'The Good Wife': Will and Alicia move forward, as Alicia elicits Cary's representation

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josh-charles-the-good-wife-a-few-words.jpg "The Good Wife" is back with a string of new episodes this spring, kicked off by last week's "Parallel Construction, B****es," which saw both the NSA surveillance and the voter fraud come home to roost for Alicia Florrick and her friends, colleagues and family.

Caught in the middle of it all is Will Gardner, who knows he can bury Gov. Florrick but who is also bound by attorney-client privilege. Executive producer Michelle King tells TV Guide that Will is stuck between a rock and a hard place.

"He truly is risking disbarment or jail, and he's risking it for people that he is not thrilled with anymore. It's the worst place in the world for him to be," says King. "If a lawyer violates attorney-client privilege, they can pretty much say goodbye to their practice because suddenly all their other clients hear about it, and nobody wants to be with that lawyer anymore."

Alicia is going to be put in a tough spot as well, as she's pulled "closer and closer to Peter's potential corruption," says EP Robert King. What's she going to do? Hire a good lawyer.

In the March 23 episode, "Dramatics, Your Honor," Alicia will enlist Cary as her lawyer when she's called to a deposition by Office of Public Integrity official Nelson Dubeck. 

But before she can get to that place, she, Will, Diane and Cary must attend an American Bar Association conference in New York, which pits them against each other as they vie for the business of Rayna Hecht (guest star Jill Hennessy) in Sunday's (March 16) episode "A Few Words." Interestingly, over the course of competing to hire Hecht, Will and Alicia move to a new place in their relationship

Don't get too excited, Will and Alicia 'shippers, but suffice to say that the relationship is becoming more cordial rather than fueled by hate.

"A Few Words" also paints a remarkable picture of the journey Alicia has gone on over five seasons and gives viewers a peek into her life immediately after Peter's scandal went public. It also sees the return of Elsbeth Tascioni (guest star Carrie Preston), always a welcome sight.

"The Good Wife" airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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