The Good Wife

10 Best Episodes of The Good Wife - Season 3

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 - S3E6

#15 - Affairs of State (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Alicia wades through diplomatic loopholes to defend a Taiwanese national. Eli is approached by his ex-wife to vet her for a possible political campaign.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 596 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E4

#14 - Feeding the Rat (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Alicia takes a pro bono case in which a witness quickly becomes the prime suspect. Will and Diane plot the firm’s direction and their futures.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 591 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E5

#13 - Marthas and Caitlins (Season 3 - Episode 5)

When Alicia's key witness commits suicide, she must turn to the only person whose testimony can salvage her case. Eli makes big moves on Peter's behalf.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 596 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E21

#12 - The Penalty Box (Season 3 - Episode 21)


Alicia defends a judge against misconduct charges stemming from his days as a prosecutor. Cary makes a career decision and Kalinda deals with the repercussions of Agent Delaney's investigation.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 604 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E11

#11 - What Went Wrong (Season 3 - Episode 11)

As Alicia looks for a way to have a judgment thrown out following a shocking guilty verdict, she also begins to feel the consequences of decisions in her personal life.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 592 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E18

#10 - Gloves Come Off (Season 3 - Episode 18)


Alicia once again faces Louis in court, but recent financial concerns lead her to reconsider his standing job offer. Diane reconnects with the enigmatic Jack Copeland.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 583 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E7

#9 - Executive Order 13224 (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Alicia worries that she will break confidentiality when the Treasury Department forces her to report on her latest client. Peter reluctantly digs into Will's past transgressions.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 586 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E15

#8 - Live from Damascus (Season 3 - Episode 15)


Lockhart & Gardner leads a class action suit against a software company that allowed the Syrian government to 'disappear' American citizens. Will faces a hard decision in the wake of the Grand Jury proceedings.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 586 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E17

#7 - Long Way Home (Season 3 - Episode 17)

Alicia must once again aid Colin when a sexual misconduct claim derails his attempt to win back control of his company. Cary is faced with a moral dilemma when Peter tasks him with enforcing office policies.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 571 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E20

#6 - Pants on Fire (Season 3 - Episode 20)


As Alicia counsels a client whether to accept a strict plea deal, she's distracted by Peter's newest political rival, whose actions force her back into the public spotlight.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 604 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E19

#5 - Blue Ribbon Panel (Season 3 - Episode 19)

Alicia is assigned to be on a blue-ribbon panel that is investigating a police shooting, but she soon begins to question the actions of the panel chairman.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 590 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E10

#4 - Parenting Made Easy (Season 3 - Episode 10)


A routine arbitration turns into a battle of wills between Alicia and Louis, but the pair makes an unexpected connection when a personal crisis interrupts the proceedings.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 593 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E22

#3 - The Dream Team (Season 3 - Episode 22)

Will and Diane scramble when Louis and Patti team up to bankrupt the firm. Alicia faces conflicted feelings regarding her relationship with Peter. Kalinda's past catches up to her.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 610 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E12

#2 - Alienation of Affection (Season 3 - Episode 12)


Lockhart & Gardner faces trouble when a recently divorced couple claims they influenced their separation for their own personal gain.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 606 votes.

The Good Wife - S3E14

#1 - 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.

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