Episode Guide - Season One

101. "Premiere" (Pilot)
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"
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)
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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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