Lockhart/Gardner represents a small drilling contractor against a major oil conglomerate in a dispute that is going well until a South American dictator complicates the situation. Meanwhile, the election results are in.
Lockhart/Gardner defends a patient in a liver transplant case against rival attorney Patti Nyholm; however, the case takes a turn when Patti is fired from her law firm and asks Lockhart/Gardner to represent her. Meanwhile, Alicia deals
with emotional fallout from Peter’s one-night stand with Kalinda.
On behalf of the victim's daughter, the law firm sues a convicted murderer who is profiting from a song he wrote describing his crime. Meanwhile, Eli anonymously uses the firm to help Natalie Flores and her family with their legal troubles.
To Lockhart/Gardner’s disbelief, Louis Canning returns to face off against Alicia once again when the firm represents families of workers who committed suicide due to miserable working conditions. Meanwhile, Cary finds out shocking information about Kalinda.
The law firm of Lockhart, Gardner and Bond sues a social networking site on behalf of a Chinese dissident, who posted an anonymous blog about democracy in China, and was jailed and tortured by the Chinese government when the site failed to protect his anonymity and turned over his IP address. Meanwhile, Eli gets a tip that he hopes will drive Childs out of the race, and Will and Diane hope to wrestle the firm away from Derrick Bond once and for all.
Lockhart Gardner law firm represents client and drug kingpin Lemond Bishop in divorce proceedings, even though Bishop wants reconciliation. Meanwhile, Kalinda is subpoenaed for a grand jury investigation.
Will and Diane take on a defamation case from a young Internet billionaire, who is suing the film studio for depicting him in a negative light. Meanwhile, Alicia confronts Will about the message he left on her voice mail.
Diane represents her on-again, off-again love interest, ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh, when he is sued for testimony he gave in the murder trial of an accused cop killer who was recently exonerated. Meanwhile, Eli has a personal interest in Natalie Flores, Wendy Scott-Carr's illegal nanny.
When Alicia's client confesses under duress to murdering a fellow prison inmate, Cary's team seeks to challenge by uncovering an unlikely connection between the two inmates. Meanwhile, Wendy Scott-Carr threatens to expose a Florrick family issue in hopes of forcing Peter to drop out of the race.
As Alicia races against Louis Canning to round up the most clients for an Erin Brockovich-style class action lawsuit, a mole is detected in the law firm who seems to be working for Canning. Meanwhile, Diane and Will must put their coup on hold as Derrick brings in a Super PAC as a client.
Alicia and her colleagues face a moral dilemma when they must try to turn a client's son against his girlfriend, after both are accused of murder. Meanwhile, Diane asks Alicia to make a tough decision regarding the company's split.
When Will fears his client is not getting a fair trial because the judge is biased toward him, the law firm hires a jury consultant, who claims to predict a case's outcome by reading people's expressions. Meanwhile, Will uncovers information about Bond's intent for the firm.
When the government accuses an alderman of taking a campaign bribe from a Muslim extremist group, the team reviews hours of wiretap evidence to mount his defense, and Alicia is startled to discover that some of the tapes pertain to her.
When Alicia gets a vague tip from a courthouse clerk in the appeal case of a death row inmate, the law firm races to secure a stay of execution. Meanwhile, Peter Florrick prepares for his first debate with Glenn Childs and Wendy Scott-Carr.
Alicia, Diane and Will must regroup when they're caught off-guard by a brilliant disabled attorney, Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox), who uses his condition to sway a jury during a test case for a huge class action suit against a pharmaceutical company. Meanwhile, Peter's campaign is at a loss as to what to do with rising star Wendy Scott-Carr
(Anika Noni Rose), and Kalinda reaches out to a former friend, Donna Seabrook (Lili Taylor), to tell her to stop spilling her secrets to Blake.
Alicia is on the road to successfully arguing that her teenaged pop star client, Sloan (Miranda Cosgrove, "iCarly"), is innocent of a DUI, until Cary drops a bombshell that could ruin the starlet's career and life. Meanwhile, Peter's campaign hits a snag when the Democratic Committee tells him to drop out of the race.
Alicia risks disbarment when Childs' office suspects her of an ethics violation, which could also ruin Peter's political campaign. Meanwhile, a third candidate is revealed in the campaign for state's attorney.
Alicia and the partners must decide whether to take on the case of a VIP massage therapist who accuses a Nobel Peace Prize winner of sexual assault. Meanwhile, Peter and Eli try to figure out what Wendy's candidacy means for their campaign.
Cary tries to stack the deck against Alicia during the trial of an Army reservist accused of murdering his wife. Meanwhile, Childs resorts to dirty tricks in an effort to mar Peter's campaign.
A multi-million dollar malicious prosecution suit leads to an explosive confrontation between Alicia and Glenn Childs. Meanwhile, Alicia's brother, Owen, visits after his questionable remarks about Peter goes viral online and makes Eli apoplectic.
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.
Alicia has to choose between her marriage to Peter and pursuing a future with Will. A judge appoints Alicia to represent a man accused of murdering his business partner.
The firm takes the case of a woman whose husband is in a coma. Meanwhile Alicia makes a move to ensure that the firm chooses her over Cary.
Eli Gold works on getting Peter's charges dropped, and Alicia defends Colin Sweeney, (Dylan Baker, "Ugly Betty"), a client and accused wife killer, who claims self defense after she finds him handcuffed to a dead woman.
When Alicia goes head-to-head in the courtroom with former boss Jonas Stern, she debates whether or not use personal information to her advantage. Meanwhile, Peter uses religion to work on his appeal.
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.
In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) and an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery.
Alicia and Will defend a college student (Bianca Stark) accused of killing her sorority sister while under the influence of a sleep aid. At the same time, they also deal with their growing sexual tension and Diane and Kurt McVeigh continue their flirtation.
While Peter gets acclimated to life at home and works on a comeback strategy with his political team, including Eli Gold (Alan Cumming "Cabaret," "The L Word"), 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.
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.
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.
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 homecoming.
Alicia gleans a bit more info into Peter's fall from grace when she represents Glenn Childs' wife, Marie Browning, in their divorce. Meanwhile, Will gets cozy with his opposing counsel, Emily, during a wrongful death suit against caustic TV commentator Duke Rosco.
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.
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.
When a judge overturns a simple plea deal that Alicia arranged, she looks into his motivation, and Diane is made an offer she can't refuse (to Will's delight).
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.
As Alicia prepares to defend a scientist accused of arson, she is caught off guard when Peter's attorney asks her to testify on Peter's behalf sooner than she expected.
Alicia and Will have only 72 hours to find the smoking gun that proves the train company, and not the three engineers, is responsible for the crash, thus securing the widows their pensions the company is holding back. Meanwhile, Jackie and Alicia clash over taking the children to visit their father in prison.
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.
When 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.
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.
After having to return to work following her husband's corruption scandal and incarceration, Alicia is assigned her first case – a straightforward retrial of a woman accused of murdering her ex-husband. Since her firm successfully deadlocked the first jury, sticking to the same strategy should work again, but Alicia soon discovers that she has a real fight on her hands.
Alicia represents a stripper who claims she was raped at the bachelor party of a prominent businessman after the States' Attorney refuses to pursue criminal charges.