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
When Alicia and Cary represent a client who has left Lockhart/Gardner to go with Florrick/Agos, Will and Diane intentionally delay turning over the case files to the new firm. Also, Marilyn, Peter's ethics council, tries to give advice to Alicia, and Will's colleagues are surprised at the new intensity he displays in the wake of the upheaval at the firm
Alicia and Cary suspect that Lockhart/Gardner is spying on them when Zach discovers that the webcam on Alicia's computer is being accessed remotely. Meanwhile, Will takes on more than he anticipated when he comes to the aid of one of Alicia's old clients, and Clarke Hayden returns to offer financial advice to Florrick/Agos
As Florrick/Agos move into their new offices, Alicia attempts to block the deportation of an undocumented immigrant before he is sent to Mexico, where a cartel has threatened his life. Also, Marilyn is concerned about the ethical ramifications when Eli reconnects with Natalie Flores, and Robyn tries to be more like Kalinda
Alicia tries to hold a website accountable when its users accuse her client, a college professor, of being linked to domestic terrorism. Meanwhile, 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. Also, Eli and Jackie clash over a Florrick family secret
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