The Good Wife

10 Best Episodes of The Good Wife - Season 2

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 - S2E14

#15 - Net Worth (Season 2 - Episode 14)

Will and Diane take on a defamation case from a young Internet billionaire, who is suing the film studio for depicting him in a negative light. Alicia confronts Will about the message he left on her voice mail.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 593 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E8

#14 - On Tap (Season 2 - Episode 8)


When the government accuses an alderman of taking a campaign bribe from a Muslim extremist group, the team reviews hours of wiretap evidence to mount its defense. Alicia is startled to discover that some of the tapes pertain to her.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 634 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E1

#13 - Taking Control (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Alicia makes her decision about whether to stay with Peter or pursue a relationship with Will.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 660 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E13

#12 - Real Deal (Season 2 - Episode 13)


While Alicia races against Louis Canning to round up the most clients for an Erin Brockovich-style class action lawsuit, a mole is detected in LGB law firm, who seems to be working for Louis.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 603 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E6

#11 - Poisoned Pill (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Alicia, Will and Diane are caught off-guard when a brilliant disabled attorney uses his condition to sway a jury. Kalinda turns to a former friend for help.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 615 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E5

#10 - VIP Treatment (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Alicia and the partners must decide whether to take on the case of a VIP massage therapist who accuses a Nobel Peace Prize winner of sexual assault. Peter and Eli try to figure out what Wendy's candidacy means for their campaign.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 642 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E17

#9 - Ham Sandwich (Season 2 - Episode 17)

Lockhart, Gardner and Bond represents a drug kingpin in divorce proceedings, even though the client wants reconciliation. Kalinda is subpoenaed for a grand jury investigation.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 580 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E21

#8 - In Sickness (Season 2 - Episode 21)


Lockhart/Gardner defends a patient in a liver transplant case against rival attorney Patti Nyholm. However, the case takes a turn when Patti is fired and asks Lockhart/Gardner to represent her. Alicia deals with emotional fallout from Peter's one-night stand with Kalinda.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 600 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E20

#7 - Foreign Affairs (Season 2 - Episode 20)

The firm represents a small drilling contractor in a dispute against a major oil conglomerate which is going well until a South American dictator takes over the case. The election results are in.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 603 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E4

#6 - Cleaning House (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Alicia risks disbarment when Glenn's office suspects her of an ethics violation, which could also ruin Peter's political campaign. A third candidate is revealed in the campaign for state's attorney.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 624 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E2

#5 - Double Jeopardy (Season 2 - Episode 2)

An Army reservist is accused of murdering his wife. Childs turns to dirty tricks in hopes of marring Peter's campaign.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 640 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E22

#4 - Getting Off (1) (Season 2 - Episode 22)


Lockhart/Gardner defends Stephanie Engler, the owner of an adultery Web site, after one of her users is murdered, but the civil case turns criminal when the murder is pinned on Stephanie. Alicia goes ballistic on Kalinda about her one-night stand with Peter, causing Kalinda to contemplate leaving the firm.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 614 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E16

#3 - Great Firewall (Season 2 - Episode 16)

The law firm of Lockhart, Gardner and Bond sues a social networking site on behalf of a Chinese dissident. Eli gets a tip that he hopes will drive Childs out of the race. Will and Diane hope to wrestle the firm away from Derrick Bond once and for all.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 606 votes.

The Good Wife - S2E9

#2 - 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 - S2E23

#1 - 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.

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