When Is 'The Good Wife' Series Finale? Alicia's Story Is Ending Very Soon

The Good Wife fandom took quite a blow on Super Bowl Sunday, when a commercial aired during the game announced that the seventh season of the beloved CBS show would be the final season of the beloved CBS show. Across almost seven seasons, The Good Wife has taken its main character, Alicia Florrick played by Julianna Margulies, through highs and lows. (A lot of lows. There have been so many lows.) And yet, throughout it all, she remained someone that we could root for, that we wanted to see succeed, even when we wanted to smack her upside the head. Now that the show is finally ending, well, you might want to set your DVRs for this one, guys. And grab your tissues. When is The Good Wife series finale? It's coming up a lot sooner than any of us thought.

The series finale of The Good Wife will air on May 8, a date that seems to be rushing up far too quickly for my liking. According to CNN senior media correspondent, Brian Stelter, The Good Wife creators have said that, "Alicia’s story [will be taken] to its natural conclusion..." Am I the only one whose heart began to pound when I read that? I mean, who says the "natural" conclusion to Alicia's story is necessarily an unambiguously good one? We could be looking at a bittersweet ending that, though it makes sense with where they've developed her character, will still punch us right in the metaphorical gut.

With only nine episodes of the show left before a finale that will send us reeling for more reasons than one, I don't blame anyone who might need to take a day off of work to deal with the fact that we'll soon be living in a world in which we can't catch up with Alicia Florrick once a week. Even those of us who have been waiting anxiously for news about the discussions CBS and The Good Wife creators were having about the future of the show, I don't think we thought this would actually happen. And yet, I guess this is all the reason we need to really savor all the episodes left in Season 7, and appreciate every character that we might have ignored before. If this is all that we're getting, it's time to make it count.

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