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The Best Episodes of The Good Fight

Every episode of The Good Fight ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Good Fight!

Picking up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of "The Good Wife", an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart's savings. Forced out of her law firm, now called "Lockhart, Deckler, Gussman, Lee, Lyman, Gilbert, Lurie, Kagan, Tannebaum & Associates", they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago's preeminent law firms.


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The best episode of "The Good Fight" is "Day 471", rated 8.8/10 from 770 user votes. It was directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan and written by William M. Finkelstein. "Day 471" aired on 5/6/2018 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The End of Everything".

  • Day 471
    8.8/10 770 votes

    #1 - Day 471

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-05-06

    Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart is left in disarray after a partner at the firm becomes the latest "Kill All Lawyers" victim by an unknown assailant. The Chicago police chief causes a stir when he goes after the firm's high profile clients Lemond Bishop and Colin Sweeney as potential suspects. Amidst the chaos, Colin is reminded of his true feelings for Lucca.

    Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan

    Writer: William M. Finkelstein

  • The End of Everything
    8.7/10 492 votes

    #2 - The End of Everything

    Season 6 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-11-10

    The office must survive after being trapped by white supremacists.

    Director: Robert King

    Writer: Robert King, Michelle King

  • Not So Grand Jury
    8.5/10 741 votes

    #3 - Not So Grand Jury

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-03-26

    Mike Kresteva takes his case against Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad to a grand jury, but the firm devises a grand jury strategy of their own to hamper Kresteva's efforts. Colin finds himself in an awkward position in court.

    Director: So Yong Kim

    Writer: William M. Finkelstein

  • Day 485
    8.5/10 712 votes

    #4 - Day 485

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-05-20

    While on his way to court with Maia and a witness, Jay is being arrested by the police. When Diana and Liz rush to help him out, they discover that it is an immigration issue and federal agents are about to deport him. Meanwhile, Adrian goes back to work.

    Director: Ron Underwood

    Writer: Marcus Dalzine, Jacquelyn Reingold

  • And the fight had a détente...
    8.5/10 436 votes

    #5 - And the fight had a détente...

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-08-05

    At Circuit 9 3/4 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.

    Director: Carrie Preston

    Writer: Tegan Shohet

  • Chaos
    8.4/10 753 votes

    #6 - Chaos

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-04-16

    Diane takes on a new client who is accused of cyber-terrorism, resulting in unforeseen repercussions for the firm, especially Lucca. An accident brings Diane and Kurt together. Henry reveals new truths about the scandal to Maia.

    Director: Robert King

    Writer: Robert King, Michelle King

  • Day 415
    8.4/10 697 votes

    #7 - Day 415

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-03-11

    Tensions remain high when the firm learns another Chicago lawyer has been murdered by a client. Liz has her first day at Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart and positions herself as a potential ally for Diane. Maia's trial takes an unwelcome turn when a surprise witness is called to testify against her - and Lucca and Colin go head-to-head in court.

    Director: Jim McKay

    Writer: William M. Finkelstein

  • Once there was a court...
    8.4/10 510 votes

    #8 - Once there was a court...

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-07-01

    Diane and Marissa find themselves arguing at the Circuit 9 3/4 Court, led by the quirky "Judge" Hal Wackner. Meanwhile, Carmen Moyo proves herself to be an effective, yet underestimated, new associate.

    Director: Michael Trim

    Writer: Jonathan Tolins

  • Inauguration
    8.3/10 1,084 votes

    #9 - Inauguration

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-02-19

    After a financial scam destroys the reputation of lawyer Maia Rindell, while wiping out her mentor and godmother, Diane Lockhart's, savings, Maia and Diane join one of Chicago's preeminent law firms.

    Director: Brooke Kennedy

    Writer: Phil Alden Robinson, Robert King, Michelle King

  • Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate
    8.3/10 778 votes

    #10 - Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-03-12

    Lucca defends a TV writer-producer in a copyright infringement case with ties to the President of the United States. Meanwhile, Mike Kresteva takes aim at Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad.

    Director: Ron Underwood

    Writer: Marcus Dalzine

  • Day 492
    8.3/10 670 votes

    #11 - Day 492

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2018-05-27

    The FBI question Diane as part of a job background check on Kurt, leading to unexpected and serious consequences. The mayor of Chicago invites Adrian and Julius to join a 'think tank' tasked with figuring out how to spend funds that will address the "Kill All Lawyers" problem. Chaos ensues in the delivery room after Lucca goes into labor early.

    Director: Robert King

    Writer: Robert King, Michelle King

  • Previously on...
    8.3/10 657 votes

    #12 - Previously on...

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-06-24

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

    Director: Brooke Kennedy

    Writer: Robert King, Michelle King

  • First Week
    8.2/10 866 votes

    #13 - First Week

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-02-19

    Diane raises eyebrows while settling in as a new partner at Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad. Maia continues to deal with the repercussions of her family's Ponzi scheme. Lucca and Maia unexpectedly pick up a new case.

    Director: Allan Arkush

    Writer: Joey Scavuzzo, Ryan Pedersen

  • Day 422
    8.2/10 695 votes

    #14 - Day 422

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-03-18

    Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart represent a young woman who was assaulted while a contestant on the reality dating show "Chicago Penthouse." Meanwhile, Diane fears she might be the next "Kill All Lawyers" target.

    Director: James Whitmore Jr.

    Writer: Joey Hartstone

  • Day 429
    8.2/10 689 votes

    #15 - Day 429

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-03-25

    Liz decides to represent her son's favorite teacher after she senses the school fired him for illegitimate reasons. Lucca enlists the help of Elsbeth Tascioni when an unanticipated lawsuit hits close to home. Despite the recent chemical scare, the firm throws a party to celebrate their new offices.

    Director: Ron Underwood

    Writer: Jonathan Tolins

  • Day 443
    8.2/10 665 votes

    #16 - Day 443

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-04-08

    Adrian becomes an overnight celebrity after his candid appearance on a cable news show goes viral. Lucca, who has yet to formally announce her pregnancy, worries about her future at the firm. Meanwhile, Adrian's newfound cable news fame grabs the attention of Chicago's top law firm and the jury of his latest case.

    Director: Brooke Kennedy

    Writer: Jacquelyn Reingold

  • The Gang is Satirized and Doesn't Like It
    8.2/10 512 votes

    #17 - The Gang is Satirized and Doesn't Like It

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-05-07

    A former divorce client, Duncan Herz, seeks the firm’s help, claiming a buzzy new play running in Chicago is based on his divorce and shares specific details that unearth more than just his dirty laundry. Diane attempts to get to the heart of Memo 618 when a missing case leads her to the corporate overlords themselves, STR Laurie.

    Director: Nelson McCormick

    Writer: William M. Finkelstein

  • And the court had a clerk...
    8.2/10 441 votes

    #18 - And the court had a clerk...

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-07-08

    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.

    Director: Tyne Rafaeli

    Writer: William M. Finkelstein

  • The End of Eli Gold
    8.2/10 347 votes

    #19 - The End of Eli Gold

    Season 6 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-09-29

    Eli Gold's trial is underway, with Marissa Gold as part of his legal team. Liz and Ri'chard attempt to solidify their working relationships leading to a surprise discovery about Ri'chard's history and Liz's father. The firm attends a Democratic fundraiser.

    Director: James Whitmore Jr.

    Writer: Davita Scarlett

  • Day 408
    8.1/10 758 votes

    #20 - Day 408

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-03-04

    An unfortunate event brings the firm together, along with the prospect of a new name partner. Diane struggles to grapple with the insanity of the world, and Maia is confronted with another hurdle in her parents' scandal.

    Director: Brooke Kennedy

    Writer: Robert King, Michelle King

  • Day 457
    8.1/10 631 votes

    #21 - Day 457

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-04-22

    Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart represent an African-American undercover cop, Rashid Clarkson, who was left crippled after being shot by another Chicago police officer in the line of duty. The case's opposing counsel is legend Solomon Waltzer, whose tactics have the firm questioning the legitimacy of his evidence. Diane finds herself at a crossroads with both Kurt and Tully.

    Director: Clark Johnson

    Writer: Aurin Squire

  • Day 478
    8.1/10 594 votes

    #22 - Day 478

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2018-05-13

    Heated debates occur at the firm when Liz and Maia represent a well-known photographer, Ron Williams, suing a woman who provided an account of their relationship to a website. Jay continues to investigate possible suspects in Adrian’s shooting while Diane receives surprising news from her accountant.

    Director: Brooke Kennedy

    Writer: Jonathan Tolins

  • The Gang Deals With Alternate Reality
    8.1/10 831 votes

    #23 - The Gang Deals With Alternate Reality

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-04-09

    Diane Lockhart finds herself living in an alternate reality where Donald Trump was never elected and Hillary Clinton is the current president of the United States. While Diane's liberal self is overjoyed, she soon realizes how a different outcome of the 2016 election might have unexpected consequences.

    Director: Brooke Kennedy

    Writer: Robert King, Michelle King

  • The Gang Tries to Serve a Subpoena
    8.1/10 544 votes

    #24 - The Gang Tries to Serve a Subpoena

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-04-16

    Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart attempt to adjust to their new landscape as a small subsidiary of STR Laurie, a huge multi-national law firm. Diane encounters a familiar face in court. Lucca is given an exciting, high-profile divorce case.

    Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan

    Writer: Jonathan Tolins

  • The Gang Discovers Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein
    8.1/10 511 votes

    #25 - The Gang Discovers Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-05-28

    Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart are hired to investigate the death of high-profile New York inmate Jeffrey Epstein. Back at the office, STR Laurie continues to tighten their grip on the firm by forcing Diane, Adrian and Liz to conduct layoffs. But the enraged trio won't go down that route without a fight and hatch a plan in hopes of shaking off their corporate overlords once and for all.

    Director: Fred Murphy

    Writer: Laura Marks