‘The Good Fight’: Christine Baranski Says Fans Can Expect ‘Marvelous Surprises’ in Season 4

by Jeremy Spirogis
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in

The Good Fight is again!

The streaming-only spinoff of The Good Wife returns to CBS All Access with model new episodes on April 9, 2020. Emmy Award-winner Christine Baranski, who performs the present’s predominant character, Diane Lockhart, is opening up about what followers can count on from the present in Season 4. Warning: For those that haven’t watched earlier episodes of The Good Fight, put together for some spoilers about how Season three ended or look away!

Diane Lockhart labored as a associate at a regulation agency earlier than planning to retire

Baranski has portrayed Diane, a high-powered legal professional, for greater than a decade. The 67-year-old actress started taking part in the position in CBS’s authorized drama, The Good Wife, reverse Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a stay-at-home mom who returned to her regulation profession after her husband went to jail.

After years spent as a associate at a regulation agency, Diane headed for retirement however needed to name it off after she misplaced all of her cash. That’s the place Baranski and her character picked up when Season 1 of The Good Fight debuted in 2017. 

Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in 'The Good Fight'
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in ‘The Good Fight’ | Patrick Harbron/CBS through Getty Images

During an interview with Variety printed on April 8, 2020, Baranski let followers of The Good Fight in on what they’ll count on in upcoming episodes. While she couldn’t give specifics, Baranski stated there’s definitely extra drama in retailer for Diane as she navigates being a lawyer throughout President Donald Trump’s administration. 

Season three of ‘The Good Fight’ ended on a cliffhanger

Ending in May 2019, the tenth and closing episode of Season three left followers questioning about Diane’s destiny. After severing ties she’d made earlier within the season to a radical group with the mission to take down Trump, SWAT made a shock go to to Diane’s house. The episode ended along with her asleep not figuring out who or what waited for her. 

Christin Baranski says Season Four premiere is her ‘favorite episode’

Robert and Michelle King, the husband and spouse staff behind The Good Fight and its predecessor, took a distinct strategy to the opening of Season 4. Audiences could keep in mind that Season 1 of The Good Fight started with Diane watching Trump win the 2016 presidential election. In a twist, Season Four opens with Diane seeing Hillary Clinton win as a substitute. It’s an episode Baranski says “exists almost on its own.” 

“It’s like a little prologue, and it doesn’t necessarily launch the whole season or all of the characters, but you could say it launches Diane in another direction,” she informed Variety. 

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What path that may be we don’t know however in keeping with Baranski, her character will nonetheless be preventing even when it appears just a little totally different every season. The actress continued, saying followers will probably be saved on their toes. 

“I really do think there are some marvelous surprises in store for the audience — maybe more than any other season that we’ve had,” she stated earlier than including, “We’ve never had an episode such as the first episode of the fourth season.” 

She favored it a lot, it turned her favourite episode ever. 

“When I read it, I said to the Kings, ‘This is my favorite episode you’ve ever written for me in the 11 years I’ve played the character,’” Baranski stated, calling the Season Four opener “witty and visionary and nostalgic at the same time.” 

Watch Baranski in Season Four of The Good Fight on CBS All Access.

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