The Good Wife Spoilers: Kalinda to Explode, Firms to Merge?

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The Good Wife is on hiatus until March 9. That's the bad news.

But co-creator Robert and Michelle King offered up some very juicy spoilers today during the show's panel at the Television Critics Association press tour. That's the good news.

What can fans expect when The Good Wife Season 5 returns? An explosive Kalinda, another Louis Canning appearance and plenty more...

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What does the future hold for Kalinda? Robert admitted that she's been on the backburner since her estranged husband storyline fizzled on The Good Wife Season 4, but: "She starts exploding in the second half of the year. Her story starts crystalizing."

And what about her and Cary, following some flirtatious scenes on The Good Wife Season 5 Episode 12? “Can they pursue each other? Can they sleep with each other and make that exist?" asks Michelle. "What I liked about it is that Kalinda saw a Cary that had balls and was really attracted to that. So Cary’s going to want to live up to that Kalinda idea of who he is. Cary as a character is sweet, too, but he needs to harden himself.”

Will the two firms keep meeting in court? No, says Robert: "I think a lot of the repetition we're experiencing now is because we're on opposite sides of the cases…but there are other ways that they bump into each other in the course of a day. So we're doing that and also you may find that the A case will be Lockhart/Gardner one week, or it might be Florrick/Agos."

Chris Christie influences the show?!? Yes, Robert says the election rigging scandal was not meant to drag out very long, but: "It wasn't going to play out that long until the Chris Christie thing. There's so much juicy stuff there about what your underlings supposedly do for you. And when you give them a path, are you giving them a path that says ‘I want you do everything you can even to the point of breaking the law…'"

Will Michael J. Fox return? His NBC sitcom has finished shooting, so "we're trying to make that work. I think you can even say that," Robert said.

Will the firms ever merge? "We're not telling nobody!" Michelle said.

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