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Julianna Margulies, Archie Panjabi’s Last Good Wife Scene Was Shot Separately

Julianna Margulies, Archie Panjabi
Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi shot the last Good Wife scene separately

Alicia and Kalinda, enemies? According to a new report, the final scene between Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi's characters on The Good Wife — two years in the making! — was shot separately.

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Although lawyer Alicia Florrick (Margulies) and ace investigator Kalinda Sharma (Panjabi) were BFFs in early seasons of the show, their relationship was never the same once Alicia found out her philandering politician husband (Chris Noth) had an affair with Kalinda. 

Rumors of a rift between the actresses swirled — especially since the two didn't actually share a scene together for two full seasons — but according to TVLine, the glorious Alicia-Kalinda reunion in the season 6 finale was not shot together.

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"Body doubles were employed for the single shots, and the two-shot was spliced together in post-production," the site alleges.

The scene, featuring the two women sharing a tequila shot together (like old times!), was the first time Alicia and Kalinda had been scene face-to-face in two years.

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Panjabi announced in October that she was leaving the legal drama after six years (and an Emmy win) to pursue other projects via a deal with 20th Century Fox TV to star in a new show, and fans anticipated a final reunion between the two women before her exit. 

Margulies is nominated at the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards. Tune in to see which of your favorite shows and stars take home a trophy on Sunday, May 31, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on A&E.

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