It's been a long time since viewers have gotten a new dose of The Good Wife, the critically acclaimed CBS drama. Thankfully, the great Alicia Florrick drought of 2014 is over on Sunday, March 9.
But before we dive back into the world of Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner, how about a little refresher?
When we last saw our favorite attorneys, they were still battling each other after Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry) broke off from Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Will Gardner's (Josh Charles) firm. Diane's reaction to the split cost her a Supreme Court position from new Illinois Governor Peter Florrick (Chris Noth).
But a spurned Diane is the least of Peter's problems. Remember the season-four finale?
Viewers learned Peter's camp was involved with rigging the election. And there's video of it. And Will knew about it. So did Kalinda (Archie Panjabi). Oops.
We last saw Alicia confront Peter about it where she ordered him to fix it. Now the scandal is getting bigger and resulting in a three-episode event. Oh s--t!
Here's what else has been going on:
Kalinda is currently sort of feuding with Damian (Jason O'Mara). She's also sleeping with his friend (Jordana Spiro) and recently reconnected with Cary. Sadly, no tequila shots with Alicia…yet.
Diane got married to Kurt McVeigh (Gary Cole) and her Supreme Court dreams were dashed. Now that she's back at the firm full-time, she's clashing with Will over his seemingly reckless behavior.
Speaking of Will, he got a tattoo and has been shacking up with a leggy blonde. He hired Damian rather impulsively, rebranded Lockhart/Gardner to LG (sorry, we're not buying it) and announced plans to expand to New York City. Alicia really did a number on him.
Alicia's been busy building her empire while waging psychological warfare on Will. She's not happy about Peter's scandal because it could ruin everything. Seriously, everything. Hey, at least Peter didn't sleep with Marilyn (Melissa George), his ethics counsel. And Marilyn turned the voter investigation over to the federal government.
The March 9 episode, "Parralel Construction, Btiches," sees Lockhart/Gardner and Florrick/Agos fighting to keep Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter) as a client. Plus, the whole voting scandal heats up big-time.
Then in the March 16 episode, Carrie Preston returns! The Emmy winner will return as Elsbeth Tascioni in "A Few Words." We're told she has quite the encounter with a bear in Times Square. Meanwhile, Alicia hits New York City, where she gives the keynote address at an American Bar Association conference. Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, appears as himself. Jill Hennessy also guest stars.
The Good Wife returns Sunday, March 9, at 9 p.m. on CBS.