The Good Fight

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“brilliant from the start.”

– PR’s Fresh Air

“Somehow, One of the Best Shows on TV Got Even Better”

– IndieWire

“a sensational season and, for the love of Christine Baranski, attention must be paid.”

– The Daily Beast

“its best season ever.”

– The Daily Beast

“relentlessly compelling season…”

– GQ

“…miraculously good.”

– TV Guide

“Showrunners Robert and Michelle King…constantly undermine expectations to create one of the most delightfully unpredictable shows on TV.”

– TV Guide

“The Good Fight” is as gripping as ever as it tackles Jan. 6, race and ethics in 2021”

– Salon

“…it’s as fabulous as ever”

– Salon

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Cast

Christine Baranski

as Diane Lockhart

“Christine Baranski Is Astounding on The Good Fight”

– Vulture

Audra McDonald

as Liz Reddick

Sarah Steele

as Marissa Gold

Michael Boatman

as Julius Cain

Nyambi Nyambi

as Jay Dipersia

Zach Grenier

as David Lee

Charmaine Bingwa

as Carmen Moyo

Mandy Patinkin

as Hal Wackner

For Your Consideration

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Executive Producers: Robert King & Michelle King, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy, Liz Glotzer, William Finkelstein, Jonathan Tolins, Jacquelyn Reingold

In the fifth season, Diane (Christine Baranski) is forced to question whether it’s appropriate for her to help run an African American law firm with Liz (Audra McDonald) when the firm loses two top lawyers. Meanwhile, Marissa (Sarah Steele) and the firm become entangled with Hal Wackner (Mandy Patinkin), a regular Chicagoan who decides to open his own courtroom in the back of a copy shop.

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Episodes

S5 E1 | “Previously on…”

Season five premiere. A flashback to 2020 reveals how the team at Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart experienced the year’s major events.

S5 E2 | “Once there was a court…”

Diane and Marissa find themselves arguing at the Circuit 9 3⁄4 Court, led by the quirky “Judge” Hal Wackner (Mandy Patinkin). Meanwhile, Carmen Moyo (Charmaine Bingwa) proves herself to be an effective, yet underestimated, new associate.

 

S5 E3 | “And the court had a clerk…”

Diane is aghast when Kurt reveals he recognized the face of a man featured in a U.S. Capitol insurrection “Most Wanted” poster. Intrigued by Wackner, Marissa sneaks over to his copy shop “courtroom” and is thrilled by what she encounters. Back in legitimate court, Liz uses a current case to tackle Section 230.

S5 E4 | “And the clerk had a firm…”

When a comedy streaming network executive, Del Cooper (Wayne Brady), asks Liz to conduct a sensitivity read on one of his comedians, the entire firm ends up fighting over how comedy and ‘cancel culture’ collide. Meanwhile, FBI agent Madeline Starkey (Jane Lynch) goes after Kurt for his alleged involvement in the U.S. Capitol insurrection.

S5 E5 | “And the firm had two partners…”

Liz and Carmen represent Oscar Rivi, who is suing Harbor Hospital over the wrongful death of his daughter. Jay’s investigation of the case triggers some PTSD that forces him to dig deeper into his own experience with Covid. With Madeline Starkey still hell-bent on getting Kurt to come clean, Diane decides to take matters into her own hands.

 

S5 E6 | “And the two partners had a fight…”

When Reddick/Lockhart associates start posting anonymous hate messages about Julius and Diane on a new interoffice app, Diane’s name partner position at the firm is once again questioned. At home, Diane grapples with her marriage after learning Kurt is considering a job offer from the NRA. Meanwhile, Wackner goes to real court to have his approach and sanity questioned.

S5 E7 | “And the fight had a detente…”

At Circuit 9 ¾ court, Marissa is assigned to “prosecute” two contrasting “cancel culture” cases, which both leave her questioning the intentions of Wackner, David Cord and Del Cooper. The tension between Diane and Liz increases while they work together on a high profile case against the Chicago PD.

S5 E8 | “And the detente had an end…”

Julius fights to defend himself in Wackner’s court in a surreal and harrowing effort to reclaim his car…and his dignity—all because of an alleged parking violation. Meanwhile, after focus group feedback threatens to sink Del Cooper’s reality show about Wacker, both Marissa and Wackner embrace different tactics to help revive the court.

 

S5 E9 | “And the end was violent…”

Liz and Diane struggle to get David Lee and the Dubai overlords to accept the new name partner, Allegra Jurado. Oscar Rivi attempts to make his cannabis business legitimate, but realizes that the corporate world can be just as cut-throat as his own. When the justice system fails to detain and prevent a man from continually committing anti-Asian hate crime, the cops discover another way for justice — Wackner’s court.

S5 E10 | “And the violence spread.”

In the season five finale, it’s too many courts and too little time for the folks at Reddick/Lockhart. Marissa is mounting a strong defense in Vinetta’s court for Matteo, while Diane attempts to get an interview with him in order to spring Matteo from court. Carmen, Liz, and Allegra defend drug dealer, Oscar Rivi, as prosecutors attempt to put him back in prison.