The Good WifeWill "The Good Wife" become "The Good State's Attorney"?

That's the question looming when the CBS drama returns for a sixth season Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9:30 p.m. In May's finale, Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) received a stunning proposition from Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) -- that she run for the office of state's attorney. The very office her own husband, Peter (Chris Noth), once held and then lost when he went to prison.

Last season was perhaps the best run of episodes yet for "The Good Wife" (though, it unjustly did not receive a Best Drama Emmy nomination). So how will the show top itself this year?

Where the show left off:

As we mentioned above, Eli asked Alicia to run for office. That came about after the failure of a bid by Finn Polmar (Matthew Goode), whom Peter had once endorsed. Alicia was in no place for romance after the death of mentor and love Will Gardner and declaring her marriage to Peter "in name only." On the professional front, Alicia and Cary (Matt Czuchry) butted heads over the future of their firm. And back at Lockhart Gardner, Diane (Christine Baranski) pondered her own path as Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) began to push her out.

Where we pick up:

Creators Robert and Michelle King told E! Online that the season 6 premiere begins mere seconds after Eli popped that question. In a teaser video, Alicia firmly turns him down -- but please, this is Eli Gold. "No" does not exist in his vocabulary. At Florrick, Agos & Associates, the already turbulent situation is roiled further when Diane offers to bring $38 million with her. Also caught in the battle between the two firms is a new character, equity partner Dean Levine-Wilkins (Taye Diggs). The Kings also teased that this season's storytelling will be more serialized, as is demonstrated in the premiere when there's no case that gets resolved.

What we want to see:

The creation of Florrick, Agos, and Lockhart is a supremely juicy story that plays off the complicated relationships between Alicia and Cary, Alicia and Diane, and Cary and Diane. Czuchry doesn't get nearly enough to do, so the more Cary, the better. Diane's jump leaves Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) in the lurch, though, and we hope that she either moves over, too, or gets a meatier storyline this season (no ex-husbands, please!). As for Peter and the goings-on at the Governor's Mansion, he'd better steer clear of that flirtatious intern and work on wooing back his wife. Margulies and Noth are always dynamite in scenes together.

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