The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.
The staff at Lockhart & Gardner adjust to new realities and relationships. Alicia must put aside distractions in her personal life to defend a Muslim student accused of murdering a Jewish classmate.
Alicia discovers she must become an expert on English law when a libel case she wins involving a businessman from Britain becomes an international matter after it is retried and transferred to a court in England via satellite.
Alicia and Will go toe-to-toe with his ex during a court-ordered mediation. Eli and Diane clash over the best way to handle a dairy company’s PR disaster.
Alicia takes a pro bono case in which a witness quickly becomes the prime suspect. Will and Diane plot the firm’s direction and their futures.
When Alicia's key witness commits suicide, she must turn to the only person whose testimony can salvage her case. Eli makes big moves on Peter's behalf.
Alicia wades through diplomatic loopholes to defend a Taiwanese national. Eli is approached by his ex-wife to vet her for a possible political campaign.
Alicia worries that she will break confidentiality when the Treasury Department forces her to report on her latest client. Peter reluctantly digs into Will's past transgressions.
In order to keep a client from being convicted of murder, Alicia must obtain a stay of execution for a guilty man. Eli tries to stay ahead of a client's possible scandal.
Tensions are high at Lockhart & Gardner as Alicia and Will argue in front of a mercurial military judge, Eli’s confidence is shaken and Diane issues an ultimatum to protect the firm.
A routine arbitration turns into a battle of wills between Alicia and Louis, but the pair makes an unexpected connection when a personal crisis interrupts the proceedings.
As Alicia looks for a way to have a judgment thrown out following a shocking guilty verdict, she also begins to feel the consequences of decisions in her personal life.
Lockhart & Gardner faces trouble when a recently divorced couple claims they influenced their separation for their own personal gain.
Alicia defends a client charged with protecting the identity of the creator of an illegal currency.
With her investigation complete, Wendy presents her evidence against Will to the grand jury in hopes of sending him to prison for bribery. Eli and Stacie Hall square off once again.
Lockhart & Gardner leads a class action suit against a software company that allowed the Syrian government to 'disappear' American citizens. Will faces a hard decision in the wake of the Grand Jury proceedings.
While power grabs are being made at the firm, Alicia and Caitlin square off against an old foe. Peter discovers the price of taking the moral high ground.
Alicia must once again aid Colin when a sexual misconduct claim derails his attempt to win back control of his company. Cary is faced with a moral dilemma when Peter tasks him with enforcing office policies.
Alicia once again faces Louis in court, but recent financial concerns lead her to reconsider his standing job offer. Diane reconnects with the enigmatic Jack Copeland.
Alicia is assigned to be on a blue-ribbon panel that is investigating a police shooting, but she soon begins to question the actions of the panel chairman.
As Alicia counsels a client whether to accept a strict plea deal, she's distracted by Peter's newest political rival, whose actions force her back into the public spotlight.
Alicia defends a judge against misconduct charges stemming from his days as a prosecutor. Cary makes a career decision and Kalinda deals with the repercussions of Agent Delaney's investigation.
Will and Diane scramble when Louis and Patti team up to bankrupt the firm. Alicia faces conflicted feelings regarding her relationship with Peter. Kalinda's past catches up to her.
Alicia makes her decision about whether to stay with Peter or pursue a relationship with Will.
An Army reservist is accused of murdering his wife. Childs turns to dirty tricks in hopes of marring Peter's campaign.
A multi-million dollar malicious prosecution suit leads to an explosive confrontation between Alicia and Glenn Childs. Alicia's brother visits after his questionable remarks about Peter goes viral online and makes Eli apoplectic.
Alicia risks disbarment when Glenn's office suspects her of an ethics violation, which could also ruin Peter's political campaign. A third candidate is revealed in the campaign for state's attorney.
Alicia and the partners must decide whether to take on the case of a VIP massage therapist who accuses a Nobel Peace Prize winner of sexual assault. Peter and Eli try to figure out what Wendy's candidacy means for their campaign.
Alicia, Will and Diane are caught off-guard when a brilliant disabled attorney uses his condition to sway a jury. Kalinda turns to a former friend for help.
Alicia is on the road to successfully arguing that her teenaged pop star client is innocent of a DUI, until Cary drops a bombshell that could ruin the starlet's career and life. Peter's campaign hits a snag when the Democratic Committee tells him to drop out of the race.
When the government accuses an alderman of taking a campaign bribe from a Muslim extremist group, the team reviews hours of wiretap evidence to mount its defense. Alicia is startled to discover that some of the tapes pertain to her.
When Alicia gets a vague tip from a courthouse clerk in the appeal case of a death row inmate, the law firm races to secure a stay of execution. Peter Florrick prepares for his first debate with Glenn Childs and Wendy Scott-Carr.
Alicia's law firm tries to turn a client's son against his girlfriend when both are accused of murder. Alicia faces a tough decision.
When Will fears his client is not getting a fair trial because the judge is biased toward him, the law firm hires a jury consultant, who claims to predict a case's outcome by reading people's expressions. Will uncovers information about Bond's intent for the firm.
When Alicia's client confesses under duress to murdering a fellow prison inmate, Cary's team seeks to challenge by uncovering an unlikely connection between the two inmates. Wendy threatens to expose a Florrick family issue in hopes of forcing Peter to drop out of the race.
While Alicia races against Louis Canning to round up the most clients for an Erin Brockovich-style class action lawsuit, a mole is detected in LGB law firm, who seems to be working for Louis.
Will and Diane take on a defamation case from a young Internet billionaire, who is suing the film studio for depicting him in a negative light. Alicia confronts Will about the message he left on her voice mail.
Diane represents ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh in a lawsuit. Eli takes an interest in Wendy's illegal nanny.
The law firm of Lockhart, Gardner and Bond sues a social networking site on behalf of a Chinese dissident. Eli gets a tip that he hopes will drive Childs out of the race. Will and Diane hope to wrestle the firm away from Derrick Bond once and for all.
Lockhart, Gardner and Bond represents a drug kingpin in divorce proceedings, even though the client wants reconciliation. Kalinda is subpoenaed for a grand jury investigation.
On behalf of the victim's daughter, the firm sues a convicted murderer who is profiting from a song he wrote describing his crime. Eli anonymously uses the firm to help Natalie Flores and her family with their legal troubles.
Louis returns to face off against Alicia once again when the firm represents families of workers who committed suicide due to miserable working conditions. Cary finds out shocking information about Kalinda.
The firm represents a small drilling contractor in a dispute against a major oil conglomerate which is going well until a South American dictator takes over the case. The election results are in.
Lockhart/Gardner defends a patient in a liver transplant case against rival attorney Patti Nyholm. However, the case takes a turn when Patti is fired and asks Lockhart/Gardner to represent her. Alicia deals with emotional fallout from Peter's one-night stand with Kalinda.
Lockhart/Gardner defends Stephanie Engler, the owner of an adultery Web site, after one of her users is murdered, but the civil case turns criminal when the murder is pinned on Stephanie. Alicia goes ballistic on Kalinda about her one-night stand with Peter, causing Kalinda to contemplate leaving the firm.
Despite their tense relationship, Alicia and Kalinda rush to prove their client's innocence in a murder trial. The timing may finally be right for Alicia and Will to pursue their relationship.
A state trooper targets Zach, putting Alicia on the offensive; Kalinda decides to face her problems; Diane and Will explore the firm's financial issues.
As the firm undergoes budget and staff cuts, Will hopes his first post-suspension case will result in a big payday; Alicia unexpectedly helps Peter's campaign.
Will and Alicia represent an Internet startup in a lawsuit against a search engine that may be manipulating results; Eli tries to avoid a possible scandal for Peter's campaign.
An opposing lawyer keeps Alicia and Diane on their toes by constantly changing tactics; Eli is successful in protecting Peter's image.
When Lemond Bishop's accountant is arrested, Diane and Alicia must determine if the feds are going after his drug money or legal business; Nick causes more trouble for Kalinda.
Alicia defends a female military officer who says a civilian contractor tried to rape her in Afghanistan; an unexpected obstacle pops up in Peter's quest for the governorship.
During a trip to Washington, DC, Cary has an uncomfortable reunion with his father. A former client asks Alicia for help. Will and Diane question Clarke's most recent strategy.
Will thinks a judge is biased against his client. Grace is affected by a classmate's death and falls for a questionable guy. Zach tries to help Peter's campaign. Kalinda is suspicious of Nick.
A famous, liberal lawyer hijacks Diane and Alicia's latest case. When Alicia's mother visits for Thanksgiving, she seeks legal support.
While Will defends a man accused of murder, Alicia tries to help by assisting a prosecutor in another county who is trying a different man for the same crime. The Justice Department puts heat on Eli. Nick takes action that forces Kalinda's hand.
Louis Canning's attempts to delay a deposition could complicate Will's latest and potentially lucrative case. Diane and Will have a face-off with Clarke.
Will, Diane and Alicia help Elsbeth Tascioni when she is arrested. Eli and Jordan give Peter conflicting pieces of advice.
Alicia is presented with a career-changing offer that includes a substantial financial risk. Diane and Will confront their creditors. Eli and Jordan don't agree on a possible attack on Maddie's campaign.
Office politics come to a head when Will and Diane ask Alicia and Cary to face off against them in a mock trial, only to get more than they bargained for. Eli tries to avoid losing his role in Peter’s campaign to Jordan, as he continues his fight with the Justice Department.
When the Justice Department refuses to reveal who will be testifying against Eli, Elsbeth takes the Assistant U.S. Attorney to civil court for defamation in order to force him to answer her questions under oath. Jordan helps Peter prepare for a debate. Alicia’s relationship with her co-workers evolves.
A jailed drug dealer requests that Alicia work with lawyer Charles Lester, but as witnesses against him begin recanting their testimony, she begins to suspect that Lester’s meek appearance isn’t all it seems. Kalinda is forced to train a new investigator. Cary makes a risky move.
Alicia and Will’s latest case brings them to an inquest at the coroner’s office, where they are hindered by a strict rule that limits their questioning to three per witness. Cary’s father returns to bring new business to the firm. Eli schemes against Jordan.
When an erratic and litigious client is murdered, Alicia is convinced to waive attorney/client privilege to help the police when she learns that the killer may also be targeting someone close to her. Peter and Mike Kresteva vie for an influential endorsement. Diane receives a stunning offer.
Alicia and Will go to trial unprepared when they learn that an impending Supreme Court ruling could result in Colin Sweeney being jailed for life. Diane reunites with Kurt but is forced to reevaluate the relationship.
A hacker group brings the trial of an accused rapist to the Internet. Diane is vetted for a Supreme Court sea. Robyn draws Kalinda's suspicion.
As a favor to her mother, Alicia represents software coders in a contract dispute. Peter asks Alicia to renew their wedding vows.
When Zach thinks he has witnessed vote tampering, Will, Alicia and Diane race to a series of emergency court proceedings on the night of the gubernatorial election. An unexpected source offers to help Cary start his own firm.
As Alicia tries to revive her struggling law career, attorney Lucca Quinn becomes her competition; Peter engages Ruth Eastman, a new strategist for his campaign, changing the dynamic with Eli in the process.
Alicia argues a complex museum vandalism case that involves photographs taken by a mother of her son, and considers enlisting the help of investigator Jason Crouse. Meanwhile, Cary deals with inappropriate conduct towards some younger associates at the firm by partner Harold Lyman.
Alicia and Lucca work together on a complicated case involving a designer drug dealer. Meanwhile, Eli persuades Alicia and Veronica to participate in a mother-daughter cooking show to help Peter's campaign, but things don't go as planned.
When Alicia agrees to support a client's plea of innocence in a shoplifting case, she clashes with the bond court judge; Diane is coerced into arguing against her own beliefs in a case about assisted suicide.
Jason uses aggressive investigative tactics while working on a student loan case with Alicia and Lucca. Howard points to Cary as the primary offender when he alleges ageism at Lockhart, Agos & Lee. Eli creates drama among the Florricks.
Alicia and Lucca defend a former technology firm employee who was fired after failing a polygraph test. Eli wants to leak information that would damage Peter's campaign---but could also impact Alicia.
Peter moves in with Alicia to present a family image while Alicia and Lucca go up against Lockhart, Agos & Lee.
Diane is personally conflicted when she is forced to argue a heated case between pro-choice and pro-life advocates in order to retain an important client, represented by attorney Ethan Carver. Also, Alicia and Lucca are desperate for new business and attempt to poach business from Louis Canning.
Alicia and Lucca join forces with Louis Canning to defend a website accused of racial profiling. Meanwhile, Eli and Ruth worry about the nature of Alicia's relationship with Jason and how it could impact Peter's presidential campaign.
A well respected surgeon is accused of plotting to commit a crime; Ruth suggests that Courtney Paige hire Jason for business in another state, hoping to remove him from Alicia's life.
Tensions run high as the entire Florrick family is crammed into Peter's campaign bus with Eli and Ruth on their way to the Iowa Caucuses. Once there, Peter attempts a high-risk political stunt to gain votes for his presidential bid.
Alicia and Cary join forces to defend a former client facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit over ownership rights to his new music. Also, Alicia’s neighbors are unhappy that her law firm is operating out of her apartment and threaten to evict her.
Alicia argues against Judge Schakowsky when she learns that a former bond court client was wrongfully imprisoned. Also, Diane assists the student editor of a college newspaper when the school threatens to fire her for writing a politically charged article.
Alicia has trouble adjusting when she returns to work at Lockhart, Agos & Lee with Lucca. Their first case, involving a secret new computer tablet, causes a rift within the firm.
Alicia joins a secret panel of attorneys advising the federal government on a controversial case. Also, Eli hires Elsbeth Tascioni to uncover why the FBI is targeting Peter.
As the grand jury against Peter Florrick is assembled, with U.S. Attorney Connor Fox leading the proceedings, Alicia, Eli and Peter's lawyer, Mike Tascioni, attempt to discover what charges are being leveled against him. Also, Alicia and Jason attempt to spend a quiet weekend together but are interrupted by her meddling family.
Diane, Cary and Lucca defend the grieving father of a shooting victim in a defamation suit over a billboard he put up describing a gun store owner as a murderer. Also, a romantic rendezvous between Alicia and Jason is interrupted when Alicia learns that Grace is being accused of plagiarizing her college entrance essay.
Alicia and Diane defend the privacy rights of a therapist whose neighbor, represented by attorney Caitlyn D'Arcy, flies a drone over his home office. Also, Assistant US Attorney Connor Fox attempts to use Eli's daughter Marissa, as leverage in the case against Peter while the power struggle at Lockhart, Agos & Lee reaches a boiling point.
Alicia and Lucca travel to Toronto to represent NSA agent Jeff Delinger who was detained by customs officers while attempting to re-enter the United States. Also, Diane grows concerned when her husband, Kurt McVeigh, decides to retire and sell his business to Holly Westfall, a rival business owner. Peter contemplates an uncertain future when faced with a possible arrest.
Alicia’s night goes from bad to worse when she throws a party to celebrate Howard and Jackie’s upcoming wedding. Also, Eli asks Jason to investigate Peter in preparation for his trial.
As Peter's trial begins, Alicia works desperately to keep her husband from returning to jail. Also, Diane and Lucca move aggressively to expand the law firm, but face serious opposition from David Lee.
Despite pressure from Eli, Alicia is determined not to run for State's Attorney. Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos. A crisis threatens to tear the firm apart.
As the firm deals with an internal legal crisis, Alicia tries to hold onto their biggest client. Diane plots her move.
A pretrial service officer interviews Cary's colleagues to determine if he should remain behind bars. A client's case ends up in Christian arbitration.
Eli asks a respected campaign manager to help Alicia explore the option of running for State's Attorney.
When Dean and Alicia represent a former chief executive officer who is suing the company that fired her, they face off with Elsbeth Tascioni and Rayna Hecht. A hacker threatens Florrick/Agos/Lockhart by taking control of their files.
Elsbeth and Alicia put their fight on hold when they both have clients facing economic espionage charges. Diane battles her former partners over office space.
While preparing his case against Cary, Finn discovers a potentially devastating piece of evidence which could have ramifications for Alicia and Peter. Eli becomes wary when a new prospective candidate emerges in the race for State’s Attorney.
Alicia takes on a college rape case which pits her against Louis when it moves from a university hearing to civil court. Eli and Elfman conduct a political focus group. Alicia dives into her campaign for State’s Attorney.
The Feds want Cary to work with them as they build a case against Lemond Bishop.
When Cary’s case goes to trial, a plea deal offer has him seriously considering jail time. A joke between mother and daughter lands Alicia in trouble as her campaign for State’s Attorney is in full stride.
Cary hires a prison consultant to prepare him for incarceration while the team at Florrick/Agos/Lockhart does everything in its power to help him. Alicia practices for the State’s Attorney candidates’ debate.
Alicia and Frank Prady square off in a crucial debate in the race for State’s Attorney. Peter and the city of Chicago prepare for a potential riot.
Colin Sweeney accuses a television producer of basing an unflattering character and show on his life, Diane and Cary must prove that they are capable of handling his case as Alicia focuses on the race for State’s Attorney. Also, Alicia competes against Frank Prady for a major campaign donation.
Alicia prepares for a key interview which could impact the outcome of the race for State’s Attorney. Also, Louis Canning pressures Florrick/Agos/Lockhart to agree on a settlement in his wrongful eviction case against the firm.
When Frank Prady decides to go after Governor Florrick as a campaign tactic, Alicia is faced with the decision of whether or not to attack Peter’s record as well. Also, when Florrick/Agos/Lockhart take on the case of a man paralyzed by a malfunctioning gun created on a 3D printer, they call on Kurt McVeigh to testify as an expert witness, which leads to a rift between Diane and her husband.
Alicia’s political future is on the line when Peter gives an interview that could influence voter turnout on Election Day. Meanwhile, a weekend getaway with Kurt and his affluent hunting buddies could lead Diane to a prosperous new client for the firm.
The partners of Florrick/Agos/Lockhart find themselves at odds when they voice different opinions regarding the company’s future. Also, the firm falls victim to a cyber-hack after it takes on the case of a movie producer whose work is pirated on a peer-to-peer sharing site.
Still reeling from the cyber-hack at her law firm, Alicia is ambushed with questions about her leaked emails during a television interview. Meanwhile, Diane takes on a case that pits her sympathies towards gay marriage against the rights of religious freedom. Also, an investigator starts looking into the evidence Diane used to get Cary out of prison...
When potential voter fraud is discovered in the State’s Attorney election, Eli and Alicia take steps to stop a recount by enlisting the help of a well-respected civil rights lawyer, Spencer Randolph. Also, Diane learns she unwittingly submitted false evidence in Cary’s case.
Alicia faces an uncertain future when she is forced to resign as State’s Attorney in the wake of a voter fraud scandal. Also, R.D. hires Diane and Cary to argue against two ultra-conservative lawyers for a test case involving mandatory minimum sentencing.
When a former client calls Alicia after being charged with murder tied to a case from 2009, Alicia reviews the old case, prompting memories of her early days as a lawyer.
Alicia’s professional future hangs in the balance as she decides what’s next for her career. Meanwhile, when Alicia gets a suspicious call from a client, she discovers that he’s being held in a secret police facility where people are detained without being officially booked.
Alicia returns to work as a defense attorney after her husband's corruption scandal and incarceration. She is assigned her first case – a retrial of a woman accused of murdering her ex-husband. Her firm successfully deadlocked the first jury, and they hope that sticking to that strategy will work again, but Alicia realizes that this trial will be more of a fight than anyone expected.
After the State's Attorney refuses to pursue criminal charges, Alicia becomes second chair on a civil suit involving the rape of a prostitute at a bachelor party who may have been hired and abused by her own husband.
The son of Alicia's former friends is charged with felony murder, and Alicia decides to defend him, despite the fact that they ostracized her ever since the scandal.
Alicia stumbles onto something that indicates possible jury tampering on her firm's class action law suit against a pharmaceutical company. Peter's legal team continues their work for his upcoming appeal, and Alicia keeps butting heads with Peter's attorney.
Alicia and Will have only 72 hours to find the smoking gun that proves the train company, and not the three engineers, is responsible for the crash, thus securing the widows their pensions the company is holding back. Jackie and Alicia clash over taking the children to visit their father in prison.
As Alicia works with Will on the appeal of a death row inmate, she agrees to a conjugal visit with Peter in order to get information from him since her client was convicted under Peter's regime as state's attorney.
Alicia, representing a daughter of one of the partner in the firm, finds herself very attracted to her co-counsel, mostly because of his unorthodox approach of defending their client.
While Alicia is preparing in a case defending a scientist accused of arson, she is suddenly asked to testify on Peter's behalf.
Alicia is asked to represent a partner in the firm on a DUI charge. Her attention is split when she is suddenly forced to face the Other Woman.
When a judge overturns a simple plea deal that Alicia arranged, she looks into his motivation. Diane is made an offer she can't refuse.
Alicia learns more about Peter's fall from office when she represents Glenn Child's wife in her divorce appeal. Will and Emily an opposing counsel, get cozy during a death suit against a caustic TV commentator.
Tensions are high as Peter's appeal begins while Alicia has to defend a wealthy client who doesn't seem that innocent, even after he's found not guilty of murdering his wife. Diane takes precautions when a prisoner she put in jail is to be released from prison.
Alicia defends a man accused of killing his child's babysitter. Peter's appeal seems to be going well. Alicia prepares for the idea of him returning to her life.
Peter gets accustomed to life at home and works on a comeback strategy with his political team, including Eli Gold. Alicia and Diane wrestle with spousal privilege laws in a murder case that hinges on their ability to get a wife to testify against her husband.
Peter strategizes on how to handle his retrial and the next steps in his public rehabilitation. Alicia and Will defend an attorney charged with murder.
In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle Patti Nyholm and an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery. Alicia gives Peter a proper welcome home.
Alicia and Will defend a college student accused of killing her sorority sister while under the influence of a sleep aid. Diane and Kurt continue their flirtation.
When Alicia goes head-to-head in the courtroom with former boss Jonas Stern, she debates whether or not use personal information to her advantage. Peter uses religion to work on his appeal.
The police are quickly at the door when Peter's electronic monitor sounds after he chases Alicia out of the apartment. As a result, Grace and Zach scramble to figure out a way to keep him from being arrested.
The winner is announced in the competition between Alicia and Cary.
Eli works on getting Peter's charges dropped. Alicia defends a client and accused wife killer, who claims self defense after she finds him handcuffed to a dead woman.
At Eli's urging, Alicia must decide if she'll stand by her man during Peter's new political campaign, or if she'll pursue a relationship with Will instead.
Alicia works to prevent the execution of a convicted murderer as she plans her exit from the firm with Cary. Eli helps Peter put together his staff.
Unaware that Lockhart &Gardner's communications are being monitored, Cary and Alicia sue the NSA on Chumhum's behalf. Alicia receives support from her mother. Eli tries to secure Diane's Supreme Court nomination.
Alicia receives a stunning offer that causes her to reconsider leaving the firm. The partners must take action when Diane is put at odds with her colleagues.
Alicia tries to obtain Lockhart & Gardner files as she prepares to exit the firm. Faced with a sexual harassment lawsuit, the firm hires Elsbeth Tascioni.
A desperate battle to retain clients begins when Cary and Alicia's plan to leave the firm is exposed.
Alicia and Cary represent a client who changed firms and Will and Diane delay turning over the case files. Marilyn tries to give advice to Alicia.
Zach makes a discovery that leads Alicia and Cary to believe that the firm is spying on them. Will helps one of Alicia's former clients. Clarke Hayden offers financial advice to Florrick/Agos.
Alicia must block the deportation of an undocumented immigrant who has been threatened by a cartel in Mexico. Eli's reconnection with Natalie Flores concerns Marilyn. Robin tries to emulate Kalinda.
Alicia tries to hold a website accountable when its users accuse her client, a college professor, of being linked to domestic terrorism. Meanwhile, Will goes against Diane’s wishes when he hires Damian Boyle, an unpredictable attorney with ties to organized crime, who immediately interjects himself into Alicia's website case. Also, Eli and Jackie clash over a Florrick family secret.
Alicia is shocked to learn that a former client bequeathed her millions, but Lockhart/Gardner quickly contests the will on behalf of the deceased's wife. Meanwhile, Diane asks Kalinda to look into Damian's background. Also, Eli and Marilyn are concerned about Peter being seen with Alicia's more disreputable clients at the Florrick/Agos holiday party.
Alicia represents a band suing a TV show for copyright infringement, but the simple case becomes psychological warfare when Will joins the opposing council and uses his knowledge of Alicia’s strengths and weaknesses against her.
Alicia and Will each represent one half of a couple accused of smuggling drugs, but the courtroom becomes mired in confusion and legal technicalities when they insist on separate jury pools. Meanwhile, Cary attempts to woo a Lockhart/Gardner client, Kalinda tries to repair a damaged relationship and Marilyn begins her investigation into possible voter fraud during the gubernatorial election.
Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner fight to keep Lemond Bishop as a client when he is arrested on a drug-related charge, which possibly resulted from a leak inside Alicia's firm. Meanwhile, the investigation into voter fraud in the gubernatorial election continues to move forward when Marilyn is approached by an agent in the Office of Public Integrity.
When Alicia is asked to be the keynote speaker at the American Bar Association conference in New York City, she looks to her past for inspiration. Meanwhile, the competition with Diane and Will continues as Alicia and Cary battle to align with a powerful New York lawyer. Also, Will turns to an old acquaintance when it becomes clear that Nelson Dubeck's investigation into possible voter fraud isn't going away.
Alicia enlists Cary as her lawyer when Nelson Dubeck approaches her to participate in a deposition regarding his investigation into election rigging. Meanwhile, Will continues the difficult defense of Jeffrey Grant as he faces off against a new prosecutor who proves to be a formidable adversary.
Alicia searches for answers as she tries to make sense of Will’s death in the aftermath of the courthouse shooting. Meanwhile, Diane delivers the somber news to the partners at Lockhart/Gardner who must decide how to move forward.
Alicia and Diane consider merging their firms in the wake of Will's death, even as they find themselves on opposite sides of a contentious divorce suit. Meanwhile, Alicia offers assistance to Finn when it becomes clear that the State's Attorney is looking for a scapegoat in the Jeffrey Grant case.
Florrick/Agos takes on the case of an NSA whistleblower, only to learn that the agency has been monitoring the firm as well as Alicia’s personal life. Meanwhile, Diane faces the difficult task of working alongside Louis Canning when he joins Lockhart/Gardner. Also, Alicia goes after the State’s Attorney when he attempts to make Finn a scapegoat in the Jeffrey Grant case.
When Alicia pays a visit to longtime client Colin Sweeney, she finds herself in the unwanted role of witness when a body is discovered in his home. Meanwhile, Eli steps in when an unfortunate picture of Zach threatens to become a public relations nightmare for Peter.
When Alicia has a chance encounter with a charming entrepreneur during jury duty, she begins to consider options outside her marriage and seeks the advice of her mother. Meanwhile, Diane's friends come to her for legal advice when their son is accused of selling drugs on the Internet.
Alicia manages the fallout when her client's insensitive statements to the press threaten the fate of a multi-billion dollar merger. Meanwhile, Diane faces a potential conflict of interest when she and Louis Canning are on opposite sides of a class action suit involving a pharmaceutical company. Also, Eli learns the truth about Alicia and Peter's relationship.
An open feed from a camera mistakenly left on after a teleconferenced deposition between the lawyers of Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner reveals a threat to the firm that Alicia and Cary never saw coming. Meanwhile, the fate of Lockhart/Gardner hangs in the balance as Louis Canning vies for a larger role. Also, Alicia entrusts Zach's high school graduation party to Jackie and Veronica.