The BEST Episodes of The Good Wife
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2020
The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.
#1 - Hitting the Fan
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2013
A desperate battle to retain clients begins when Cary and Alicia's plan to leave the firm is exposed.
#2 - Dramatics, Your Honor
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 23, 2014
Alicia enlists Cary as her lawyer when Nelson Dubeck approaches her to participate in a deposition regarding his investigation into election rigging. Meanwhile, Will continues the difficult defense of Jeffrey Grant as he faces off against a new prosecutor who proves to be a formidable adversary.
#3 - The Decision Tree
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 1, 2013
Alicia is shocked to learn that a former client bequeathed her millions, but Lockhart/Gardner quickly contests the will on behalf of the deceased's wife. Meanwhile, Diane asks Kalinda to look into Damian's background. Also, Eli and Marilyn are concerned about Peter being seen with Alicia's more disreputable clients at the Florrick/Agos holiday party.
#4 - What's in the Box?
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 28, 2013
When Zach thinks he has witnessed vote tampering, Will, Alicia and Diane race to a series of emergency court proceedings on the night of the gubernatorial election. An unexpected source offers to help Cary start his own firm.
#5 - Closing Arguments (2)
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 17, 2011
Despite their tense relationship, Alicia and Kalinda rush to prove their client's innocence in a murder trial. The timing may finally be right for Alicia and Will to pursue their relationship.
#6 - A Weird Year
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 18, 2014
An open feed from a camera mistakenly left on after a teleconferenced deposition between the lawyers of Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner reveals a threat to the firm that Alicia and Cary never saw coming. Meanwhile, the fate of Lockhart/Gardner hangs in the balance as Louis Canning vies for a larger role. Also, Alicia entrusts Zach's high school graduation party to Jackie and Veronica.
#7 - Another Ham Sandwich
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 29, 2012
With her investigation complete, Wendy presents her evidence against Will to the grand jury in hopes of sending him to prison for bribery. Eli and Stacie Hall square off once again.
#8 - Je Ne Sais What?
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 13, 2013
Will, Diane and Alicia help Elsbeth Tascioni when she is arrested. Eli and Jordan give Peter conflicting pieces of advice.
#9 - Hail Mary
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 4, 2015
Cary hires a prison consultant to prepare him for incarceration while the team at Florrick/Agos/Lockhart does everything in its power to help him. Alicia practices for the State’s Attorney candidates’ debate.
#10 - Everything Is Ending
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2013
Alicia works to prevent the execution of a convicted murderer as she plans her exit from the firm with Cary. Eli helps Peter put together his staff.
#11 - The Line
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 21, 2014
Despite pressure from Eli, Alicia is determined not to run for State's Attorney. Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos. A crisis threatens to tear the firm apart.
#12 - Red Team/Blue Team
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 17, 2013
Office politics come to a head when Will and Diane ask Alicia and Cary to face off against them in a mock trial, only to get more than they bargained for. Eli tries to avoid losing his role in Peter’s campaign to Jordan, as he continues his fight with the Justice Department.
#13 - Oppo Research
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 12, 2014
Eli asks a respected campaign manager to help Alicia explore the option of running for State's Attorney.
#14 - I Fought the Law
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 30, 2012
A state trooper targets Zach, putting Alicia on the offensive; Kalinda decides to face her problems; Diane and Will explore the firm's financial issues.
#15 - Outside the Bubble
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 20, 2013
Alicia tries to obtain Lockhart & Gardner files as she prepares to exit the firm. Faced with a sexual harassment lawsuit, the firm hires Elsbeth Tascioni.
#16 - The Next Week
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 10, 2013
Zach makes a discovery that leads Alicia and Cary to believe that the firm is spying on them. Will helps one of Alicia's former clients. Clarke Hayden offers financial advice to Florrick/Agos.
#17 - The Trial
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 23, 2014
When Cary’s case goes to trial, a plea deal offer has him seriously considering jail time. A joke between mother and daughter lands Alicia in trouble as her campaign for State’s Attorney is in full stride.
#18 - Trust Issues
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 28, 2014
As the firm deals with an internal legal crisis, Alicia tries to hold onto their biggest client. Diane plots her move.
#19 - The Next Day
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 3, 2013
Alicia and Cary represent a client who changed firms and Will and Diane delay turning over the case files. Marilyn tries to give advice to Alicia.
#20 - A Precious Commodity
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2013
Alicia receives a stunning offer that causes her to reconsider leaving the firm. The partners must take action when Diane is put at odds with her colleagues.
#21 - The Dream Team
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 29, 2012
Will and Diane scramble when Louis and Patti team up to bankrupt the firm. Alicia faces conflicted feelings regarding her relationship with Peter. Kalinda's past catches up to her.
#22 - KSR
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 2015
A well respected surgeon is accused of plotting to commit a crime; Ruth suggests that Courtney Paige hire Jason for business in another state, hoping to remove him from Alicia's life.
#23 - Blue Ribbon Panel
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 25, 2012
Alicia is assigned to be on a blue-ribbon panel that is investigating a police shooting, but she soon begins to question the actions of the panel chairman.
#24 - Parenting Made Easy
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 2011
A routine arbitration turns into a battle of wills between Alicia and Louis, but the pair makes an unexpected connection when a personal crisis interrupts the proceedings.
#25 - The Last Call
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 30, 2014
Alicia searches for answers as she tries to make sense of Will’s death in the aftermath of the courthouse shooting. Meanwhile, Diane delivers the somber news to the partners at Lockhart/Gardner who must decide how to move forward.