Robert King maintains that Season 2 for Alicia is all about self-sufficiency and questioning whether she needs Peter (Chris Noth) in her life. "At the end of the year, some of her moves were the Hillary moves of putting a man she believes in into office," said King. "Some [of that] was so she can make her own choices for herself and not be as tied to him. We love to think of this as major chapters. The first year closed the chapter of imbalance, the second chapter is about taking control and how Alicia, who has the ethical conscience about what she does, adapts that to the sometimes corrupt methods of the defense attorney and how she finds that equilibrium."
But don't think that we've gotten to the bottom of Alicia Florrick, said King. "There is still a lot to discover about her. We're really only a year-and-a-half into knowing this character and there is still so much to learn through Owen [Dallas Roberts]. We're bringing him back to show her family, how she reacts to her kids, the suburban life that is behind her but will come back in."
"[Alicia] has so destabilized in Season 1 by everything that was thrown at her," said Michelle King. "Now she does have her footing more in terms of her career and her life. It's about her making choices and taking control."