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The Good Wife Did What? Fans and Stars React to Shocking TV Death

Originally posted 03/24/2014 11:05AM

SPOILER ALERT: The text below reveals major plot points to the Sunday, March 23, episode of The Good Wife

Viewers of The Good Wife were gobsmacked by the sudden, unexpected death of its dashing attorney, Will Gardner, on Sunday's episode of the CBS legal drama.

Gardner, a prominent character portrayed by Josh Charles since the series' debut five seasons ago, was gunned down in a Chicago courtroom by his unhinged client. He was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

Once the episode had aired, Twitter lit up with astonished, sorrowful and even irate posts.

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