Episode 1 : Everything Is Ending
Alicia must focus on the firm's efforts to prevent the 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. Jeffrey Tambor, Melissa George, Ben Rappaport and Barry Scheck guest star.
Episode 2 : The Bit Bucket
Alicia and Cary sue the NSA on behalf of the search 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 mother (Stockard Channing) takes steps to support her daughter, and Eli works to secure Diane's Supreme Court nomination.
Episode 3 : A Precious Commodity
Will makes Alicia a stunning offer which causes her to 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 4 : Outside the Bubble
Alicia attempts to obtain Lockhart/Gardner files as she prepares to leave the firm. Meanwhile, the firm hires Elsbeth Tascioni to represent them in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought on by an employee and Eli and Jackie disagree over how much influence she should have in Peter's administration. Carrie Preston Returns as Elsbeth Tascioni, Gary Cole Returns as Kurt McVeigh and Rita Wilson Returns as Viola Walsh.
Episode 5 : Hitting the Fan
Alicia and Cary's plans to depart Lockhart/Gardner are suddenly exposed and a desperate battle to retain clients ensues.
Episode 6 : The Next Day
When Alicia and Cary represent a client who has left Lockhart/Gardner to go with Florrick/Agos, Will and Diane intentionally delay turning over the case files to the new firm. Also, Marilyn, Peter's ethics council, tries to give advice to Alicia, and Will's colleagues are surprised at the new intensity he displays in the wake of the upheaval at the firm. Richard Kind guest stars as Judge Davies, Mamie Gummer returns as Nancy Crozier and Emmy Award winner Edward Herrmann returns as Lionel Deerfield.
Episode 7 : The Next Week
Alicia and Cary suspect that Lockhart/Gardner is spying on them when Zach discovers that the webcam on Alicia's computer is being accessed remotely. Meanwhile, Will takes on more than he anticipated when he comes to the aid of one of Alicia's old clients, and Clarke Hayden returns to offer financial advice to Florrick/Agos. Emmy Award nominee Nathan Lane returns as Clarke Hayden.
Episode 8 : The Next Month
As Florrick/Agos move into their new offices, Alicia represents an undocumented immigrant who faces deportation unless he testifies against a member of a drug cartel. Also, Marilyn is concerned about the ethical ramifications when Eli reconnects with Natalie Flores, and Robyn tries to be more like Kalinda. America Ferrera returns as Natalie Flores.
Episode 9 : Whack-a-Mole
Alicia tries to hold a website accountable when its users 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. Jason O'Mara guest stars as Damian Boyle, Lockhart/Gardner's new lawyer. Mary Stuart Masterson guest stars as Rachel, an old acquaintance of Jackie's.
Episode 10 : The Decision Tree
Alicia is shocked to learn that a former client bequeathed 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. Jordana Spiro guest stars as Detective Jenna Villette. Returning Guest Stars Include John Noble as Matthew Ashbaugh, Alicia's former client; Stockard Channing as Veronica Loy, Alicia's mother; Nathan Lane as Clarke Hayden; and Democratic Political Strategist Donna Brazile as herself.
Episode 11 : Goliath and David
Alicia represents a band suing a TV show for copyright 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. Also, Eli hires Kalinda in an attempt to get ahead of a potential scandal.
Episode 12 : We, the Juries
Alicia and Will each represent one-half of a couple accused of smuggling drugs, but the courtroom becomes mired in confusion and legal technicalities when they insist on separate jury pools. Meanwhile, Cary attempts to woo a Lockhart/Gardner client, Kalinda tries to repair a damaged relationship and Marilyn begins her investigation into possible voter fraud during the gubernatorial election. Victor Garber and Tom Skerritt guest star.
Episode 13 : Parallel Construction, Bitches
Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner fight to keep Lemond Bishop as a client when he is arrested on a drug-related charge, which possibly resulted from a leak inside Alicia's firm. Meanwhile, the investigation into voter fraud in the gubernatorial election continues to move forward when Marilyn is approached by an agent in the Office of Public Integrity. Jack Davenport and Eric Bogosian guest star.
Episode 14 : A Few Words
When Alicia is asked to be the keynote speaker at the American Bar Association conference in New York City, she looks to her past for inspiration. Jill Hennessy and Eric Bogosian guest star.
Episode 15 : Dramatics, Your Honor
Alicia enlists Cary as her lawyer when Nelson Dubeck approaches her to participate in a deposition regarding his investigation into election rigging. Meanwhile, Will continues the difficult defense of Jeffrey Grant as he faces off against a new prosecutor who proves to be a formidable adversary. Matthew Goode and Eric Bogosian guest star.
Episode 16 : The Last Call
Alicia searches for answers as she tries to make sense 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. Matthew Goode guest stars.
Episode 17 : A Material World
Alicia and Diane consider merging their firms in the wake 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. Jason O'Mara guest stars.
Episode 18 : All Tapped Out
Florrick/Agos takes on the case of an NSA whistleblower, only 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. Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning.
Episode 19 : Tying the Knot
When Alicia pays a visit to longtime client Colin Sweeney, 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. Dylan Baker returns as Colin Sweeney and Laura Benanti guest stars.
Episode 20 : The Deep Web
When Alicia has a chance encounter with a charming entrepreneur 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. Nestor Carbonell guest stars as entrepreneur Daniel Irwin.
Episode 21 : The One Percent
Alicia manages the fallout when her client's insensitive statements to 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. Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning. Tom Skerritt reprises his role as Fortune 500 CEO James Paisley. Jill Hennessy returns as Rayna Hecht.
Episode 22 : A Weird Year
An open feed from a camera mistakenly left on after a teleconferenced deposition between the lawyers of Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner reveals a threat to the firm that Alicia and Cary never saw coming. Meanwhile, the fate of Lockhart/Gardner hangs in the balance as Louis Canning vies for a larger role. Also, Alicia entrusts Zach's high school graduation party to Jackie and Veronica. Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning. Mary Beth Peil and Stockard Channing return as Peter's mother, Jackie Florrick, and Alicia's mother, Veronica Loy.