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Season 1  "Pilot"  1x1

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.

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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

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And Alicia will take the pro bono.
#2
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Good, you're in good hands. So let's catch up, have dinner.
#3
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but you have some very prominent baggage.
#4
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My mom, she's thinking of doing the same thing.
#6
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Oh, Kalinda Sharma.
#7
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- Uh-oh. - Forget it, I'll ask Zach.
#8
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handing it to the plaintiff.
#9
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And that's why you're facing a retrial now and not an acquittal.
#14
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I don't think you'll need much refining. Your case is very strong, very logical.
#16
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If it hadn't been for juror number nine, we would have convicted.
#17
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- Is that why you held out? - Oh, I don't know about that.
#18
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Uh!
#19
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Rent will come out of my salary, the kids have to stay in public school.
#21
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of you sucking the toes of a hooker.
#22
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Why do they need a staple if there's no page two?
#24
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Okay, it's down here.
#25
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Never asking a single question, because I didn't think I had to.
#27
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MATAN: And you were married to the victim for how long?
#28
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Keep trying, Mrs. Florrick. You'll hit on it.
#29
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Well, let us see how relevant this becomes, shall we?
#31
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Counsel's trying to mislead the jury. She's implying corruption.
#32
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I interviewed the first jury and they voted 11 -to-1 to convict.
#33
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I say we reprimand Alicia and put Cary in as first chair.
#34
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The pitted evidence. I talked to a friend at the crime lab.
#35
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is currently suing his ex-girlfriend for damages,
#36
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Hey, how's your sister? Is she still fighting with Grandma?
#37
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And you saw no pick-up truck, no car-jacker racing past.
#38
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And there you are the night before the murder.
#39
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The night before the murder and the night after the murder
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Yes.
#41
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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,
#45
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you would be cut off from his pre-marital savings, is that correct?
#46
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He has also admitted into evidence
#47
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Come on. It's a Stern, Lockhart tradition.
#48
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And the dog hairs admitted into evidence
#50