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3. Alicia and Cary Are Fired From Lockhart/Gardner, Season 5 's "Hitting the Fan"
"You were poison!" Those were Will Gardner's parting words to Alicia when he found out that she and Cary were planning to leave Lockhart/Gardner to start their own firm. He promptly gave Alicia's new office an intense makeover/cleaning before having her escorted from the building and making the normally stoic lawyer and mother break into rare, and heartfelt, tears. The daring shake-up not only made for a gripping and masterfully orchestrated hour of television, but showed once again that the series' showrunners weren't afraid to change things up to keep the story moving forward. The episode also added a whole new layer of animosity, intensity, and most importantly passion, to Alicia and Will's on-and-off relationship.