The Good Wife

10 Best Episodes of The Good Wife - Season 4

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 - S4E19

#15 - The Wheels of Justice (Season 4 - Episode 19)

Alicia and Will go to trial unprepared when they learn that an impending Supreme Court ruling could result in Colin Sweeney being jailed for life. Diane reunites with Kurt but is forced to reevaluate the relationship.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 696 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E21

#14 - A More Perfect Union (Season 4 - Episode 21)


As a favor to her mother, Alicia represents software coders in a contract dispute. Peter asks Alicia to renew their wedding vows.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 700 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E11

#13 - Boom De Yah Da (Season 4 - Episode 11)

Louis Canning's attempts to delay a deposition could complicate Will's latest and potentially lucrative case. Diane and Will have a face-off with Clarke.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 609 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E3

#12 - Two Girls, One Code (Season 4 - Episode 3)


Will and Alicia represent an Internet startup in a lawsuit against a search engine that may be manipulating results; Eli tries to avoid a possible scandal for Peter's campaign.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 652 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E5

#11 - Waiting for the Knock (Season 4 - Episode 5)

When Lemond Bishop's accountant is arrested, Diane and Alicia must determine if the feds are going after his drug money or legal business; Nick causes more trouble for Kalinda.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 623 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E13

#10 - The Seven Day Rule (Season 4 - Episode 13)


Alicia is presented with a career-changing offer that includes a substantial financial risk. Diane and Will confront their creditors. Eli and Jordan don't agree on a possible attack on Maddie's campaign.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 636 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E2

#9 - And the Law Won (Season 4 - Episode 2)

As the firm undergoes budget and staff cuts, Will hopes his first post-suspension case will result in a big payday; Alicia unexpectedly helps Peter's campaign.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 616 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E6

#8 - The Art of War (Season 4 - Episode 6)


Alicia defends a female military officer who says a civilian contractor tried to rape her in Afghanistan; an unexpected obstacle pops up in Peter's quest for the governorship.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 620 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E15

#7 - Going for the Gold (Season 4 - Episode 15)

When the Justice Department refuses to reveal who will be testifying against Eli, Elsbeth takes the Assistant U.S. Attorney to civil court for defamation in order to force him to answer her questions under oath. Jordan helps Peter prepare for a debate. Aliciaโ€™s relationship with her co-workers evolves.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 608 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E20

#6 - Rape: A Modern Perspective (Season 4 - Episode 20)


A hacker group brings the trial of an accused rapist to the Internet. Diane is vetted for a Supreme Court sea. Robyn draws Kalinda's suspicion.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 732 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E18

#5 - Death of a Client (Season 4 - Episode 18)

When an erratic and litigious client is murdered, Alicia is convinced to waive attorney/client privilege to help the police when she learns that the killer may also be targeting someone close to her. Peter and Mike Kresteva vie for an influential endorsement. Diane receives a stunning offer.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 702 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E12

#4 - Je Ne Sais What? (Season 4 - Episode 12)


Will, Diane and Alicia help Elsbeth Tascioni when she is arrested. Eli and Jordan give Peter conflicting pieces of advice.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 664 votes.

The Good Wife - S4E1

#3 - 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 - S4E14

#2 - 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 Peterโ€™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 - S4E22

#1 - 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.

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