A Democratic National Committee consultant, Ruth Eastman, approaches Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart to develop a confidential impeachment strategy for the DNC against President Trump, leaving the firm's partners at odds. After an impromptu visit from Colin's mom, Lucca is left feeling suspicious of her motives. Maia is intrigued by Ruth's assistant, Carine.
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 Lockhart and Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago's preeminent law firms.