Episode 1 : The Line
Alicia is adamant in her refusal to run for State's Attorney despite Eli's attempts to persuade her to launch a campaign. Meanwhile, as Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos as partner, an internal crisis threatens to destroy the firm
Episode 2 : Trust Issues
Alicia scrambles to hold onto Florrick/Agos' biggest client as the firm continues to struggle with an internal legal crisis. Meanwhile, Diane continues to plot her move from Lockhart/Gardner and looks for partners to bring with her to the new firm. Taye Diggs guest stars.
Episode 3 : Dear God
Cary's freedom lies in the hands of his pretrial service officer, Joy Grubick, as she interviews his colleagues to determine whether or not he should remain behind bars. Meanwhile, Alicia and Dean find themselves in unfamiliar territory when a client's case ends up in Christian Arbitration. Linda Lavin, Robert Sean Leonard and Taye Diggs guest star.
Episode 4 : Oppo Research
When Alicia agrees to further explore the option of running for State's Attorney, Eli brings a respected campaign manager into the fold to help her decide once and for all. Steven Pasquale guest stars.
Episode 5 : Shiny Objects
When Alicia and Dean represent a fired female CEO in a sex discrimination suit against her company, they face a tough defense team in familiar foes Elsbeth Tascioni and Rayna Hecht. Meanwhile, a hacker seizes control and threatens to delete all of Florrick/Agos/Lockhart's files, sending the firm into panic mode when he demands a ransom. Carrie Preston and Jill Hennessy guest star.
Episode 6 : Old Spice
Alicia and Elsbeth put their legal battle on hold when the government brings an economic espionage charge against both of their clients. Meanwhile, Diane sets her sights on moving Florrick/Agos/Lockhart into the Lockhart/Gardner/Canning office space, leading to a battle with her former partners David Lee and Louis Canning. Michael J. Fox guest stars.
Episode 7 : Message Discipline
While preparing his case against Cary, Finn discovers a potentially devastating piece of evidence which could have ramifications for Alicia and Peter. Meanwhile, Eli becomes wary when a new prospective candidate emerges in the race for State's Attorney. David Hyde Pierce guest stars.
Episode 8 : Red Zone
Alicia takes on a college rape case which pits her against Louis Canning when it moves from a university hearing to civil court. Meanwhile, Eli and Elfman conduct a political focus group as Alicia dives into her campaign for State's Attorney. Rita Wilson guest stars.
Episode 9 : Sticky Content
Alicia faces a crisis of conscience when she's encouraged to go negative in her campaign for State's Attorney. Meanwhile, the Feds try to persuade Cary to work with them as they attempt to build a case against Lemond Bishop. David Krumholtz guest stars.
Episode 10 : The Trial
When Cary's case goes to trial, a plea deal offer has him seriously considering jail time. Also, a joke between mother and daughter lands Alicia in trouble as her campaign for State?s Attorney is in full stride.
Episode 11 : Hail Mary
Cary hires a prison consultant to prepare him for incarceration while the team at Florrick/Agos/Lockhart does everything in its power to help him. Meanwhile, Alicia practices for the State's Attorney candidates' debate. Chris Elliott and Domenick Lombardozzi guest star.
Episode 12 : The Debate
Alicia and Frank Prady square off in a crucial debate in the race for State?s Attorney as Peter and the city of Chicago prepare for a potential riot. Chris Matthews and Rachael Harris guest star.
Episode 13 : Dark Money
When 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. Ed Asner guest stars.
Episode 14 : Mind's Eye
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.
Episode 15 : Open Source
When Frank Prady (David Hyde Pierce) 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 (Gary Cole) to testify as an expert witness, which leads to a rift between Diane and her husband. Michael J. Fox and Denis O'Hare also guest star.
Episode 16 : Red Meat
Alicia's political future is on the line when Peter gives an interview that could influence voter turnout on Election Day. Meanwhile, a weekend getaway with Kurt (Gary Cole) and his affluent hunting buddies could lead Diane to a prosperous new client for the firm. Oliver Platt and David Hyde guest star.
Episode 17 : Undisclosed Recipients
The partners of Florrick/Agos/Lockhart find themselves at odds when they voice different opinions regarding the company's future. Also, the firm falls victim to a cyber-hack after it takes on the case of a movie producer whose work is pirated on a peer-to-peer sharing site. Ed Asner guest stars.
Episode 18 : Loser Edit
Still reeling from the cyber-hack at her law firm, Alicia is ambushed with questions about her leaked emails during a television interview. Meanwhile, Diane takes on a case that pits her sympathies towards gay marriage against the rights of religious freedom. Also, an investigator starts looking into the evidence Diane used to get Cary out of prison.
Episode 19 : Winning Ugly
When potential voter fraud is discovered in the State's Attorney election, Eli and Alicia take steps to stop a recount by enlisting the help of a well-respected civil rights lawyer, Spencer Randolph (guest star Ron Rifkin). Also, Diane learns she unwittingly submitted false evidence in Cary's case.
Episode 20 : The Deconstruction
Alicia faces an uncertain future when she is forced to resign as State's Attorney in the wake of a voter fraud scandal. Also, R.D. (Oliver Platt) hires Diane and Cary to argue against two ultra-conservative lawyers for a test case involving mandatory minimum sentencing.
Episode 21 : Don't Fail
When a former client (Dorian Missick) calls Alicia after being charged with murder tied to a case from 2009, Alicia reviews the old case, prompting memories of her early days as a lawyer.
Episode 22 : Wanna Partner?
Alicia's professional future hangs in the balance as she decides what's next for her career. Meanwhile, when Alicia gets a suspicious call from a client, she discovers that he's being held in a secret police facility where people are detained without being officially booked.