Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello has just reported on the casting of Michael Ealy as Derrick Bond, the third partner at The Good Wife’s fictional law firm Lockhart & Gardner, to replace Jonas Stern. Mr. Ealy is said to be on board for at least 10 episode which may mean that producers are testing audiences’ reactions to him, or that the Bond character doesn’t last as the third partner.
I’ve always supported the notion that Diane and Will would dangle the offer of partnership in front of Alicia in exchange for various and sundry favors. This would further blur the lines between Alicia and Will in their already awkward personal/business relationship.
According to New York Magazine -Kalinda’s office rival and love interest will be Scott Porter played by Jason Street. It should be interesting to see how all the sexual tension and activity in the firm plays out as various co-workers learn about one another’s dalliances… Chris Sarandon will also make at least one guest appearance as a difficult judge. Kalinda’s portrayer, Archie Panjabi, confirmed that there will indeed be tensions in the office as the third partner comes aboard and Kalinda comes into professional conflict with Mr. Porter, while maintaining an outside romance.
The Emmy Award-nominated THE GOOD WIFE returns for its sophomore season on Tuesday, Sept. 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).