The rumors have been floating around for years on the alleged personal feud between CBSThe Good Wifes Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi, and the controversy reached a peak after it was learned that the much-hyped final reunion scene between their characters Alicia and Kalinda in Season 6 was filmed with the actresses in separate locations.

Series creators Michelle and Robert King spoke with our sister pub TVLine about the flap, saying there was no attempt to dupe viewers. “We are certainly never ever hoping to hurt the fans’ feelings or make them feel like that trust has been broken,” said Michelle King. “But we’re making the show every day using tricks, like if you’re in a car and there’s green screen and it looks like Chicago out the window but that’s not exactly where we are.”

Added Robert: “If there was any point where the fans maybe should’ve felt duped, it was when Josh Charles left the show. We kept something from the fans for a long time, because we knew a year earlier that we were going to be killing Will… And I think if the audience feels duped about the way Kalinda left, they should see how next season goes for them.”