Episodes: 156 (hour)
TV show dates: September 22, 2009 — May 8, 2016
Series status: Ending
Performers include: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Josh Charles, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega, Titus Welliver, Mary Beth Peil, and Patrick Heusinger.
TV show description:
Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) is the wife of the State’s Attorney of Cook County, Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), who is jailed as the result of a political corruption and sex scandal. She pushes aside the public humiliation and betrayal and goes back to work as a defense attorney, despite being out of the courtroom for the past thirteen years. She finds that she has to completely start over as a junior associate and gets a job at Stern, Lockhart & Gardner, a prestigious Chicago law firm.
Will Gardner (Josh Charles) is an old friend of Alicia’s from law school, is now Firm Partner, and helped to get her foot in the door. Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) is a Senior Partner and a top litigator at the firm. She offers to mentor Alicia but that’s certainly not going to make life any easier.
The firm’s private investigator is Kalinda Sharma (Archie Panjabi). She’s an ally to Alicia and previously worked for her husband. Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry), a recent college grad, joined the firm as a junior attorney at the same time as Alicia. Eventually only one of the two will get a permanent position at the firm and he wants to make sure he’s the man for the job.
In the courtroom, Alicia must combat grudges and scrutiny from her husband’s old allies and enemies, including Glenn Childs (Titus Welliver). Childs took over Peter’s job and leaked graphic the sex tape to the press.
With a very busy and complicated professional life, Alicia must also do her best as a lone parent to provide a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach (Graham Phillips) and 13-year-old Grace (Makenzie Vega). Though the relationship can be awkward, Peter’s mother, Jackie (Mary Beth Peil), helps manage the house while Alicia’s away.
Episode #156 — End
The jury in Peter’s trial wants to hear the actual audio recording of the 911 call, instead of just the transcript. His legal team scrambles to find a legal precedent to allow them to re-open trial proceedings to hear testimony related to the call. Thanks to remembering her time with Will, Alicia finds one.
Peter learns that Eli’s been pushing the big money contributors to shift their backing from Peter to Alicia. He’s not happy but understands the reasoning. Alicia doesn’t know.
Much to Diane’s chagrin, Alicia decides that they must discredit Diane’s husband Kurt and his testimony on the stand. Lucca blindsides Kurt on the stand with questions about his affair. Diane leaves the courtroom in tears.
Peter agrees to a one-year probation deal which includes in stepping down from office. Alicia stands with him at his press conference but leaves him as he starts to take his hand. She goes to find Jason but finds Diane instead who slaps her shockingly hard. Our heroine adjusts her jacket and walks away confidently while facing an uncertain future.
First aired: May 8, 2016.
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