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Season 2 Episode Guide

22 Episodes 2006 - 2007

Episode 1


Fri, Sep 22, 2006 60 mins

Annabeth returns from leave and is assigned to a home-invasion case that resulted in five deaths. The questionably aggressive methods of her new supervisor (David James Elliott) point to more than a robbery gone wrong, and Annabeth finds herself adopting some of his tactics to get to the truth.

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Episode 2

House Divided

Fri, Sep 29, 2006 60 mins

A wife accused of murdering her psychiatrist husband decides to represent herself, and she produces evidence of psychological abuse against their children as her defense.

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Episode 3

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Fri, Oct 6, 2006 60 mins

A teen is found raped and drugged after attending a party, and the investigation leads to the host, an attractive and charming man who was charged with similar crimes in other cities. His alibi is blown by his wife, who then recants on the stand, leaving Annabeth and Maureen scrambling for more evidence to convict him.

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Episode 4


Fri, Oct 13, 2006 60 mins

A Halloween-night murder investigation uncovers clues to a past serial killer who called himself "The Professor," but the evidence is circumstantial. A possible eyewitness---the man's own daughter---is unwilling to testify and has a criminal record of her own. Kale: John Dorman. Donna: Kate Norby.

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Episode 5


Fri, Oct 20, 2006 60 mins

The wife of a powerful businessman is murdered, and suspicion falls on the victim's husband after it is learned she had an affair and he knew about it. But prosecution is difficult when the defense calls in a slick attorney from Conlon's past.

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Episode 6


Fri, Oct 27, 2006 60 mins

A college athlete is found dead at a victory party and the blame seems to fall on the star quarterback, who claims it was accidental. Annabeth suspects the coach (Greg Evigan) is hiding something, but her investigation is hampered by the popularity of the team and the football program at the university.

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Episode 7

Silent Auction

Fri, Nov 3, 2006 60 mins

When the head of a school art auction is murdered following the event, the forensic evidence leads to a fellow PTA member (Sarah Aldrich) who was seen having a fight with the victim earlier in the day. Caroline Cummins: Tina Holmes. Peter Dewhurst: Patrick Pitts. Kevin Marin: Chris Flanders.

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Episode 8

There's Something About Martha

Fri, Nov 10, 2006 60 mins

A preacher is murdered and clues point to his wife (Ann Cusack), yet suspicion falls on someone else after police learn the church lost its building fund in an Internet scam. But the money trail leads to a scandalous discovery that further complicates the case.

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Episode 9

Shoot to Kill

Fri, Nov 17, 2006 60 mins

A salesman is shot by a sniper, leaving a wife and baby, and the similarities to Annabeth's situation cause her to attempt some reckless maneuvers to assure justice for the widow. Maureen thinks she is making the case personal and jeopardizing the trial, but Conlon backs her unorthodox plans and agrees to allow the prosecution to continue.

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Episode 10

A Father's Story

Fri, Nov 24, 2006 60 mins

A courthouse shooting leaves one lawyer dead and another, Annabeth's friend Doug, badly wounded. The shooter, a man seeking justice for his murdered daughter, is viewed as a sympathetic victim. His defense team tries to shift blame to the prosecutor's office for mishandling the original case that allowed his daughter's killer to go free, while Annabeth tries for the death penalty.

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Episode 11

Prodigal Son

Fri, Dec 15, 2006 60 mins

A woman is murdered the night she gets engaged and the suspect is her overly obsessed uncle (Wendell Pierce), a recovering alcoholic who was found drunk near the scene of the crime. The defense pleads insanity, but Annabeth feels she has a strong case---until she learns of another crime the man committed that has similar characteristics and demonstrates his instability. Cyrus: Richard Roundtree. Lizette: Debbi Morgan. Jordan: Leslie Odom Jr.

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Episode 12

Road Rage

Fri, Jan 5, 2007 60 mins

A case of road rage that resulted in murder first appears to be random, but Annabeth uncovers a connection between the victim and his killer. She reluctantly offers a plea bargain, but the man refuses to tell the truth about the incident, so she withdraws the offer against Conlon's orders and delves deeper into the case.

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Episode 13

Getting In

Fri, Jan 12, 2007 60 mins

A woman dies during a minor plastic-surgery procedure, and her husband insists it was murder and not an accident. Annabeth is reluctant to take the case, but the evidence shows there was a troubled past between the victim and the doctor that provided ample motive.

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Episode 14

Hoosier Hold 'Em

Fri, Feb 9, 2007 60 mins

Annabeth prosecutes a college freshman (Michael William Freeman) who robbed a bank, supposedly to fund a gambling addiction, but the case takes an unusual turn when the young man is found murdered. Kaitlin: Cara DeLizia. Bryce: Daniel Hartley. Jessica: Lyndsy Fonseca. Daryl: Peter MacKenzie.

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Episode 15


Fri, Feb 16, 2007 60 mins

A woman (Kate Levering) murders her baby's surrogate mother, claiming that the woman was extorting money in exchange for not pursuing a custody battle and that she also threatened the child. Also, Annabeth doubts Maureen's judgement in handling the case against her husband's killer. Carl Middleton: Michael Reilly Burke. Alistair Joyce: Kristoffer Polaha.

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Episode 16

Internet Bride

Fri, Feb 23, 2007 60 mins

The dean of a prep school (Kristoffer Winters), who is also a member of a prominent and wealthy family, is accused of murdering his wife and trying to make it look like a suicide. Colleen Ames: Jillian Bach. Reporter: Nick Toren. Paul Ramont: Dennis Boutsikaris. Nicolai Shevchenko: Mark Ivanir.

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Episode 17


Fri, Mar 9, 2007 60 mins

While working on a capital case, Annabeth and Conlon disagree over seeking the death penalty for a developmentally disabled defendant charged with murdering a respected judge.

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Episode 18

Making Amends

Fri, Mar 30, 2007 60 mins

Annabeth appeals to have the statute of limitations lifted in order to prosecute a rapist who attacked a woman 11 years earlier but has recently confessed to the victim.

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Episode 19

Maternal Instinct

Fri, Apr 6, 2007 60 mins

Annabeth prosecutes a man accused of killing his father, but the case falters when the alleged murderer's mother retracts her initial statement that her son attacked her and killed his dad. Pete Durkin: Jonathan Silverman.

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Episode 20

Drink the Cup

Fri, Apr 27, 2007 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. While prosecuting a drug dealer who's accused of murdering a police officer, Annabeth uncovers a ring of corrupt cops. Meanwhile, Conlon hires a campaign manager (Jonathan Silverman) to help with his bid for attorney general. Chris Veeder: Eric Stoltz. Doug Hellman: Bruce Davison.

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Episode 21

Fall From Grace

Fri, May 4, 2007 60 mins

Conclusion. Annabeth continues to get death threats as she pursues her prosecution of a corrupt cop, and the case against the man is harmed when a key witness is found dead. Chris Veeder: Eric Stoltz. Pete Durkin: Jonathan Silverman. Doug Hellman: Bruce Davison. Samantha Veeder: Joanna Going.

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Episode 22

Eminent Domain

Fri, May 11, 2007 60 mins

In the second-season finale, the battle against police corruption by the DA's office turns deadly when one of its own is murdered. Chris Veeder: Eric Stoltz.

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