The Good Wife: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 22
2009

Pilot

Alicia returns to work as a defense attorney after her husband’s corruption scandal and incarceration. She is assigned her first case – a retrial of a woman accused of mu…

2 Sep 29
2009

Stripped

After the State’s Attorney refuses to pursue criminal charges, Alicia becomes second chair on a civil suit involving the rape of a prostitute at a bachelor party who may…

3 Oct 06
2009

Home

The son of Alicia’s former friends is charged with felony murder, and Alicia decides to defend him, despite the fact that they ostracized her ever since the scandal.

4 Oct 13
2009

Fixed

Alicia stumbles onto something that indicates possible jury tampering on her firm’s class action law suit against a pharmaceutical company. Peter’s legal team conti…

5 Oct 20
2009

Crash

Alicia and Will have only 72 hours to find the smoking gun that proves the train company, and not the three engineers, is responsible for the crash, thus securing the widows th…

6 Nov 03
2009

Conjugal

As Alicia works with Will on the appeal of a death row inmate, she agrees to a conjugal visit with Peter in order to get information from him since her client was convicted und…

7 Nov 10
2009

Unorthodox

Alicia, representing a daughter of one of the partner in the firm, finds herself very attracted to her co-counsel, mostly because of his unorthodox approach of defending their…

8 Nov 17
2009

Unprepared

While Alicia is preparing in a case defending a scientist accused of arson, she is suddenly asked to testify on Peter’s behalf.

9 Nov 24
2009

Threesome

Alicia is asked to represent a partner in the firm on a DUI charge. Her attention is split when she is suddenly forced to face the Other Woman.

10 Dec 15
2009

Lifeguard

When a judge overturns a simple plea deal that Alicia arranged, she looks into his motivation. Diane is made an offer she can’t refuse.

11 Jan 05
2010

Infamy

Alicia learns more about Peter’s fall from office when she represents Glenn Child’s wife in her divorce appeal. Will and Emily an opposing counsel, get cozy during…

12 Jan 12
2010

Painkiller

Alicia and the kids have to deal with some really bad news and then she has to give Peter some information that will make him furious. Alicia has to represent the doctor who pr…

13 Feb 02
2010

Bad

Tensions are high as Peter’s appeal begins while Alicia has to defend a wealthy client who doesn’t seem that innocent, even after he’s found not guilty of mur…

14 Feb 09
2010

Hi

Alicia defends a man accused of killing his child’s babysitter. Peter’s appeal seems to be going well. Alicia prepares for the idea of him returning to her life.

15 Mar 02
2010

Bang

Peter gets accustomed to life at home and works on a comeback strategy with his political team, including Eli Gold. Alicia and Diane wrestle with spousal privilege laws in a mu…

16 Mar 09
2010

Fleas

Peter strategizes on how to handle his retrial and the next steps in his public rehabilitation. Alicia and Will defend an attorney charged with murder.

17 Mar 16
2010

Heart

In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle Patti Nyholm and an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery. Alicia gives…

18 Apr 06
2010

Doubt

Alicia and Will defend a college student accused of killing her sorority sister while under the influence of a sleep aid. Diane and Kurt continue their flirtation.

19 Apr 27
2010

Boom

When Alicia goes head-to-head in the courtroom with former boss Jonas Stern, she debates whether or not use personal information to her advantage. Peter uses religion to work o…

20 May 04
2010

Mock

The police are quickly at the door when Peter’s electronic monitor sounds after he chases Alicia out of the apartment. As a result, Grace and Zach scramble to figure out…

21 May 11
2010

Unplugged

The winner is announced in the competition between Alicia and Cary.

22 May 18
2010

Hybristophilia

Eli works on getting Peter’s charges dropped. Alicia defends a client and accused wife killer, who claims self defense after she finds him handcuffed to a dead woman.

23 May 25
2010

Running

At Eli’s urging, Alicia must decide if she’ll stand by her man during Peter’s new political campaign, or if she’ll pursue a relationship with Will inste…

About The Good Wife

The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband’s very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

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