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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 5 Summary

Season five of the US drama finds Alicia trying to balance her rapidly evolving legal career, her new position as First Lady of Illinois and her roles as a wife and mother.

  • The Good Wife: Alicia

    Episode 1 - Everything Is Ending

    Alicia must focus on Lockhart & Gardner's race against the clock to prevent the execution of a convicted murderer.

    While helping Will and Diane with the case, she is secretly planning her exit from the firm with Cary to set up a rival company.

    Her husband, Peter, with whom she has agreed to renew her wedding vows, has won the gubernatorial election and is assembling his staff with help from campaign manager Eli.

  • The Good Wife: Judge George Kluger

    Episode 2 - The Bit Bucket

    Alicia and Cary represent search engine Chumhum against the NSA, but they are completely unaware that the intelligence agency is already monitoring Lockhart & Gardner's communications due to the firm's connection with a former client.

    Veronica gives Alicia financial help to secure her new office space, while Eli and Peter work to promote Diane's nomination to the Supreme Court.

  • The Good Wife: Alicia

    Episode 3 - A Precious Commodity

    Alicia represents a surrogate mother against the biological parents of the unborn child she's carrying when the baby's health is called into question.

    When Diane's Supreme Court candidacy sets her against the firm, the partners at Lockhart & Gardner take decisive action.

    Meanwhile, Alicia gets an amazing offer from Will that makes her reconsider her plans to leave the company.

  • The Good Wife: Diane, Kalinda, Peter, Alicia, Eli, Will and Cary

    Episode 4 - Outside the Bubble

    Lockhart & Gardner hires Elsbeth Tascioni to represent it in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against the firm by an employee.

    Eli and Jackie disagree over how much influence Jackie should have in Peter's new administration.

    Alicia tries to obtain company files in preparation for her departure. Diane and Kurt face problems when they meet each other's friends.

  • The Good Wife: Alicia and security guards

    Episode 5 - Hitting the Fan

    When their plans to depart the company are suddenly exposed, Alicia and Cary are unceremoniously forced out of Lockhart & Gardner.

    A desperate, no-holds-barred battle to retain their most important clients ensues as the old and new firms fight for survival.

    Peter takes matters into his own hands when he attempts to make Alicia's new venture look as appealing as possible to key client Chumhum.

  • The Good Wife: Cary, Alicia, Lionel, Will and Diane

    Episode 6 - The Next Day

    Alicia and Cary take on a tough case when they represent a young woman in a product liability suit against a gun manufacturer.

    But because she is a client who has just left Lockhart & Gardner to go with Florrick & Agos, Will and Diane delay handing over the case files.

    Alicia receives a visit from Marilyn, Peter's ethics adviser, while Diane makes a disappointing discovery.

  • The Good Wife: Clarke Hayden

    Episode 7 - The Next Week

    Will represents a student whose family used to be Alicia's clients when the young man is accused of a murder on his college campus.

    Zach discovers the webcam on Alicia's computer is being accessed remotely, leading Alicia and Cary to suspect that Lockhart & Gardner are spying on them.

    Clarke Hayden is brought in to give advice and organise the struggling finances of Florrick & Agos.

  • The Good Wife: Eli and Marilyn

    Episode 8 - The Next Month

    Alicia represents an undocumented immigrant who must testify against a member of a drugs cartel or face deportation to Mexico, where there is a contract out on his life.

    Marilyn frets about the ethical implications when Eli tries to rekindle a spark of romance with attractive lobbyist Natalie Flores, affecting his professional decisions.

    Robyn attempts to be tough and indispensable, like Kalinda, and Florrick & Agos moves into new offices.

  • The Good Wife: Alicia and Robyn

    Episode 9 - Whack-a-Mole

    Alicia tries to hold a website accountable when its users accuse a college professor of being linked to domestic terrorism.

    Will goes against Diane's wishes when he hires Damian Boyle, an unpredictable attorney with ties to organized crime, who immediately interjects himself into Alicia's website case.

    Meanwhile, Eli and Jackie clash over a Florrick family secret.

  • The Good Wife: Alicia and Clarke

    Episode 10 - The Decision Tree

    Alicia is shocked to learn that an eccentric former client has bequeathed her millions of dollars, but Lockhart & Gardner contests the will on behalf of the deceased man's wife.

    Diane asks Kalinda to look into Damian's background. When Alicia's new firm plans a holiday party, Marilyn and Eli are concerned about Peter being seen at the event with some of its more disreputable clients.

  • The Good Wife: Eli and Marilyn

    Episode 11 - Goliath and David

    Alicia represents a band that is suing a TV network for copyright infringement over one of their songs.

    However, when Will joins the opposing council he uses his inside knowledge of Alicia's strengths and weaknesses against her.

    In an attempt to avoid a potential scandal, Eli hires Kalinda to find out who the father of Marilyn's baby is.

  • The Good Wife: Marilyn and Will

    Episode 12 - We, the Juries

    Alicia and Will must decide whether to cooperate with each other when they each represent one half of a couple accused of smuggling drugs.

    The courtroom is mired in confusion and legal technicalities when two juries are appointed to hear the evidence simultaneously.

    Cary tries to poach one of Lockhart & Gardner's clients, Kalinda strives to repair a damaged relationship, and Marilyn begins her investigation into possible voter fraud.

  • The Good Wife: Charles Lester

    Episode 13 - Parallel Construction, Bitches

    When Lemond Bishop is arrested on a drug-related charge that possibly resulted from a leak inside Alicia's firm, he calls in Charles Lester to find out what happened.

    The voter fraud investigation continues to move forward as Marilyn is put under pressure by an agent in the Office of Public Integrity and hands over the video footage.

  • The Good Wife: Will and Elsbeth

    Episode 14 - A Few Words

    Alicia is asked to be keynote speaker at the American Bar Association conference in New York City, so she looks to her past for inspiration.

    Alicia and Cary find themselves competing with Will and Diane to align with a powerful New York lawyer.

    Will turns to his old ally Elsbeth Tascioni when it becomes clear that Nelson Dubeck's investigation into possible voter fraud won't be stopped.

  • The Good Wife: Finn and Will

    Episode 15 - Dramatics, Your Honor

    Alicia enlists Cary as her lawyer when Nelson Dubeck asks her to participate in a deposition connected with his investigation into election rigging. Kalinda has doubts about her future with Lockhart & Gardner.

    Will continues the difficult defence of Jeffrey Grant, a young man accused of murder, as he faces off against a new prosecutor who proves to be a formidable adversary.

  • The Good Wife: Alicia and Eli

    Episode 16 - The Last Call

    A stunned Alicia searches for answers as she tries to make sense of Will's death in the aftermath of the courthouse shooting.

    Diane delivers the sombre news to the shocked partners at Lockhart & Gardner, who must decide how to move forward with plans for the firm.

  • The Good Wife: Diane and Alicia

    Episode 17 - A Material World

    Alicia and Diane consider merging their two companies in the wake of Will's death, even as they find themselves on opposite sides of a contentious divorce suit.

    Alicia offers assistance to Finn Polmar when it becomes clear that the State's Attorney is looking for a scapegoat in the Jeffrey Grant case.

  • The Good Wife: Alicia and Finn

    Episode 18 - All Tapped Out

    Florrick & Agos takes on the case of an NSA whistle-blower, only to learn that the agency has been monitoring the firm and Alicia's personal life.

    Diane faces the difficult task of working alongside Louis Canning (guest star Michael J Fox) when he joins Lockhart & Gardner.

    Alicia goes after the State's Attorney to stop Finn Polmar becoming a scapegoat in the Jeffrey Grant case.

  • The Good Wife: Colin Sweeney

    Episode 19 - Tying the Knot

    Alicia pays a visit to long-time client Colin Sweeney, but she finds herself in the unwanted role of witness when a body is discovered in his home.

    Eli steps in when an unfortunate picture of Zach surfaces on the internet and threatens to become a public relations nightmare for Peter.

    Alicia offers some political advice to Finn Polmar.

  • The Good Wife: Alicia and Veronica

    Episode 20 - The Deep Web

    When Alicia has a chance encounter with a charming entrepreneur while waiting to be selected for jury service, she ponders the direction her life is taking and seeks her mother's advice.

    Diane's friend asks for legal guidance when his grandson is accused of selling drugs on the internet. Finn prepares for a campaign interview.

  • The Good Wife: Louis, Cary and Alicia

    Episode 21 - The One Percent

    Alicia manages the fallout when her client's insensitive statements to the press threaten the fate of a multi-billion-dollar merger.

    Diane faces a potential conflict of interest when she and Louis Canning find themselves on opposite sides of a class action suit involving a pharmaceutical company.

    Eli learns the truth about the state of Alicia and Peter's relationship.

  • The Good Wife: Jackie

    Episode 22 - A Weird Year

    An open feed from a camera mistakenly left on after a teleconferenced deposition reveals a threat to the firm that Alicia and Cary didn't expect.

    The fate of Lockhart & Gardner hangs in the balance as Louis Canning vies for a larger role. Alicia entrusts Zach's high school graduation party to Jackie and Veronica.

The Good Wife synopsis

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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