The Good Wife Finale Mystery: Who's at Alicia's Door?

Will an old friend return to ask Alicia for help?

By Chris Harnick May 04, 2015 5:30 PMTags
The Good Wife, Julianna MarguliesJeff Neumann/CBS

Knock knock. Who's there? That's the big question of The Good Wife's season six final, apparently. In the promo for the upcoming finale, CBS teases whoever is at Alicia Florrick's (Julianna Margulies) door will stun viewers. It's a familiar cliffhanger—remember "I'm in" from season four?—but we know there's really no love triangle at play currently. Or is there?

Here's what we know from the last couple of episodes and that promo: Alicia wants to start her own firm (again) after Diane (Christine Baranski) told her couldn't return to Florrick, Agos and Lockhart because R.D. (Oliver Platt) would take all his money and head for the door. She asked Finn (Matthew Goode) to join her new venture. Meanwhile, Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) fled after turning evidence against Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter) in to the State's Attorney and getting the drug lord arrested. Kalinda left a note at Alicia's that devastated her. Apparently we'll get some kind of Alicia and Peter (Chris Noth) event.

OK, so who's at the door if it's not Finn or Peter (the promo leads us to believe it's not either of them)? Our best bets and some totally wild guesses ranked from most likely to LOL no way.

Kalinda Sharma
This seems very likely. Almost too likely. Creators Robert and Michelle King have said Kalinda will be back and in the finale and we've heard certain rumblings about a scene between Alicia and Kalinda that may or may not delight fans. Could she be ringing the bell? Bishop is after her though…

Zach Florrick
Zach (Graham Phillips) phoned his mom (yes, we're saying phoned because this is a story about The Good Wife) and said he was going to come home. But perhaps he's not coming home alone. Perhaps he and Nissa never had the abortion and he's back, baby in tow. Surprise! You're a grandma, Alicia!

Charles Lester
Bishop's fixer played by the enjoyable Wallace Shawn is back in the finale and on the hunt for Kalinda. Perhaps he shows up…with Kalinda?

Louis Canning
Michael J. Fox's character has always had a soft spot for Alicia—he's offered her jobs on multiple occasions—maybe now that he's on his way out (he's been dying for a few episodes) and Alicia's on her own, he'll lend her a hand…and some dollar bills.

Cary Agos
This time Matt Czuchry character is "in" for Alicia's new venture.

Diane Lockhart
Christine Baranski's character shows up welcome Alicia back to the firm with an apology brooch in hand.

Elsbeth Tascioni
What if she wants to join Alicia's firm? More Carrie Preston is always a good thing.

Johnny Elfman
Maybe Alicia's campaign manager, played by Steven Pasquale, just couldn't stay away

Kalinda's husband

The Good Wife airs Sundays, 9 p.m. on CBS.