This series begins with a wide range of powerful and influential events. The series opens with a woman named Alicia Floreck, a wife who has suffered a political scandal that left her and starts all over again. Alicia began her life by working as a lawyer to defend many important court cases. She was forced to leave the luxury of suburban life and move the family to an apartment in Chicago and go to work with University friend Will Garner. Alicia is trying to provide a stable home for her children and work for her professional advancement.
The stuff in the pilot may not be good, but there's tremendous potential to the dynamic between Alicia, Kalinda and Diane, three hard-nosed women attempting to fill traditional male power roles however they can.