"The Good Wife" creators have heard your cries and are making adjustments to the Kalinda/Nick storyline. In an interview with TV Guide, Robert and Michelle King acknowledged the arc has hit a few wrong chords with fans.
"You don't give James Bond a girlfriend," Robert said. "Some characters you actually don't want to see that much backstory. We're adjusting. No matter where we went, this was not a place where the audience wanted to go."
Kalinda's estranged husband, Nick (Marc Warren), was first hinted at back in Season 2. The show teased his arrival in Season 3 with menacing phone calls, but he didn't show up until the Season 4 premiere. After a series of physical altercations -- including violence and sex, including one very risque scene involving ice cream -- the Kings are listening to the critics and viewers and moving toward wrapping up the story.
EW's Ken Tucker remarked that Kalinda's husband story could make the character peak and has removed her almost entirely from the main goings on of Lockhart/Gardner. "Something needs to be fixed with this Kalinda mess, and I’m just hoping that show creators Robert and Michelle King are playing me (and you) for a cat’s paw, and there’s a quick, satisfying resolution that puts Kalinda back in action and wary friendship beside Alicia once again," he wrote.
The Daily Beast’s Jace Lacob and Maria Elena Fernandez debated the storyline. Fernandez said, "I don’t buy their relationship or the predicament she finds herself in at all. It has not been set up for us. And while we are not supposed to root for Nick, we are supposed to root for Kalinda. I don’t. I don’t feel anything for her."
In the comments of a recent recap of "The Good Wife" here at HuffPost TV, one reader said, "I really don't get the Kalinda and ex-husband story nor do I really get the whole Kalinda sex-capades that developed last year. Bring back our beloved Kalinda!"
Looks like that will soon happen.
Robert said the writers have "accelerated that story a little because we didn't feel the viewers were responding to it as well as we thought."
"We're not complete dilettantes when it comes to storytelling," he said. "When your audience is either a) falling asleep or b) provoked, you kind of want to continue the story you're telling, but pace it up a bit and finish the story earlier than you thought originally."
Viewers can look for Alicia and Cary to get involved in the story "because obviously we feel the characters are better when it's a full work family of characters."
Click over to TV Guide for more "Good Wife" scoop from the Kings.
"The Good Wife" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET at CBS.
Joshua Jackson, Michelle Williams & Katie Holmes On "Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23"
While we're very excited to see Busy Philipps and James Van Der Beek back together on the ABC comedy, a "Dawson's Creek" reunion is just not the same with the rest of the gang. Van Der Beek, Jackson and Williams have been teasing a reunion for a while now, but Holmes seemed iffy. However, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/03/katie-holmes-dawsons-creek-reunion-tom-cruise_n_1647000.html" target="_hplink">after her divorce from Tom Cruise, it was reported that he was the one who didn't want the Capeside crew to reconnect</a>. But now that Holmes is a single lady, someone needs to get this started!
Christina Applegate On "Modern Family"
It would be heartwarming to see the "Married With Children" father and daughter reunited on "Modern Family" after all these years. Maybe Applegate could make a cameo as a wacky cousin from Jay's ex-wife's Dede's side of the family.
Elizabeth Berkley and Lark Voorhies on "White Collar"
It's beyond time the ladies of "Saved by the Bell" reunite. Elizabeth Burke's (Tiffani Thiessen) high school friends (Elizabeth Berkley and Lark Voorhies) come calling and need the FBI's help. Good thing Peter and Neal are available.
John Stamos On "90210"
Uncle Jessie and Aunt Becky back together again? Yes please! "90210" could stage a full-blown "Full House" reunion with Lori Loughlin making an appearance. Why not have John Stamos play her new love interest?
Sarah Michelle Gellar On "Bones"
Before Stefan/Elena/Damon, Bill/Sookie/Eric or Edward/Bella, there was Buffy and Angel, the couple who made dating a bloodsucker look glamorous and tragic way before those copycats. Nowadays, David Boreanaz has traded in his fangs for an FBI badge on "Bones," but we'd still like to see SMG swooping in to try and seduce him while Brennan's on the lam, or at least commenting how good he looks with a tan, next season.
James Franco On "Cougar Town"
James Franco is long overdue to reunite with his bad-girl "Freaks And Geeks" co-star Busy Phillips, and Laurie (Busy's character) could use a tall, dark handsome stranger in her life. Let's bring back Daniel and Kim!
Tom Hanks On "Girls"
On the upcoming season of "Girls," "Bosom Buddies" alum Tom Hanks could show up as Hannah's dad's (Peter Scolari) old friend from college who Hannah develops an irrational crush on. Papa Horvath needs his bosom buddy!
Max Casella on "How I Met Your Mother"
"Doogie Howser, M.D." veterans gotta stick together. Max Casella could pop up on "How I Met Your Mother" as a doctor Barney turns to when the threat of an STI rears its ugly head.
Jared Leto On "Homeland"
There's no time like the present for Jordan Catalano to make a comeback, and where better to do it than in his "My So-Called Life" co-star Claire Danes' hit show? Leto can play eccentric pretty well, so we suggest Leto should appear as a fellow psychiatric patient Carrie meets following her ECT therapy -- she already has a great track record with dating unstable guys.
Fred Savage On "Sullivan & Son"
Dan Lauria plays Steve Sullivan's father on the new TBS bar comedy "Sullivan & Son." You know what'd be funny? If Lauria's other TV son, Fred Savage from "The Wonder Years," showed up in a cameo as a drunk, rowdy customer who had to be thrown out of their establishment.
Jurnee Smollett on "Baby Daddy"
It's been a few years, but we bet Michelle Tanner's "Full House" BFFs still keep in touch. Jurnee Smollett could pop up on "Baby Daddy" as Tucker's (Tahj Mowry) old flame. Could it be rekindled?
Jaleel White On "Hart Of Dixie"
Reginald VelJohnson -- the artist formerly known as Carl Winslow from "Family Matters" -- plays Bluebell, AL theatre expert Dash DeWitt on "Hart of Dixie." He runs an arts blog on the town's website, and do you know what every local theatre blog needs? A nerdy intern, preferably played by Jaleel White. Make it happen, CW.
Mario Lopez On "Franklin & Bash"
We think Mario Lopez should take a break from hosting and return to his perfectly permed roots by reuniting with "Saved By The Bell" BFFrenemy Mark-Paul Gosselaar. The erstwhile A.C. Slater could turn up as a client for Gosselaar's Peter Bash, or continue that antagonistic streak by appearing as a law school rival with an ax to grind.
Judith Light On "Mistresses"
Remember the ladies of "Who's the Boss?" Alyssa Milano starred as a housekeeper's (Tony Danza) daughter and Judith Light was the matriarch of the family they lived with and are employed by -- Milano's new series "Mistresses" seems like the perfect opportunity to find a brand new TV reunion around the bend. Light, who recurs on "Law & Order: SVU," could play a legendary famous mistress who helps Milano and the other newbies get through their experiences ... or, she could play the mother of one of the cheating men, who blames it all on his mistress.
Kel Mitchell On "Saturday Night Live"
When "Kenan & Kel" returned to TeenNick and Kenan hosted its opening night on the orange couch, #WheresKel was trending on Twitter. Kenan, an "SNL" cast member, has maintained a steady career after the success of their show and "Good Burger," but we haven't seen much of Kel lately -- he's done a lot of voice work in the past decade and has stuck to the kid market, guest-starring on Disney's "Good Luck Charlie." But maybe it's time for Kel to grow up and reunite with Kenan on "SNL." Will the orange soda jokes translate?
Also on HuffPost: