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 2 Summary
The talented Alicia Florrick's hard-hitting career continues at the prestigious Chicago law firm. Alicia's husband Peter out of jail, and he's back on the political campaign trail and in need of a loyal wife by his side. Can Alicia put all the humiliation of his scandals behind her, or will she pursue her own happiness?
Episode 1 - Taking Control
In the first episode, Alicia is forced to make a choice between her passion for Will and her marriage to Peter.
Episode 2 - Double Jeopardy
Cary tries to stack the deck against Alicia during the trial of an Army reservist accused of murdering his wife. Meanwhile, Childs resorts to dirty tricks in an effort to ruin Peter's campaign.
Episode 3 - Breaking Fast
A prosecution suit leads to an explosive confrontation between Alicia and Glenn. Meanwhile, Alicia's brother, Owen, visits after his questionable remarks about Peter spread across the internet.
Episode 4 - Cleaning House
Cleaning House: When Alicia meets Nancy Crozier in court, she rediscovers that her sweet facade hides a steely interior. Later, Alicia's career hangs in the balance.
Episode 5 - VIP Treatment
Alicia and the partners must decide whether to take on the case of a massage therapist who accuses a Nobel Peace Prize winner of sexual assault
Episode 6 - Poisoned Pill
Poisoned Pill: Alicia, Diane and Will are caught off-guard by a brilliant attorney with a disability, played by Michael J Fox, during a test case against a drugs company.
Episode 7 - Bad Girls
Alicia is close to successfully arguing that her teenaged pop star client, Sloan, is innocent when Cary drops a bombshell that could ruin the starlet's career.
Episode 8 - On Tap
When the government accuses a member of the council of taking a campaign bribe, the team reviews hours of evidence to mount his defence.
Episode 9 - Nine Hours
Alicia and the team race against the clock in the appeal case of a client on Death Row. Meanwhile, Peter prepares for his first debate with Glenn.
Episode 10 - Breaking Up
Breaking Up: Alicia faces a moral dilemma at work when her team must try to turn a client's son against his girlfriend, after both are accused of murder.
Episode 11 - Two Courts
Two Courts: Will fears his client is not getting a fair trial so the firm hires a jury consultant, who claims to predict a case's outcome by reading people's expressions.
Episode 12 - Silly Season
Alicia's client confesses to murdering a fellow prisoner, leading the rest of the team to investigate the relationship between the two inmates
Episode 13 - Real Deal
Alicia races Louis Canning to round up the highest number of clients for an Erin Brockovich-style class action lawsuit, and a mole is detected in the law firm who appears to be working for Canning.
Episode 14 - Net Worth
Will handles a defamation case from a billionaire who's suing a film studio for showing him in a bad light. Later, Alicia questions Will about a message he left for her.
Episode 15 - Last Shot
Last Shot: Diane represents her on-off love interest Kurt McVeigh when he is sued for the testimony he gave in a murder trial.
Episode 16 - Great Firewall
Great Firewall: A Chinese dissident sues a social networking site for revealing the identity of his anonymous blog. Later, Will and Diane hope to get rid of Derrick Bond.
Episode 17 - Ham Sandwich
The firm represents client and drug kingpin LeMond Bishop in divorce proceedings, even though Bishop wants reconciliation.
Episode 18 - Killer Song
Killer Song: The firm sues a convicted murderer who is profiting from a song he had written years ago while in prison, describing his crime.
Episode 19 - Wrongful Termination
Wrongful Termination: Louis returns to fight against Alicia when the firm represents families of employees who committed suicide due to miserable working conditions.
Episode 20 - Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs: The firm represent a small drilling contractor locked in a dispute with a major oil conglomerate; and the results of the election are revealed.
Episode 21 - In Sickness
In Sickness: The firm defends a patient in a liver transplant case against rival lawyer Patti Nyholm. The case takes an unexpected turn when Patti is fired from her firm.
Episode 22 - Getting Off
Getting Off: The firm defends the owner of an adultery website, Stephanie Engler (played by Sarah Silverman), when one of her site's users is murdered.
Episode 23 - Closing Arguments
Alicia and Kalinda push aside their differences to prove their client's innocence in a murder trial. Will Alicia get together with Will?
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…