Alicia must focus on the firm’s efforts to prevent the execution of a convicted murderer while she secretly plans her exit from the firm with Cary. Meanwhile, Eli helps Peter assemble his staff in the governor’s office.
Alicia and Cary sue the NSA on behalf of search engine Chumhum, unaware that Lockhart/Gardner's connection to a former client has resulted in the spy agency monitoring the firm's communications. Meanwhile, Alicia's mom takes steps to support her daughter, and Eli works to secure Diane's Supreme Court nomination.
Will makes Alicia a stunning offer which causes her to reconsider her plans to leave the firm. Also, the partners take action when Diane's Supreme Court candidacy puts her at odds with her colleagues.
Alicia represents a surrogate mother who is going against the wishes of the biological parents. However, arguments inside the firm threaten to overshadow those in court when Diane's Supreme Court candidacy puts her at odds with Will. Also, the firm hires Elsbeth Tascioni to represent them in a lawsuit brought on by an employee
Alicia and Cary's plans to depart Lockhart/Gardner are suddenly exposed and a desperate battle to retain clients ensues
Alicia and Cary represent a client who left Lockhart/Gardner and face a problem when Will and Diane purposely delay the case files that they have. Marilyn tries advicing Alicia on Peter's behalf. Will surprises everyone with how intense he is focused on his work.
Alicia and Cary have suspicions that either Lockhart or Garner has been spying on them when they find a remote access webcam in Alicia's computer. Will comes to the aid of one of Alicia's older clients, but takes on more then he ever anticipated. Clarke returns with financial advice for Florrick and Agos.
Florrick and Agos finally get to move into their new office space. An illegal immigrant who's life is in danger if he should return to Mexico seeks help from Alicia to block his deportation. Eli catches up with Natalie Flores which concerns Marilyn greatly. Robyn tries to emulate Kalinda.
The users of a website accuse a college professor of been a domestic terrorist. When Alicia represents the professor she tries blaming the accusations on the website. Will hires Damian Boyle against Diane's wishes. Damian gets involved in Alicia's case without been asked. A family secret causes a clash between Eli and Jackie.
Alicia is shocked when she discovers that a former client has left her millions of dollars. But the will is contested by Lockhart and Gardner on behalf of the dead clients wife. Diane asks Kalinda to perform a background check on Damian for her. Eli and Martyn try and do some damage control after Peter was seen at the Florrick and Agos holiday party with some of Alicia's more disreputable clients.
Alicia tries to win a case of copyright infringement for a band, but when Will joins the opposing side, the simple case soon becomes psychological warfare. Eli hires Kalinda to do some damage control regarding a potential scandal.
Alicia and Will each represent one-half of a couple accused of smuggling drugs, but the courtroom becomes mired in confusion and legal technicalities when they insist on separate jury pools. Meanwhile, Cary attempts to woo a Lockhart/Gardner client, Kalinda tries to repair a damaged relationship and Marilyn begins her investigation into possible voter fraud during the gubernatorial election.
Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner fight to keep Lemond Bishop as a client when he is arrested on a drug-related charge, which possibly resulted from a leak inside Alicia's firm. Meanwhile, the investigation into voter fraud in the gubernatorial election continues to move forward when Marilyn is approached by an agent in the Office of Public Integrity
When Alicia is asked to be the keynote speaker at the American Bar Association conference in New York City, she looks to her past for inspiration. Meanwhile, the competition with Diane and Will continues as Alicia and Cary battle to align with a powerful New York lawyer. Also, Will turns to an old acquaintance when it becomes clear that Nelson Dubeck's investigation into possible voter fraud isn't going away
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
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
Alicia and Diane consider merging their firms in the wake of Will's death, even as they find themselves on opposite sides of a contentious divorce suit. Meanwhile, Alicia offers assistance to Finn when it becomes clear that the State's Attorney is looking for a scapegoat in the Jeffrey Grant case
Florrick/Agos takes on the case of an NSA whistleblower, only to learn that the agency has been monitoring the firm as well as Alicia's personal life. Meanwhile, Diane faces the difficult task of working alongside Louis Canning when he joins Lockhart/Gardner. Also, Alicia goes after the State's Attorney when he attempts to make Finn a scapegoat in the Jeffrey Grant case
Alicia finds herself becoming a reluctant witness after a body is discovered in Colin Sweeney's home in her presence. Peter has another public relations nightmare to tackle when a unfortunate picture of Zach surfaces.