"A Weird Year," The Good Wife season five finale, had a really weird ending (spoilers ahead!). There were a lot of weird little incidents — Cary teaming up with Canning, Jackie almost slapping Veronica, Diane teaming up with Florrick Agos — but the idea of Alicia running for state's attorney is just the weirdest. At least, that's how Eli and Alicia react.
The idea of the scorned politician's wife becoming a formidable politician in her own right isn't unbelievable — Hillary Clinton has run for president one and a half times (if you count all the 2016 speculation), something that would have seemed unlikely during the height of Monica Lewinsky's infamy. The difference between Hillary and Alicia, however, is that Alicia doesn't have a politician's ruthlessness. Even as a lawyer she's too honest and too determined to play by the rules. During Peter's campaigns she never wanted to be in the spotlight, while Huma Abedin (the wife of Anthony Weiner) played a major role in crafting her husband's comeback campaign.
The next year/season will be another weird one for Alicia, because she'll once again have to figure out what it means to be the good wife. Does she have it in her to be a Huma/Hillary type, or is she a brand new form of politician's wife?
Poor Cary. On the one hand, Cary is probably the only character who got exactly what he wanted. He didn't want to merge with Lockhart Gardner, and the firm isn't merging (all he had to do was make a deal with the devil). But finding out Kalinda sleeps with him partially to get information is a loss. It's more sad when you remember that Cary's father has a habit of only showing him affection when he needs something, too.