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Drama starring Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a politician's wife who transforms herself into a career woman when a scandal surrounding her husband turns her life upside down

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Drama starring Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a politician's wife who transforms herself into a career woman when a scandal surrounding her husband turns her life upside down

Series 1 Summary

Alicia Florrick is a wife and mother whose life is turned upside down when her husband Peter is involved in a very public sex and political corruption scandal that lands him in prison. Pushing aside the betrayal and crushing public humiliation, Alicia accepts full responsibility for her family and goes back to work as a defence attorney.

Starting over isn't easy but gradually Alicia gains in confidence and transforms herself from a politician's scorned wife to resilient career woman.

  • Alicia on her first day at work in The Good Wife

    Episode 1 - Pilot

    Pilot: Another chance to see the first series of the legal drama with Julianna Margulies whose life is rocked when a scandal involving politics and sex lands her husband in prison.

  • Alicia in court

    Episode 2 - Stripped

    Stripped: Defence Attorney Alicia (Julianna Margulies) represents a stripper who was raped at a stag party and may have previously been abused by her husband.

  • Julianna Margulies as Alicia in The Good Wife

    Episode 3 - Home

    Home: Alicia represents a boy who has been accused of murder, but he is the son of a former friend who snubbed her as soon as news of her husband's scandal broke out.

  • Alicia argues in the street

    Episode 4 - Fixed

    Alicia finds evidence of possible wrongdoing on the jury's part in a case against a major pharmaceutical company. Meanwhile, Peter's legal team work on his appeal.

  • The Good Wife

    Episode 5 - Crash

    Crash: Alicia represents three widows of train engineers who are suing their husbands' former employers to prove that a fatal crash was the company's responsibility, not the victims'.

  • Alicia in The Good Wife

    Episode 6 - Conjugal

    Conjugal: Alicia works on the appeal of a death row inmate who's accused of killing a police officer. But she must swallow her pride and visit Peter in prison for information.

  • Alicia works on a case in The Good Wife

    Episode 7 - Unorthodox

    Alicia represents the daughter of one of the partners at her law firm. She finds herself attracted to a colleague she's working with on the case who has an unusual way of defending their client.

  • The Good Wife

    Episode 8 - Unprepared

    Alicia discovers the culprit in an arson case that she is working on. Later, Alicia is caught off guard when she's asked to testify on Peter's behalf.

  • Alicia and Peter kiss

    Episode 9 - Threesome

    Alicia represents a senior partner in the law firm when he is arrested. Elsewhere, Alicia begins to doubt Peter's innocence in his corruption case after hearing evidence to the contrary.

  • Alicia outside a court room

    Episode 10 - Lifeguard

    Alicia investigates a judge after he overturns a straightforward plea case. Diane is given an offer she can't refuse.

  • Alicia has a heart to heart in The Good Wife

    Episode 11 - Infamy

    The firm represent a widower whose wife killed herself after being wrongfully accused of murdering her child. Later, Alicia represents her husband's enemy in court.

  • Alicia visits Jackie in hospital in The Good Wife

    Episode 12 - Painkiller

    Painkiller: The star of the school football team dies after taking an overdose of painkillers. Alicia represents the doctor who prescribed the medication in court.

  • Alicia in The Good Wife

    Episode 13 - Bad

    Bad: Alicia defends Colin Sweeney, a wealthy client who was cleared of killing his wife but is still largely thought of as her murderer. Peter considers an offer from Childs.

  • Alicia in court

    Episode 14 - Hi

    Hi: Alicia helps with a murder case when a client discovers that her babysitter has been killed in her home, leaving her husband as the chief suspect.

  • The Good Wife

    Episode 15 - Bang

    Alicia and the children adjust to having Peter back home. At work, Alicia teams up with Diane to help a client testify against her wealthy husband.

  • Alicia walking out of court

    Episode 16 - Fleas

    Fleas: Alicia represents a client who's accused of leaking a court document to a drug lord who went on to murder a star witness. An unlikely source spreads family gossip.

  • Peter in The Good Wife

    Episode 17 - Heart

    Heart: Will and Alicia attend an emergency hearing in a hospital when a pregnant woman is told her insurance doesn't cover the operation that her unborn child needs.

  • The Good Wife

    Episode 18 - Doubt

    Doubt: Emotions run high when Alicia and Will, who recently kissed, represent a student who is accused of killing her flatmate. Will their feelings get the better of them?

  • Alicia in church with her family in The Good Wife

    Episode 19 - Boom

    Boom: Alicia and Peter have a bust up after she discovers the real reason he has been taking the family to church. Can Alicia forgive her husband?

  • Alicia and Peter in The Good Wife

    Episode 20 - Mock

    Mock: Grace and Zach get Peter out of a tight scrape with the police. Alicia tries to help her building manager Simran, but he lands in further trouble with immigration.

  • Alicia waits patiently to hear news in The Good Wife

    Episode 21 - Unplugged

    Unplugged: Alicia represents the wife of a rock star who wants a divorce, but things take a dramatic turn when the husband has a motorbike accident and ends up in a coma.

  • Alicia in a police cell working in The Good Wife

    Episode 22 - Hybristophilia

    Alicia works on a manslaughter case involving a person who stalks criminals. Will the charges against Peter be dropped?

  • Peter in The Good Wife

    Episode 23 - Running

    Alicia works with an undercover cop whose colleagues have been conspiring with gang members to deal illegal weapons. Things take a tragic turn when he is killed two hours after testifying in court.