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The Good Wife

Series Summary
When a very public sex and political-corruption scandal lands her husband, Peter, in prison, Alicia Florrick must get past the humiliation and betrayal and assume responsibility for her family. She resumes her career as a defense attorney, shedding her persona as the embarrassed wife of a politician, and takes charge of her destiny. Four years later, Alicia decides to leave Lockhart/Gardner and start a new law firm with a colleague, Cary Agos. Now that Peter has won the gubernatorial election, Alicia must balance her evolving career and family responsibilities with her new position as first lady of Illinois.

Air Dates: 2009 - Present

Genres: Drama, Law

Network: CBS

  • Season 6, Ep. 22 : Wanna Partner? May 10, 2015

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    Alicia makes a decision about her professional future, and receives a call from a client who is being held in a secret police facility without being officially booked.

  • Season 6, Ep. 21 : Don't Fail May 3, 2015

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    A former client contacts Alicia after being charged with a murder connected to a 2009 case; Alicia remembers her early days as a lawyer as she reviews the old case.

  • Season 6, Ep. 20 : The Deconstruction Apr 26, 2015

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    Alicia's future is uncertain when she is forced to resign as State's Attorney; R.D. (Oliver Platt) hires Cary and Diane to argue against conservative lawyers in a test case involving mandatory minimum sentencing.

  • Season 6, Ep. 19 : Winning Ugly Apr 12, 2015

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    Eli and Alicia ask a well-respected civil rights lawyer (Ron Rifkin) to help stop a recount when potential voter fraud is discovered; Diane learns she unknowingly submitted false evidence in Cary's case.

  • Season 6, Ep. 18 : Loser Edit Apr 5, 2015

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    During a TV interview, Alicia is ambushed with questions regarding her leaked emails; an investigator looks into the evidence that was used to exonerate Cary.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • In its first couple of Season 2 episodes, The Good Wife stirs up a delectable stew of political, legal, romantic and interpersonal complications. It manages to be both escapist and intelligent, and that is an unbeatable combination. show more

  • Verdict: guilty--of being a guilty pleasure. show more

  • Tuesday night by plunging its characters deeper into a web of crisscrossing dramas that suggest the law and politics ultimately come down to soap operas. Whether it's true or not, The Good Wife makes the theory entertaining to explore. show more

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