Season 5

Episode Guide

Everything Is Ending

S5 E1
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.

The Bit Bucket

S5 E2
Oct 06, 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.

A Precious Commodity

S5 E3
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.

Outside the Bubble

S5 E4
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.

Hitting the Fan

S5 E5
Oct 27, 2013
A desperate battle to retain clients begins when Cary and Alicia's plan to leave the firm is exposed.

The Next Day

S5 E6
Nov 03, 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.

The Next Week

S5 E7
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.

The Next Month

S5 E8
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.


S5 E9
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.

The Decision Tree

S5 E10
Dec 01, 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.

Goliath and David

S5 E11
Jan 05, 2014
Will joins the opposing council when Alicia represents a band suing a TV show, transforming a simple case into psychological warfare.

We, the Juries

S5 E12
Jan 12, 2014
Alicia and Will insist on separate juries for their clients when they each represent one half of a couple accused of drug smuggling; Cary woos a Lockhart/Gardner client; Kalinda tries to fix a broken relationship.

Parallel Construction, Bitches

S5 E13
Mar 09, 2014
Lemond Bishop is arrested on a drug-related charge, possibly due to a leak within Alicia's firm; an agent from the office of public integrity contacts Marilyn.

A Few Words

S5 E14
Mar 16, 2014
Alicia reflects on the past for inspiration when she is invited to be the keynote speaker at the American Bar Association conference in New York; Cary and Alicia try to align with a powerful lawyer (Jill Hennessy).

Dramatics, Your Honor

S5 E15
Mar 23, 2014
Alicia asks Cary to be her lawyer when Nelson Dubeck (Eric Bogosian) asks her to participate in a deposition; Will faces off with a new prosecutor while defending Jeffrey Grant (Hunter Parrish).

The Last Call

S5 E16
Mar 30, 2014
Alicia tries to cope with Will's death, and Diane talks to the partners, who must decide how to proceed.

A Material World

S5 E17
Apr 13, 2014
As Diane and Alicia work on opposite sides of a contentious divorce suit, they consider merging their firms; Alicia assists Finn when the state's attorney looks for a scapegoat in the Jeffrey Grant case.

All Tapped Out

S5 E18
Apr 20, 2014
When Florrick/Agos takes on the case of an NSA whistleblower, they learn the agency has been monitoring both the firm and Alicia's personal life; Diane must adjust to working with Louis Canning.

Tying the Knot

S5 E19
Apr 27, 2014
Alicia visits Colin Sweeney and becomes a witness when a body is found in his home; an unfortunate picture of Zach could be a public relations nightmare for Peter.

The Deep Web

S5 E20
May 04, 2014
Alicia turns to her mother for advice after a chance meeting with a charming entrepreneur; friends of Diane need legal counsel when their son is accused of selling drugs on the Internet.

The One Percent

S5 E21
May 11, 2014
One of Alicia's clients makes an insensitive statement that threatens a billion-dollar merger; Diane and Louis Canning are on opposite sides of a class action suit; Eli makes a discovery.

A Weird Year

S5 E22
May 18, 2014
Talk of merging Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner drives a wedge between Alicia and Cary; Louis Canning challenges Diane's role at the firm.