The Good Fight Season 6 Episode 3: Why Was Diane Office Scene Cut?

Those ketamine infusions pushed Diane Lockhart out of her comfort zone The Good Fight. And an unfortunate scene in this week’s episode — the third of the show’s sixth and final season — would have lasted the chemically induced evolution of the rigorously professional barrister eagle to an intoxicating new level.

According to series co-creator Robert King, a sequence in which a super chilled Diane turns her office into a makeshift salon was left on the cutting room floor. “We cut a scene [of] the shareholders [piling] in Diane’s office because she was pouring drinks,” the EP further revealed Twitter Thursday. “Diane’s office became a clubhouse.”

As King explained, while the scene was “extremely well acted,” it “delayed” the A-story of the episode starring Charmaine Bingwa’s Carmen. “These episodes are all a juggling act of how long to delay or rush stories,” he shared. “How do you keep the momentum going with three or four independent stories?”

In a recent interview with TVLine, Diane’s longtime cast member Christine Baranski admitted it was “refreshing” to bring her alter ego down a few levels of intensity this season – mentoring John Slattery’s ketamine whisperer Dr. Lyle Bettencourt – adding: “That may be why I’ve been enjoying this season more than ever. She consciously searches for an alternative reality and has found it with this treatment.

“She is spirit of light,” Baranski explained. “She sees the world through a different lens and I think it makes her feel a little young and silly. It’s a relief not to have [Diane] be angry and frustrated and dark all the time.” The Good Fight Season 6 Episode 3: Why Was Diane Office Scene Cut?

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