Season 1

Episode Guide


S1 E1
Sep 22, 2009
Humiliated by her politician husband's scandal, Alicia Florrick musters her resilience and returns to work as a defense attorney, getting the case of a woman accused of murdering her ex-husband.


S1 E2
Sep 29, 2009
Alicia represents a stripper who says she was raped at the bachelor party of a prominent businessman.


S1 E3
Oct 06, 2009
Alicia finds herself immersed in her old life when she is asked to represent the teenage son of a former friend.


S1 E4
Oct 13, 2009
As her husband's legal team continues to work on his appeal, Alicia discovers evidence of possible jury tampering in her firm's class-action suit against a pharmaceutical company.


S1 E5
Oct 20, 2009
Will and Alicia have 72 hours to prove that a train company is responsible for a freight train crash; Alicia and Jackie clash over taking the children to visit their father.


S1 E6
Nov 03, 2009
Alicia agrees to a conjugal visit with Peter to get information from him because her client was convicted during his regime as state's attorney.


S1 E7
Nov 10, 2009
While representing the daughter of one of the firm's partners, Alicia becomes attracted to her co-counsel and his unorthodox approach to defending their client.


S1 E8
Nov 17, 2009
As Alicia gets ready to defend a scientist accused of arson, Peter's appeals process begins and she is asked to testsify.


S1 E9
Nov 24, 2009
Alicia becomes entangled in office politics when she is asked to represent a partner in the firm on a DUI charge; Alicia wonders if Peter could be guilty of corruption.


S1 E10
Dec 15, 2009
When a judge overturns a plea deal arranged by Alicia, she looks into his motivation; Diane is made an offer that she cannot refuse.


S1 E11
Jan 05, 2010
Alicia learns more about her husband's fall from grace when she represents the wife of Peter's nemesis, Glenn Childs, in their divorce case. Also, Will gets cozy with his opposing counsel, Emily, during a wrongful death suit against caustic TV commentator Duke Rosco.


S1 E12
Jan 12, 2010
When a star high school quarterback dies from an overdose of painkillers, Alicia represents the doctor who prescribed the medication. At home, Alicia and the kids deal with some bad news and she gives Peter information that makes his blood boil.


S1 E13
Feb 02, 2010
Tensions are high as Peter's appeal trial begins and Alicia defends a wealthy client in civil court whose innocence she doubts, even after he's found not guilty in criminal court of murdering his wife. Meanwhile, Diane decides to take precautions when a felon she successfully prosecuted is about to be released from prison.


S1 E14
Feb 09, 2010
As Alicia defends a husband accused of murdering the babysitter, she and her family prepare for the outcome of Peter's appeal and his possible coming home.


S1 E15
Mar 02, 2010
Peter gets acclimated to life at home and works on a comeback strategy with his political team. Meanwhile, Alicia and Diane wrestle with spousal privilege laws in a murder case that hinges on their ability to get a wife to testify against her husband.


S1 E16
Mar 09, 2010
As Peter strategizes on how to handle his retrial and the next steps in his public rehabilitation, Alicia and Will defend an attorney arrested for murder.


S1 E17
Mar 16, 2010
Will and Alicia battle a health insurance company that refuses to pay for urgent in-utero surgery; Alicia decides to give Peter a proper welcome home.


S1 E18
Apr 06, 2010
Alicia and Will deal with their growing sexual tension and Diane and Kurt McVeigh continue their flirtation. At the same time, Alicia defends a college student accused of killing her sorority sister while under the influence of a sleep aid.


S1 E19
Apr 27, 2010
When Alicia goes head-to-head in the courtroom with former boss Jonas Stern, she debates whether or not to use personal information to her advantage. Meanwhile, Peter uses religion to work on his appeal.


S1 E20
May 04, 2010
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 a way to keep him from being arrested.


S1 E21
May 11, 2010
The winner is announced in the competition between Alicia and Cary.


S1 E22
May 18, 2010
Eli Gold works on getting Peter's charges dropped, and Alicia defends Colin Sweeney, a client and accused wife killer, who claims self defense after she finds him handcuffed to a dead woman.


S1 E23
May 25, 2010
At Eli Gold'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 instead.