The Good Wife

2009 • CBS
1.82K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (23)

1 Pilot
Alicia is assigned her first case after having to return to work following her husband's corruption scandal and incarceration. She quickly discovers that the retrial of a woman accused of murdering her ex-husband is not as straightforward as it seems.
2 Stripped
A stripper claims she was raped at the bachelor party of a prominent businessman. Alicia represents her after the States' Attorney refuses to pursue criminal charges.
3 Home
The teenage son of a former friend hires her to defend him in a murder case, Alicia makes a difficult journey back to her old life.
4 Fixed
As her husband's legal team continues to mount the case for his appeal, Alicia discovers evidence of possible jury tampering in her firm's class action law suit against a major pharmaceutical company.
5 Crash
Alicia and Will have 72 hours to prove that a train company, and not the engineers, is responsible for a freight train crash, and secure the widows their husbands' pensions. Also, Jackie and Alicia clash over taking the children to visit their father in prison.
6 Conjugal
As Alicia works with Will on the appeal of a death row inmate, she agrees to a conjugal visit with Peter in order to get information from him since her client was convicted under Peter's regime as state's attorney.
7 Unorthodox
While representing the daughter of one of the partner's at the law firm, Alicia finds herself attracted to her co-counsel and his unorthodox approach to defending their client.
8 Unprepared
Peter needs Alicia to testify on his behalf as his appeals process begins sooner than expected. At the same time, she prepares to defend a scientist accused of arson.
9 Threesome
Alicia deals with tricky office politics when she's asked to represent the firm's senior partner after he's arrested. Meanwhile, Peter's evidentiary hearing hits the skids, leading Alicia to suspect that he may, in fact, actually be guilty of corruption.
10 Lifeguard
When a judge with a history of questionable sentencing overturns a simple plea deal that Alicia arranged, she looks into his motivation. Also, Diane is made the offer of her career.
11 Infamy
Alicia learns more about her husband's fall from grace when she represents the wife of Peter's nemesis, Glenn Childs, in their divorce case. Also, Will gets cozy with his opposing counsel, Emily, during a wrongful death suit against caustic TV commentator Duke Rosco.
12 Painkiller
When a star high school quarterback dies from an overdose of painkillers, Alicia represents the doctor who prescribed the medication. At home, Alicia and the kids deal with some bad news and she gives Peter information that makes his blood boil.
13 Bad
Tensions are high as Peter's appeal trial begins and Alicia defends a wealthy client in civil court whose innocence she doubts, even after he's found not guilty in criminal court of murdering his wife. Meanwhile, Diane decides to take precautions when a felon she successfully prosecuted is about to be released from prison.
14 Hi
As Alicia defends a husband accused of murdering the babysitter, she and her family prepare for the outcome of Peter's appeal and his possible coming home.
15 Bang
Peter gets acclimated to life at home and works on a comeback strategy with his political team. Meanwhile, Alicia and Diane wrestle with spousal privilege laws in a murder case that hinges on their ability to get a wife to testify against her husband.
16 Fleas
As Peter strategizes on how to handle his retrial and the next steps in his public rehabilitation, Alicia and Will defend an attorney arrested for murder.
17 Heart
In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery. Meanwhile, Alicia gives Peter a proper welcome home.
18 Doubt
Alicia and Will deal with their growing sexual tension and Diane and Kurt McVeigh continue their flirtation. At the same time, Alicia defends a college student accused of killing her sorority sister while under the influence of a sleep aid.
19 Boom
When Alicia goes head-to-head in the courtroom with former boss Jonas Stern, she debates whether or not to use personal information to her advantage. Meanwhile, Peter uses religion to work on his appeal.
20 Mock
The police are quickly at the door when Peter's electronic monitor sounds after he chases Alicia out of the apartment. As a result, Grace and Zach scramble to figure out a way to keep him from being arrested.
21 Unplugged
The winner is announced in the competition between Alicia and Cary.
22 Hybristophilia
Eli Gold works on getting Peter's charges dropped, and Alicia defends Colin Sweeney, a client and accused wife killer, who claims self defense after she finds him handcuffed to a dead woman.
23 Running
At Eli Gold's urging, Alicia must decide if she'll stand by her man during Peter's new political campaign, or if she'll pursue a relationship with Will instead.

About this show

THE GOOD WIFE is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who 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.

Ratings and reviews

1.82K reviews
Pete Busch
April 27, 2015
One of the absolute best shows on TV. These days of adult cartoons and a plethora of shows that frankly insult the intelligence of those watching and are a gigantic waste of time this show stands out as a much needed and desired treat for the mind, eyes and ears of those of us almost starving for intelligent and highly entertaining television these days. So many of the new shows are horrably lacking in originality and depth. Some of the new shows out right now are just plain moronic. This show is fantastic.
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Darlene Evans
December 10, 2014
I've never been so involved with a show like this ever before...the different cast of characters, all of the different celebrities coming in and out of the show, ones you haven't seen in a while...makes you wonder who's gonna pop up next! The shooting of Will was very emotional for me, like I knew him or something...I really had to convince myself that it was just! I'm focusing on new lovable characters now...leaning towards Carrie but he takes me back and forth...but I'm really liking Finn!
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Jordan Huntington
December 18, 2015
This has been a very empowering show for me as I am a female starting my own business. I have done a lot of my own strategic planning and site building while watching the show going after my own dreams. I adore Alicia, and love the the #girlboss. It is much more than television to me. Every episode I feel engaged in the drama and wit of the writing and acting. Thank you for creating such a great show for me to feel more empowered as a woman coming into my own potential. :)
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