The Good Wife: Season 5

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Season 5 begins with Alicia and Cary secretly planning their exit from Lockhart Gardner in order to start their own... More

Where to watch The Good Wife: Season 5

The Good Wife: Season 5 is available to stream in... More Australia now on Stan and Apple TV Store and Paramount+.

The Good Wife: Season 5 episodes

Episode 5.1

Everything is Ending

Alicia must focus on the firm’s efforts to prevent the... More execution of a convicted murderer while she secretly plans her exit from the firm with Cary. Meanwhile, Eli helps Peter assemble his staff in the governor’s office.

Episode 5.2

The Bit Bucket

Alicia and Cary sue the NSA on behalf of search... More engine Chumhum, unaware that Lockhart/Gardner’s connection to a former client has resulted in the spy agency monitoring the firm’s communications. Meanwhile, Alicia’s mom takes steps to support her daughter, and Eli works to secure Diane’s Supreme Court nomination.

Episode 5.3

A Precious Commodity

Will makes Alicia a stunning offer which causes her to... More reconsider her plans to leave the firm. Also, the partners take action when Diane’s Supreme Court candidacy puts her at odds with her colleagues.

Episode 5.4

Outside the Bubble

Alicia tries to obtain Lockhart/Gardner files as she prepares to... More exit the firm; faced with a sexual harassment lawsuit, the firm hires Elsbeth Tascioni.


Hitting the Fan

A desperate battle to retain clients begins when Cary and... More Alicia's plan to leave the firm is exposed.


The Next Day

Alicia and Cary represent a client who changed firms and... More Will and Diane delay turning over the case files; Marilyn tries to give advice to Alicia.


The Next Week

Zach makes a discovery that leads Alicia and Cary to... More believe that the Lockhart/Gardner firm is spying on them; Will helps one of Alicia's former clients; Clarke Hayden (Nathan Lane) offers financial advice to Florrick/Agos.


The Next Month

As Florrick/Agos move into their new offices, Alicia attempts to... More block the deportation of an undocumented immigrant before he is sent to Mexico, where a cartel has threatened his life. Also, Marilyn is concerned about the ethical ramifications when Eli reconnects with Natalie Flores, and Robyn tries to be more like Kalinda.



Alicia tries to hold a website accountable when its users... More accuse her client, a college professor, of being linked to domestic terrorism. Meanwhile, Will goes against Diane’s wishes when he hires Damian Boyle, an unpredictable attorney with ties to organized crime, who immediately interjects himself into Alicia’s website case. Also, Eli and Jackie clash over a Florrick family secret.


The Decision Tree

Alicia is shocked to learn that a former client bequeathed... More her millions, but Lockhart/Gardner quickly contests the will on behalf of the deceased’s wife. Meanwhile, Diane asks Kalinda to look into Damian’s background. Also, Eli and Marilyn are concerned about Peter being seen with Alicia’s more disreputable clients at the Florrick/Agos holiday party.


Goliath and David

Alicia represents a band suing a TV show for copyright... More infringement, but the simple case becomes psychological warfare when Will joins the opposing council and uses his knowledge of Alicia’s strengths and weaknesses against her.


We, the Juries

Alicia and Will insist on separate juries for their clients... More when they each represent one half of a couple accused of drug smuggling.


Parallel Construction, Bitches

Lemond Bishop is arrested on a drug-related charge, possibly due... More to a leak within Alicia's firm; an agent from the office of public integrity contacts Marilyn.


A Few Words

When Alicia is asked to be the keynote speaker at... More the American Bar Association conference in New York City, she looks to her past for inspiration. Meanwhile, the competition with Diane and Will continues as Alicia and Cary battle to align with a powerful New York lawyer. Also, Will turns to an old acquaintance when it becomes clear that Nelson Dubeck's investigation into possible voter fraud isn't going away.


Dramatics, Your Honor

Alicia asks Cary to be her lawyer when Nelson Dubeck... More (Eric Bogosian) asks her to participate in a deposition; Will faces off with a new prosecutor while defending Jeffrey Grant (Hunter Parrish).


The Last Call

Alicia searches for answers as she tries to make sense... More of Will’s death in the aftermath of the courthouse shooting. Meanwhile, Diane delivers the somber news to the partners at Lockhart/Gardner who must decide how to move forward.


A Material World

Alicia and Diane consider merging their firms in the wake... More of Will's death, even as they find themselves on opposite sides of a contentious divorce suit. Meanwhile, Alicia offers assistance to Finn when it becomes clear that the State's Attorney is looking for a scapegoat in the Jeffrey Grant case.


All Tapped Out

Florrick/Agos takes on the case of an NSA whistleblower, only... More to learn that the agency has been monitoring the firm as well as Alicia’s personal life. Meanwhile, Diane faces the difficult task of working alongside Louis Canning when he joins Lockhart/Gardner. Also, Alicia goes after the State’s Attorney when he attempts to make Finn a scapegoat in the Jeffrey Grant case.


Tying the Knot

When Alicia pays a visit to longtime client Colin Sweeney,... More she finds herself in the unwanted role of witness when a body is discovered in his home. Meanwhile, Eli steps in when an unfortunate picture of Zach threatens to become a public relations nightmare for Peter.


The Deep Web

When Alicia has a chance encounter with a charming entrepreneur... More during jury duty, she begins to consider options outside her marriage and seeks the advice of her mother. Meanwhile, Diane's friends come to her for legal advice when their son is accused of selling drugs on the Internet.


The One Percent

Alicia manages the fallout when her client's insensitive statements to... More the press threaten the fate of a multi-billion dollar merger. Meanwhile, Diane faces a potential conflict of interest when she and Louis Canning are on opposite sides of a class action suit involving a pharmaceutical company. Also, Eli learns the truth about Alicia and Peter's relationship.


A Weird Year

The futures of Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner are at stake when... More the firms consider merging, driving a wedge between Alicia and Cary. Meanwhile, Diane makes a big decision when Louis Canning challenges her role at her firm.

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Best Dramatic Actress (Margulies) winner at the 2011 and 2014 Emmy Awards.
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