Episode Guide - Season One


101. "Premiere" (Pilot)
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Tuesday March 4th, 1997
Written by: David E. Kelley
Directed by: Mick Jackson

In the series pilot, the fate of 17-year-old Rachel Reynolds is placed in Bobby's hands when she is tried for drug possession, facing a 15-year sentence. Bobby takes a risky approach to defending her after she refuses to cop a plea. At the same time, Lindsay goes up against her former law professor when her client seeks to sue a tobacco company for causing his wife's death; and Eugene and Ellenor must represent a man who repeatedly exposes himself in public.


102. "Part II"
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Tuesday March 11th, 1997
Written by: David E. Kelley
Directed by: Michael Pressman

Eugene defends a woman who is fighting to get a restraining order against her violent estranged husband; with the firm in dire financial trouble, Bobby accepts a shady loan from an old friend; and Ellenor looks for love in the personal ads


103. "Trial and Error" (Part III)
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Tuesday March 18th, 1997
Written by: David E. Kelley
Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Bobby gets prepared for the civil trial against Ronald Martin, a man who brutally killed his former girlfriend; also, he intervenes when he senses obstacles as Lindsay continues to battle her former professor and the tobacco industry; and the firm gets another lawyer


104. "Part IV"
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Tuesday March 25th, 1997
Written by: David E. Kelley
Directed by: James Frawley

The murder case of Ronald Martin comes to an end with startling results; Jimmy goes on national television, and is on hand when Gerald Braun's Rabbi makes a startling revelation; and Lindsay brilliantly opens the trial against the T.L. Michaels Tobacco Company, beating her former professor at his own game.


105. "Part V"
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Tuesday April 1st, 1997
Written by: David E. Kelley?
Directed by: Michael Shultz

Bobby continues to fight the murder case of Dr. Gerald Braun and goes up against a formidable moral arbitrator in Rabbi/D.A. Asher Silverman; Eugene goes to trial in the case against a mugger with a track record, placing side bets with the A.D.A. and Lindsay, confident that he can win the case; Ellenor finally has a date with the podiatrist with whom she's been having a phone relationship; and to Lindsay, the acquisition of an expensive new conference room table represents more than just a new piece of furniture.


106. "Part VI"
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Tuesday April 8th, 1997
Written by: Ed Redlich
Directed by: Dennie Gordon

Bobby concludes the highly publicized trial of Gerald Braun, arguing that his crime was "morally justifiable"; and Eugene represents a 19-year-old accused of raping his 14-year-old girlfriend.


107. "Dog Bite"
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Saturday October 4, 1997
Written by: David Shore & David E. Kelley
Directed by: Steve Miner

When Ellenor and Lindsay defend Kenny the pimp, Lindsay is approached by a jury member, which may jeopardize the outcome of their case; Eugene strikes another bet with A.D.A. Williams boasting that, despite an eyewitness, he'll exonerate his one-legged thief of a client; and Berluti pushes the envelope to get a huge settlement for a nine-year-old girl bitten by a rottweiler.


108. "First Degree"
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Saturday October 11, 1997
Written by: Michael R. Perry & Steven Gaghan and David E. Kelley
Directed by: Joe Napolitano

Bobby serves as co-counsel with his former lover in a murder case; Eugene defends a cop who believes the job has turned him into a racist; Ellenor and Lindsay fight their suspension; and Jimmy has an erotic dream about one of his co-workers.


109. "Sex, Lies and Monkeys"
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Saturday October 18, 1997
Story By: David E. Kelley & Alexis Ganya
Written by: David E. Kelley, Ed Redlich, Stephen Gaghan & Michael R. Perry
Directed by: Jonothan Pontell

Lindsay is slipped the date-rape drug by her occasional boyfriend, Chris Kelton; Ellenor gets sued for causing emotional distress to George Vogelman, the podiatrist she romantically rejected; Berluti goes to trial to defend a man who lost his job because he looks like a monkey; and Bobby tries to right some wrongs in the sentencing of an innocent woman.


110. "Race with the Devil"
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Saturday December 13, 1997
Written by: David E. Kelley & David Shore
Directed by: Oz Scott

Bobby's priest is charged with murder after a parishioner dies during an exorcism; Berluti tapes a commercial to drum up business; Eugene represents Martin Parks in a bizarre malpractice suit.


111. "The Civil Right"
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Saturday December 20, 1997
Written by: Joseph Telushkin & Allen Estrin and B.J. White
Directed by: David Jones

While Ellenor and Eugene team up to defend a repeat-rapist, Berluti struggles to put aside his own prejudices when his mother reveals she is gay and wants to marry another woman.


112. "Hide and Seek"
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Saturday December 6th, 1997
Written by: David E. Kelley
Directed by: Steve Miner

A former mentor requests that Bobby second-chair a high profile case, to help with the mentor's occational memory lapses; Eugene questions his career choice when he defends a repeat sodomizer who's murdered two young boys; A celebrity fantasy from Jimmy's teenage days asks him to be her legal counsel.


113. "The Pursuit of Dignity"
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Saturday January 3rd, 1998
Written by: David E. Kelley
Directed by: Michael Schultz

After she's arrested on prostitution charges, a former girlfriend seeks out Bobby's help. Ellenor and Rebecca fight for a young girl, who is to be expelled from school because of her Tourette's syndrome outbursts. Also, Lindsay defends a woman who sues her doctor after he sews live maggots into her leg to prevent infection.


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