Original air date: 10/04/2015 Runtime: 44 min. Alicia attempts to revive her struggling law career by representing arrestees seeking release on bail in bond court, where she meets attorney Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo), who competes for her clients. Also, Peter brings in national strategist Ruth Eastman (Margo Martindale) to help with his presidential campaign, and creates an interesting dynamic with Eli in the process. Jane Curtin guest stars as Judge Farley and journalist Mo Rocca returns as news anchor Ted Willoughby.
Original air date: 10/11/2015 Runtime: 44 min. Alicia argues a complex museum vandalism case that involves photographs a mother took of her son, and considers enlisting the help of investigator Jason Crouse (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Also, Cary must deal with partner Howard Lyman's inappropriate conduct towards the younger associates at the offices of Lockhart, Agos and Lee. Amy Irving guest stars and Mamie Gummer returns.
Original air date: 10/18/2015 Runtime: 43 min. Alicia and Lucca work together on a complicated court case involving a designer drug dealer. Also, Eli encourages Alicia and Veronica (Stockard Channing) to participate in a mother/daughter cooking show to help Peter's campaign, with disastrous results.
Original air date: 10/25/2015 Runtime: 43 min. Alicia clashes with the bond court judge when she agrees to support a client's plea of innocence in a shoplifting case. Also, Diane is coerced by her client's counsel, Ethan Carver (Peter Gallagher), to argue against her own beliefs in a case about physician assisted suicide.
Original air date: 11/01/2015 Runtime: 44 min. Jason employs aggressive investigative tactics when he assists Alicia and Lucca with a student loan case. Also, Howard Lyman alleges ageism at Lockhart, Agos and Lee, pointing to Cary as the primary offender, and Eli stirs up Florrick family drama on Peter's presidential campaign.
Original air date: 11/15/2015 Runtime: 44 min. Alicia and Lucca join a case involving an automotive executive represented by Lockhart, Agos and Lee, and an employee represented by Louis Canning, who was involved in a crippling accident while test-driving a car operating in "driverless" mode. Also, when Ruth and Eli pursue Courtney Paige (Vanessa Williams), a potential campaign contributor, Peter moves back in with Alicia to present a united family image.
Original air date: 11/29/2015 Runtime: 44 min. Alicia and Lucca join forces with Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) to defend a website against an accusation of racial profiling. Also, Eli and Ruth worry about the nature of Alicia's relationship with Jason and how it could impact Peter's presidential campaign.
Original air date: 12/13/2015 Runtime: 44 min. Alicia and Lucca defend a well-respected surgeon accused of plotting to commit a crime. Also, Ruth schemes to remove Jason from Alicia's life by trying to persuade Courtney Paige (Vanessa Williams) to hire him for business in another state.
Original air date: 01/17/2016 Runtime: 44 min. Alicia and Cary join forces to defend a former client facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit over ownership rights to his new music. Also, Alicia's neighbors are unhappy that her law firm is operating out of her apartment and threaten to evict her.
Original air date: 01/31/2016 Runtime: 44 min. Alicia argues against Judge Schakowsky (Christopher McDonald) when she learns that a former bond court client was wrongfully imprisoned. Also, Diane assists the student editor of a college newspaper when the school threatens to fire her for writing a politically charged article.
Original air date: 03/06/2016 Runtime: 44 min. As the grand jury against Peter Florrick is assembled, with Assistant U.S. Attorney Connor Fox (Matthew Morrison) leading the proceedings, Alicia, Eli and Peter's lawyer, Mike Tascioni (Will Patton), attempt to discover what charges are being leveled against him. Also, Alicia and Jason attempt to spend a quiet weekend together but are interrupted by her meddling family.
Original air date: 03/20/2016 Runtime: 43 min. Diane, Cary and Lucca defend the grieving father of a shooting victim (Blair Underwood) in a defamation suit over a billboard he put up describing a gun store owner as a murderer. Also, a romantic rendezvous between Alicia and Jason is interrupted when Alicia learns that Grace is being accused of plagiarizing her college entrance essay.
Original air date: 03/27/2016 Runtime: 43 min. Alicia and Diane defend the privacy rights of a therapist whose neighbor, represented by attorney Caitlyn D'Arcy (Anna Camp), flies a drone over his home office. Also, Assistant U.S. Attorney Connor Fox (Matthew Morrison) attempts to use Eli's daughter, Marissa, as leverage in the case against Peter, and the power struggle at Lockhart, Agos and Lee reaches a boiling point.
Original air date: 04/17/2016 Runtime: 43 min. Alicia and Lucca travel to Toronto to represent NSA Agent Jeff Delinger (Zach Woods) who was detained by customs officers while attempting to re-enter the United States. Also, Diane grows concerned when her husband, Kurt McVeigh (Gary Cole), decides to retire and sell his business to Holly Westfall (Megan Hilty), a rival business owner, and Peter contemplates an uncertain future when he faces possible arrest.