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Lindsay represents Emerson Ray, who is suing a tobacco company in a wrongful death suit. Lindsay is surprised that her favorite law professor, Anderson Pearson, represents the defense. Eugene represents "Free Willy", a man who has a problem with exposing himself in public. Michael Pressman. Bobby represents a man facing armed robbery charges. His strategy is to keep it from going to trial and to plead out to lesser charges. Eugene's client fears for her and her year-old son's safety, at the hands of her ex-husband. Eugene makes several attempts to get a restraining order, and even crosses the line by making threats of his own.
The situation goes from bad to worse, and has deadly consequences. Bobby pays a visit to friend and banker Jimmy Berluti in an attempt to secure a loan. Rick Rosenthal. Defense Lawyers in the Emerson Ray case make a motion to have the case dismissed. Bobby fears that the judge is biased, and uses a controversial card to have the judge removed.
Jimmy is fired for approving a construction loan under false pretenses. Bobby decides to hire Jimmy. Lindsay prepares to take on her first case against the tobacco industry. Braun's anger takes a fatal step. Jimmy and Braun's Rabbi make an appearance on a talk show. The Rabbi's comments on the show make the case even more difficult for Dr. Braun, and could result in accessory charges of his own.
Michael Schultz. Eugene defends Steven Frenault for armed robbery, and makes a bet with the D. Ellenor meets George Vogelman, a man that answered her personal ad. Braun refuses to explore temporary insanity as a defense for the murder of Ronald Martin. Gerald Braun goes on trial for murdering his daughter's killer, and Bobby argues the execution was moral. Meanwhile, Eugene defends a year-old accused of statutory rape.
Bobby's judgment is called into question by the firm's other members when he becomes romantically involved with a beautiful, icy client who shot to death a male neighbor she claims was attempting to rape her. The prosecution says it was murder. Another neighbour produces a videotape that may turn the case after Bobby rejects the maker's attempt to extort him. Thomas Schlamme. The firm defends Joey Heric, a colorful client on trial for the murder of his lover, a prominent city councilman. Jimmy is tried on solicitation charges by a vengeful district attorney.
Lee Bonner. Bobby and Gamble clash in and out of the courtroom when an emotional assisted-suicide case forces them to confront painful memories. Meanwhile, Lindsay goes head-to-head with her ex-boyfriend when she defends an elderly bookie. Jimmy finally gets his first case, that of a little girl bitten by a dog. A juror approaches Lindsay with inside information on a case. Eugene defends a one-legged mugger. The firm questions aloud their ethics concerning the clients they've defended. Joe Napolitano. Kelley, Michael R.
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Ellenor and Lindsay face disbarment proceedings for their unethical conduct. Bobby defends a man accused of murdering his lover's husband. Eugene represents a police officer applying for disability, claiming the job made him a racist. Jimmy shares a secret with Lindsay. To be continued Teleplay by: David E. Perry Story by: David E. Bobby tries to right a wrong after finding the truth about his client.
Ellenor is sued by George Vogelman, her podiatrist friend, for causing him emotional distress, while Jimmy defends a man who lost his job because in the eyes of his boss, he looks like a monkey. Lindsay has hazy recollections about a night out with Chris Kelton. Rebecca's friend enlists the firm to try to set a legal precedent by forcing his wife to have a C-section against her wishes. Benny Small is tried for drug possession, leading to another battle with Dickie Flood.
Helen asks Bobby out to a Halloween party. Todd Ellis Kessler. A black client is tried for the brutal beating of a department store security guard during a riot. Bobby plans to use a defense very unpopular with both his client and second-chair Eugene. Meanwhile, Ellenor's obnoxious cousin wants to sue the travel agent that booked her honeymoon on allegations of 'emotional distress'. John Patterson. Lindsay is hired by a drug dealer to defend his "mule" who has been caught smuggling drugs over the border. Jimmy takes on a case of a community stricken by cancer.
Bobby must decide with whom he wants to pursue a romance. A former activist enlists Bobby's help after being underground for 25 years. Eugene struggles with his conscience when he defends a man on trial for raping and murdering two boys. Jimmy's fantasies come true when a childhood sex symbol seeks his legal counsel. Bobby's priest performs an exorcism on a parishioner, who dies during the procedure.
Bobby must manipulate the system to shield Father Martin from murder charges. Eugene represents Martin Parks in a bizarre malpractice suit. Jimmy decides to tape a television commercial, a decision that proves unpopular with his colleagues. David Jones. Jimmy is furious when his mother reveals her love for another woman.
He feels obligated to represent her in court when she requests he argue her right to marry her lover. Bobby and Rebecca deal with a large crowd that is responding to Jimmy's grunt commercial. Meanwhile, Eugene refuses to defend a rapist after he runs into one of his client's victims in a clothing store. Bobby reconnects with an old girlfriend who needs his help after she is arrested for prostitution.
Ellenor and Rebecca fight to keep a year-old Lisa with Tourette's Syndrome in school. Rebecca takes an active role in Lisa's behalf. Lindsay represents a woman who is suing her doctor for sewing live maggots into her leg to prevent post-surgical infection. Bobby is arrested and tried for the deaths of three police officers, after he tips off a client, using information obtained during a sleepover at Helen's, that the police are planning to raid him.
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Rebecca's life is threatened after she witnesses a murder and picks the killer out of a police lineup. Jimmy continues his case against the electric company. Helen pushes the envelope in order to protect a witness. The trial against Boston Electric begins, with Jimmy bringing both a weak case and doubts as to whether his star witness will be sober, into court. Jimmy also must bear the pressure and doubts from Bobby.
Lindsay and Ellenor defend a pornographic star accused of killing her co-star. Complications arise in the Moreno case when it appears Rebecca's ID of the suspect may have been tainted. Lindsay's fondness for having her elbows sucked works against Bobby when he sucks on Helen's elbows. Bobby's firm is given a referral by a big law firm to Dr. Jeffrey Winslow when his mistress is found brutally murdered. Due to large retainer that Winslow offers the firm, Bobby accepts the case even though he knows that Helen is the D. Neither lawyer will recuse themselves from the case, putting their personal relationship into jeopardy.
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Eugene defends Rebecca's irascible uncle on tax evasion charges. The entire episode is dedicated to the Commonwealth V Winslow murder trial. Helen Gamble gets a considerable amount of pressure from her boss to get a win. Tactics used by lawyers on both sides anger Judge Hiller while adding fuel to the war between Bobby and Helen.
The Luis Moreno case finally comes to trial with Rebecca more determined than ever to testify. Ellenor rushes off to defend Cruikshank again, leaving Lindsay to defend a man being cited for using too much water in his toilet.
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Eugene faces his own prejudices during an altercation with a dry cleaner. Bobby is called on to defend Joey Heric on murder charges once again. Lindsay goes up against her former professor, Anderson Pearson, when she represents a client who is addicted to cigarettes. Lindsay sues Pearson himself when she suspects his firm of burying damaging information.
Ellenor defends Cruikshank against anti-tourism charges, earning herself several trips to jail when she vehemently disagrees with the judge's decidedly biased position. Joey's case comes to trial. Ellenor represents a woman heckled by a carnival clown. Bobby recruits Lindsay to second chair Ellenor's case, even though both Lindsay and Ellenor object. Dwight Little. Lindsay drops a bomb during a staff meeting by asking to have equity in the firm.
Bobby takes the request as a threat. Eugene defends a gang member for murder who says it was an accident. Rebecca is being honored for animal rights, but it is at risk because she kills a rat that is loose in the office. Helen gets a hit and run case dropped on her, and her only witness is a homeless person.
Helen has to bring it to trial because the case already had been continued too many times. The furor over Lindsay's demand for partnership continues. Bobby discovers that Lindsay's not the only associate looking for another job. Rebecca is involved in a car accident she believes is a scam. Rebecca and Jimmy go undercover to ferret out the guilty. Ellenor meets up with an old friend in the midst of a chimpanzee custody trial. Dennis Smith. Jimmy's faith in his priest is shaken when Father Ryan is arrested for the murder of a year-old boy.
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Jimmy desperately tries to track down the real killer before Father Ryan's case goes to trial. Ellenor struggles over her sense of ethics and her blossoming relationship with Fred Spivak. Jesus Trevino. Bobby defends a young boy who killed his mother over a seemingly inconsequential argument. Eugene wrestles with his conscience over the morality of his profession and its possible effects on his son, Kendall.
Lindsay tries to land a class action asbestos suit. Because he is distracted while girl watching, Bobby gets hit by a car. Meanwhile, Ellenor advises a client to do something that helps to hide the fact that he was drinking. Realizing later that her actions were unethical, she has serious doubts that she is able to keep from crossing that line. Eugene's case deals with a murder where two roommates are in a joint trial, both pointing the finger at the other one. Bobby is still resisting changes that Lindsay is making to the office, prompting him to pay a visit to his father. Rebecca shocks the firm when she announces she's passed the bar exam.
Jace Alexander. Helen and Lindsay move in together. Rebecca tries her first case, even though most of the firm tries to get her to plead out. Anderson Pearson calls on Bobby and Lindsay to defend him when he's arrested for the murder of a stalker. Helen struggles over a probable cause hearing for a murder, when all they have is a four-year-old child as an eyewitness.
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Bobby and Lindsay lay the groundwork for the Pearson trial. George Vogelman, the podiatrist that answered Ellenor's personal ad comes into the office with a severed head in his medicine bag. Ellenor and Eugene try to determine the best course of action. Jimmy and Rebecca defend Jesse Manning, an elderly man accused of plotting to murder his wife.
District Attorney Gavin Bullock surprises Bobby with his strategy in how he tries the case. Meanwhile, Ellenor's efforts to build a defense for George Vogelman do not go well, as the police do not investigate other suspects. Pornographic material is found at Vogelman's home, which is sure to be used against him. Eugene is investigating to find other possible suspects, and agrees to take first chair in Vogelman's defense. Lindsay desperately works around the clock on Pearson's appeal, and if necessary, strategy for sentencing.
Her efforts in trying to save Pearson start to wear on her. Ellenor tries to find another viable suspect in the Vogelman case. Jimmy represents a cousin being sued by a former employee, fired solely because of her Iranian nationality. The Commonwealth V Vogelman case is tried. Tensions mount in the firm over strategy, as there is not much to offer for a defense. Eugene does not feel good about using a "plan b" defense. Ellenor's examination of Helen on the witness stand draws ire from Helen, as well as Lindsay and Bobby. Bobby fears that Lindsay is too emotionally involved as she takes her last shot at saving Pearson.
Steve Robin, who claims the firm slandered him in the Vogelman trial, sues the firm. Eugene strikes an illegal deal with Helen to help his client, Kevin Peete in exchange for damaging information on the Harrelson killer. Rebecca is faced with an ethical dilemma in the days leading up to her swearing-in ceremony; turn in a client she suspects of being a serial killer or fulfill her legal obligation. The firm prepares to defend itself against Tommy Silva, naming Jimmy as lead counsel. Bobby prepares to defend a babysitter against charges that she shook a baby to death. Bobby declines Helen's offer of manslaughter, instead forging ahead in the Evelyn Mayfield baby-shaking trial.
Rebecca defends young Michael Baylor again, this time on sexual harassment charges. The firm debates whether Jimmy should represent them in the Silva trial. Lucy surprises Bobby with an impulsive kiss. Tensions rise as the firm faces an uphill fight. Jimmy feels that Ellenor and Eugene do not fare well on the witness stand. Ellenor and Eugene are not happy with Jimmy's strategy. Eugene defends a high school friend, Jerry Green, when Jerry is arrested after a high-ranking politician solicits him for sex.
Helen is pressed to go after the politician, destroying Green's life in the process. Ellenor's proposed new client, an asbestos company, is rejected by a partnership vote, enraging Ellenor. Bobby discusses inappropriate questions with Lucy. Martha Mitchell. Bobby and Eugene travel to a friend's home to counsel him when his daughter's newborn child is smothered.
Jimmy and Rebecca have probable cause hearings, while Helen represents the commonwealth in Jimmy's case. Lindsay comes to Jimmy's aid when she sees opportunity to help kick the charges. This is to the dismay of Helen, as she was hoping to escape for the day with Lindsay for a day at the spa. Judge Roberta Kittleson, presiding over a case Bobby's working on, informs him that she's had an erotic dream featuring him and proceeds to inquire whether he's interested in her. Bobby responds negatively and worries that it affected Kittleson's judgment when ruling after ruling goes against his client.
Helen prosecutes a TV news magazine producer as an accessory for murder after he inadvertently encourages a Kevorkian-like suicide doctor to capture a death on videotape. Lucy teaches Eugene's son, Kendall, to dance. Bobby takes over the defense of a teenage prostitute accused of murder when her previous attorney withdraws, claiming he represents her 'john' who is also her alibi. Ellenor revisits her past when her very first client is found passed out in a dealer's apartment with a bag of cocaine on his chest.
Jimmy cuts a deal with opposing counsel so that both parties in a very bitter divorce get satisfaction. Tensions boil over at the firm when Ellenor discovers Lindsay's salary is more than double hers. Ellenor approaches Jimmy about partnership, hoping it will give her an ally for voting. Bobby and Lindsay represent a restaurateur forced out of business by a deceptive television reporter.
Helen's plans to enter a quick plea and run off to the spa change after meeting Sylvie Tyler. She then pushes for jail time for a teenager who killed Tyler's cat in a cruel fashion. The office is thrown into turmoil when Ellenor's client Leonard Sowers rushes through the door with policemen giving chase and throws a bag of heroin onto her desk. Ellenor is arrested for possession of the heroin. A proximity search of her desk turns up a bloodied knife which turns out to be the weapon used to murder Susan Robins.
The firm is dealt a surprise when Dickie Flood charges Ellenor with first degree murder. The police, hoping to make another case for the murder, arrest George Vogelman for concealing a murder weapon and perjury. Meanwhile, Bobby defends Judge Kittleson when she's sued by a former clerk claiming sexual harassment.
Jimmy is mesmerized by Judge Kittleson's frank sexual discussion. Jimmy with Lindsay as second chair represents a couple suing a gun manufacturer for indirectly causing their daughter's death. Jimmy argues that the company targeted advertising at criminals and also circumvented gun laws by selling mail-order build-it-yourself assault weapons. Eugene is stunned to learn his son Kendall is selling drugs. Bobby, Ellenor and Rebecca all work to help Kendall. Eugene is determined to beat the case, and Bobby and Ellenor have to step in to do what is best as lawyers.
The incident causes problems with Eugene and his ex-wife over what is best for Kendall. Sharon claims Eugene's profession and questionable tactics are sending the wrong message to their son. Sharon's lawyer uses several of previous storylines against Eugene. Helen prosecutes a young man for stealing a girl's car, but begins to doubt the alleged victim's story when the accused makes a very credible witness. The witness claims she was car-jacked.
The accused adamantly maintains that the girl loaned him the car. Rebecca represents a psychologist fired from his job after suffering a head trauma that left him cross-eyed. Judge Hiller assigns Lindsay the repugnant task of defending nun-killer Michael Kingston. Lindsay discovers that the police search that found the body was unconstitutional and, against all her morals, moves that Kingston be released.
Helen delivers an impassioned argument, stating that the constitution was designed to protect the innocent, a category that doesn't include Kingston. Jimmy and Rebecca defend a man on solicitation charges, claiming that the undercover officer aroused the man, then announced she was a prostitute. Jimmy and Judge Kittleson arrange a private meeting. Jeannot Szwarc. Lucy is stunned to learn her landlord has planted video cameras in her apartment and is uploading sensitive videos featuring her onto the Internet.
Judge Kittleson is outraged when she finds details of her private life on the 'net, including photos of her and Jimmy. Helen recruits Ellenor to advise a witness when he announces plans to change his story, clearing his father of charges of murdering his mother. Dylan McDermott. Helen brings felony murder charges against Gary Armbrust for lying to save his father. Rebecca takes a pro bono case for a man accused of attempted murder. Judge Swackheim makes several decisions that make it tough for Rebecca to try a fair case.
Bobby and Eugene work on a wrongful death suit for a woman dying shortly after routine cosmic surgery. Commonwealth v. Richard Jacobs Eugene defends a rabbi accused of rape. The rabbi admits a pre-existing relationship with the woman and claims that when she tried to break off the relationship it was merely a means to arouse him. Eugene struggles with ethical questions when it's made known the rabbi had previously been accused of rape. An unknown assailant that was wearing a nun's outfit during a late night at the office stabs Lindsay.
Lindsay manages to utter the word 'nun' to Bobby before she passes out. Based on the information, Helen drags nuns into the courthouse for interrogation, reasoning that a nun upset over Michael the nun killer Kingston's acquittal may have committed the crime. Jimmy finds a photo of Lindsay with her image defaced in Judge Kittleson's office and brings a fleet of police to her home. Henry Olson — Bobby and Jimmy defend a dentist, Dr.
Henry Olson, accused of murdering a frequent patient, but eventually discover he's hiding a sordid fetish. Vogelman is back, looking for more legal services. His co-op voted him out of the building because of allegations of killing Susan Robin. The case later leads to Vogelman's inviting Ellenor to his place for dinner.
Olson shocks Bobby and Jimmy when he reveals who he's really trying to protect. Bobby gets a murderer off on a technicality when the arresting officer illegally searches the car and finds the corpse of his wife. Jimmy urges Henry Olson to come forward with what he saw, to try to clear him of murder. When Olson refuses, Jimmy breaks his confidence leading to a devastating conclusion.
Bobby discovers the arresting officer and the suspect are lovers who conspired in his wife's murder, which provokes a nasty showdown between Bobby and Lindsay on one side and Helen on the other. Lindsay tells Helen that she is moving out so that she can move in with Bobby. Ellenor suggests that she move in with Helen.
Commonwealth v Ronald Vega Lucy finds an envelope containing a picture of a nun from the neckline down , holding a Boston Herald, and the paper is dated the day before. This raises suspicions that Lindsay's attacker is alive, getting bolder, and has easy access into the office. Fearful for her life, Ellenor buys an illegal pistol for protection. Jimmy also fears his apartment has been broken intobut when he calls police they're shocked to see who the "intruder" is.
Rebecca defends Ronald Vega, a young man who confessed to a hit-and-run accident. Vega recants his confession after the woman who was hit, dies from her injuries. The Vogelman affair comes to a shocking end. Bobby's old mentor, Raymond Oz, calls on Bobby to represent him when his wife tries to have him declared incompetent. Bobby has reservations after observing Oz in a clearly disturbed state of mind. Eugene co-counsels for an incompetent lawyer who has never won a jury trial. Ellenor sinks into depression in the aftermath of the Vogelman affair. Eugene meets the world's worst attorney, Harland Bassett for the first time and has to help him with a case.
Michael Zinberg. Commonwealth v Raymond Oz The legendary Raymond Oz works on what will likely be his last case, defending himself for the murder of his wife. Oz works to secure his freedom, as well as his legacy. Bobby and Lindsay stay on as co-counsel. Bobby urges Oz to change his plea to not guilty due to insanity. Rebecca and Eugene defend Jan Carlson who is accused of killing her mother. Carlson claims she suffers from flashbacks involving child molestation by her father and that her mother knew.
Carlson's sister claims she was not molested. Lindsay and Bobby argue over wedding dresses. Jan's acquittal leads to a tragic consequence. Commonwealth v Darlene Keating Jimmy represents Keating for murdering her rapist. It turns out to be an uphill fight when Keating refuses to say she was temporarily insane at the time. Lucy accuses her dentist, who also happens to be Bobby's cousin, of sexual battery. When the dentist seeks out Bobby for legal counsel, Lucy becomes more frustrated when it appears that Bobby is willing to defend him. Richard Bay salivates at the prospect of going after Eugene's son Kendall, his mother's lover is found dead in her bed.
Ellenor is the attorney of record for Kendall. Lindsay tries the petition of Walter "The Hummer" Arens, a man who was found not guilty of five murders by reason of insanity. The five victims were all women and were stabbed. Arens spent 20 years in a mental facility and petitions to be let out, claiming he is cured. Ellenor takes on Richard Bay in a case wherein an elder lady is accused of attempting to run over her husband in her car. The woman claims it was an accident when her car accelrator jumped.
Bay and Ellenor clash both in and out of court, with Bay continuing to reveal both questionable attitudes, a potential for real misconductand the boyhood experiences that animate his Napoleonic complex. Jimmy re-evaluates his relationship with Judge Kittlesonand begins re-evaluating his religious convictionswhen he represents an old girlfriend in a suit regarding the sale of reproductive eggs, and discovers he and the woman may still have feelings for each other.
Tempers flare over a particularly tough case. Bobby defends old client, drug dealer Eddie Wick against the murder of an addict. Eddie claims it is self-defense. Helen brings the coroner to testify that it wasn't. Bobby and Wick almost come to blows when Wick suggests Bobby's no better morally than he is. The coroner's testimony is damaged by prior odd behavior. Eddie attacks Helen to try to force the judge into a mistrial.
Lindsay sues a cigar company for breaking up a friend's marriage. She alleges that the husband's addiction was the deciding factor in the divorce. Rebecca gives legal help to her ex-boyfriend and Boston police officer Armstrong of murder. Armstrong shot and killed a teenage boy in a grocery store claiming he saw a gun.
The cashier says otherwise. Lindsay takes the firm to Los Angeles to defend an acquaintance who is on trial for murdering his on-line girlfriend. As evidence mounts against their client, Bobby and the rest deal with a controlling judge, an antagonistic detective and the victim's sister, a nun with issues. It remained the series' most-watched episode for the rest of the series' run. California v Mills Dennis Mills maintains his innocence. The firm continues the trial, striving against all odds to exonerate Mills.
Lindsay struggles to look for a hail mary to try to save Mills. Ellenor defends a 'slow' teenager accused of killing a younger boy. A witness comes forward claiming to have information exonerating her client, but Ellenor suspects he's lying. Helen calls in a police officer when his son is under suspicion in a homicide.
Representing the accused, Bobby argues the officer was acting as an agent of the court, not a father. Jimmy is tempted to compromise his integrity to get convicted murderer and insect admirer Henry Olson released. Eugene and Rebecca represent a woman who is suing a plastic surgeon when her husband dies during a liposuction procedure. They soon realize they're as much on trial as the surgeon when the opposing attorney makes several references to their race. Richard and Jimmy make a deal to free Henry. A red flag is raised when Bobby does not show up for a deposition.
Little does the firm know that Bobby has been kidnapped by a former client named Patrick Rooney Donnie Wahlberg. Rooney, who spent 12 years in prison all the while maintaining his innocence, blames Bobby for his incarceration. Bobby defends the so-called 'Black Widow', a woman who is accused of murdering her recently deceased husband and whose two previous spouses also died mysteriously. Helen lies to a year-old girl who killed her unborn child, coercing her into giving a statement.
Bobby and Helen clash in an assisted suicide case. Helen remains haunted by her grandmother's death, while Bobby remembers his experiences of 'pulling the plug' on his mother and feels almost as though he were on trial now. Anxious to ease Bobby's remaining pain and keep it from soiling the trial, Lindsay discovers Bobby's otherwise gentle father has never talked about his mother's death with him. Meanwhile, Ellenor flies to Pennsylvania to see if there are possibilities that could exonerate a year-old death row inmate who claims to be innocent of a double homicide.
Ellenor pursues the Stuart Donovan case, hoping to forestall his execution while having also to keep his determined mother from alienating people who may be able to help the new probe. Meanwhile, Rebecca's case representing a woman with Alzheimer's trying to keep her marriage from being annulled becomes complicated when questions arise about the death of her client's first husband. Ellenor discovers two witnesses in the original Donovan trial were tainted. Time and options to prevent his execution begin running short for Stuart Donovan.
Eugene, Jimmy and Lucy join Ellenor in Pennsylvania to help investigate, and look for a last-minute miracle to save Donovan's life. Shaking away clashes with the case's recalcitrant and possibly politically-motivated prosecutor, they find their miraclefrom a surprising and heartbreaking source. But they must still convince the case's aging, exhausted judge.
Eugene is disgusted by his client, a homeless man accused of murdering a woman and raping her corpse. Jimmy represents an old friend who is being sued for notifying employees that one of their co-workers has AIDS. Commonwealth v Burg Ellenor defends a deaf woman who shot and killed the man who allegedly murdered and raped her young daughter. The client's crime is captured on video in front of dozens of witnesses, leaving no doubt as to who committed the act.
The only to way to exonerate the client is to manipulate the jury's heartstrings. Meanwhile Lindsay learns that Bobby hates weddings and decides to spring a surprise elopement. Commonwealth v Wallace Bobby doesn't want client Scott Wallace to testify to avoid introducing videotape that could be perceived as an admission of guilt. Helen and Richard Bay may have coached a witness. Helen believes that witnessed lied. Ellenor and Lindsay represent a parent whose three children have all contracted learning disabilities.
Bobby struggles to overturn the guilty verdict in the Scott Wallace case. Bobby's refusal to allow Wallace to testify may be grounds for a new trial. Ellenor and Lindsay continue their attack against the EPA, but a hostile judge may thwart their efforts. Helen faces a crisis when doing the right thing over Richard's coercion of a witness may cost her a job. Ellenor continues the Jamison case, challenging Judge Aldrich's decision to cut her client's award.
Jimmy is upset when he learns that former client Jennifer Cole is pregnant and has been arrested for possession of cocaine. He conspires with the D. Bobby continues to work Scott Wallace's appeal. Helen faces alienation from her colleagues in the wake of her unpopular actions in the Wallace trialespecially Richard, who still refuses to admit he coerced Kyle Barret's perjury in the Wallace trial.
Bobby takes the Scott Wallace case to appeals, hopefully proving that Kyle Barrett perjured himself. Helen faces Rebecca in the courtroom in an emotional case when an abused spouse claims that she was mistaken in identifying her husband as her attacker. Bobby and Lindsay announce that they're expecting a child but Lindsay suspects she may not be the only pregnant woman in the office.
Eugene defends a man accused of murder in a trial where the outcome hinges on the honesty of a police office who has been living a lie. Jimmy confronts a judge whose propensity for giving moral lectures to defendants has made him a laughingstock. Bobby continues preparations for the Scott Wallace retrial. This time the case is in Judge Hiller's courtroom. Helen delivers shocking news to Eugene after the trail verdict. Jimmy's judge jails him for contempt after Jimmy can't help laughing at one of the judge's lectures.
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More pressing for both sides in the case: Wallace's original video confession, suppressed in the first trial, is admitted as evidence this time, forcing a very reluctant Bobby to put a shaky Wallace himself on the witness stand. Moreno Story by: Alfonso H.
Bobby defends a man on trial for allowing his wife to be murdered in an 'honor killing'; an ancient cultural ritual used to punish adulterous behavior. Eugene reluctantly aids incompetent attorney Harland Bassett yet again. Ellenor announces that she's pregnant, encountering some adversity. Lindsay defends a psychiatric patient who claims to be a serial killer.
His psychiatrist claims he's only a disturbed individual looking for a little notoriety. Scott Wallace, William Hinks, and a high profile kidnapping case converge to make this one of the most explosive episode of The Practice thus far. First, Bobby is forced to choose between his responsibilities to his client and the life of a 7-year-old girl when his client knows the kidnapped girl's whereabouts but refuses to divulge her location unless he receives a cushy plea bargain.
William Hinks, the acquitted serial killer, begins stalking Lindsay. Meanwhile, an increasingly agitated Scott Wallace is fired from his job and tries to convince his employer that he deserves to be rehired. Scott Wallace is near the edge as the firm prepares to try helping him re-gain his job. Despite a restraining order, William Hinks continues to harass Lindsay, as more questions arise as to whether or not he's the real serial killer.
Jimmy and Ellenor meet with Wallace and his former employer and longtime friendwith deadly results. Bobby blames himself for those results. Christina M. After Scott Wallace kills his friend, Ellenor and Jimmy have different takes on just how it happenedand Jimmy becomes a witness for the prosecution. Bobby, meanwhile, is still defending Wallace.
Lindsay is convinced that serial killer William Hinks has claimed another victim, and fears for her own life. To protect her, Bobby takes matters into his own handswith no idea just how it will backfire on him. Bobby is arrested for conspiring to murder serial killer William Hinks after his former clientwhom Bobby only asked to "put the fear of God" into Hinksbroke into Hinks's home and murdered him. The entire firm, with Eugene at the helm, must now rally to defend him. In the DA's office, Helen and even Richard disapprove of the designated prosecutor treating the case like a political battle to get a contentious defender instead of a pure criminal case.
Meanwhile, Rebecca discovers foul play in the wrongful death suit of a friend's husband. Tensions at the firm are at an all-time high when Bobby is tried for the murder of William Hinks. Bobby holds up under the pressure on the witness stand, to the point where even his cross-examination appears to go in his favour. Lucy's first case as a rape crisis counselor leaves her distraughtuntil the victim visits the firm's office to thank Lucy personally. Bobby is acquitted, though there is little to celebrate when a mysterious cassette recorder is sent to the office.