DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

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HAS The Good Wife been axed and no­body’s heard about it yet? I only ask be­cause tonight’s sea­son fi­nale feels very fi­nal; yet also ope­nended — the way they make them if they’re not sure whether they’re com­ing back.

So there’s an end­ing and you peo­ple who some­how like this show will feel a de­gree of sat­is­fac­tion, or should do, but there’s also an open­ing for Ali­cia (Julianna Mar­gulies) to be­come ‘‘ The Bad Wife’’.

I think she’s on the way there, isn’t she? There was never a whole lot of mileage in be­ing the ‘‘ good’’ wife.

Or was it al­ways meant to be an ironic ti­tle? Surely not.

They do, how­ever, have an all-right wardrobe, or ac­ces­sories, any­way.

Christine Baran­ski’s char­ac­ter, Diane al­ways has a rea­son- able ring, which she tends to self-con­sciously present, like she’s just be­come en­gaged or some­thing, and very of­ten some beads, plus ear­rings.

She’s got big plans for the firm, she tells Ali­cia tonight, so maybe a large dis­play of per­son­al­ity is re­quired.

Is this a spoiler? Not sure . . . maybe just skim over this bit if you’re com­mit­ted to the show: Eli Gold is prob­a­bly go­ing to set up his lob­by­ing out­fit in the

Star wife: Julianna Mar­gulies firm’s of­fices. He’s ob­vi­ously fac­tor­ing in Ali­cia’s role as the ‘‘ good wife’’ in her oily hus­band’s po­lit­i­cal rise here, un­aware that she may in fact soon be the ‘‘ good ex-wife’’.

I thought Eli’s re­lo­cat­ing might be a bit bor­der­line, eth­i­cally and ev­ery­thing, but Diane’s keen.

There’s also a dra­matic trial on, nat­u­rally, and they’re all in­volved in that.

A judge has turned up dead, fol­lowed by the bloody glove that went miss­ing early on from the crime scene, and the dude who’s been charged couldn’t be more in­no­cent. It’s a ter­ri­ble tragedy. This lawyerin’, it must pay all right, be­cause the op­por­tu­nity to fork over $7400 for one night in a ho­tel comes up af­ter drinks and no­body blinks. The Good Wife Chan­nel 10, 8.30pm

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