Season 1, Episode 12 Spoil the Child
First Aired: January 12, 2000
Amy presides over the case of a doctor (Richard Gilliland) accused of child abuse for spanking his son. She also has an unpleasant encounter with an imperious Criminal Court judge (George Murdock) that has an unexpected repercussion. Meanwhile, Maxine is so frustrated by the "numbing indifference" she sees in DCF that she thinks about quitting; Gillian and Peter decide to adopt a child; and Donna (Jillian Armenante) has her first conjugal visit with her imprisoned husband.
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- Premiered: September 19, 1999
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A newly divorced lawyer-turned-judge returns home to live with her opinionated mom in an appealing, at times moving, series that finds her juggling the pressures of a demanding new career and single parenthood. Based on the experiences of star Amy Brennema… (more)