Setting out to form their own firm, Alicia and Cary finalize their exit from Lockhart & Gardner. Realizing that delaying would allow them to collect a hefty bonus payment, all the fourth-year associates vote to delay leaving by two more weeks. Diane and Will work with Alicia to prove a man innocent after his execution is botched by the State. The firm's partners, led by a very suspicious David Lee, begin to actively investigate the associates' by scanning their phone records. Meanwhile, newly elected Governor, Peter Florrick, makes Eli his new Chief of Staff.