Fall TV Catch-Up Guide: 'The Good Wife'

Pictured (L-R) Julianna Margulies as Alicia and guest star Taye Diggs as Dean Levine-Wilkins on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, 9:30-10:30 PM, ET, 9:00-10:00 PM, PT), on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeff Neumann. 2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Pictured (L-R) Julianna Margulies as Alicia and guest star Taye Diggs as Dean Levine-Wilkins on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, 9:30-10:30 PM, ET, 9:00-10:00 PM, PT), on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeff Neumann. 2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

When's It Back? Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on CBS

Fans of this riveting legal drama were devastated by the shocking death of Will Gardner in Season 5. (In real life, actor Josh Charles left the show and is happily very much alive.) Will's death has forced Alicia Florrick (Emmy winner Julianna Margulies) — a litigator, mother, and, yes, wife — to take stock of her life in Season 6.

Where We Left Off: Last season, Alicia left her firm, Lockhart/Gardner, where she had worked with her former boss and on-again/off-again romantic interest, Will, to start her own practice with co-worker Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry). Will and Alicia did not part on good terms, which made his sudden death even more dissatisfying.

[Related: A Shocking 'Good Wife' Death: Why Did Will Get Killed Off?]

Complicating things romantically — and possibly politically — Alicia also made a deal with her husband, Illinois Governor Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), to stay married in name only.

Back at the office, her firm turned out to be bugged by the NSA (yes, that NSA) and there was heated debate over whether Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) should join up with Florrick/Agos. Meanwhile, Peter's chief of staff Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) asked Alicia to consider running for state's attorney.

What We Know About Season 6: The first episode, titled "The Line," implies that lines will be drawn, and perhaps crossed — or will the line be held? Oh, we can't wait to find out. The episode begins just moments after the Season 5 finale left off.

It looks like Florrick/Agos may become Florrick, Agos, and Lockhart. Cary isn't happy about being left out of important decisions, like a change on the letterhead. Alicia seems set against a career in politics — except that in the Season 6 trailer, Eli suggests, "You could win." Another Florrick in politics, perhaps? There are plenty of juicy storylines to distract us from the fact that there's no. Will. Gardner. Sigh.

Our Burning Question: Really, without the show's male lead, who will replace the witty banter and cute come-ons in Alicia's romantic life? We're not sure anyone can truly fill Will's shoes for Alicia's occasional fling, business partner, and friend. But we're open to her at least giving it a try.

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sleepy Hollow
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The Mindy Project