Status
Ended
Network
CBS
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EPISODE

Drama

DESCRIPTION

Alicia Florrick boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

Season 1

Aired 12 years ago - May 25, 2010

At Eli'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.

Aired 12 years ago - May 18, 2010

Eli works on getting Peter's charges dropped. Alicia defends a client and accused wife killer, who claims self defense after she finds him handcuffed to a dead woman.

Aired 12 years ago - May 11, 2010

The winner is announced in the competition between Alicia and Cary.

Aired 12 years ago - 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.

Aired 12 years ago - Apr 27, 2010

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

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How does that sound?
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A cost-cutting measure. Read the settlement, Jonas.
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Or does the name Gerald Kozko mean anything to you?
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And you had to know that cartoon might provoke them.
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We'll need more than Mr. Clay's testimony to establish it.
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Io and behold, you and your firm are suing my client.
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Mr. Clay?
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But the cartoon that appeared was different, wasn't it?
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I'm incredulous.
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I wanna know if there's anything I should be aware of.
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But it's not just me. I have a legacy to protect.
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Oh, that's not good.
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TARIK: I mean, if I'm gonna make a statement,
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Kurt Westergaard?
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He was always close to Stern.
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and is not covered by the privilege.
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I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you.
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The plumber. Who are you?
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- His... - Pastor.
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On 95th?
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But if the bomb was mixed here, we're talking about an inside job.
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no security would've been able to prevent it.
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Julius, you're one of the best lawyers we have.
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You want to blame yourself, but you apologized.
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The cartoonist contacted me with that idea.
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You devoted 10,000 column inches to the Naked Columnist last year.
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The question was the police now believe
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- Objection, overly vague. - Mrs. Florrick.
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when it was really something else?
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But this utilized a different triggering mechanism
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the only person I can think of who possesses all of that knowledge
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Mrs. Florrick, would you ever like to talk sometime, just the two of us?
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You don't seem like the loyal type.
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what did he mean by that? Did he mean we should tell our neighbor:
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You know Childs is gonna make you lie on the stand.
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He threatened everything.
Aired 12 years ago - Apr 06, 2010

Alicia and Will defend a college student accused of killing her sorority sister while under the influence of a sleep aid. Diane and Kurt continue their flirtation.

Aired 12 years ago - Mar 16, 2010

In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle Patti Nyholm and an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery. Alicia gives Peter a proper welcome home.

Aired 12 years ago - Mar 09, 2010

Peter strategizes on how to handle his retrial and the next steps in his public rehabilitation. Alicia and Will defend an attorney charged with murder.

Aired 12 years ago - Mar 02, 2010

Peter gets accustomed to life at home and works on a comeback strategy with his political team, including Eli Gold. 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.

Aired 12 years ago - Feb 09, 2010

Alicia defends a man accused of killing his child's babysitter. Peter's appeal seems to be going well. Alicia prepares for the idea of him returning to her life.

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I said she should wait for you guys here,
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We have to prepare for everything.
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- I hope he does. - Thank you.
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You saw her, the babysitter, when you picked her up?
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We're gonna have you take a polygraph, Mr. Rucker.
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TONY: Do you understand? - Ma'am, no. You need to step back.
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It's right outside the door, where the husband dropped it.
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My mind's as open as a field of poppies.
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I wouldn't get too comfortable in that office of yours.
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- And you have the ticket stub? - No, I threw it away.
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You don't have enough.
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Same thing with three other houses in the neighborhood.
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Uh, investigations into allegedly corrupt real-estate practices.
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And has been instrumental in the defense of our great nation.
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I bet it was a drug deal gone bad.
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What's his name? Burkle? Or, uh, Burker.
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That's odd.
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JASON: Look, I just... You don't know what it's like to be out of work.
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But the police could misunderstand something they find.
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There's a bra on the towel rack.
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Are you gonna go back to help Cary?
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Why do I suddenly feel as though I'm under suspicion?
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So, Mr. Florrick, did you ever sleep with Amber Madison at your home,
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- Do you want me to tell the police? DIANE: No, I don't know what's on it.
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I know that the sun is coming up tomorrow,
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It hadn't been turned on.
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Each has a strong motive,
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The truth seemed so simple. Lying, not lying.
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Lot of lawyers around this one.
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Your Honor, again, we object to this line of questioning.
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And what did these women do? These prostitutes?
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that money was refunded.
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Um, Your Honor, again, we object to this sexual line of questioning.
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And I believe, Mr. Florrick, there is.
Aired 12 years ago - Feb 02, 2010

Tensions are high as Peter's appeal begins while Alicia has to defend a wealthy client who doesn't seem that innocent, even after he's found not guilty of murdering his wife. Diane takes precautions when a prisoner she put in jail is to be released from prison.

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Mrs. Florrick.
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Unfortunately the Illinois Slayer Statute
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- Or in Lake Michigan. - And my alibi?
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I know you're all excited about this trial,
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Ma'am, you're not old enough to go way back, but if Miss...
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Well, the one thing that I would say, Your Honor,
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He thinks you have one leg still in Peter's camp.
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I think we'll know more when Matan testifies.
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After Carolyn disappeared, I sold the house and moved in here.
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And I do value my money, so I will.
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Does that make me more likable or less?
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"Oh, no, now I'll need a fourth for bridge"?
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What if she doesn't have a FOID?
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- Nine millimeter, a Beretta. - No, no.
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you were approached by Mr. Childs to keep an eye on Mr. Florrick,
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This hidden motive was that Mr. Florrick arranged this task force
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He thought he was being bribed to DP cases.
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Your Honor, do I really need to object?
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Uh, Miss Armitage, what could possibly have led you to sleep
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- What? - Roman Belikov.
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In the meantime, you can use the master bath.
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I imagine I will heal someday.
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You pick up a gun, you shoot to kill, or you don't pick up a gun.
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KALINDA: Nice.
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Go right ahead, dear.
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She said that you tried to strangle her.
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I'm not gonna let some 26-year-old law-school grad get the better of me.
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I told you, I was in my car on the drive back from St. Louis.
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Why is my picture on the front page of the Chicago Sun Times?
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And I really love your jacket.
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At least we know for certain now he did it.
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Afterwards I would make a call in order to be paid.
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Always within a day or two of when you deposited the money.
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Been going over the books Sweeney's wife demanded
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Cory, I thought we were gonna get some WD-40 on those hinges.
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Why wouldn't a maggot be found on a corpse?
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of Charlotte Armitage, her daughter, arrested at the scene.
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- I can't wait. - Tomorrow you can go home.
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Aired 12 years ago - Jan 12, 2010

Alicia and the kids have to deal with some really bad news and then she has to give Peter some information that will make him furious. Alicia has to represent the doctor who prescribed the medication to a high school quarterback that appear to die from the painkiller overdose.

Aired 12 years ago - Jan 05, 2010

Alicia learns more about Peter's fall from office when she represents Glenn Child's wife in her divorce appeal. Will and Emily an opposing counsel, get cozy during a death suit against a caustic TV commentator.

Aired 12 years ago - Dec 15, 2009

When a judge overturns a simple plea deal that Alicia arranged, she looks into his motivation. Diane is made an offer she can't refuse.

Aired 13 years ago - Nov 24, 2009

Alicia is asked to represent a partner in the firm on a DUI charge. Her attention is split when she is suddenly forced to face the Other Woman.

Aired 13 years ago - Nov 17, 2009

While Alicia is preparing in a case defending a scientist accused of arson, she is suddenly asked to testify on Peter's behalf.

Aired 13 years ago - Nov 10, 2009

Alicia, representing a daughter of one of the partner in the firm, finds herself very attracted to her co-counsel, mostly because of his unorthodox approach of defending their client.

Aired 13 years ago - Nov 03, 2009

As Alicia works with Will on the appeal of a death row inmate, she agrees to a conjugal visit with Peter in order to get information from him since her client was convicted under Peter's regime as state's attorney.

Aired 13 years ago - Oct 20, 2009

Alicia and Will have only 72 hours to find the smoking gun that proves the train company, and not the three engineers, is responsible for the crash, thus securing the widows their pensions the company is holding back. Jackie and Alicia clash over taking the children to visit their father in prison.

Aired 13 years ago - Oct 13, 2009

Alicia stumbles onto something that indicates possible jury tampering on her firm's class action law suit against a pharmaceutical company. Peter's legal team continues their work for his upcoming appeal, and Alicia keeps butting heads with Peter's attorney.

Aired 13 years ago - Oct 06, 2009

The son of Alicia's former friends is charged with felony murder, and Alicia decides to defend him, despite the fact that they ostracized her ever since the scandal.

Aired 13 years ago - Sep 29, 2009

After the State's Attorney refuses to pursue criminal charges, Alicia becomes second chair on a civil suit involving the rape of a prostitute at a bachelor party who may have been hired and abused by her own husband.

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I don't know.
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ANNOUNCER: Within weeks,
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Alicia's actually our newest junior associate,
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And yet I got you to a settlement lunch on a half-hour's notice.
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It's non-negotiable. You have till end of business day.
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A first. It's a cash settlement, $450,000.
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[SPEAKING IN SPANISH]
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- Cary, right? - Yes, sir.
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You want something on your stripper? Get a subpoena.
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Fifteen hundred an hour, 2,100, and 3,100.
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Left a fake number, fake address, fake social.
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Look, I like Christy, she's a good tipper,
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and that if he didn't have time for Christy's case that maybe you would.
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You had sex with her, what? Ten times, 20 times?
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You answer those questions, and then we'll talk about forgiveness.
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The state's attorney is trying to squash our subpoena.
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We've got a big room here, don't we?
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The plaintiff requests an expedited trial date, Your Honor.
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Okay, thank you.
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I've seen it somewhere before. What is TZK Industries?
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Request permission to approach the witness.
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from the McKeon family, a month after the bachelor party incident?
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The state's attorney wasn't stonewalling.
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You really don't remember anything that could help us find her?
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- Close the door. - Come on, Zach, just let it go.
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- You don't talk to Zach. - When did I talk to Zach?
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So, Zach, can you show me how to get to Google images on your computer?
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You can watch a little TV. I'll be right in.
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The rape kit in this case, professor?
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Isn't it true, Dr. Girtzman,
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that carried the DNA from one sample to the next?
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Yeah, I don't see many other options here.
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There was a bachelor party here in May that resulted in a rape.
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Out of state area code.
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And he said, "Don't tell anyone. Just take the money and shut up."
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McKEON: Is this a joke?
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literally seconds after he was cleared in a civil case for the identical crime.
Aired 13 years ago - Sep 22, 2009

Alicia returns to work as a defense attorney after her husband's corruption scandal and incarceration. She is assigned her first case – a retrial of a woman accused of murdering her ex-husband. Her firm successfully deadlocked the first jury, and they hope that sticking to that strategy will work again, but Alicia realizes that this trial will be more of a fight than anyone expected. MORE -LESS

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And Alicia will take the pro bono.
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Good, you're in good hands. So let's catch up, have dinner.
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but you have some very prominent baggage.
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My mom, she's thinking of doing the same thing.
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Oh, Kalinda Sharma.
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- Uh-oh. - Forget it, I'll ask Zach.
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handing it to the plaintiff.
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And that's why you're facing a retrial now and not an acquittal.
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I don't think you'll need much refining. Your case is very strong, very logical.
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If it hadn't been for juror number nine, we would have convicted.
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- Is that why you held out? - Oh, I don't know about that.
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Uh!
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Rent will come out of my salary, the kids have to stay in public school.
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of you sucking the toes of a hooker.
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Why do they need a staple if there's no page two?
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Okay, it's down here.
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Never asking a single question, because I didn't think I had to.
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MATAN: And you were married to the victim for how long?
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Keep trying, Mrs. Florrick. You'll hit on it.
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Well, let us see how relevant this becomes, shall we?
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Counsel's trying to mislead the jury. She's implying corruption.
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I interviewed the first jury and they voted 11 -to-1 to convict.
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I say we reprimand Alicia and put Cary in as first chair.
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The pitted evidence. I talked to a friend at the crime lab.
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is currently suing his ex-girlfriend for damages,
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Hey, how's your sister? Is she still fighting with Grandma?
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And you saw no pick-up truck, no car-jacker racing past.
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And there you are the night before the murder.
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The night before the murder and the night after the murder
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Yes.
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WILL: So you're wondering
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[BOTH CHUCKLING]
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the day you leaked that sex tape to the press,
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you would be cut off from his pre-marital savings, is that correct?
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He has also admitted into evidence
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Come on. It's a Stern, Lockhart tradition.
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And the dog hairs admitted into evidence