In an interview with TVLine, series co-creator Robert King let slip some details on the grand plan for Baranski, who was just nominated for a Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Emmy for her portrayal of legal eagle Diane Lockhart.
"Because Diane was on the outside of this [Will/Alicia/Peter] love triangle, we felt like she may not have been as central to the plot last year as she will be this year," King told TVLine. "But Christine Baranski is someone who is going to be the core of one of the plot threads this year."
Baranski's lack of presence in Season 2 didn't go unnoticed: we included Lockhart in this AOL TV feature about characters who deserved more time on screen. Aside from her all-too-brief planned split from legal partner Will Gardner, Diane Lockhart was mostly a background player, rarely getting the main story.
So, just what's in store for the character?
"Diane is trying to figure out what is the next step in her life," King said, "and that will force a lot of issues at the law firm."
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'The Good Wife' moves to Sundays at 9PM on CBS starting Sept. 25.