It Looks Like The Great ‘Good Wife’ Split Screen Conspiracy Has Been Confirmed

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05.15.15 5 Comments
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Earlier this week the Good Wife-watching universe split itself into two camps. One on side were very passionate, possibly obsessive fans who felt something looked off in the final scene between Alicia and Kalinda, and attributed it to a split screen shot necessitated by longstanding bad blood between the actresses, Julianna Marguilies and Archie Panjabi. (The Washington Post has a good history of the feud.) On the other side were people who thought that first group was a bunch of nutty conspiracy theorists.

Well, break out your tinfoil hats, people. We appear to have split screen confirmation from TV Line.

Margulies and Panjabi did not shoot that scene together, I have come to learn. Body doubles were employed for the single shots, and the two-shot was spliced together in post-production.

Now, in the interest of fairness, it’s probably worth noting that this is one account of the events, and there are certainly other reasons why a split screen shot could have been necessary. Maybe the scene was added at the last minute and one of them was traveling outside of the country on the day it was filmed, or maybe one of them developed appendicitis and had to be rushed to the hospital and then the other one started traveling outside the country, or maybe… Nope, that’s all the non-feud reasons I can think of for why they couldn’t get together in the same room to shoot one last two-minute scene together. I tried.

So congrats, truthers. Your devotion to pointing at your televisions and shouting “I CAN SEE THE LINE. LOOK AT IT. YOU DON’T SEE IT? JESUS CHRIST, EARL. IT’S RIGHT THERE. AND LOOK AT THOSE OVER THE SHOULDER SHOTS. THAT’S NOT KALINDA. EARL. EARL. ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?” resulted in the uncovering of the truth.

(Via TV Line)

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