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?
While Alicia rejects Will's advance and stays with Peter, a judge appoints her as counsel for a man accused of killing his business partner. Meanwhile, Lockhart and Gardner find a new, young and ambitious name partner.
While a viral video damages Peter's campaign, Cary exploits a legal loophole and force, Alicia and Will to defend a murder suspect in military court, and Will and Diane weigh the pros and cons of taking on Lou Dobbs as a client.
The firm takes on a case involving a son whose father died as a result of a sniper trial in which he was acquitted. Meanwhile, Alicia's gay brother comes to town and makes trouble for Peter's campaign.
While Alicia defends a security company being sued after a fatal rave stampede, she is accused of leaking her deposition of Glenn Childs to help Peter's campaign. But could it really be the work of an unnamed third candidate?
The firm does some makeshift, last-minute investigating in order to decide whether to defend a masseuse accusing a beloved Nobel Prize winner of sexual assault, but the accused tries to use Peter to sway the firm's decision.
The firm takes on a test case which could lead to a class-action suit against a pharmaceutical company, a dirty trick against Wendy Scott-Carr backfires for Florrick and Childs' campaigns, and Blake and Kalinda step up their rivalry.
Alicia defends a former teen star against charges of attempted murder. Wendy Scott-Carr launches an all-out assault against Peter's vulnerable campaign, while Peter considers a sweetheart deal to drop out of the race.
Alicia discovers new information about Eli Gold and Will's feelings while listening to wiretap recordings for a case about a corrupt alderman, and Zach hurts his dad's campaign by producing a viral video.
While Peter prepares for his debate, Alicia and the rest of the firm work overtime amending a last-minute appeal for a death row inmate after Alicia receives a cryptic call from an appeals court clerk.