The Good Wife Photos: Is Diane's Big 'Move' Paying Off? Plus: First Look at David Hyde Pierce

Alicia Florrick is in the hot seat — at her local CBS affiliate, to be exact.

In new, first-look photos from The Good Wife‘s Nov. 2 episode (9:30/8:30c on CBS), the newly christened candidate for State’s Attorney sits down opposite legal commentator Frank Prady (four-time Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce). As TVLine reported in August, the Frasier vet’s character will find himself “so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office.”

CBS’ logline for the installment, titled “Message Discipline,” reads as follows: “While preparing his case against Cary, Finn discovers a potentially devastating piece of evidence, which could have ramifications for Alicia and Peter. Meanwhile, Eli becomes wary when a new prospective candidate emerges in the race for State’s Attorney.”

Hmmm… Sounds like Alicia won’t just have James Castro to give her agita come election day.

Speaking of Cary, we’ve also got photos of Alicia’s embattled legal partner back in court — and ADA Polmar appears to have a new ally in his corner: Peter’s old pal Ramona Lytton (Connie Nielsen).

Lastly, do you Good Wife aficionados notice anything familiar about the preview images of Diane, Alicia and Cary in a conference-room setting? First of all, there are doors left and right — and a decided lack of exposed brick. Either the Lockhart-Gardner ex-pats have business with their old firm, or maaaaybe Diane is about to come out on the winning end of her lease dispute with the deliciously awful David Lee and Louis Canning. (If that’s the case, we’ll kinda miss the leaky pipes, cockroaches and occasional visits from that homeless guy in the bathroom, to be honest.)

Click through the gallery below for all these images and more — then hit the comments with your best theories and observations!