First Air Date: 15-09-1986
September 15, 1986 | 7.0
Becker begins the day dealing with some irate clients and finds himself at the wrong end of a gun; Melman discovers a dead partner; Kuzak finds a creative way to see that justice is done when he defends an unsavory client accused of rape and assault on a terminally ill woman; Brackman challenges Kelsey about taking on an insurance case; ...
October 03, 1986 | 0.0
Kuzak pursues a very attractive deputy district attorney, Grace Van Owen, even though she's engaged to marry the man managing her campaign for a seat on the bench; Perkins is beaten by her drunken husband after she files for divorce and sole custody of their son; Kelsey continues to clash with Brackman, as well as McKenzie, over the insurance case ...
October 10, 1986 | 0.0
Sifuentes is outraged when he learns that the motive behind an invitation to dinner at the Brackman house was to enlist his aid in perpetrating an immigration fraud; Kuzak continues to pursue Van Owen; Perkins is devastated when her ex-husband kidnaps their son, and quickly becomes frantic when it appears that the police cannot help her find him; Kuzak discovers ...
October 17, 1986 | 0.0
McKenzie's disappointment in the greedy law school students whose class he addresses leads him to offer a clerkship to a student who appears to be more socially responsible; in defending a young teenager who murdered her abusive brother, Sifuentes suspects that the abuse may have begun with the girl's father; Kelsey forces Perkins to realize that she may never see ...
October 24, 1986 | 0.0
Kuzak fights for his terminally ill client's right to be cryogenically preserved after death; Becker whets his appetite for entertainment law when he brokers an extremely favorable divorce settlement for his movie producer client; Markowitz and Kelsey are offered partnerships in the firm; Melman takes Becker to task over his romantic entanglements with clients; Kelsey represents a man fighting to ...
October 31, 1986 | 0.0
Van Owen faces hairy jokes from her colleagues and the anger of her ex-fiance after bailing out on her wedding; Kuzak represents a television news anchor suing for sex discrimination and wrongful termination when her employer fires her after having second thoughts about the series of reports on her breast cancer surgery that they assigned her to produce; Sullivan is ...
November 07, 1986 | 0.0
Kuzak slyly sticks Sifuentes with a dog of a case, but it's Sifuentes who's sitting pretty after he discovers the teeth in the matter, and pulls out an unexpected win; Abby rebuffs an admirer; Becker's gamble on the Mishkin fee agreement pays off financially but dooms the relationship; after Kuzak wins the discrimination case, he discovers that his client had ...
November 14, 1986 | 0.0
Van Owen's ex-fiance gets his revenge by humiliating her during a campaign appearance, thus sabotaging her race for the bench; when Kelsey shakes a trust's money tree to benefit the homeless, she also creates a windfall for the firm and herself; an ugly divorce case hits too close to home when Abby tries her hand at marital law; Sifuentes adds ...
November 21, 1986 | 0.0
Becker, Markowitz and Kelsey bicker over who will inherit Chaney's office; Van Owen prosecutes a man charged with the mercy killing of his terminally ill lover; to Kelsey's undying gratitude, Markowitz learns the secret of a serial bigamist's success with women as Becker and Markowitz represent the man's eleven wives in their divorce actions; Abby is devastated when a dead ...
December 04, 1986 | 0.0
Kuzak gets nightmares over handling an appeal for a man sentenced to death; Van Owen helps Gilliam get a reprieve for Appleton; Melman comforts Becker when his parents try to put him in the middle of their divorce dispute; Sifuentes resigns after McKenzie sandbags his representation of a woman who could potentially embarrass one of McKenzie's clients; Perkins rescues a ...
December 11, 1986 | 0.0
An increasingly unstable Hershberg asks Kuzak to take over the case of a woman who shot a police officer; Rogoff reassigns Van Owen to night court as punishment for helping Appleton; Perkins makes a deal with the devil to have her son returned to her safely; things get heated in another court when the men of McKenzie, Brackman engage in ...
December 18, 1986 | 0.0
La Rosa digs up the ammunition Kelsey needs to succeed in representing an inventor in a contract dispute over patent royalties; Kuzak is horrified as he witnesses a severely depressed Hershberg commit suicide in court; Becker gets caught in a compromising position when he's propositioned by a client's soon-to-be ex-wife; Perkins spends Christmas with her son; when his pre-trial depositions ...
January 08, 1987 | 0.0
Overburdened with Hershberg's caseload, and haunted with guilt over his death, Kuzak snaps at his colleagues, pays a heavy price for the way he handles a manslaughter case, and ruins Van Owen's plans for the weekend; Sifuentes's whiz kid client develops a crush on Melman as he fixes the firm's malfunctioning telephone system; Kelsey wins a major account for the ...
January 15, 1987 | 0.0
McKenzie gets Kuzak sprung from jail; after Brackman's wife discovers his infidelity and serves him with divorce papers, he begs her to take him back when he discovers that she's represented by Lisa Weston, who intends to go after a share of the partnership's profits in the settlement; Sifuentes confronts a judge after Putnam's computer analysis uncovers a racist bent ...
January 22, 1987 | 0.0
The partners consider whether they should merge with a large New York firm; Kuzak and Van Owen bemoan the scheduling difficulties that keep them apart; McKenzie negotiates a sweetheart deal for Hood with the district attorney's office and the ethics board, but runs into opposition from his headstrong client; Perkins hits rough seas as she represents an outspoken grandmother in ...
February 05, 1987 | 0.0
Van Owen prosecutes a case of seminal importance; Becker comes to regret pushing a client beyond her limits after confronting her with her husband's infidelity despite her protests; in civil court, Sifuentes and Perkins represent a family nearly destroyed by the death of a child in a car accident; when Perkins can't find an eligible escort for her cousin's wedding, ...
February 12, 1987 | 0.0
When a pharmaceutical firm employs a jury consulting firm to assist him in a product liability suit, Kuzak becomes engaged in a contest of style over substance until he enlists Sifuentes's help in showing the client the error of not settling the case out of court; Melman and Becker come to a parting of the ways over her demand for ...
February 19, 1987 | 0.0
Becker is enthralled by the beautiful, but somewhat incompetent, secretary who's temping while Melman is on jury duty until he discovers that their relationship will never be anything but professional; Van Owen contemplates buying a gun after a gangbanger shoots her in the court house hallway in retaliation for her winning a death penalty case against a member of the ...
February 26, 1987 | 10.0
Sifuentes tries to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat by responding to the advances made by an attractive juror after his elderly pot smoker client is found guilty, but soon comes to realize that his losing streak with women is continuing when she reveals her true colors; Brackman considers wearing a toupee when the prospect of aging starts ...
March 26, 1987 | 0.0
Kuzak faces a tough opponent in civil court when he represents a college student suing for damages after being raped; the ongoing conflict between Brackman and his litigious neighbor escalates after Perkins successfully represents Brackman in a nuisance suit over Sparky's behavior, leading to Sparky's demise and Brackman's arrest for assaulting his neighbor; Kelsey and Markowitz come into conflict when ...
April 02, 1987 | 0.0
Markowitz and Kuzak join forces to help a fisherman when the IRS confiscates his boat in a tax dispute; Sifuentes convinces Feldman to drop criminal assault charges against Brackman, but Kerris chokes on the deal; when Kuzak gives her an ultimatum after her substance abuse nearly gets her killed, Van Owen takes a leave of absence to deal with her ...
April 09, 1987 | 0.0
Becker represents the wife of a children's television show host who sues her husband for divorce after catching him in bed with an unlikely partner; Brackman and Kerris finally settle their differences; Sifuentes begins to doubt his client's innocence in the death of her new baby after he sees her lash out in anger at her first child; Kuzak finally ...
|Corbin Bernsen||Arnie Becker|
|Jill Eikenberry||Ann Kelsey|
|Alan Rachins||Douglas Brackman|
|Michael Tucker||Stuart Markowitz|
|Richard Dysart||Leland McKenzie|
|Blair Underwood||Jonathan Rollins|
|Larry Drake||Benny Stulwicz|
|Susan Dey||Grace Van Owen|
|Susan Ruttan||Roxanne Melman|
|Jimmy Smits||Victor Sifuentes|
|Harry Hamlin||Michael Kuzak|
|Michele Greene||Abby Perkins|
|John Spencer||Tommy Mullaney|
|A Martinez||Daniel Morales|
|Alexandra Powers||Jane Halliday|
|Debi Mazar||Denise Iannello|
|Michael Cumpsty||Frank Kittredge|
|Lisa Zane||Melina Paros|
|Sarah Woodside Gallagher||Writing ( Writer )|
|Tom Fontana||Writing ( Writer )|
|Michele Gallery||Writing ( Writer )|
|Judith Parker||Writing ( Writer )|
|Mark Tinker||Production ( Producer )|
|Gregory Hoblit||Production ( Producer )|
|William M. Finkelstein||Production ( Producer )|
|John Masius||Production ( Producer )|
|Don Behrns||Production ( Producer )|
|Robert Breech||Production ( Producer )|
|Alan Brennert||Production ( Producer )|
|Carol Flint||Production ( Producer )|
|James C. Hart||Production ( Producer )|
|Elodie Keene||Production ( Producer )|
|John Hill||Production ( Producer )|
|Alice West||Production ( Producer )|
|Michael M. Robin||Production ( Producer )|
|Michele Gallery||Production ( Producer )|
|Phillip Goldfarb||Production ( Producer )|
|Scott Goldstein||Production ( Producer )|
|Judith Parker||Production ( Producer )|
|Terry Louise Fisher||Production ( Producer )|
|Ellen S. Pressman||Production ( Producer )|
|Steven Bochco||Production ( Executive Producer )|
|David E. Kelley||Production ( Executive Producer )|
|Rick Wallace||Production ( Executive Producer )|
|Patricia Green||Production ( Executive Producer )|