willastyrells replied to your post “a non-comprehensive review of the season premier of the good wife…”SOOOOO INTO IT. from an entirely shallow perspective mgoode looks good cocky. as does jmargs. take that how u will.
this is just like a really new dimension of their relationship we, and, quite frankly, they, haven’t seen before and probably did not expect? esp considering where they started, ie will’s death. it was all about support and palpable solemness. like, they’ve really never seen each other in court and the time finn has, alicia was batting for him and it’s probably v diff when you’re on the other side of alicia’s full force and vice versa. from the brief time we saw finn in court that wasn’t coloured by will’s death, he was pretty fucking cocky (like. he gave a name partner of one of the biggest firms in chicago a How to Lawyer book. that’s. that’s kind of crazy considering he’s some no name prosecutor who’s new in town).
like, they’ve met and become friends, but they’ve never met their lawyer selves, you know? and i think it surprising us and them how hot it apparently is.
the best part is you don’t have to read their interactions as super flirty, there’s just a lot of chemistry there! (and for all that she likes finn, alicia doesn’t move that fast anyway, i feel).
but it was a great moment of reassessment for both of them. alicia is seeing finn in his area of expertise for the first time and she likes it (after all, alicia’s fave type of person is confident and competent), despite the dire consequences. finn probably has an idea of just how much mileage alicia gets out of people underestimating her (or her ruthlessness) and is doing his best to avoid doing the same.
they’re negotiating professional boundaries because their friendship means something to both of them, but now they’ll both have to start doing that mental ranking to see how that will stack up against all the other things they both care about. despite the trying circumstances (“bad timing”) of all of their previous interactions, i suspect they’re both invested.
and honestly, if down the road that’s flipped into slow burn romance? well, i certainly won’t object, i just want more plausibility. and a great way to do that is a budding friendship.
yesss, this renegotiations of their relationship in general is going to be amazing to watch and i think finn was expecting it a bit earlier than alicia if just because he knew he was going to be the ASA on cary’s case and exactly how severe they were planning on pursuing them. like the scene where they enter the bail hearing and finn tells here he’s the ASA and alicia’s just like, ‘What fun!’ and finn’s answers are just these more and more awkward ‘….yeah’s (a scene i became increasingly familiar w/ bc i gif-ed it for that cary & the shrooms set. which is my greatest achievement). and he’s already buckling down for this inevitable renegotiation but he definitely did not expect that comment about his sister (i legit said SNAP out loud bc i am a caricature of a human being).
and yeaaaa i am totes jumping the gun in the boning dept because i am weak, but it indeed goes w/o saying that i require more foundation in their relationship that doesn’t revolve around Will’s death and the fallout of it. esp considering there wasn’t any time jumps between the s5 finale and the s6 premier.
needless to say, I AM SUPER PUMPED FOR THIS SEASON WITH SERIES REGULAR MATTHEW GOODE.
Well, their relationship sprung from something truly tragic. And their interactions since then have been a series of small kindnesses and weird accidental revelations. There’s a level of comfort to them already that’s unusual and almost… backwards. Like Finn visiting Alicia as she sat in her bed after Will’s death and asking her if she wanted to talk about it because while some people just say that he actually means it? And the look she gave him then as if he’d said she’d grown another head. Even Peter thought they were boning when he left, it wasn’t sexual energy, it was intimacy. There’s been a lot of openness between them that’s not the norm with strangers. She hasn’t had that with anyone we’ve seen on the show. No knock on Will or Peter but with both of them there were so many things held back, so many things to lie about.
I’m not sure how them being at cross purposes is going to affect their relationship other than introducing tension and that yes, that tension will lead to bonage.
I too am weak.
yesss intimacy is the perfect characterization of it, kicked off by the fact that their first meeting is with alicia essentially still in shock and finn high as a kite.
and i mean, for me, the tension and the renegotiation’s going to affect their relationship because it’ll shed some light on how untrue the image of ‘saint alicia’ is. like, alicia is not always the paradigm of legal integrity, you know? or even a ~good person, least of all a saint. she’s entirely willing to work in grey areas of the law and defend it even though its clearly questionable. and i love her for that. and i dont think that this will change their relationship completely, but where it used to be defined by this sense of openness, boundaries are going to be drawn and redrawn. i think they’re going to seriously reevaluate their friendship/relationship because they do not pull their punches in court at all.