BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Spoiler alert for fans of the hit CBS drama “The Good Wife.” If you haven’t seen Sunday night’s episode, stop reading now.
Mary Bubala reports a shocking plot twist took away Baltimore’s own Josh Charles and left fans reeling.
“The Good Wife” shocked all its fans Sunday night with the death of Will Gardner, a main character on the hit CBS series, and played by Baltimore’s own Josh Charles.
Social media lit up—people were angry, sad or bewildered by the loss of Will.
Josh Charles sent out a Tweet after the show aired. “Sending out all my love to #TheGoodWife fans! Playing Will Garnder was an honor and a pleasure. Thanks for all of your support & kind words!”
He explained Monday it was his choice to leave.
“There’s been a lot of people who have asked me what the reason is, why I wanted to leave the show. I thought that however I might have enjoyed the experience, I was ready for the next chapter of my life both creatively and personally,” he said.
Producers Robert and Michelle King are also explaining the major plot twist, issuing a letter to fans: “We, like you, mourn the loss of Will Gardner. And while Will is gone, our beloved Josh Charles is very much alive and remains an integral part of our family.”
Charles grew up in Baltimore, graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts and he comes back to Baltimore all the time to watch Ravens games and see his family.
Hopefully, Baltimore will see more of him now that he’s said goodbye to “The Good Wife,” leaving us–and Alicia–to mourn his character.
“I cried. I have known Josh for a long time so when I heard he would be leaving–that was last year–I called the producers and said how about we try and keep him at least half of next year and write his character out?” said Julianna Margulies.
“If you ask me what I would say to the fans, I would say thank you. From the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate it,” Charles said.
Charles will be a guest on the “Late Show with David Letterman” to talk about the episode. You’ll also see him in next Sunday’s show as part of the aftermath of the shooting and he’s directing another episode this season.
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