping sex scene: Did it go too far? If the show is trying to portray some dysfunctional, two-way abusive relationship in which two people just can't stay away from each other, it is failing miserably.
There is nothing compelling or remotely appealing about any of their hyper-violent, hyper-sexual and clearly calculated e. Kalinda allowing Nick to see her at Lana's apartment and later telling him that Lana [ Jill Flint ] is an FBI agent interactions, which at this point seem more like the show's desperate attempt to be edgy just for the sake of it.
Kalinda is so mysterious and undefined that Miss Boots of Justice can be used to do whatever they want to do with her, character depth be damned.
The true culprit, though, is the characterization of Nick, or lack thereof. This is someone who's supposedly so dangerous and menacing that Kalinda had to change her whole identity, but Nick just comes across as a wannabe thug. Are we supposed to be scared of him or worried about Kalinda?
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Because we're not, and Kalinda certainly isn't scared of him, judging by how often she gets the last word and the fact that she has not shown any intention of severing ties with him. The Kings had no idea what to do with Kalinda.
Then at the end of Season 2, Alicia discovers that well before they were friends, Kalinda slept with her husband, Peter Chris Noth. Both are devastated, and their relationship never heals.
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It was a beautiful, sad breakup, all the more so for being a friend-breakup instead of a romantic one. Alicia threw herself into an affair with Will Charlesdriven, clearly, by a need to one-up both her husband and her best friend. Kalinda carried a torch, of sorts: What the character needed was to mend fences with Alicia and resume her role as mysterious but loyal sidekick. By sometime in Season 4, it seemed like it was on the horizon.
She reckoned managers, co-workers, extended family and political rivals. Kalinda brought Alicia some stuff when Alicia was working on a case in Minnesota, and they hung out in a hotel room, kind of just like old times.
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And then it just… never… happened. The off-screen drama That moment in the hotel was the last time they spoke.
InBuzzFeed reported that Margulies and Panjabi had not been in the same scene for 30 episodes—when they had to speak, it was merely on the phone. Then Panjabi announced she was leaving at the end of the sixth season. But that deadline did not change her on-screen dynamic with Margulies. As a viewer who is invested in the relationship between these two characters, it has not been satisfying in the least—and worse, seems manufactured to manage some off-screen drama.
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But the shift left Kalinda at loose ends, arrested partway between a reconciliation with Alicia and increasing narrative irrelevancy. The result is that the sixth season is a slog of missed opportunities and unfulfilled desire—platonic desire, sure, but desire nonetheless.
Which leads me to my next point: But in order to justify that, the story has to undergo a Byzantine rearrangement of names and partnerships—and goes one step further, into the almost unthinkably convenient: