"The Good Wife" and Will Gardner have the kind of passion that inspires songs like "Addicted to Love." Should they let it go for the greater good? Letting go shouldn't be a problem because it's not really love. Will only said the L word one time, and he and Alicia both agreed it was an accident. Still, their connection is so sweet, so hot, so wild; it's a sexy glow that shows on their faces, and people are starting to notice. That's exactly why Diane wants them to "stop it." She made that perfectly clear. But can they do it?
Will and Alicia may not have a "till death do us part" romance, but their affair was hot enough to warrant "Addicted to Love" as the Season 3 preview theme song. They sneak away for afternoons of passion. They proposition each other while co-workers are watching. It's exactly what the two of them needed and they're hooked. The bad news is, Diane demanded Will walk away from the affair. So far it's just a request, but if they were forced to stop their affair, would they? Should they? Could they?
Would Peter and Alicia give up love for the greater good?
Yes they would. Lockhart-Gardner is like a big happy family. They are a team working together to solve Chicago's thorniest issues. They need a good relationship to keep them strong. Will and Alicia know that and they work well together. Very well. But that's not the kind of teamwork the firm needs.
Their sexy little secret wasn't so unsettling when it was actually a secret. Now that Diane knows, she's pretty freaked out about it. Peter knows and he's using his wrath and State Attorney's power to retaliate against Will and Lockhart-Gardner. The local Democratic chair may not know the closed-door details, but he surely knows something's up, and it could affect Peter's future. Even Donna Brazile knows the Florricks aren't happily married anymore. That makes her uncomfortable with Peter as a future Dem big wig. Will and Alicia would let go if it would help resolve all of these problems.
Yes, they should. Will is a senior partner and Alicia a junior associate. Their not-so-secret romance sets a dangerous precedent for the rest of the office. Interoffice romances can be explosive, especially one between the boss and his underling. They can lead to allegations of favoritism, sexual harassment and more. In addition to the professional turmoil, they're flaunting the very principles they are supposed to uphold. Alicia and Will are attorneys. They know this stuff. They know they should stop their steamy affair.
But could they?
No. How could they give it up? Love or not, Peter and Alicia are addicted to whatever it is they're doing. Their love is like a drug they've been hooked on from the very beginning. They laid out the ground rules ahead of time. Their affair was supposed to be a one-night fling, but they couldn't stop. Here it is six months later and they're still at it.
Like the song says, Will and Alicia are "Addicted to Love." They should give it up. They would give it up, but could they. No!
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