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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Season 7, Episode 03
06x09 - Sticky Content
Season 6, Episode 09
05x08 - The Next Month
Season 5, Episode 08
03x01 - The New Day
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