Question: Please tell me Cary isn’t going back to jail on The Good Wife. I’m not a fan of prolonged prison storylines, even though I’m sure the Kings would no doubt find a way to make it compelling. —Kim
Ausiello: I would tell you that Cary isn’t headed back to the pokey if I could. But I can’t. Partly because I don’t actually know, and also because the show is currently casting a role that leads me to believe a long jail sentence may indeed be in his future. The character is Tim, and he’s a “prison consultant” who is hired to give Cary a day-long session on how to survive in prison (including physical and psychological pointers). Tim’s an ex-convict so he would know.
Thanks to The Good Wife Fan I was able to add an episode still of Matt in next week’s The Good Wife episode to the gallery. You can find the episode description below.
Alicia takes on a college rape case which pits her against Louis Canning when it moves from a university hearing to civil court. Meanwhile, Eli and Elfman conduct a political focus group as Alicia dives into her campaign for State’s Attorney, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Nov. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning. Rita Wilson guest stars as lawyer Viola Walsh.
Czuchry’s tussle of blonde hair paired with his perfectly dimpled jawline helped make him the perfect Yale charmer for his time as Rory Gilmore’s paramour, Logan, on Gilmore Girls and the ideal smugly ambitious charmer/Alicia’s adversary in the early seasons of The Good Wife. But the underrated 37-year-old actor is coming into his own with his arresting performance in this season of the show, as Cary holds a white-knuckle grip on his life as it spirals out of control—defeated and broken, but still strong-willed enough to desperately hold on to the successes and relationships he so carefully built.
What will it take for Cary to lose that grip? We chatted with Czuchry about his breakout performance, how much longer Cary will be able to hold on, and last week’s big Good Wife news: the surprising departure of Archie Panjabi at the end of this season. Will Czuchry be next to leave?
You must have been pretty stoked when you found out that Cary would have such a big, juicy arc this season.
It was more of just when I got the script the challenge of getting it right. I was excited about that, the challenges and the places I would have to go. In terms of emotionally, this is the biggest challenge for me that I’ve ever had in the past six seasons. The court room scenes, which we’ve always done, are an incredible challenge in a different way. But coming up in episodes 8, 9, and 10, the emotion and heaviness and places I’ve been required to go as an actor have been the most challenging I’ve gone to in the last six seasons. The first thing when you read something like this is, “OK, how can I make this believable, interesting, and real?” And the excitement and the passion come from that.
I have updated the gallery with 141 screencaptures of Matt Czuchry in last night’s The Good Wife episode titled Old Spice.
I have updated the gallery with screencaptures of Matt’s guest appearances on Jake 2.0 and The Practice. Enjoy the new additions.