Season 3

Episode Guide

A New Day

S3 E1
Sep 25, 2011
While the staff at Lockhart/Gardner adjusts to new realities and relationships, Alicia must put aside distractions in her personal life to defend a Muslim student accused of murdering a Jewish classmate.

The Death Zone

S3 E2
Oct 02, 2011
When Alicia wins a verdict in a libel case involving a British businessman, she must quickly learn to navigate English Law when the case is retried in British court via satellite.

Get A Room

S3 E3
Oct 09, 2011
Alicia and Will go toe-to-toe with his ex during a court-ordered mediation, while Eli and Diane clash over the best way to handle a dairy company's PR disaster.

Feeding The Rat

S3 E4
Oct 16, 2011
Alicia takes on a pro bono case where the witness quickly becomes the prime suspect, but it's Lockhart & Gardner that may be in the most jeopardy, as Will and Diane consider their futures and the firm's direction.

Marthas And Caitlins

S3 E5
Oct 23, 2011
When Alicia's key witness commits suicide, she must turn to the only person whose testimony can salvage her case: Colin Sweeney. Meanwhile, Eli makes big moves on Peter's behalf.

Affairs Of State

S3 E6
Oct 30, 2011
While Alicia wades through diplomatic loopholes to defend a Taiwanese national, Eli is approached by his ex-wife to vet her for a possible political campaign.

Executive Order 13224

S3 E7
Nov 06, 2011
Alicia worries that she will break confidentiality when the Treasury Department forces her to report on her latest client, while Peter reluctantly digs into Will's past transgressions.

Death Row Tip

S3 E8
Nov 13, 2011
Alicia races to win a stay of execution for a guilty man who has information which will keep another client from a murder conviction. Meanwhile, Eli tries to get ahead of a client's potential scandal and Kalinda may have met her match.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

S3 E9
Nov 20, 2011
Tensions are high at Lockhart & Gardner as Alicia and Will argue in front of a mercurial military judge, Eli's confidence is shaken and Diane issues an ultimatum to protect the firm.

Parenting Made Easy

S3 E10
Dec 04, 2011
A routine arbitration turns into a battle of wills between Alicia and Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox), but the pair makes an unexpected connection when a personal crisis interrupts the proceedings.

What Went Wrong

S3 E11
Dec 11, 2011
As Alicia looks for a way to have a judgment thrown out following a shocking guilty verdict, she also begins to feel the consequences of decisions in her personal life.

Alienation Of Affection

S3 E12
Jan 08, 2012
Lockhart & Gardner's future is at stake when a couple whose divorce was overseen by the firm accuses them of encouraging the breakup for financial gain.

Bitcoin For Dummies

S3 E13
Jan 15, 2012
Alicia defends a lawyer who hires the firm after the government arrests him for not revealing the name of an anonymous client: a mysterious computer programmer who illegally invented a new online currency.

Another Ham Sandwich

S3 E14
Jan 29, 2012
Wendy Scott-Carr presents her evidence against Will in an effort to send him to prison; Eli and Stacie Hall face off.

Live From Damascus

S3 E15
Feb 19, 2012
Lockhart & Gardner leads a suit against a company that produced software that allowed the Syrian government to make American citizens disappear.

After The Fall

S3 E16
Mar 04, 2012
While power grabs are being made at the firm, Alicia and Caitlin square off against old foe Nancy Crozier. Meanwhile, Peter discovers the price of taking the moral high road. Mamie Gummer returns as Nancy Crozier and Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile returns as herself.

Long Way Home

S3 E17
Mar 11, 2012
Alicia must once again aid Colin Sweeney when a sexual misconduct claim derails his attempt to win back control of his company. Also, Cary is faced with a moral dilemma when Peter tasks him with enforcing office policies. Bebe Neuwirth and Morena Baccarin guest star.

Gloves Come Off

S3 E18
Mar 18, 2012
Financial concerns lead Alicia to reconsider Louis Canning's (Michael J. Fox) standing job offer; Diane and Jack Copeland (Bryan Brown) reconnect.

Blue Ribbon Panel

S3 E19
Mar 25, 2012
When Alicia is assigned to be on a blue ribbon panel investigating a police shooting, she begins to question the motivations behind the chairman's actions. Meanwhile, Kalinda receives unwanted attention from the IRS. Matthew Perry guest stars as Mike Kresteva, the panel chairman.

Pants On Fire

S3 E20
Apr 15, 2012
As Alicia counsels a client whether to accept a strict plea deal, she's distracted by Peter's newest political rival, whose actions force her back into the public spotlight. Matthew Perry returns as Mike Kresteva and Parker Posey returns as Vanessa Gold.

The Penalty Box

S3 E21
Apr 22, 2012
Alicia represents a judge facing misconduct charges; Cary makes a decision about his career; Kalinda deals with the consequences of Agent Delaney's investigation.

The Dream Team

S3 E22
Apr 29, 2012
Patti Nyholm teams up with Louis Canning to force the firm into bankruptcy; Alicia must face her conflicted feelings about Peter.