Alicia and Will defend an attorney who's arrested for murder because he allegedly leaked the witness list to his client, a drug lord, which resulted in the murder of the star witness. Now under house arrest, Peter strategizes how to handle his retrial the next steps in his public rehabilitation.
Alicia and Cary meet with attorney, Francis Dorfman, about combining lawsuits on a furlough lawsuit when Federal Agents, led by ASA Rivers rush in and arrest Dorfman charged with the first degree murder of Kelli Gerber Smith. Rivers claims that Dorfman leaked the witness list to his client, Leron Bishop, a notorious drug dealer, which resulted in Kelli's murder. During the chaos of the situation, Dorfman cites that SL&G will represent him. Back at the office, Cary and Alicia bring Will and Diane up to speed on the situation. Alicia, Cary and the partners are unsure of taking Dorfman's case, but they change their minds and take the case after ASA Rivers threatens Will about how damaging their involvement would be to their firm if they represented Dorfman. After a rocky first day, Will evens the playing field in the courtroom, earning the respect of Judge Pam Lester, who clearly favors ASA Rivers. When speaking to Dorfman after court, Alicia realizes that his daughter, Teri, gave the witness list to Bishop because she wanted to prove that their firm could handle him as a client. Not willing to let his daughter take responsibility, Dorfman sends a note to Bishop who arranges for his muscle, Bill Gurstelle, to confess to the murder. On the personal front, Eli Gold, newest member of Peter's team, threatens Zach's girlfriend Becca after he discovers that she is tweeting inside information about the Florrick family.