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.
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.