Housewife Alicia Florrick (Julianne Margulies) is forced to pick up the pieces after a political and public sex scandal lands her corrupt husband Peter (Chris Noth) – the former Illinois State’s Attorney – in jail. She returns to her career as a litigator, which then launches the political career she’d previously chosen to leave behind, just to be “the good wife.”
S1/EP 1 - Pilot
Alicia's chance to rebuild her life is met with opposition from skeptical colleagues, her husband's past, and a high-stakes criminal case.
S1/EP 2 - Stripped
When the State's Attorney rejects the case, the firm helps a woman accusing a powerful family's son of rape. Meanwhile, damaging photographs are mysteriously delivered to Alicia's doorstep.
S1/EP 3 - Home
Alicia reconnects with her past when her former friend's son is accused of murder. Cary takes first chair, despite never going to trial before.
S1/EP 4 - Fixed
A mysterious scrap of paper leads the firm to believe one of the jurors in a drug-related case was bribed. Meanwhile, Peter's lawyer makes a request of Alicia.
S1/EP 5 - Crash
Alicia and Will have three days to find evidence or their suit against a crooked train company will be dismissed, and Jackie makes a decision behind Alicia's back.
S1/EP 6 - Conjugal
Alicia and Will try to free a wrongfully convicted man, and Peter has the key to the case. Meanwhile, Diane gives Kalinda a secret project.
S1/EP 7 - Unorthodox
Alicia faces added pressure in a slip-and-fall case when the defendant is the child of Stern, the third firm partner. Will and Diane deal with the firm's financial troubles.
S1/EP 8 - Unprepared
Facing arson accusations, the firm searches for evidence to prove a fringe group was responsible, not their client. Zach discovers who's leaving the mysterious packages, and Peter's bail hearing takes a turn.
S1/EP 9 - Threesome
Stern asks Alicia to represent him in a DUI case, and Peter's mistress takes aim at his personal life.
S1/EP 10 - Lifeguard
Diane debates leaving the firm for an offer she can't refuse, and Alicia questions a judge's motive after a harsh sentence for an African American minor.
S1/EP 11 - Infamy
Will and Diane bring a wrongful death suit against an obnoxious TV commentator, and Alicia reluctantly helps with a divorce case with ties to Peter.
S1/EP 12 - Painkiller
When a high school football player overdoses, Alicia defends a doctor who denies blame. Meanwhile, Childs pressures Kalinda to work for him.
S1/EP 13 - Bad
Alicia's conflicted defending a crude man accused of murdering his wife, and tension rises with Peter's appeal.
S1/EP 14 - Hi
The firm rushes to help a couple whose babysitter is murdered, and Alicia prepares herself for Peter's possible return.
S1/EP 15 - Bang
Alicia defends a bodyguard accused of murdering his boss, and Peter plots his comeback.
S1/EP 16 - Fleas
An attorney is accused of leaking a witness list that lead to a murder, and Alicia discovers someone's tweeting personal attacks about her family.
S1/EP 17 - Heart
Will and Alicia face a countdown to prove a mother's unborn baby needs an operation, and Peter seeks reconciliation with an unlikely outcome.
S1/EP 18 - Doubt
The firm defends a college student accused of killing her roommate, and Diane's faces her feelings when a ballistics expert returns.
S1/EP 19 - Boom
An old enemy returns to take down the firm, but Alicia's secret may help. Meanwhile, a mysterious witness threatens Peter's future.
S1/EP 20 - Mock
Peter's choice has ripple effects, and Alicia represents her building manager to return a favor.
S1/EP 21 - Unplugged
A divorce takes a turn when the rock star husband has an accident, and Will and Diane finally decide who remains -- Alicia or Cary.
S1/EP 22 - Hybristophilia
A merger crucial to the firm's success is complicated by a grisly murder scene, and the death of a witness has implications for Peter.
S1/EP 23 - Running
Cary and Alicia face off when an undercover operation goes wrong, and Eli Gold worries Peter won't run.
S2/EP 1 - Taking Control
Will leaves a heavy voicemail, and Alicia is appointed to counsel an accused murder determined to represent himself.
S2/EP 2 - Double Jeopardy
Cary's vendetta causes Alicia's client to face military court, and Peter's campaign gets hit.
S2/EP 3 - Breaking Fast
The firm and Peter's campaign are both at stake when a malicious prosecution suit pits Alicia against Childs.
S2/EP 4 - Cleaning House
Alicia juggles a demeaning judge and a backstabbing co-counsel while defending a DJ, and Cary questions her behavior when a leaked deposition targets Child.
S2/EP 5 - VIP Treatment
The firm has four hours to decide if they should take a rape against an esteemed democrat and thus jeopardize their client list.
S2/EP 6 - Poisoned Pill
Alicia and Diane go against a formidable attorney who uses dramatics to sway a case. Meanwhile, Eli Gold tries to dig up dirt on the new candidate.
S2/EP 7 - Bad Girls
In order to land a high profile divorce, Alicia must prove herself in a DUI case that takes a turn for the worse. Meanwhile, Derrick ruffles feathers with peer reviews.
S2/EP 8 - On Tap
The firm represents Will's friend who is accused of aiding a terrorist organization. Meanwhile, Alicia uncovers a secret hidden among wiretapped recordings.
S2/EP 9 - Nine Hours
A mysterious tip gives the firm nine hours to revise their death row appeal or their client will be executed. Kalinda and Blake's relationship intensifies.
S2/EP 10 - Breaking Up
Alicia and Will represent a client's son and his girlfriend who are being tempted to turn on each other by Cary. Meanwhile, Diane's mutiny is uncovered.
S2/EP 11 - Two Courts
Will's personal life jeopardizes a case, and Jackie inserts herself into Peter's campaign.
S2/EP 12 - Silly Season
Alicia and Cary battle when her client is tied to a drug kingpin, and Wendy Scott-Carr threatens the Florrik family.
S2/EP 13 - Real Deal
Alicia's effort to build a class action suit is complicated by a hammy attorney's return and a mole in the office.
S2/EP 14 - Net Worth
The firm represents an internet billionaire taken advantage of by a film studio, and Alicia confronts Will about the voicemail.
S2/EP 15 - Silver Bullet
Diane balances the personal and professional when representing her favorite ballistics expert, and Eli sets a trap for Wendy Scott-Carr.
S2/EP 16 - Great Firewall
Alicia discovers the firm's true interest in representing a tortured Chinese dissident, and Will and Diane plot against Derrick.
S2/EP 17 - Ham Sandwich
Alicia tackles two problems at once -- a drug kingpin wanting to stop his divorce and a grand jury summons for Kalinda.
S2/EP 18 - Killer Song
The firm works to stop a released killer from profiting from his crime, and Eli attempts to make up for a past campaign tactic.
S2/EP 19 - Wrongful Termination
Alicia and Will face off with Louis Canning when a company's tactics drove employees to suicide, and Eli Gold races against the clock to keep Peter's campaign from losing its edge.
S2/EP 20 - Foreign Affairs
The firm's suit is stalled by a dictator and his TV attorney, and election night finally arrives with life-altering changes for Alicia.
S2/EP 21 - In Sickness
Alicia tackles a liver transplant case and makes a decision regarding Peter.
S2/EP 22 - Getting Off
Alicia confronts Kalinda about a secret and defends a business woman whose infidelity-encouraging website is blamed for murder.
S2/EP 23 - Closing Argument
When a judge is murdered, the firm rushes to exonerate their client before the jury decides. Meanwhile, Eli Gold makes an offer to Diane.
S3/EP 1 - A New Day
Alicia's advice backfires on her client who's now held on a worse crime, and Peter tightens the reigns in office.
S3/EP 2 - The Death Zone
Alicia's win in court is moot when the case goes to the English courts, and Eli tries out for a client with a hidden agenda.
S3/EP 3 - Get a Room
Alicia and Will tackle a messy settlement involving malpractice opposite Will's ex, and Eli signs a cheese company with a PR nightmare.
S3/EP 4 - Feed the Rat
Alicia represents an innocent man in the wrong place at the wrong time, and Will tries convincing an old flame to join their firm.
S3/EP 5 - Marthas and Caitlins
The loss of a whistleblower damages Diane's case, and Eli discovers the DNC isn't looking to Peter for the governorship.
S3/EP 6 - Affairs of State
Alicia’s international client is charged with rape, and Eli's ex-wife approaches him about a potential political campaign.
S3/EP 7 - Executive Order 13224
The Treasury Department forces Alicia to break attorney client privilege, and Will's past is uncovered.
S3/EP 8 - Death Row Tip
Alicia has thirty-six hours to stop an execution so another client isn't convicted of murder, and the investigation into Will continues.
S3/EP 9 - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
A drone mishap brings Will and Alicia back to military court, and Wendy Scott-Carr returns with a new mission against Lockhart Gardner.
S3/EP 10 - Parenting Made Easy
Alicia shadows Caitlin's first arbitration in a wrongful termination against an old foe, and the investigation into Will leads Diane to a choice.
S3/EP 11 - What Went Wrong
Diane and Legal Aid have days to overturn a surprise guilty verdict, and Alicia adjusts to her relationship decision.
S3/EP 12 - Alienation of Affection
A divorce backfires on the firm to divide the partners, and Will interviews attorneys.
S3/EP 13 - Bitcoin for Dummies
Alicia represents a man caught between bitcoin and the Treasury Department, and the State's Attorney office tries to close in on Will.
S3/EP 14 - Another Ham Sandwich
Pressure mounts against Will's grand jury hearing begins, and Eli faces off with a rival consulting guru.
S3/EP 15 - Live From Damascus
The firm takes a suit against a company working with the Syrian government, and Will discovers disbarment proceedings are on the horizon.
S3/EP 16 - After the Fall
Alicia represents a director accused of exploiting a suicide, and the other partners fight to take Will's spot.
S3/EP 17 - Long Way Home
A disgraced CEO has three days to win back his company amid a sexual misconduct claim, and Peter looks forward to a possible governorship.
S3/EP 18 - Gloves Come Off
Alicia debates leaving Lockhart Gardner after Louis Canning's offer, Diane reconnects with an old flame, and the firm's wrongful death case is complicated by their client's past.
S3/EP 19 - Blue Ribbon Panel
Diane tries to hold the firm together as the partners fight to replace Will, Alicia finds herself on a panel with ulterior motives, and the IRS investigates Kalinda.
S3/EP 20 - Pants on Fire
Peter's rival gets personal, and Alicia and Diane represent one of three girls accused of murder whose fates are tied together.
S3/EP 21 - The Penalty Box
Alicia and Diane represent a judge accused of misconduct, Lemond Bishop is frustrated with the investigation into Kalinda, and Cary makes a decision about his future.
S3/EP 22 - The Dream Team
Two arch rivals team up to bring Lockhart Gardner down, and Alicia accidently jeopardizes Kalinda by opening up her past.
S4/EP 1 - I Fought the Law
Alicia defends her son after being targeted by a zealous police officer, and Peter begins his campaign for governor with his marriage in the spotlight.
S4/EP 2 - And the Law Won
Will's return to court is dampened when a settlement spoils, and Kalinda is cornered by her abusive husband.
S4/EP 3 - Two Girls, One Code
The firm represents two business owners sabotaged by a big corporation, and Alicia's past affair with Will threatens Peter's campaign.
S4/EP 4 - Don't Haze Me, Bro
Alicia and Diane's hazing case is complicated by a hate crime allegation, and a recently-recovered Jackie causes problems for Peter's campaign.
S4/EP 5 - Waiting for the Knock
The firm steps in when their client fears his accountant turned on him, and Eli turns to Will with help in squashing a scandal about Peter.
S4/EP 6 - The Art of War
Alicia represents a JAG lawyer who was raped, and Peter's campaign finds a new opponent.
S4/EP 7 - Anatomy of a Joke
Alicia and Cary babysit a client who has to stop an FCC fine, and Kalinda works with Peter's campaign to root out the source of a damaging rumor.
S4/EP 8 - Here Comes the Judge
The firm risks their case by going against a biased judge, and
S4/EP 9 - A Defense of Marriage
On Thanksgiving Eve, Alicia's mom faces a messy contested will, and a liberal lawyer hijacks the firm's case, angering Diane.
S4/EP 10 - Battle of the Proxies
Kalinda's husband intimidation continues, and Alicia must help another attorney win his case so her client won't be charged with the crime.
S4/EP 11 - Boom De Yah Da
Alicia must depose an evasive company president, and a forced mediation threatens Diane's leadership of the firm.
S4/EP 12 - Je Ne Sais What?
Alicia and Will cover a sports hearing for an frazzled attorney behind bars, and Peter's campaign faces allegations of racial bias.
S4/EP 13 - The Seven Day Rule
The firm has 48 hours to finalize a pre-nup with ruthless president, and Alicia is offered a big surprise with a catch.
S4/EP 14 - Red Team, Blue Team
The firm is paid to put on a mock-trial an energy drink incident, and Alicia and Cary team to fight for their partnership option.
S4/EP 15 - Going for the Gold
Diane helps Peter prepare for a debate, and Alicia juggles her partner responsibility with a favor.
S4/EP 16 - Runnin' with the Devil
Alicia goes against an past rival in case against a known crime kingpin, and the firm looks for another investigator.
S4/EP 17 - Invitation to an Inquest
Alicia presents at an inquest being used to stop an insurance pay-out, and Cary's dad brings a big client to the firm with strings.
S4/EP 18 - Death of a Client
Alicia must remember her client's conversations when his murderer is on the loose, and Peter offers Diane a judgeship.
S4/EP 19 - The Wheels of Justice
Alicia must force a speedy trial or her crude client will go to jail for life, and Diane asks Kalinda to investigate her past, only to discovers something unknown.
S4/EP 20 - Rape: A Modern Perspective
Alicia and Will represent a rape victim, and Diane is vetted for a Supreme Court seat.
S4/EP 21 - A More Perfect Union
Alicia's mom commits her to help a company with a contract, and Peter discovers that his campaign is actually losing.
S4/EP 22 - What's in the Box?
On the eve of the election, Cary tries to set up his own firm while the firm fights to disqualify a questionable ballot box.
S5/EP 1 - Everything Is Ending
The firm has 48 hours to stop their client's execution, and David Lee turns to Kalinda to investigate if a new firm is being formed.
S5/EP 2 - The Bit Bucket
Alicia and Cary have to secure more money to save their firm and represent an internet search company president against the NSA.
S5/EP 3 - A Precious Commodity
Alicia is caught between two firms, Will picks a fight with Diane, and a surrogate fights for the life of the unborn.
S5/EP 4 - Outside the Bubble
A paralegal sues the firm with outrageous claims, and Eli faces off with Jackie over Peter.
S5/EP 5 - Hitting the Fan
Diane discovers Alicia and Cary's mutiny, and a war breaks out between the two firms.
S5/EP 6 - The Next Day
The feud between Florrick, Argo, and Associates and Lockhart Gardner continues as they argue over which firm can represent a wrongful death case.
S5/EP 7 - The Next Week
Alicia uses her capital contribution as leverage against Lockhart Gardner, and Florrick, Argo, and Associates struggles to gain footing.
S5/EP 8 - The Next Month
When LG fumbles retaining a new client, Alicia helps a familiar face with a big connection, and Eli makes a decision that jeopardizes Peter's office.
S5/EP 9 - Whack-a-mole
Alicia and Cary fight their client's ever-changing terrorism allegation, Will hires a new attorney without consulting Diane, and Jackie disapproves of Peter's Supreme Court pick.
S5/EP 10 - The Decision Tree
As Christmas draws near, Alicia is found to be the beneficiary of a large estate, if she can prove it, and Lockhart Gardner's newest attorney faces off against Kalinda.
S5/EP 11 - Goliath and David
Will purposefully inserts himself into a copyright infringement case to go against Alicia, and Eli hire Kalinda to find out if Peter fathered a child.
S5/EP 12 - We, the Juries
Alicia, Cary, Diane, and Will are forced to work together to keep a couple out of jail, and a voter fraud allegation endangers Peter's career.
S5/EP 13 - Parallel Construction, B*tches
Lemond suspects someone at Alicia's firm is a leak, and Department of Justice goes after Peter.
S5/EP 14 - A Few Words
Alicia struggles to write an speech which could land a new client, and Will retains Elsbeth when the Department of Justice focuses on him.
S5/EP 15 - Dramatics, Your Honor
The Department of Justice disposes Alicia, and Will faces off with a new prosecutor.
S5/EP 16 - The Last Call
As tragedy sets in, Alicia attempts to discover what an interrupted voicemail would have said.
S5/EP 17 - A Material World
Diane and Alicia debate merging firms which affects a divorce case, and Alicia advises Finn when the States Attorney looks for a scapegoat.
S5/EP 18 - All Tapped Out
Louis Canning merges with LG, and Alicia discovers that an NSA employee knows they're being wiretapped.
S5/EP 19 - Tying the Knot
Alicia becomes a witness when a body is found in her client's house, and a picture of Zach causes trouble for Peter.
S5/EP 20 - The Deep Web
Alicia's jury duty summons leads to an unexpected day off, and Diane defends a client whose son is accused of abetting the sale of drugs online.
S5/EP 21 - What Love Means (The One Percent)
Alicia represents a billionaire who's public comments jeopardize his pending case, and Diane and Louis Canning are on opposite sides of a class action suit.
S5/EP 22 - A Weird Year
Canning challenges Diane's firm, a wedge is driven between Alicia and Cary, and Eli finds his next candidate for States Attorney.
S6/EP 1 - The Line
Without warning, Cary is arrested, and the firm rushes to collect the bail money. Meanwhile, Eli pushes Alicia to run for States Attorney.
S6/EP 2 - Trust Issues
Cary's bail money is withdrawn, Alicia fights to hold onto their most important client, and Diane prepares to retire from LG.
S6/EP 3 - Dear God
Cary's service officer causes waves, Alicia is frustrated by false rumors of her candidacy, and the firm's client ends up in the unknown sphere of Christian mediation.
S6/EP 4 - Oppo Research
Alicia must confront the most damaging details of her personal life before deciding to run.
S6/EP 5 - Shiny Objects
The firm has a deadline to pay a ransom or lose all of their electronic files, and Alicia faces off with Elsbeth in a wrongful termination case.
S6/EP 6 - Old Spice
Alicia and Elsbeth team up when the company and the client are dragged into espionage charges, and Diane finds a way to get their old office back.
S6/EP 7 - Message Discipline
Eli suspects a new candidate will run against Alicia, and Finn discovers suspicious evidence against Cary.
S6/EP 8 - Red Zone
Alicia represents a college student in a university hearing, as a focus group analyzes their perceptions of her.
S6/EP 9 - Sticky Content
Alicia debates using oppo-research on her opponent, and Cary is asked to testify against Lemond Bishop in exchange for going free.
S6/EP 10 - The Trial
Cary debates a plea bargain when his trial begins, and Alicia's inside joke is used against her.
S6/EP 11 - Hail Mary
When Kalinda discovers new information, the firm rushes to exonerate Cary before his sentencing hearing. Meanwhile, Alicia prepares for a debate.
S6/EP 12 - The Debate
Down in the polls, Alicia must win the debate, which proves hard when her opponent and a pending verdict loom over her.
S6/EP 13 - Dark Money
A distasteful client asks for Alicia's help, and Lemond Bishop pressure Kalinda into fulfilling a favor.
S6/EP 14 - Mind's Eye
Alicia imagines every question and response in preparing for a vital interview with a newspaper editorial board. Louis Canning sues the firm.
S6/EP 15 - Open Source
Alicia debates attacking Peter's record to save herself, and a contentious case leads to a rift between Diane and Kurt.
S6/EP 16 - Red Meat
Diane's retreat with Kurt finds new meaning when a potential client arrives, and Peter sabotages Alicia's voter turnout.
S6/EP 17 - Undisclosed Recipients
Alicia celebrates her victory only to find it has stings, and the firm faces a massive leak that threatens their infrastructure.
S6/EP 18 - Loser Edit
Alicia attempts to get ahead of her hacked emails, and Kalinda worries when an investigator digs into the evidence used to free Cary.
S6/EP 19 - Winning Ugly
Alicia is caught in the middle when the States Attorney vote is caused in question, and Diane discovers Kalinda faked evidence.
S6/EP 20 - The Deconstruction
Alicia returns to her firm, unsure if she's actually welcome back, Kalinda decides to turn on Lemond Bishop, and Diane tries to help a grandmother caught in the system.
S6/EP 21 - Don’t Fail
Just as Alicia begins thinking about a memoir, an old client gets her back into court.
S6/EP 22 - Wanna Partner?
Alicia receives a cryptic call from a client who's abducted, and Lemond Bishop searches for Kalinda.
S7/EP 1 - Bond
Alicia struggles to make it on her own in bond court, and Peter makes a decision about Eli.
S7/EP 2 - Innocents
Alicia and Lucca are across the aisle from Lockhart-Argos as they represent a disgraced son against his mother, and Eli vies for a new spot in Peter's office.
S7/EP 3 - Cooked
Howard Lyman turns to Alicia to get back at his firm, while she represents a defendant who made a designer drug.
S7/EP 4 - Taxed
Alicia breaks bond court rules after discovering a defendant is part of a larger conspiracy.
S7/EP 5 - Payback
Alicia and Lucca try to find their first contingency case, and Howard Lyman causes problems at Lockhart-Agos.
S7/EP 6 - Lies
Eli plots against Peter, and Alicia turns to an old friend in a case against the NSA.
S7/EP 7 - Driven
A self-driving car case creates a power struggles between Alicia, Louis Canning, and Lockhart-Agos.
S7/EP 8 - Restraint
Alicia and Lucca try to poach Louis Canning's clients, and Diane butts-heads with herself when representing a pro-life client.
S7/EP 9 - Discovery
Alicia and Lucca team with Louis Canning when Lockhart-Ago's client claims racial profiling.
S7/EP 10 - KSR
Alicia defends a doctor with a shocking secret life, Lockhart-Ago faces a fight from within, and Ruth tries to get rid of Jason.
S7/EP 11 - Iowa
Alicia unravels following Eli's confession, Diane and Cary fight a discrimination charge, and Peter's presidential campaign's fate is revealed.
S7/EP 12 - Tracks
Alicia and Cary represent a former client against a song copyright claim, as Lockhart Agos try to poach their clients.
S7/EP 13 - Judged
Alicia's suit against a judge backfires into a malpractice suit, and Diane helps a journalist save her school's newspaper.
S7/EP 14 - Monday
Alicia returns to Lockhart Agos just as their IT director is dragged into court after finding a prototype, and Eli's daughter is questioned by an FBI.
S7/EP 15 - Targets
Alicia is recruited to make a life-or-death decision, Eli hires Elsbeth's husband as counsel, and Cary fears Diane is turning the firm all-female.
S7/EP 16 - Hearing
Alicia's romantic weekend is interrupted by a surprise visit from her mother and brother, and Cary is dragged into the FBI investigation.
S7/EP 17 - Shoot
Grace is accused of plagiarizing her college essay, and Alicia is called in front of the grand jury regarding Peter.
S7/EP 18 - Unmanned
Cary and Alicia make life-alter decisions as the grand jury heats up. Meanwhile, a former associate takes on the firm in court.
S7/EP 19 - Landing
Alicia and Lucca help a former NSA employee in a political tug-of-war, and Diane steps in when her husband wants to sell his company.
S7/EP 20 - Party
Alicia hosts a party for Jackie and Howard, Zach returns with shocking news, and Peter loses his attorney on the eve of the trial.
S7/EP 21 - Verdict
As Peter's trial begins, Alicia fights to save his reputation with the help of the firm.
S7/EP 22 - End
Alicia rushes to find a way to save Peter's trial before the jury comes to a decision.