One of last year's most compelling TV shows was The Good Fight - a legal drama set in Chicago that blended topical issues like terrorism, police brutality, and online trolling with complicated family and workplace relationships. Every episode played to the strengths of its diverse, predominantly female, cast led by TV veteran Christine Baranski and relative newcomer, Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie.
With the show returning to SBS for a second season in March 2018, the time is now if you want to watch the entire first season on SBS VICELAND (Thursdays at 10:30pm from 4 January) or binge it at SBS On Demand (from 1 January).
Below is an episode breakdown so you know what you're in for...
An enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of young lawyer, Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), while simultaneously wiping out her godmother Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski) savings. Forced out of her own law firm, Lockhart & Lee, they join her former colleague Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) at one of Chicago’s preeminent law firms.
2. First Week
Diane raises eyebrows while settling in as a new partner at Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad. Maia continues to deal with the repercussions of her family's Ponzi scheme, while Lucca and Maia unexpectedly pick up a new case.
3. The Schtup List
Adrian and Barbara face a cruel realisation 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 Attorney’s Office’s golden boy, Colin Morello (Justin Bartha). And Maia visits her father in prison.
4. Henceforth Known As Property
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. Meanwhile, Mike Kresteva (Matthew Perry) pays a visit to Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad.
5. Requiem For An Airdate
Lucca defends a TV writer-producer in a copyright infringement case with ties to the President of the United States. Mike Kresteva (Matthew Perry) takes aim at Reddick, Boseman and Kolstad.
6. Social Media and its Discontents
After landing tech mogul Neil Gross as a new client, the firm is tasked with figuring out a way to combat hate speech on his social media platform. Maia’s suspicions about her father grow after Uncle Jax pays an unwelcome visit. Lucca and Colin’s romance heats up. Carrie Preston and John Benjamin Hickey guest star.
7. Not So Grand Jury
Mike Kresteva takes his case against Reddick, Boseman & 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. Carrie Preston, Matthew Perry and Aaron Tveit guest star.
8. Reddick v Boseman
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.
9. Sweeney Agonistes
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.
Diane takes on a new client who is accused of cyber-terrorism, resulting in unforeseen repercussions for the firm, especially Lucca. An accident brings Diane and Kurt together. Henry reveals new truths about the scandal to Maia.
From 4 January, watch season 1 of The Good Fight on Thursdays at 10:30pm on SBS VICELAND. From 1 January, binge it at SBS On Demand.
Season 2 starts on SBS in March 2018.