The Good Wife recap: This Changes Everything!

Alicia and Cary's plans to leave Lockhart/Gardner are finally exposed, and the battle for top clients begins 
Ep. 05 | Aired Oct 27, 2013

GET OUT Will finally learns of Alicia's plans to leaves the firm and doesn't take the news too well

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The Florrick/Agos teams split up responsibilities, and worked to get all their ducks in a row since they were starting a week early. While they tried to confirm the new client list, the team at Lockhart/Gardner tried to make sure their top dogs were staying put. This, of course, consisted of a little embellishing, courtesy of David Lee. He told clients there were issues with Alicia's performance, and it worked. Florrick/Agos lost a huge hedge fund client and the losses continued.

After promising Will her loyalty, Kalinda went to speak to Cary about joining the rebels. (Double agent!) Cary should have recognized her as a sheep in wolf's clothing. She had no intention of leaving Lockhart/Gardner. She learned where the Florrick/Agos office space was located, and David Lee made a phone call to the department of health, which in turn shut down their offices for fumigation. They'd be kept out of their new work space for at least two months. Uh oh. And the hits just keep coming. Kalinda finally told Will that Robyn was with the rebellion. See ya later, Robyn! Alicia's apartment served as the temporary Florrick/Agos headquarters for the duration of the episode. But we all know that can't last.

With the client list up in the air, Florrick/Agos had to make sure that their No. 1 moneymaker, Neil Gross and Chumhum, would make the move with them. Alicia and Cary went to talk with Gross to quell his hesitations about making the move. Unfortunately, a restraining order courtesy of Will, kept Alicia and Cary from meeting with anyone at Chumhum.

So off to court they went. It was Alicia vs. Will, and you're going to have to get used to this dynamic. Because that's where things are headed. And while it's hard to watch these two at odds, it was kind of awesome to see them go head to head. Will & Co. called Beth (Victoria Mack) to testify for them, after Diane changed her mind.  Beth was one of the fourth years who originally planned to leave with Alicia and Cary. But after Will offered her a partnership, she decided to stay. Alicia tried to use this testimony to their favor—obviously the promotion came within the last 12 hours. But it didn't matter. The judge decided the restraining order would remain in place, saying that if the clients were intending to leave, the would leave. The status quo would hold.

But Alicia decided that she wouldn't let a little setback get them down, and delivered this awesome call to arms to her now-opposition: "We're coming after you. All your clients. Every single one we worked to make happy, while you swept in at the last minute to take credit. We're taking them. And then you know what you'll have? A very nice suite of offices." Throughout the duration of the series, Alicia has consistently taken the high road. So I kind love this new side of her, and I hope it's a taste of things to come.

UP NEXT: Alicia and Peter, um, reconnect.... 

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