How was Lana written back in Season 1?
In my first scene, Kalinda, as usual, came to me for information. I looked at her and said something like, “Well, see you around.” There was something slightly flirtatious about what Lana said and when I was in the audition I asked, “Have these two ever slept together? Is there something between them?” Maybe that’s what got me the job [laughs].
Up until the current season, what they said to each other has been fairly neutral, or work-related — unlike their body language. How much of that sexual tension was in the scripts?
What’s interesting with the show as a whole is what’s not on the page. Archie and I work a lot with what’s between the lines. Everything between us is a look, a touch, a small moment. This season you see Archie take her hair down for the first time, which is very symbolic of what’s happening between them. This was a big deal.
New updates to the Jill Flint Fan Gallery with caps from last night’s episode of The Good Wife. It also looks like Jill will be back for next week’s episode.
I’ve added to the Jill Flint Fan Gallery with screencaps from tonight’s episode of The Good Wife.
Question: Any news on Kalinda’s storyline for Season 6 of The Good Wife? —Eve
Ausiello: Archie Panjabi’s alter-ego will have “a stronger through-line” in Season 6, promises creator Robert King, “and after you’ve seen the first episode, I think you’ll understand why.” King is reluctant to spoil too many details, but he admits that the show’s writing staff felt that in Season 5, “we’d lost some of the fun people who we’d built around Kalinda.” To remedy that, King says we’ll be seeing return appearances by Jill Flint (dropping by from NBC’s The Night Shift as enigmatic FBI agent Lana Delaney) and Kelli Giddish (on loan from Law & Order: SVU as Kalinda’s married paramour Sophia Russo). BONUS SCOOP: Seeing how Season 6 picks up right after the events of last May’s finale, Kalinda and Cary will still be dealing with the “bombshell” that went off in their relationship (Cary overhearing Kalinda admit to Diane that she uses him for intel, and the occasional couple’s subsequent — and pretty uncomfortable — sex scene.) “The bottom line is, none of that is forgotten,” teases King. Now the question becomes how/if they’ll recover.
THE NIGHT SHIFT HAS JUST BEEN PICKED UP FOR SEASON 2!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I JUST GOT THE CALL!!!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!!
— Gabe Sachs (@Gabestuff) July 1, 2014