This is the outcome I was hoping for: a new firm to compete with LG, to get Will and Alicia out of daily contact, and to put Alicia on the top of her own personal heap. This will invigorate the series, I have no doubt.
That the new firm has "Florick" in the name, that she is the wife of the governor, will change the game. So will Diane on the state Supreme Court, although I bet a great storyline can be built from her confirmation process, and that the appointment is by no means a lock.
Note: Peter is an officer of the Court, and an elected official. To suppress evidence of election fraud is not a decision he can delegate to his lawyer. This will come back to bite him, have no doubt.
I would like to see Alicia try to better understand why she is so attracted to sleazy, powerful men, and understand her own ambitions. She doesn't talk about herself enough; she needs a friend.