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  • Will and Diane's Batman Gambit to kick Bond out of the firm. "I don't like you."
  • The whole Florrick family gets a CMoA in the first season, when Peter chooses to go after Alicia when she leaves him, triggering the electronic monitoring system. The whole family swings into action. Grace lies on the phone to the police and Alicia hustles Peter back into the apartment. Then Zach smashes the monitoring system with his skateboard and claims he accidentally hit it while fooling around on his board. It's really a CMoF how quickly the whole family bands together to commit a minor felony.
  • Will again, in "Fleas". The judge favours the state's attorney he is arguing against, while seeming to insist on fair play and also insisting on proper use of terms ("In your opinion, Mister Gardner.") Will finally gets his own back when the judge throws out a piece of evidence for no readily explained reason. Will stands his ground and she is forced to call an hour's recess rather than backpedal. Will turns to the opposition:
    Will: I'm going to have to buy you a map. Then I'll show you how we practice law in Chicago.
    • Eli tracks down the source of the Twitter leaks about the Florricks, and it's Zach's girlfriend Becca. He confronts her in public, including saying she won't get anywhere in life, and after she tries to flirt him into submission, she decides to say he's a perv and screams loudly. A police car rolls up...and the cop inside says hi to Eli, who says she's okay, and the cop moves on. Then Eli informs Becca just how outclassed she is.
  • In "Unprepared", while on the stand during Peter's bail hearing.
    Mr Landry So you intend to welcome Mr Florrick into your home? In spite of the sexual dalliances with call girls-
    Alicia: My son is here, mister Landry.
    Mr Landry: Are you suggesting you'd give different answers if he weren't?
    Alicia: I'm suggesting you stop asking invasive and irrelevant questions. What's your goal here, mister Landry? To do your boss' bidding? To embarrass me? Embarrass my husband? To goad me into some emotional public renunciation of him? The relevant question here is whether Peter has a suitable place to go home to, and I'm stating under oath that he does. Any further questions?
    Judge: Why don't we leave it there?
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  • In Ham Sandwich, Kalinda uses a Grand Jury investigation to finally run Blake out of town, implying in her testimony that he was having an affair with the wife of Lemond Bishop (a violent drug kingpin), knowing that it will get back to Bishop.
  • A lot of CMOA happen in "Another Ham Sandwich" during the grand jury. Diane, Kalinda, David Lee and Will merrily sabotaging the grand jury and mentioning Peter as much as they can, and the best : Alicia leaving the court in a complete ownage of Wendy Scott-Carr.
  • Peter gets one in "I Fought the Law" after the State's Attorney of a neighboring county tries to railroad Zach. He calls his counterpart and threatens his son in retaliation.
    Counterpart: So we're threatening each other now?
    Peter: No, I'm threatening you. And here's a handy little cheat sheet for the next time you forget: I'm the State's Attorney of a county that actually matters, jackass.
  • In "Death of A Client", Peter FINALLY bringing Mike Kresteva down a peg at a the Shamrock Dinner by punching him in the face, throwing his (Peter's) own drink on the ground, and convincing everyone else at the party that Kresteva tripped due to being intoxicated, even though Kresteva had avoided drinking the whole night to avoid such an embarrassment. It's the kind of tactic (spreading a lie into the public consciousness without anyone being able to prove otherwise) that Kresteva himself had pulled on Alicia and Peter in the past.
    Kresteva: (on the ground, just after getting punched) Are you crazy?!?!
    Peter: Actually, this is the one moment I'm not.
    Kresteva: You can't hit me!
    Kresteva: You just did!
    • Peter then dumps a glass of wine onto the floor. Kresteva stares at it, then at Peter and whispers "no..." as he realizes what's happening. He tries to get up but slip as Peter exits to tell a waiting guy to check on him.
    • Sure enough, the Cardinal of Chicago is talking to Kresteva on "holding your liquor." When he protests that "Peter Florrick punched me!" the Cardinal just chuckles and gives a "knowing" wink.
  • Season 5, episode 5, "Hitting the Fan." All of it. It may be the single best episode of the series yet.
    • If trying to pick a specific moment, there's the one where, after their departure from Lockhart-Gardner is made official, Florrick-Agos sue for an injunction against Lockhart-Gardner in order to stop them from convincing ChumHum, their top client and the one that having will make or break Florrick-Agos and Associates' chances of success, to stay at Lockhart-Gardner, as they're leaving the courtroom, David Lee refers to Alicia as 'Judas.' It seems she's had enough of David Lee at this point, and she whirls around at him, Diane, and Will.
      Alicia: We're coming after you. All your clients, every single one we worked to make happy while you swept in at the last minute to take credit. We're taking them. And then you know what you'll have? A very nice suite of offices.
  • "The Last Call": After Will's death, one of his clients refuses to reaffirm his ties to Lockhart-Gardner unless he gets in that day. So Diane brings him in... And tells him not only that he's fired but that other major firms will not take him.
    • Meanwhile, at Florrick-Agos, they're representing a woman who claims she was fired for being too pretty. When Cary tries to tell the opposing lawyer that Alicia can't be there for the deposition, he insists that it has to be that day or they wait six months. We later cut to Cary, dazed, while the opposing lawyer finishes talking. Then he produces the evidence that the guy his client is suing slept with his masseuse, contrary to his claims of being happily married, and they have her testimony. The opposing lawyer immediately tries to scurry away, pleading a prior appointment. Cary says he'll go to the judge who granted the deposition in the first place, and gosh, he's kind of pissed, and he wants to express his feelings by "destroying your client".
      Cary: Now sit down.
  • In "Taking Control," Alicia telling off a judge for badgering a witness, attempting to get her to waive her fifth amendment rights, to the point of telling him that she'll willingly be held in contempt and she will appeal to a judicial board. The judge backs down.
  • A short-lived one in ‘The Trial’: Kalinda forces Lemond Bishop to let Dante testify, threatening to show child services pictures of drug lords visiting his house, and proving Genre Savvy enough to avoid Have You Told Anyone Else?. It’s particularly satisfying to watch Bishop finally acting Not So Stoic and flying off the handle at Kalinda with no ability to do anything about it. Unfortunately, Bishop just intimidates Dante into lying on the stand and incriminating Cary.
  • Peter asks a good friend in government to check if he and Alicia are being bugged by the NSA. His friend phones back and reports back in the negative. Peter, knowing he is lying, thanks him for his help and then begins discussing a dodgy financial deal they cooked up on the golf course. His friend quickly agrees to end the wiretaps. Even Eli is deeply impressed.
  • In Executive Order 13224, Elspeth's repeated frustrations of Treasury official Gordon Higgs as he tries to investigate one of Alicia's clients. "Look at all this paper. I'm ''swamped''."
  • Kalinda beating the hell out of Blake's car with a baseball bat. Made even more awesome by the music used ("Luv Song" by Jane Jenson), which blends perfectly with the car's alarm (perfectly enough that there are people disappointed they can't get a version with the car alarm).
  • The opening scenes of In Sickness, where Alicia (having found out that Peter slept with Kalinda) has a brief breakdown. Then she calms down, puts on some badass music ("Mr Hurricane" by Beast), re-applies her makeup, packs up Peter's stuff and finally kicks him the hell out. The fact that she's efficient and ruthless enough to have him moved into a new apartment by the time he gets home from his election victory party just adds to it.
  • Elspeth blunting Wendy Scott-Carr's crooked 'investigation' into judicial bribery (which she's using to try to blackmail Will into turning over evidence of Peter's corruption) by spreading a rumour that she's investigating three notably honest judges, making her investigation seem like a farce and forcing Wendy to bring an indictment against Will before she's fully ready in order to keep the investigation open.
  • Alicia delivers four words to Peter in "Unmanned" that many have been waiting to hear for seven years: "I want a divorce."


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