- Ana Gasteyer, in my opinion the best judge on the show. (Either her or Judges Johnny Sack and Uncle June.)
- The Daddy Detective Guy
- The talking lion phone.
- Smoke Monster State's Attorney
- Eli's daughter
- Mamie Gummer
- Parker Posey
- Even More F. Murray Abraham
But a hearty welcome to the rotation to, among others, Christian Borle, Michael Cerveris, and Eric Bogosian. MZS says: "The season worked on many levels: as a crackerjack case-of-the-week legal drama; as the ongoing story of heroine Alicia Florrick's evolution from humiliated political spouse and lowly associate to tough and almost unfailingly coolheaded leader and public figure (Julianna Margulies is as sneakily deep on this show as Jon Hamm is on Mad Men); as a portrait of a rough-and-tumble legal and political battle zone that often feels like Bonfire of Vanities moved to the Windy City, and with better female characters and more compassion; and as a borderline-screwball comedy filled with sharply etched supporting characters delivering quotable lines."