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Diane is planning to "retire" from her firm to join Florrick Agos, but everything is put on hold when Cary is arrested on serious drug charges. Meanwhile, Eli plots to launch Alicia as a candidate for state's attorney.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julianna Margulies ... Alicia Florrick
Matt Czuchry ... Cary Agos
Archie Panjabi ... Kalinda Sharma
Alan Cumming ... Eli Gold
Matthew Goode ... Finn Polmar
Zach Grenier ... David Lee
Christine Baranski ... Diane Lockhart
Chris Noth ... Peter Florrick
Michael J. Fox ... Louis Canning
Mike Colter ... Lemond Bishop
Jess Weixler ... Robyn Burdine
Kelli Giddish ... Sophia Russo
Michael Cerveris ... James Castro
Fred Melamed ... Judge Alan Karpman
Ben Rappaport ... Carey Zepps


Eli is pushing Alicia to run for State's Attorney and seemingly won't take no for an answer. He commissions a poll that shows she could win. Diane's proposed move from Lockhart Gardner Canning is proving to be a hot topic for Alicia and Cary. Diane proposes to bring 45 clients to Florrick Agos but wants Kalinda to come to the firm as well. More problematic is that she wants an equal vote with Alicia and Cary. At LGC Diane informs David Lee and Louis Canning that she's retiring. Everyone is thrown for a loop when Cary is arrested for abetting the transportation of nearly a kilo of heroin with the State's Attorney requesting bail of $1.3 million. Cary suspects it's related to the police trying to get to Lemond Bishop. For Bishop, it means someone in his crew is talking to the police. After the judge rules Alicia ineligible to represent Cary - also because of her link to Bishop - she turns to Diane to represent him. They're having trouble raising the bail money and when they do, the ... Written by garykmcd

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21 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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This episode introduces the character of Dean Levine-Wilkins, played by Taye Diggs. He appears in 4 episodes in total. See more »

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Awesome start of a season
24 September 2014 | by osatamSee all my reviews

First thing first. Happy to see The Good Wife back. After the breathtaking fabulous season there are lot of expectations from this one. First episode seem to fulfil this expectations. With all the glorious cast back and delivery of excellent plot and writing Good Wife is undoubtedly the best thing on TV. Things weren't as expected and seems to be a good build-up episode. Alan is as usual at his best. Expecting to see Carrie Preston more in this season. Archie Punjabi(Kalinda) was given good screen time and very good plot. She gave justice to her character. After having low light in 5th season, she is the gem of the series creators cant oversee. Give her screen screen time and she will nail it. That's what this episode shows.

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