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When Alicia returns from work following her husband's very public corruption scandal and incarceration, she is assigned her first case -- a retrial of a woman who is accused of murdering her ex-husband.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Tuesday September 22nd, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Jan 01, 2010
UK (MORE4) Jan 25, 2010

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (23 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Chris NothChris Noth
As Peter Florrick

Guest Stars
Chris ButlerChris Butler
As Matan Brody
David PaymerDavid Paymer
As Judge Richard Cuesta
Mary Beth PeilMary Beth Peil
As Jackie Florrick
Titus WelliverTitus Welliver
As SA Glenn Childs
Cam CroninCam Cronin
As Brian
Charles SiegelCharles Siegel
As Dr. Sobel
Chris NowlandChris Nowland
As Press Conference Reporter
Dalias BlakeDalias Blake
As Bailiff
Elizabeth WeinsteinElizabeth Weinstein
As Busy Secretary
Forbes AngusForbes Angus
As Prison Guard
Fulvio CecereFulvio Cecere
As Detective Briggs
Ingrid TorranceIngrid Torrance
As Dr. Torrance
Ivan CermakIvan Cermak
As Jogging CEO
Jeff SancaJeff Sanca
As Cindy's Brother Danny
Johannah NewmarchJohannah Newmarch
As Receptionist (28th fl)
Karin KonovalKarin Konoval
As Mrs. Duretsky
Katharine IsabelleKatharine Isabelle
As Cindy Combs
Katie WalderKatie Walder
As Jennifer Lewis
Kevin McNultyKevin McNulty
As Cormac
Luisa DLuisa D'Oliveira
As Sandra Pai
McKenna LaingMcKenna Laing
As Lilly Combs
Michael AdamthwaiteMichael Adamthwaite
As Court Security Guard
Phillip MitchellPhillip Mitchell
As Michael Lewis
Robert Clarke (1)Robert Clarke (1)
As Political Ops
Sarah PenikettSarah Penikett
As Will's Paralegal
Simon LongmoreSimon Longmore
As Mr. North
Stephen HolmesStephen Holmes
As Facile ND Lawyer
Main Cast
Julianna MarguliesJulianna Margulies
As Alicia Florrick
Matt CzuchryMatt Czuchry
As Cary Agos
Josh CharlesJosh Charles
As Will Gardner
Archie PanjabiArchie Panjabi
As Kalinda Sharma
Graham PhillipsGraham Phillips
As Zach Florrick
Makenzie VegaMakenzie Vega
As Grace Florrick
Christine BaranskiChristine Baranski
As Diane Lockhart


The series opens with Alicia Florrick supporting her husband Peter during an intense trial. Once they are outside, she is completely livid. She hits him. Fast forward to six months and Alicia is starting a job at a new law firm. She is late, because she meets in the wrong conference room. No one is making it easy for her, either. She meets up with Cary Agos and Diane Lockhart...

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Episode Notes
Nielsen Ratings: Pilot was seen by 13.71 million people, and was rated 9.2/16 in households, 4.4/11 in adults 25-54, and 3.1/8 in adults 18-49. This episode delivers this time slot's best premiere in both households and viewers since October 2, 2002 ("Judging Amy") and in key demos since September 19, 2006.

Warning: The Good Wife season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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