With Alicia home sick, Cary tells Diane Lockhart there are conditions attached to any possible merger. Diane decides not to proceed but David Lee has another prospective partner and they soon merge with Louis Canning's ...
Alicia and Will represent three widows who are suing the freight train company their husbands worked for after a fatal accident, while Diane asks Kalinda to gather information on a lawyer who may be considered as a new partner.
Peter's prostitute goes public with accusations that are very embarrassing to Alicia and her family. Meanwhile, name partner Jonah Stern asks Alicia to help defend him after he is accused of DUI and assaulting a police officer.
Alicia is taken off a high-profile First Amendment case involving an obnoxious talk show host who may be responsible for a woman's suicide when the wife of one of her husband's rivals requests her as her divorce lawyer.
Alicia defends a doctor accused of prescribing oxycodone to a star high school quarterback who overdosed, provides information to Peter about his rival, Glenn Childs, and deals with Peter's mother, who has suffered a stroke.
As Peter's trial begins, Alicia is busy with a civil trial defending a contemptible husband who was found not guilty of killing his wife. Meanwhile, Diane considers buying a gun for protection against an ex-con.
Peter returns home and discovers the secret photos that his children have been keeping from Alicia. At Alicia's firm, Will removes her from a case involving a bodyguard accused of killing his boss, a dishonest financial planner.
The firm is having financial problems, so Will takes on a questionable case and considers taking on an unsavory client. Meanwhile, Alicia tries to find out who's been Tweeting gossip about her relationship with her husband.
Will makes a move on Alicia as the firm takes on an insurance company denying coverage for a risky, expensive surgery to an expectant mother. Meanwhile, Peter seeks public reconciliation with the African American community.
Alicia tries to help an Indian family in her building after the mom faces deportation unless the son helps the feds bring down a group of smugglers, while Will presides as the judge in a law school mock trial.
While the firm takes on a case involving a divorce settlement for the wife of a musician who is in a coma, Alicia reluctantly considers a bold move to make sure that Lockhart and Gardner choose her over Cary.
Will sends Alicia to disgraced CEO Colin Sweeney's home to handle merger details, but finds him with a dead body instead. Meanwhile, Glen Childs tries to save his case against Peter, and Cary searches for a way to get back at Alicia.
The firm goes head-to-head with Cary and other familiar faces in a police corruption case. Meanwhile, Eli Gold seeks to put pressure on Peter to run for reelection, but will Alicia go along for the ride?