Turns out the good wife is not afraid to be bad. Tougher in the courtroom. Stronger for her family. And hotter than ever behind closed doors. Season 3 reveals a new side to Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies)... and she likes it. Upping her game at the office, Alicia is pivotal in helping Lockhart / Gardner navigate a year of rough waters. While she and Will (Josh Charles) finally get their romantic timing right, there are consequences for both. She has a new professional adversary in her ex, Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), who aligns with Alicia's rival Cary (Matt Czuchry). Will faces disbarment, Diane ( Christine Baranski) tries to keep the firm afloat and Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) tries to mend her damaged relationship with her best friend. Meanwhile, Eli (Alan Cumming) has joined the firm, clashing with partners, attorneys and Alicia as only he can.