The Good Wife

10 Worst 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 - S7E20

#10 - Party (Season 7 - Episode 20)

Alicia’s night goes from bad to worse when she throws a party to celebrate Howard and Jackie’s upcoming wedding. Also, Eli asks Jason to investigate Peter in preparation for his trial.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 1423 votes.

The Good Wife - S1E4

#9 - Fixed (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Alicia uncovers evidence that possibly proves that the jury is tampering with her firm's class action law suit that she has against a pharmaceutical company, while the legal team of her husband continues to mount the case for his appeal.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 868 votes.

The Good Wife - S1E12

#8 - Painkiller (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Alicia and the kids have to deal with some really bad news and then she has to give Peter some information that will make him furious. Meanwhile, Alicia has to represent the doctor who prescribed the medication to a high school quarterback that appear to die from the painkiller overdose.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 725 votes.

The Good Wife - S7E12

#7 - Tracks (Season 7 - Episode 12)


Alicia and Cary join forces to defend a former client facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit over ownership rights to his new music. Also, Alicia’s neighbors are unhappy that her law firm is operating out of her apartment and threaten to evict her.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 1138 votes.

The Good Wife - S1E3

#6 - Home (Season 1 - Episode 3)

The son of Alicia's former friends is charged with felony murder, and Alicia decides to defend him, despite the fact that they ostracized her ever since the scandal.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 921 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E15

#5 - Open Source (Season 6 - Episode 15)


When Frank Prady decides to go after Governor Florrick as a campaign tactic, Alicia is faced with the decision of whether or not to attack Peter’s record as well. Also, when Florrick/Agos/Lockhart take on the case of a man paralyzed by a malfunctioning gun created on a 3D printer, they call on Kurt McVeigh to testify as an expert witness, which leads to a rift between Diane and her husband.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 814 votes.

The Good Wife - S7E11

#4 - Iowa (Season 7 - Episode 11)

Tensions run high as the entire Florrick family is crammed into Peter's campaign bus with Eli and Ruth on their way to the Iowa Caucuses. Once there, Peter attempts a high-risk political stunt to gain votes for his presidential bid.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 1157 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E13

#3 - Dark Money (Season 6 - Episode 13)


Colin Sweeney accuses a television producer of basing an unflattering character and show on his life, Diane and Cary must prove that they are capable of handling his case as Alicia focuses on the race for State’s Attorney. Also, Alicia competes against Frank Prady for a major campaign donation.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 728 votes.

The Good Wife - S7E22

#2 - End (Season 7 - Episode 22)

The series reaches its dramatic conclusion.

The episode was rated 7.28 from 1534 votes.

The Good Wife - S6E14

#1 - Mind's Eye (Season 6 - Episode 14)


Alicia prepares for a key interview which could impact the outcome of the race for State’s Attorney. Also, Louis Canning pressures Florrick/Agos/Lockhart to agree on a settlement in his wrongful eviction case against the firm.

The episode was rated 7.02 from 825 votes.

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