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Graham Phillips Teases New Good Wife Episode, A Future for Peter and Alicia?

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SPOILER ALERT: Zach Florrick has a girlfriend.

Actually, Zach Florrick still has a girlfriend, as The Good Wife viewers will find out on this week's 2012 premiere. It's a fact that took Graham Phillips himself by surprise.

"I've been dating Nisa the entire time," the young actor told me over the phone. "The audience just didn't know it. Neither did I, until I read the script."

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Indeed, Zach's relationship with Nisa, who we last saw on season two, will play a key role on "Alienation of Affection."

Look for Alicia's son to actually take after his father a bit on the episode, playing his mom and his grandmother against each other.

"I use the race card a bit and guilt trip my mom into getting what I want," Phillips previewed. "Zach is picking up on some of his dad's qualities, his conniving, manipulative ways."

Might this be a theme we see develop? Just how much is Zach like Peter Florrick?

"I met with [series creators] the Kings last year and they said it's not an impossibility for Zach to have similar political ambitions," Phillips said. "It's in his blood. If you think about it, he's always up to something."

Phillips added that his character is interested in continuing the "Florrick dynasty," while sister Grace does anything to rebel against being like her parents in any way. It makes for an interesting dynamic.

But not nearly as interesting as the possibility of Alicia and Peter getting back together. Phillips emphasized that he was only guessing, but it "would not be a surprise if there is another moment for Peter and Alicia down the line." What about Will?

"It looks like he'll be out of the picture for awhile," the actor said.

The Good Wife returns tomorrow night at 9 p.m. on CBS.

UPDATE: This storyline will take place on the January 15 episode.

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I see my tag name GuateGal has somehow been used on Young and Kool's 1/13/12 2:47 comments listed just above my own comment below of 10:24 pm. Not only do I not feel nor would I write those words, but I cannot stay awake at such an hour!!!! Readers, please note.

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GUATE GAL@
Will has often had Alicia's back and puts himself first,if she gets tied up with type of person she is a dam fool. If everyone thinks Peter is that bad try opening their eyes and see the real picture. There has been no proof of anything wrong since the start but plenty of sincerity which she can't see do to an ego problem which will hurt in the end.
Why do you all think there hasn't been any divorce being pushed its not because she should but she doesn't want one and why ?

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I'm waiting for the writers to focus more on the development of Alicia/Will rather than Alicia/ Peter. Peter character was so manipulative and dishonourable to Alicia before, and now wants to USE Alicia in order to gain his political goals. Will has often had Alicia's back and puts her feelings to the forefront in dialogue and action even though his past life has shades. Who can she likely TRUST the most with her heart NOW and over time? It's a no brainer for this senior citizen. WILL,WILL,WILL!!. (My bridge group thinks the same.) Marriage is meant to be a freeing development, not a belittling state. Alicia can be her growing self with Will because of how he doesn't treat her as well as how he does treat her. Bye,Bye Peter regardless of the power position.

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As far as I care the Will/Alicia era is buried, it was a big distraction to the real show and did not belong on TV.

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oh no, Willicia for ever..but for a While, tascioni for ever!! Paola

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Definately hope so !!! Please make it work though the writers seem hell bent on not giving peter a chance as i read somewhere they want to bring the past back again in his face..havent they done that already

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If the Will/Alicia subplot is taken out of the show what a hole it will leave.This season will see me out as for reasons of their own the KINGS have turned Alicia into a woman on a par with Peter.

Martinelli

I think I'll quit watching it. That's enough, I don't like it.

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Yes! I am very happy there will be no more Will/Alicia - at least for a while. I like Zach. Naughty boy. Dating one girl and flirting with Eli's daughter.

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