The Good Wife (2013 - 2014)


Season 5
The Good Wife

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The verdict is in: The Good Wife is a solid adult drama, with a delicately fine-tuned performance from Julianna Margulies and storylines that become increasingly absorbing as they progress.

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Critic Ratings: 24

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 29, 2013

Alicia works to prevent the execution of a convicted murderer as she plans her exit from the firm with Cary; Eli helps Peter put together his staff.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2013

Unaware that Lockhart/Gardner's communications are being monitored, Cary and Alicia sue the NSA on Chumhum's behalf; Alicia receives support from her mother; Eli tries to secure Diane's Supreme Court nomination.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2013

Alicia receives a stunning offer that causes her to reconsider leaving the firm; the partners must take action when Diane is put at odds with her colleagues.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2013

Alicia tries to obtain Lockhart/Gardner files as she prepares to exit the firm; faced with a sexual harassment lawsuit, the firm hires Elsbeth Tascioni.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2013

A desperate battle to retain clients begins when Cary and Alicia's plan to leave the firm is exposed.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2013

Alicia and Cary represent a client who changed firms and Will and Diane delay turning over the case files; Marilyn tries to give advice to Alicia.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2013

Zach makes a discovery that leads Alicia and Cary to believe that the Lockhart/Gardner firm is spying on them; Will helps one of Alicia's former clients; Clarke Hayden (Nathan Lane) offers financial advice to Florrick/Agos.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2013

Alicia must block the deportation of an undocumented immigrant who has been threatened by a cartel in Mexico; Eli's reconnection with Natalie Flores concerns Marilyn; Robin tries to emulate Kalinda.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2013

When a college professor is accused of being linked to domestic terrorism, Alicia tries to hold a website accountable; Will hires an unpredictable attorney with ties to organized crime; Jackie and Eli clash over a family secret.

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Air date: Dec 1, 2013

When a former client leaves Alicia millions, Lockhart/Gardner contests the will on behalf of the deceased's wife; Marilyn is concerned about Peter being seen with Alicia's questionable clients.

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Julianna Margulies
Alicia Florrick

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Christine Baranski
Diane Lockhart

Actor
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Josh Charles
Will Gardner

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Archie Panjabi
Kalinda Sharma

Actor
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Matt Czuchry
Cary Agos

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Makenzie Vega
Grace Florrick

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Graham Phillips
Zach Florrick

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Alan Cumming
Eli Gold

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Zach Grenier
David Lee

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Chris Noth
Peter Florrick

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Mary Beth Peil
Jackie Florrick

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Matthew Goode
Finn Polmar

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Jess Weixler
Robyn Burdine

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Jerry Adler
Howard Lyman

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Nathan Lane
Clarke Hayden

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Ben Rappaport
Carey Zepps

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Bhavesh Patel
Anthony Wright Edelman

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Michael Cerveris
James Castro

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Melissa George
Marilyn Garbanza

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Michael J. Fox
Louis Canning

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Ridley Scott
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Robert King
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Michelle King
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David W. Zucker
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Brooke Kennedy
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Ted Humphrey
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Keith Eisner
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Critic Reviews for The Good Wife: Season 5

Audience Reviews for The Good Wife: Season 5

  • Apr 03, 2021
    I pretty much hated it
  • Apr 02, 2021
    No way it's terrible
  • Dec 23, 2020
    Fantastic writing and endearing characters! Amidst the drama and funny moments, it has an unforgettable profoundness to it.
  • Nov 27, 2020
    Nailed it. I enjoy watching cat fights and seeing Will and Alicia being out-of-your-mind malicious to each other is super satisfying.
  • Oct 28, 2017
    This season is undeniably the best one, and is the reason why I hated S6 & S7. Hitting The Fan would have made an amazing finale, way more satisfying than the one they gave us in S7. As far as I'm concerned, the show ended with this season.
  • Jan 02, 2016
    If I were asked which season to recommend to start with...I'd hand them a copy of Season 5. I'm pretty sure that it was the season where I finally found a way to appreciate the show, and in turn...be okay with watching all the other seasons. Even going back to season 1 while Season 7 started airing was okay...because the episodes still came through strongly. It is best watched in its entirety of course!
  • Apr 23, 2015
    I don't think there is much more you can ask from a drama series.
  • Jun 17, 2014
    so unpredictable love it all.
  • May 16, 2014
    Still going strong, The Good Wife continues to give its audiences twists that they never see coming. Julianne Margulies is still a vision as Alicia Florrick, and Christine Baranski continues to be elegant and poised as Diane Lockhart. There is a moment halfway through the fifth season that took the air out of my lungs. Shocking. The Good Wife still has everything going for it.
  • Apr 27, 2014
    I love this season. After all this time waiting for Alicia and Will to get together, it's all gone. Now the writers have me quasi hoping for a reconciliation between Alicia and Peter--and also hoping for a new relationship, a new firm...everything

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