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Season five of The Good Wife marks a new start for Alicia Florrick as she and Cary join forces to launch their own law firm. As they sever ties with Lockhart/Gardner, tensions escalate and explode as the new rivals go into attack mode - battling each other both in and out of court. Alicia's relationship with Will seems irrevocably damaged as he contends with her professional and personal betrayal. Diane, who was poised for a judgeship, has her nomination revoked after firing Alicia and returns to the firm. Kalinda's relationships with Alicia and Cary are also tested, as she remains loyal to Lockhart/Gardner. Meanwhile, newly elected Governor Peter Florrick and his Chief of Staff Eli face new corruption issues as the Ethics Commission investigates possible voter fraud during Peter's gubernatorial campaign. Alicia's new venture leads her to volatile showdowns, altering every major relationship she's cultivated.