Picking up one year after the events of the final episode of "The Good Wife," an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart's (Christine Baranski) savings. Forced out of Lockhart and Lee, they join Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) at one of Chicago's preeminent law firms.
Diane raises eyebrows while settling in as a new partner at Reddick, Boseman and Kolstad. Maia continues to deal with the repercussions of her family's Ponzi scheme. Lucca and Maia unexpectedly pick up a new case.
Adrian and Barbara face a cruel realization about a high profile client. While second chair to Diane on a case, Lucca is in for more than she bargained for thanks to the state's attorney's office's golden boy, Colin Morello (Justin Bartha). Maia visits her father in prison.
Diane and Lucca represent an ovarian cancer survivor looking to obtain custody of her previously donated embryos. Maia is the victim of a fake social media account. Mike Kresteva pays a visit to Reddick, Boseman and Kolstad.
The firm defends a TV writer who released an episode of a TV show, even though the network postponed airing it several times, ultimately benching the writers episode. Elsbeth returns to help the firm when Krevesta tries to attack the firm.
Neil Gross makes the firm write terms of service to weed out trolls from his sites. Maya and Elsbeth try to figure out if Henry is spying on Maya. Luca and Colin explore their relationship. Marissa gets interested in being an investigator.
Mike Kresteva takes his case against Reddick, Boseman and 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.
Founding partner Carl Reddick makes a surprise return to the firm. A renowned local pastor needs the firm's help in a legal matter that threatens to ruin his legacy. Lucca unexpectedly meets Colin's parents. Meanwhile, Henry attempts to reconnect with Maia.
Diane and Adrian find themselves involved in another police brutality case, this time representing a surprising but familiar face, Colin Sweeney. Lucca represents Maia for her interview with a federal investigator seeking information on the Rindell scandal.