The Good Wife

10 Best Episodes of The Good Wife

Alicia Florrick boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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The Good Wife - S2E9

#15 - Nine Hours (Season 2 - Episode 9)

When Alicia gets a vague tip from a courthouse clerk in the appeal case of a death row inmate, the law firm races to secure a stay of execution. Peter Florrick prepares for his first debate with Glenn Childs and Wendy Scott-Carr.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 619 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E1

#14 - I Fought the Law (Season 4 - Episode 1)


A state trooper targets Zach, putting Alicia on the offensive; Kalinda decides to face her problems; Diane and Will explore the firm's financial issues.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 670 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E1

#13 - The Line (Season 6 - Episode 1)

Despite pressure from Eli, Alicia is determined not to run for State's Attorney. Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos. A crisis threatens to tear the firm apart.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 911 votes.

The Good Wife - S5E4

#12 - Outside the Bubble (Season 5 - Episode 4)


Alicia tries to obtain Lockhart & Gardner files as she prepares to exit the firm. Faced with a sexual harassment lawsuit, the firm hires Elsbeth Tascioni.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 801 votes.

The Good Wife - S5E1

#11 - Everything Is Ending (Season 5 - Episode 1)

Alicia works to prevent the execution of a convicted murderer as she plans her exit from the firm with Cary. Eli helps Peter put together his staff.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 852 votes.

The Good Wife - S5E16

#10 - The Last Call (Season 5 - Episode 16)


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.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 889 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E23

#9 - Closing Arguments (2) (Season 2 - Episode 23)

Despite their tense relationship, Alicia and Kalinda rush to prove their client's innocence in a murder trial. The timing may finally be right for Alicia and Will to pursue their relationship.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 631 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E14

#8 - Red Team/Blue Team (Season 4 - Episode 14)


Office politics come to a head when Will and Diane ask Alicia and Cary to face off against them in a mock trial, only to get more than they bargained for. Eli tries to avoid losing his role in Peter’s campaign to Jordan, as he continues his fight with the Justice Department.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 664 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E11

#7 - Hail Mary (Season 6 - Episode 11)

Cary hires a prison consultant to prepare him for incarceration while the team at Florrick/Agos/Lockhart does everything in its power to help him. Alicia practices for the State’s Attorney candidates’ debate.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 646 votes.

The Good Wife - S5E10

#6 - The Decision Tree (Season 5 - Episode 10)


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.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 853 votes.

The Good Wife - S5E22

#5 - A Weird Year (Season 5 - Episode 22)

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.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 844 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E14

#4 - Another Ham Sandwich (Season 3 - Episode 14)


With her investigation complete, Wendy presents her evidence against Will to the grand jury in hopes of sending him to prison for bribery. Eli and Stacie Hall square off once again.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 616 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E22

#3 - What's in the Box? (Season 4 - Episode 22)

When Zach thinks he has witnessed vote tampering, Will, Alicia and Diane race to a series of emergency court proceedings on the night of the gubernatorial election. An unexpected source offers to help Cary start his own firm.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 731 votes.

The Good Wife - S5E15

#2 - Dramatics, Your Honor (Season 5 - Episode 15)


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.

The episode was rated 8.51 from 955 votes.

The Good Wife - S5E5

#1 - Hitting the Fan (Season 5 - Episode 5)

A desperate battle to retain clients begins when Cary and Alicia's plan to leave the firm is exposed.

The episode was rated 8.71 from 953 votes.

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