The firm tries to get a search engine its clients are suing to reveal its proprietary algorithms, a journalist may have evidence that Peter had another affair, and Kalinda's husband discovers that she has a girlfriend.
While Diane prosecutes a case involving the parents of a hazing death victim suing a university, Eli has to put out a couple of fires before Peter's straw poll. Meanwhile, the firm's trustee tries to find an office for Cary.
Alicia tries to help Lemond Bishop get out of trouble with the Feds, Eli has to do damage control when a blog article hurts Peter during the straw poll, and Kalinda's husband finds interesting information about her girlfriend.
While Alicia helps a military rape case involving a private contractor, a surprise candidate enters the governor's race. Meanwhile, Alicia and Cary find a loophole that could guarantee Nick Saverese the city contract.
While Alicia and Cary take a client to Washington to speak to the FCC, a potential buyer for Lockhart Gardner emerges. Meanwhile, Peter faces new allegations and Alicia helps a former JAG lawyer find a job.
Will and Alicia deal with simultaneous murder trials involving the same victim, Peter's campaign comes under federal scrutiny, Kalinda's husband Nick threatens Alicia, and a web search on her home computer draws Alicia's attention.
Diane and Will offer Alicia a chance to become an equity partner, but do they have ulterior motives? Meanwhile, the firm battles an old enemy as they negotiate a valuable pre-nup, and religion becomes an issue in the gubernatorial campaign.
Alicia and Cary get bad news about their partnerships just as they are set to take on Diane and Will in a mock trial. Meanwhile, Elsbeth discovers that the Feds are playing dirty in their Eli Gold investigation.
Alicia suspects that another lawyer brought in by Lemond Bishop to help his case may be intimidating witnesses, Lockhart and Gardner argue over the firm's future, and the firm hires a new investigator--much to Kalinda's chagrin.
Will and Alicia clash with an insurance company lawyer at a coroner's inquest after a judge's death, Zack's new Muslim girlfriend could cause problems with Peter's campaign, and Cary brings in a big client with his father's help.
Peter has an important black-tie dinner, but Alicia is called away when a client is murdered, and the investigation suggests that her family may also be in danger. Meanwhile, Diane gets a job offer from Peter if he wins the election.
Alicia and Will try to get an extra "speedy" trial for Colin Sweeney to beat a Supreme Court ruling on third strikes. Meanwhile, Diane appears ready to take her on-again/off-again romance with Kurt McVeigh to a new level.
Alicia's case involving at-will employees trying to unionize sparks a possible mutiny at Lockhart Gardner. Meanwhile, Peter gives Alicia an opportunity to renew their wedding vows, but he also needs her help on the campaign.