‘The Good Wife’s’ shocking death explained

Published 12:55 PM EDT, Mon March 24, 2014

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"The Good Wife" killed off an integral character in Sunday's episode

Fans have struggled with understanding why

Showrunners Robert and Michelle King have explained it was necessary for the plot

The Kings say TV doesn't deal with the irredeemability of death enough

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers about a major death on “The Good Wife.”

(CNN) —  

Be kind to fans of “The Good Wife” today. They’re seriously struggling.