The Good Wife
About the Show
With brand new Series 6 on the horizon, catch Series 5 of the US legal drama on 4oD, with every episode available from 29 December until 28 January
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode 10 - Lifeguard
Alicia investigates a judge after he overturns a straightforward plea case. Diane is given an offer she can't refuse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Episode 22 - Hybristophilia
Alicia works on a manslaughter case involving a person who stalks criminals. Will the charges against Peter be dropped?
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.
The Good Wife synopsis
With brand new Series 6 on the horizon, catch Series 5 of the US legal drama on 4oD, with every episode available from 29 December until 28 JanuaryEpisode Guide >
Alicia is adamant that she won't run for the post of State's Attorney, despite Eli's pleas. As Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos as a partner, a crisis…