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The Good Wife

The Good Wife


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.

Pushing aside the betrayal and crushing public humiliation caused by her husband Peter (Chris Noth), Alicia Florrick (Margulies) starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney. As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner (Josh Charles), who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom. Alicia is grateful the firm's top litigator, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realizes she's going to need to succeed on her own merit.

Alicia's main competition among the firm's 20-something new recruits is Cary (Matt Czuchry), a recent Harvard grad who is affable on the surface, but will use any means to ensure that he, not Alicia, secures the one full-time associate position that's available. Fortunately, Alicia finds an ally in Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), the firm's tough in-house investigator. Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician's scorned wife to resilient career woman, especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach (Graham Phillips) and 13-year-old Grace (Makenzie Vega).

For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the "good wife" and takes charge of her own destiny. (Source: CBS)
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Episode Info

Next: 6x01 -- The Line (Sep/21/2014)


Alicia is adamant in her refusal to run for State’s Attorney despite Eli’s attempts to persuade her to launch a campaign. Meanwhile, as Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos as partner, an internal crisis threatens to destroy the firm.


Prev: 5x22 -- A Weird Year (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

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Available Episodes

What’s In The Box?
Apr 28, 2013
Season 4 episode 22

A More Perfect Union
Apr 21, 2013
Season 4 episode 21

Rape: A Modern Persp..
Apr 14, 2013
Season 4 episode 20

The Wheels of Justic..
Mar 31, 2013
Season 4 episode 19

Death of a Client
Mar 24, 2013
Season 4 episode 18

Invitation To An Inq..
Mar 17, 2013
Season 4 episode 17

Runnin' With The Dev..
Mar 10, 2013
Season 4 episode 16

Cast
Julianna Margulies
As Alicia Florrick
Matt Czuchry
As Cary Agos
Josh Charles
As Will Gardner
Archie Panjabi
As Kalinda Sharma
Graham Phillips
As Zach Florrick
Makenzie Vega
As Grace Florrick
Christine Baranski
As Diane Lockhart
Alan Cumming
As Eli Gold
Chris Noth
As Illinois governor, Peter Florrick
Zach Grenier
As David Lee

Reviews

milliefern

Reviews: 1
the good wifeRating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

THis is the best new drama series of TV.
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Review posted on Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 at 10:18 am

swakwa74

Reviews: 2
Class ActRating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

This show is truly my favorite! I think the acting is just great,and the story lines keep us all very interested to see what's next. Do keep up the good work one and all and thanks CBS for bringing this "class act" to our television screens and in our homes! Read more

Review posted on Sunday, May 8th 2011 at 8:40 pm

annlee

Reviews: 1
Great showRating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

I love Julianna Marguiles. I think she is terrif!! The show is engaging, adult oriented ,brillant and she is showiing her best side.. Chrs Noth is a definite plus.. Wouldnt miss it!!! Read more

Review posted on Sunday, November 22nd 2009 at 12:58 pm

3 reviews available
Recaps
5x12: We, the Juries recap: Alicia and Will argue with Judge Spencer that their clients should be allowed separate trials. The couple is accused of smuggling drugs and they were originally represented by one firm. Now that Alicia is gone from LG the judge allows there to be two separate trials. Spencer rules that it will be a double jury so that witnesses don't need to be questioned twice... read more.

5x11: Goliath and David recap: At Alicia's Christmas party, Eli questions Marilyn about her decision to name her baby Peter. She says it has nothing to do with the governor and claims the father is another man named Peter. Alicia walks up and asks if they have seen the band. She leaves the two and finds the band. She pays them and the band ask them about a possible case they may have. They legally covered a song by the rapper Rebel Kane but they claim a TV show copied their copy. Alicia comments that Peter was in prison with Rebel Kane. Cary warns that it's a David and Goliath situation to go up against a TV show like this but the band offers to pay a percentage of the $2,300,000 they are seeking... read more.

5x10: The Decision Tree recap: Kalinda chases Boyle in a high speed pursuit. Boyle arrives at Florrick-Agos and enters the building. Kalinda calls Diane to inform her of this news. She will continue to trail him until Diane says otherwise. Diane hangs up and tells Will about Boyle. Neither of them know why he's there... read more.

5x9: Whack-a-mole recap: Alicia meets with her employees, who all agree that they need more money. She asks what they should do about it. Robyn asks about their Christmas party and suggests they have a real roll out now that they have office space. Alicia takes a call from Zayeed who needs help with a problem. The FBI is in his home asking about a friend who was applying as a job to be a CIA consultant. He needs her to be there to make sure he doesn't accidentally get his friend in trouble... read more.

5x7: The Next Week recap: A man is pulled over by a police officer and asked to take a breathalyser test. The officer says he doesn't have one in the car though so he asks to take him down to the station... read more.
Recurring Guests

Chris Noth as Peter Florrick (53 eps)
Mary Beth Peil as Jackie Florrick (32 eps)
Titus Welliver as SA Glenn Childs (19 eps)
Zach Grenier as David Lee (17 eps)
Michael Boatman as Julius Cain (17 eps)
Anika Noni Rose as Wendy Scott-Carr (16 eps)
Scott Porter as Landlord/Blake Calamar (14 eps)
Nathan Lane as Clarke Hayden (12 eps)
Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning (12 eps)
Chris Butler as Matan Brody (12 eps)

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Warning: The Good Wife guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: Returning Series
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 2009
Episode Order: 22
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