The Good Wife returns Sunday night (CBS, 9 p.m. ET), and while we’re all eager to meet Kalinda’s estranged husband Nick (check out our scoop on him here, and find out who was behind the door in the clip below), there’s more to look forward to in season 4.
• The arrival of Nathan Lane. We’ll also meet his recurring character, the firm’s appointed trustee Clarke Hayden, in the season premiere. “He becomes a foil to everyone, but primarily Diane and Will,” co-creator Robert King says. “We’ve been studying a lot about law firm bankruptcies, and when you want to restructure to give yourself relief from your creditors, sometimes a bank or court will order in a trustee. A trustee is someone who represents the creditors’ interest, and he or she is brought in above the managers, or the partners in this case. He basically can veto any decisions of the partners.” It’s an especially interesting time for Will, who’ll be practicing again now that his suspension is over. “Because they are in this kind of bankruptcy limbo where they have to make a certain amount to pay off the creditors in a certain amount of time, it’s a very bad time to find a conscience. Just like we’re all struggling with that in this economy: How much do you let your ethics lead, and how much do you let your pragmatism lead? Will’s gonna be struggling with that almost daily.” And don’t forget about David Lee. “David Lee’s someone who has new clout given this bankruptcy and the fact that family law is doing so well. Given the world of Lockhart Gardner and how much it’s struggling, David Lee is a commodity and will have a lot of confrontations with the Nathan Lane character.” READ FULL STORY