The BEST Episodes of The Good Wife
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2019
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
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
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 - What's in the Box?
Season 4 - Episode 22
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.
#4 - Another Ham Sandwich
Season 3 - Episode 14
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.
#5 - A Weird Year
Season 5 - Episode 22
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.
#6 - The Decision Tree
Season 5 - Episode 10
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.
#7 - Hail Mary
Season 6 - Episode 11
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.
#8 - Red Team/Blue Team
Season 4 - Episode 14
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.
#9 - Closing Arguments (2)
Season 2 - Episode 23
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.
#10 - Everything Is Ending
Season 5 - Episode 1
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 Last Call
Season 5 - Episode 16
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.
#12 - Outside the Bubble
Season 5 - Episode 4
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.
#13 - I Fought the Law
Season 4 - Episode 1
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.
#14 - The Line
Season 6 - Episode 1
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.
#15 - Je Ne Sais What?
Season 4 - Episode 12
Will, Diane and Alicia help Elsbeth Tascioni when she is arrested. Eli and Jordan give Peter conflicting pieces of advice.
#16 - Trust Issues
Season 6 - Episode 2
As the firm deals with an internal legal crisis, Alicia tries to hold onto their biggest client. Diane plots her move.
#17 - The Next Day
Season 5 - Episode 6
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.
#18 - Alienation of Affection
Season 3 - Episode 12
Lockhart & Gardner faces trouble when a recently divorced couple claims they influenced their separation for their own personal gain.
#19 - Nine Hours
Season 2 - Episode 9
When Alicia gets a vague tip from a courthouse clerk in the appeal case of a death row inmate, the law firm races to secure a stay of execution. Peter Florrick prepares for his first debate with Glenn Childs and Wendy Scott-Carr.
#20 - The Dream Team
Season 3 - Episode 22
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.
#21 - Oppo Research
Season 6 - Episode 4
Eli asks a respected campaign manager to help Alicia explore the option of running for State's Attorney.
#22 - Blue Ribbon Panel
Season 3 - Episode 19
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.
#23 - Death of a Client
Season 4 - Episode 18
When an erratic and litigious client is murdered, Alicia is convinced to waive attorney/client privilege to help the police when she learns that the killer may also be targeting someone close to her. Peter and Mike Kresteva vie for an influential endorsement. Diane receives a stunning offer.
#24 - Parenting Made Easy
Season 3 - Episode 10
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 Next Week
Season 5 - Episode 7
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.