When The Good Fight shut down production in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were midway through filming on season 4's eighth episode. As it became clear that filming wouldn't be able to resume, creators Robert and Michelle King fashioned together a makeshift season 4 finale that became "The Gang Discovers Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein," which focused on the death of Jeffrey Epstein. (Yeah, they really went there. Just look to the final NSFW shot of the episode.)
While Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Co. didn't actually find out the answer to the question the episode title suggests, the early closer planted seeds for what may have lied ahead for Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart in the three unproduced season 4 episodes. With company overlords, STR Laurie, not-so-politely requesting that the firm lay off 20 percent of its workforce, Diane, Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo) and Liz Reddick (Audra McDonald) came up with a lofty plan to buy themselves out of their share -- only the $20 million they thought was required ballooned to $80 million. Ouch.
Then, there's the whole matter of Adrian agreeing to run for president in 2024 for the Democratic National Committee, possibly creating an organic way out for outgoing cast member Lindo. And, of course, unanswered questions surrounding the mysterious Memo 618 that has become Diane's newest obsession.
With season 4 over earlier than anticipated, ET spoke with the Kings about how COVID-19 affected their original plans for the finale, how whether they plan to have Lindo and Hugh Dancy back in season 5 and why they won't be ignoring the pandemic on the show.
ET: How is quarantine life treating you? Has this been a bit of a transition for you?
Michelle King: It's been a transition. I feel like we're fortunate that we are able to work from home. So many people aren't.
Robert King: We have the writers' room for Evil started up and we've been at it for about six weeks now.