The BEST Episodes of The Good Fight

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Network: CBS All Access

Picking up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of The Good Wife, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s preeminent law firms.

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The Gang Goes to War

#1 - The Gang Goes to War

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 14, 2020

Following their secret rendezvous, Liz and Caleb find themselves on a case together, defending a soldier court-martialed for sabotaging the weapon of his superior officer. Lucca accompanies her client, and newly minted friend, Bianca, on a short but sure to be memorable trip to the Caribbean.

star 7.95
519 votes
Writers: Tegan Shohet
Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate

#2 - Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 12, 2017

Lucca defends a TV writer-producer in a copyright infringement case with ties to the President of the United States. Mike Kresteva takes aim at Reddick, Boseman, and Kolstad.

star 7.94
2,141 votes
Directors: Ron Underwood
Writers: Marcus Dalzine
Day 492

#3 - Day 492

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 27, 2018

The FBI question Diane as part of a job background check on Kurt, leading to unexpected and serious consequences. The mayor of Chicago invites Adrian and Julius to join a 'think tank' tasked with figuring out how to spend funds that will address the "Kill All Lawyers" problem. Chaos ensues in the delivery room after Lucca goes into labor early.

star 7.93
1,016 votes
Directors: Robert King
Writers: Michelle King, Robert King
Day 443

#4 - Day 443

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 8, 2018

Adrian becomes an overnight celebrity after his candid appearance on a cable news show goes viral. Lucca, who has yet to formally announce her pregnancy, worries about her future at the firm. Adrian’s newfound cable news fame grabs the attention of Chicago’s top law firm and the jury of his latest case.

star 7.93
1,157 votes
Directors: Brooke Kennedy
Writers: Jacquelyn Reingold
Not So Grand Jury

#5 - Not So Grand Jury

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 26, 2017

Mike Kresteva takes his case against Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad to a grand jury, but the firm devises a grand jury strategy of their own to hamper Kresteva's efforts. Colin finds himself in an awkward position in court.

star 7.93
2,097 votes
Directors: So Yong Kim
Writers: William Finkelstein

#6 - Chaos

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 16, 2017

Diane takes on a new client who is accused of cyber-terrorism, resulting in unforeseen repercussions for the firm, especially Lucca. An accident brings Diane and Kurt together. Henry reveals new truths about the scandal to Maia.

star 7.92
1,971 votes
Directors: Robert King
Writers: Michelle King, Robert King
The Gang is Satirized and Doesn’t Like It

#7 - The Gang is Satirized and Doesn’t Like It

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 7, 2020

A former divorce client, Duncan Herz, seeks the firm’s help, claiming a buzzy new play running in Chicago is based on his divorce and shares specific details that unearth more than just his dirty laundry. Diane attempts to get to the heart of Memo 618 when a missing case leads her to the corporate overlords themselves, STR Laurie.

star 7.92
546 votes
Writers: William M. Finkelstein

#8 - Inauguration

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 19, 2017

After a financial scam destroys the reputation of lawyer Maia Rindell, while wiping out her mentor and godmother, Diane Lockhart's, savings; Maia and Diane join one of Chicago's preeminent law firms.

star 7.86
2,399 votes
Directors: Brooke Kennedy
Writers: Michelle King, Phil Alden Robinson, Robert King
Day 471

#9 - Day 471

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 6, 2018

Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart is left in disarray after a partner at the firm becomes the latest “Kill All Lawyers” victim by an unknown assailant. The Chicago police chief causes a stir when he goes after the firm’s high profile clients Lemond Bishop and Colin Sweeney as potential suspects. Amidst the chaos, Colin is reminded of his true feelings for Lucca.

star 7.86
1,067 votes
Day 485

#10 - Day 485

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 20, 2018

Jay is arrested on a fraudulent charge while driving Maia and a witness in a case involving Colin Sweeney's fiancée, Naftali Amado, to court.

star 7.85
1,044 votes
Directors: Ron Underwood
Writers: Jacquelyn Reingold, Marcus Dalzine
The Gang Offends Everyone

#11 - The Gang Offends Everyone

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 21, 2020

Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart represent an Olympic hopeful who was edged out of a spot on the U.S. women's swim team due to a last minute change to the eligibility window. From racism to sex and gender constructs, the case quickly takes the firm into rough waters. Meanwhile, Adrian is approached by the DNC with a compelling offer and Diane and Julius unite to track down Memo 618.

star 7.84
543 votes
Directors: Brooke Kennedy
Writers: Jacquelyn Reingold
Previously On…

#12 - Previously On…

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 24, 2021

A flashback to 2020 reveals how the team at Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart experienced the year's major events.

star 7.82
365 votes
Directors: Brooke Kennedy
Writers: Michelle King, Robert King
The Gang Gets a Call from HR

#13 - The Gang Gets a Call from HR

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 30, 2020

When DNC head Frank Landau asks Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart for help with a plan to engage African-American voters, the resulting discussion turns personal for one of the partners. Determined to sue Rare Orchard, Diane is shocked to learn that all court documents associated with the case are missing, leading her down an unexpected rabbit hole. Meanwhile, Marissa befriends Caleb Garlin, an STR Laurie associate.

star 7.82
552 votes
Directors: Tess Malone
Writers: Davita Scarlett
First Week

#14 - First Week

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 19, 2017

Diane raises eyebrows while settling in as a new partner at Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad. Maia continues to deal with the repercussions of her family's Ponzi scheme. Lucca and Maia unexpectedly pick up a new case.

star 7.81
2,400 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Joey Scavuzzo, Ryan Pedersen
And the Fight Had a Détente…

#15 - And the Fight Had a Détente…

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 5, 2021

At Circuit 9 3/4 court, Marissa is assigned to "prosecute" two contrasting "cancel culture" cases, which both leave her questioning the intentions of Wackner, David Cord and Del Cooper. The tension between Diane and Liz increases while they work together on a high profile case against the Chicago PD.

star 7.81
303 votes
Directors: Carrie Preston
Writers: Tegan Shohet
Day 457

#16 - Day 457

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 22, 2018

Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart represent an African-American undercover cop, Rashid Clarkson, who was left crippled after being shot by another Chicago police officer in the line of duty. The case’s opposing counsel is legend Solomon Waltzer, whose tactics have the firm questioning the legitimacy of his evidence. Diane finds herself at a crossroads with both Kurt and Tully.

star 7.80
1,105 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Aurin Squire
And the Court Had a Clerk…

#17 - And the Court Had a Clerk…

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 8, 2021

Diane is aghast when Kurt reveals he recognized the face of a man featured in a U.S. Capitol insurrection "Most Wanted" poster. Intrigued by Wackner, Marissa sneaks over to his copy shop "courtroom" and is thrilled by what she encounters. Back in legitimate court, Liz uses a current case to tackle Section 230.

star 7.79
340 votes
Directors: Tyne Rafaeli
Writers: William M. Finkelstein
Day 415

#18 - Day 415

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 11, 2018

Tensions remain high when the firm learns another Chicago lawyer has been murdered by a client. Liz positions herself as a potential ally for Diane. Maia's trial takes an unwelcome turn.

star 7.79
1,238 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: William M. Finkelstein
Once There Was a Court…

#19 - Once There Was a Court…

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 1, 2021

Diane and Marissa find themselves arguing at the Circuit 9 3/4 Court, led by the quirky "Judge" Hal Wackner. Carmen Moyo proves herself to be an effective, yet underestimated, new associate.

star 7.79
351 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: Jonathan Tolins
The Gang Discovers who Killed Jeffrey Epstein

#20 - The Gang Discovers who Killed Jeffrey Epstein

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired May 28, 2020

Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart are hired to investigate the death of high-profile New York inmate Jeffrey Epstein. Back at the office, STR Laurie continues to tighten their grip on the firm by forcing Diane, Adrian and Liz to conduct layoffs. But the enraged trio won't go down that route without a fight and hatch a plan in hopes of shaking off their corporate overlords once and for all.

star 7.79
536 votes
Directors: Fred Murphy
Writers: Laura Marks
The One with Lucca Becoming a Meme

#21 - The One with Lucca Becoming a Meme

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 4, 2019

Lucca's involvement in a viral "mothering while black" video sparks conversations at Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart that unearth racial biases and pay disparity at the firm. Liz joins Diane at a resistance group meeting but their next act -- to help swing votes in key states -- hits close to home when the group decides they need a celebrity influencer. Maia faces serious consequences at the firm thanks to Blum.

star 7.76
797 votes
Writers: Jacquelyn Reingold
Social Media and Its Discontents

#22 - Social Media and Its Discontents

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 19, 2017

After landing tech mogul Neil Gross as a new client, the firm is tasked with figuring out a way to combat hate speech on his social media platform. Maia’s suspicions about her father grow after Uncle Jax pays an unwelcome visit. Lucca and Colin’s romance heats up.

star 7.76
2,097 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: Michelle King, Robert King
The Schtup List

#23 - The Schtup List

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 26, 2017

Adrian and Barbara face a cruel realization about a high profile client. While second chair to Diane on a case, Lucca is in for more than she bargained for thanks to the US attorney's office's golden boy, Colin Morello. Maia visits her father in prison.

star 7.76
2,346 votes
Writers: Tegan Shohet
Day 422

#24 - Day 422

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 18, 2018

Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart represent a young woman who was assaulted while a contestant on a reality dating show. Diane fears she might be the killer's next target.

star 7.76
1,162 votes
Writers: Joey Hartstone
The Gang Tries to Serve a Subpoena

#25 - The Gang Tries to Serve a Subpoena

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 16, 2020

Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart attempt to adjust to their new landscape as a small subsidiary of STR Laurie, a huge multi-national law firm. Diane encounters a familiar face in court, Louis Canning, during an eminent domain case against a large real estate developer, Rare Orchard. Lucca is given an exciting, high-profile divorce case, however it comes with an unexpected partner, David Lee.

star 7.75
589 votes
Writers: Jonathan Tolins