Sep. 22, 2009
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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The Good Wife

A politician's corruption and sex scandal lands him in jail, leaving his wife to pick up the pieces and re-enter the workforce by joining a Chicago law firm as a junior associate in order to take responsibility for the family.

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Joshua Aaron "Josh" Charles (born September 15, 1971) is an American stage, film and television ...

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Will Gardner is a named senior partner at Stern, Lockhart & Gardner and an old friend of Alicia Florrick. In season one Will assisted Alicia get a job with the firm and is constantly trying to avoid appearing as if he favours her. This is complicated by the fact that the two have feelings for each other. Will and Alicia have an affair beginning at the end of season 2.

In season three they break up when Alicias daughter goes missing, and Alicia decides she needs to focus more on her children. He is seen as very much of a ladies man throughout the series and had various love affairs and girlfriends. Will generally had a good working relationship with Diane Lockhart, his co-managing partner at the firm, and the two demonstrate a shrewd ability to guide their business, even through difficult times. Will plays in a regular pick-up basketball game with other attorneys and judges, and has friendships with the players that are eventually scrutinized.

During season 3 Will is suspended from practicing law for six months as punishment stemming from an old bribery scandal but returns to the firm in season 4. In season 5 after much planning, Alicia and Cary leave Stern, Lockhart & Gardner to start their own firm, Will takes this betrayal personally.

In episode 15 of the fifth season, he was shot and killed in the courtroom by his client Jeffrey Grant (played by Hunter Parrish).

Will is an old friend of Alicia's from law school who is a partner at a prestigious law firm.

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07x12 - Tracks
Season 7, Episode 12
05x08 - The Next Month
Season 5, Episode 08
02x22 - Getting Off
Season 2, Episode 22
07x13 - Judged
Season 7, Episode 13
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Will Gardner Quotes

02x16 - Great Firewall Season 2 / Episode 16: - Great Firewall

David Lee: We're like homeless lawyers.
Will Gardner: So the vote is this Friday. Bond is up by three votes, one of them is supposedly me. So he's really only up by one.
David Lee: By two.
Will Gardner: No, by one
David Lee: He loses one vote so he's up by two.
Will Gardner: No, I move to Diane's side so she gains one and he loses one.
David Lee: What are you talking about?
Will Gardner, David Lee, Diane Lockhart: inseparable arguing
Diane Lockhart: Can we agree we need more votes? We need more votes and we are running out of time
01x17 - Heart Season 1 / Episode 17: - Heart

Will Gardner: This isn't really your baby, is it? What's her name?
Patti Nyholm: Bite me.
Will Gardner: Is that Dutch?
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