The fifth season of the legal drama begins with Alicia and Cary secretly planning their exit from Lockhart/Gardner in order to start their own firm. Once the decision is made, they begin battle with Lockhart Gardner for clients and cases. Meanwhile, Peter makes waves as Governor while Eli works overtime to keep any hint of scandal at bay.
Given the format, the schedule and the different masters being served, it's incredibly difficult to make a broadcast drama as strong as its better counterparts on cable, but it can be done. Right now, The Good Wife is proving that.