The Good Wife Season 5 Review

by oudekerk-181-79560 | created - 21 Oct 2013 | updated - 21 May 2014 | Public

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1. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: Everything Is Ending (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia works on a Death Row appeal with Will and Diane before going off to start her own firm with Cary, but people begin to suspect something is afoot. Meanwhile, Peter searches for a Chief of Staff.

Director: Robert King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 583

B+ 8.5

2. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: The Bit Bucket (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

One of Lockhart Gardner's Internet clients takes on the NSA, Diane's nomination to the Supreme Court hits a snag, and Alicia's mom's "investment" could expose Alicia's imminent departure from the firm.

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 450

A- 8.7

3. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: A Precious Commodity (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While Alicia defends a surrogate mother being forced to abort a baby, she also unwittingly gets thrust into the middle of a struggle by Will to get Diane removed from the firm.

Director: Brooke Kennedy | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 454

A 8.9

4. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: Outside the Bubble (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As Diane prepares for big changes as she leaves the firm, the firm faces a politically-motivated sexual harassment suit. Meanwhile, Jackie makes trouble for the inauguration, and Alicia and Cary's departure from the firm is imminent.

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 526

A 9.0

5. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: Hitting the Fan (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Will find out that Alicia and Cary are leaving the firm, he fires them and sets out to destroy them before they can get their new firm off the ground.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 1,462

A+ 9.5

6. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: The Next Day (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lockhart Gardner and Florrick Agos fight over clients and expert witnesses in a gun case, Diane loses her Illinois Supreme Court nomination, and Alicia faces ethics questions over her husband's actions.

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 498

A- 8.7

7. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: The Next Week (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia and Cary suspect the old firm may be spying on them, and they turn to an old face for financial advice. Meanwhile, Alicia may be liable in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Lockhart Gardner.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 455

B+ 8.4

8. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: The Next Month (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia represents an illegal immigrant who faces certain death if he is deported, and Eli gets in trouble when he makes a policy decision for Peter based on his feelings for a woman.

Director: Josh Charles | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 439

B 8.2

9. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: Whack-a-Mole (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia and Cary go head-to-head with Will and Diane representing a client identified as a terrorist on a social website, Will hires a shady mob lawyer for his firm, and Jackie tries to block a Supreme Court nominee.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 450

A- 8.6

10. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: The Decision Tree (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While her firm debates whether to invite Peter to their Christmas party, Alicia comes into a potential unexpected windfall from a former client.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 702

A 9.1

11. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: Goliath and David (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia and Will try to throw each other off their games as they go head-to-head again in a copyright infringement case, and Eli hires Kalinda to find the identity of Marilyn's baby's father.

Director: Brooke Kennedy | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Alan Cumming

Votes: 481

B 8.0

12. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: We, the Juries (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lockhart Gardner and Florrick Agos must work together--sort of--as they represent a couple accused of drug trafficking, Marilyn tries to get to the bottom of a potential scandal, and Cary gets revenge on Kalinda.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Alan Cumming

Votes: 438

B- 7.9

13. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: Parallel Construction, Bitches (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While defending Lemond Bishop on drug trafficking charges, Florick- Agos discover the NSA wire tap. Meanwhile the election fraud investigation targets both law firms.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 454

A- 8.8

14. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: A Few Words (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia recalls her tough road back into the workplace as she prepares an important speech. Meanwhile, Florrick Agos tries to court a lawyer into joining the firm, and Will looks for help to get out of the voter fraud investigation.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Josh Charles

Votes: 501

A 9.0

15. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: Dramatics, Your Honor (2014)

TV-14 | 40 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia agrees to a deposition with Nelson Dubeck, Will struggles to find a winning theory as he defends an accused killer, and Kalinda has new doubts about her future with Lockhart Gardner.

Director: Brooke Kennedy | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Alan Cumming

Votes: 1,181

A- 8.7

16. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: The Last Call (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia searches for answers as she tries to make sense of Will's death in the aftermath of the courthouse shooting. Meanwhile, Diane delivers the somber news to the partners at Lockhart/Gardner who must decide how to move forward.

Director: Jim McKay | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Makenzie Vega

Votes: 806

A 9.0

17. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: A Material World (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Diane discusses a merger with Alicia, who is still reeling badly. Meanwhile, after David Lee gets wind of the news, he begins plotting to have Diane removed as managing partner.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 452

B+ 8.3

18. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: All Tapped Out (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia learns that she has been wire-tapped when an NSA employee comes to Florrick Agos for legal representation, and Louis Canning is hired to become the "New Will" at Lockhart Gardner.

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Makenzie Vega

Votes: 483

A- 8.8

19. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: Tying the Knot (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia finds herself in the middle of another suspicious death involving Colin Sweeney, offers some political advice to Finn Polmar, and has to confront Zach over a embarrassing photo.

Director: Josh Charles | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 440

B 8.0

20. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: The Deep Web (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia has an eventful day off, Finn goes head-to-head with Diane and prepares for a campaign interview, while Diane suspects that David Lee and Louis Canning are plotting against her.

Director: Brooke Kennedy | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 421

B- 7.7

21. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: The One Percent (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Canning goes after Alicia in a discrimination case after her CEO client puts his foot in his mouth, Diane is undercut by her own partners in a class action suit, and Peter becomes suspicious of Alicia's relationship with Finn Polmar.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 402

B+ 8.5

22. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: A Weird Year (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

On Zach's graduation day, Alicia discovers that David Lee and Louis Canning are coming hard after her and her firm. Meanwhile, governor Florrick gives Diane an offer to run for State's Attorney with his support.

Director: Robert King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 531

A 9.1



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