Now unemployed and having a crisis of confidence, Alicia finds little of interest to fill her time until she comes in contact with Bret Tetro, a former client who she successfully defended against a charge of attempted ...
Diane is planning to "retire" from her firm to join Florrick Agos, but everything is put on hold when Cary is arrested on serious drug charges. Meanwhile, Eli plots to launch Alicia as a candidate for state's attorney.
Alicia has to defend ChumHum in a lawsuit while also trying to secure bail money for Cary. Meanwhile, more lawyers may join Diane as she jumps ship to Florrick Agos, and Eli continues to pressure Alicia to run for office.
Cary is in danger of losing his bail, and one of Alicia's clients opts to take his case to Christian arbitration. Meanwhile, a feminist icon encourages Alicia to run for office, but she still refuses to take the bait.
Alicia faces a dilemma as she kicks off her campaign, the firm's computers are held for ransom by a con artist, and Alicia tries to throw Elsbeth Tascioni off her game as they go head-to-head in a trial.
Cary violates his bail agreement on a technicality, Alicia addresses her religious beliefs for her campaign, Diane plots to evict her old firm, and Elsbeth has feelings for her opposing A.U.S.A. counsel.
Finn Polmar devises a new strategy to go after Cary, which could have a negative affect on governor Florrick. Meanwhile, a potential new candidate in the state's attorney race could challenge Alicia's front-runner status.
Alicia gives legal advice to a rape victim and winds up dealing with a trial against Louis Canning, while also trying to improve her image for the the election. Meanwhile, Lemond Bishop is suspicious of Kalinda's lover, Lana.
After Prady goes to Alicia with an intriguing proposal involving their campaigns, Alicia discovers that Peter may be seeing another woman. Meanwhile, Cary learns that Lemond Bishop may be trying to kill him.
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.
A new rumor of Peter's infidelity is leaked to Alicia moments before her debate, but social unrest over a courtroom verdict puts the debate on hold. Meanwhile, a messy divorce settlement cause Cary and Diane to make a deal with the Devil.
The firm takes on a TV producer who made an episode based on the Colin Sweeney murder case, Alicia and Prady compete for a wealthy donor's campaign money, and Lemond Bishop makes Kalinda drive his son home from school.
As Alicia prepares for an important interview, rumors of her campaign partnership with Lemond Bishop swirl. But Alicia is distracted thinking about a lawsuit from Canning, troubles with her kids, and her ongoing love for Will Gardner.
A case involving a gun made from a 3D printer causes tension between Diane and Kurt McVeigh, Alicia must decide whether to make a political attack against her husband, and Canning has an odd request for Alicia after his transplant.
Peter deliberately sabotages Alicia's chances of victory the morning of the election, Diane tries to court a billionaire for the firm at a hunting retreat, and a new tail causes new problems for Kalinda and Lemond Bishop.
After Alicia's election victory, her biggest campaign donors come to her with their demands. Meanwhile, negotiations for Alicia's severance package is put on hold by an unexpected, potentially devastating hack of the firm's emails.
When Eli finds out a reporter has a copy of Alicia's incriminating emails, he tries to get ahead of the story. Meanwhile, Kalinda finds herself in potentially huge trouble, and Diane debates gay marriage with a conservative think tank.
While facing accusations of election fraud, Alicia learns about the dark side of politics the hard way. Meanwhile, Kalinda's actions related to Cary's case threaten to get Diane disbarred, but there could be a way out.
Now unemployed and having a crisis of confidence, Alicia finds little of interest to fill her time until she comes in contact with Bret Tetro, a former client who she successfully defended against a charge of attempted murder 6 years ago. He's now facing a first degree murder charge in the same case after the man he supposedly tried to kill has now died. She tries to get Finn Polmar to take the case but he's overloaded so she plunges in. The judge has already ruled that double jeopardy doesn't apply and the ASA Matan Brody tells her she has a big hole in her case. She...