The shot heard ’round CBS Sunday primetime rang out three years ago today, when The Good Wife‘s Will Gardner was fatally felled in the courtroom by a shot from his deranged client, Jeffrey Grant.
Nope, we’re still not over it.
So when we recently chatted with Weeds alum Hunter Parrish — who played the trigger-happy Jeffrey — there was no way we weren’t going to ask about offing one half of Lockhart/Gardner.
“I didn’t know until I got the script, what that was going to be,” Parrish, now guest-starring on ABC’s Quantico, told TVLine. “I was prepared for it to be large. I wasn’t prepared for it to be that large.”
Fans of the show will recall that Jeffrey was pulled over for a DUI, which was later dismissed, but wound up arrested for the murder of a female college student. When he needed legal representation, that’s where Will came in.
Parrish recalls that when the show contacted him about playing Jeffrey’s arc, he wasn’t given any details about the part. The reasons why soon became clear.
“I wasn’t quite aware how the fan base really loved Josh Charles’ character, and him,” Parrish adds. “I felt honored, in a weird way, to be asked to be the guy.” He laughs. “But I certainly got a lot of negative tweets after that, and I didn’t expect to be so hated.”
Well, that’s what happens when you murder Alicia’s unrequited love! (Oops, did we say that out loud?) Anyway, take the poll below to let us know if you’ve gotten over Will’s death yet, then hit the comments!
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