The fourth season of The Good Wife began broadcasting on September 30, 2012, airing Sundays at 9:00 p.m. Executive producer Tony Scott committed suicide in August 2012; about a month prior to the start of the season. The season premiere was dedicated in Scott's memory. The season finale aired on April 28, 2013.
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.