The Good Wife

10 Best Episodes of The Good Wife - Season 6

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 - S6E12

#15 - The Debate (Season 6 - Episode 12)

Alicia and Frank Prady square off in a crucial debate in the race for State’s Attorney. Peter and the city of Chicago prepare for a potential riot.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 637 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E17

#14 - Undisclosed Recipients (Season 6 - Episode 17)


The partners of Florrick/Agos/Lockhart find themselves at odds when they voice different opinions regarding the company’s future. Also, the firm falls victim to a cyber-hack after it takes on the case of a movie producer whose work is pirated on a peer-to-peer sharing site.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 833 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E22

#13 - Wanna Partner? (Season 6 - Episode 22)

Alicia’s professional future hangs in the balance as she decides what’s next for her career. Meanwhile, when Alicia gets a suspicious call from a client, she discovers that he’s being held in a secret police facility where people are detained without being officially booked.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 752 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E8

#12 - Red Zone (Season 6 - Episode 8)


Alicia takes on a college rape case which pits her against Louis when it moves from a university hearing to civil court. Eli and Elfman conduct a political focus group. Alicia dives into her campaign for State’s Attorney.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 774 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E7

#11 - Message Discipline (Season 6 - Episode 7)

While preparing his case against Cary, Finn discovers a potentially devastating piece of evidence which could have ramifications for Alicia and Peter. Eli becomes wary when a new prospective candidate emerges in the race for State’s Attorney.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 804 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E9

#10 - Sticky Content (Season 6 - Episode 9)


The Feds want Cary to work with them as they build a case against Lemond Bishop.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 810 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E19

#9 - Winning Ugly (Season 6 - Episode 19)

When potential voter fraud is discovered in the State’s Attorney election, Eli and Alicia take steps to stop a recount by enlisting the help of a well-respected civil rights lawyer, Spencer Randolph. Also, Diane learns she unwittingly submitted false evidence in Cary’s case.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 850 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E6

#8 - Old Spice (Season 6 - Episode 6)


Elsbeth and Alicia put their fight on hold when they both have clients facing economic espionage charges. Diane battles her former partners over office space.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 831 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E5

#7 - Shiny Objects (Season 6 - Episode 5)

When Dean and Alicia represent a former chief executive officer who is suing the company that fired her, they face off with Elsbeth Tascioni and Rayna Hecht. A hacker threatens Florrick/Agos/Lockhart by taking control of their files.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 823 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E3

#6 - Dear God (Season 6 - Episode 3)


A pretrial service officer interviews Cary's colleagues to determine if he should remain behind bars. A client's case ends up in Christian arbitration.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 819 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E10

#5 - The Trial (Season 6 - Episode 10)

When Cary’s case goes to trial, a plea deal offer has him seriously considering jail time. A joke between mother and daughter lands Alicia in trouble as her campaign for State’s Attorney is in full stride.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 779 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E4

#4 - Oppo Research (Season 6 - Episode 4)


Eli asks a respected campaign manager to help Alicia explore the option of running for State's Attorney.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 845 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E2

#3 - Trust Issues (Season 6 - Episode 2)

As the firm deals with an internal legal crisis, Alicia tries to hold onto their biggest client. Diane plots her move.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 873 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E1

#2 - 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 - S6E11

#1 - 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.

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