In losing Will, Kalinda lost an equally cynical colleague and wonderful scene partner. She complicates societal notions of monogamy and homonormativity in ways that are extremely powerful. A few things we will always love about Kalinda Sharma including her boots. And someone perhaps a new character will need to draw the camera outside of the courtroom and onto the streets of Chicago the way Kalinda did, elevating The Good Wife from a legal procedural to a prestige drama. All that was left behind was a hole in the wall of her apartment where her secret stash of cash had been hidden. The latter in particular makes people around Kalinda anxious.
At the end, you mention Kalinda's "rich inner life.
At a time when network television in particular likes to categorize sexuality into clearly defined boxes, it is a welcome change to see a character who actively refuses to define or explain her sexual preferences. She complicates societal notions of monogamy and homonormativity in ways that are extremely powerful. Gold was married to a woman Parker Posey and only expresses romantic interest in women. The latter in particular makes people around Kalinda anxious.
Kalinda Sharma, Lockhart Gardner's investigator, is in famous for uncovering clients' private information while managing to keep her personal life largely unknowable.