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Matlock Season 8 Episodes

22 Episodes 1993 - 1994

Episode 1

The Play

Thu, Sep 23, 1993 60 mins

The play's the thing when an actress in a theater production is murdered---and the director (Rene Auberjonois) is cast as the killer. Glenda: Deborah Winstead. Jane Dryden: Leslie Wing. Beth Samuels: Amy Parrish. Flora Michaels: Candy Aston. Matlock: Andy Griffith. Billy: Warren Frost.

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Episode 2

The Fatal Seduction, Part 1

Thu, Sep 30, 1993 60 mins

Ben, Leanne and Cliff travel to North Carolina to attend Billy's sister's funeral, and get involved in two murders. Part 1 of two. Carrie: Jeri Lynn Ryan. Ashley: Jill Novick. Clyde: Rob Stone. Tim: Kurt Deutsch. Billy: Warren Frost. Cliff: Daniel Roebuck.

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Episode 3

The Fatal Seduction, Part 2

Thu, Oct 7, 1993 60 mins

Conclusion. Leanne sets a trap for the murderous women using Cliff (Daniel Roebuck) as the bait. Carrie: Jeri Lynn Ryan. Ashley: Jill Novick. Clyde: Rob Stone. Judge Haywood: Charles McLawhorn. Billy: Warren Frost. Leanne: Brynn Thayer.

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Episode 4

The Diner

Thu, Oct 14, 1993 60 mins

Matlock recalls his first case: defending a cook (Stan Shaw) accused of murdering a sheriff (David Dwyer). Young Matlock: Steve Whitting. Sully: Dan Erickson. Martha: Beah Richards. Matlock: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 5

The View

Thu, Oct 28, 1993 60 mins

Matlock becomes a witness in a murder case after viewing an argument from his hotel window. Cameron: Charles R. Frank. Wayne Drummond: Peter Marc. Karen Garber: Elyssa Davalos. Matlock: Andy Griffith. Det. Cavalio: Mert Hatfield.

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Episode 6

The Last Laugh

Thu, Nov 4, 1993 60 mins

Matlock defends a comedian (Milton Berle) who's accused of murdering a comic who'd insulted him on-stage. Billy Jo Walker: Mark DeCarlo. Kiki: Gwynyth Walsh. Marty Willis: Phil Leeds. Steven Dean Davis: Russ Tyler. Juanita: Desiree Marie Velez. Matlock: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 7

The Capital Offense

Thu, Nov 11, 1993 60 mins

Over a period of five years, Matlock tries to save a con artist (Rob Roy Fitzgerald) from going to the electric chair for a murder he didn't commit. Det. Buchard: Art La Fleur. Irene Payson: Amzie Strickland. Paddy McCord: Mark Jeffrey Miller. Beth Newton: Hadley Eure. Oliver Sterling: Stan Kelly.

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Episode 8

The Haunted, Part 1

Thu, Nov 18, 1993 60 mins

A woman (Arlene Golonka) hires Cliff for a malpractice suit against her plastic surgeon, then becomes the prime suspect when the doctor is murdered. Part 1 of two. Melanie: Susan Walters. Greenwood: Josh Taylor. Dr. Levinson: John de Lancie. Cliff: Daniel Roebuck. Matlock: Andy Griffith. Leanne: Brynn Thayer.

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Episode 9

The Haunted, Part 2

Thu, Nov 18, 1993 60 mins

Conclusion. Matlock (Andy Griffith) helps Cliff by investigating the plastic surgeon's murder. Jackie: Arlene Golonka. Melanie: Susan Walters. Greenwood: Josh Taylor. Cliff: Daniel Roebuck. Leanne: Brynn Thayer.

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Episode 10

The Conspiracy

Thu, Nov 25, 1993 60 mins

Matlock defends a lawyer (Andy Lauer) accused of murdering an associate who had accused him of botching a case. Howard: Nicholas Surovy. Gary Adler: Brian McNamara. Richard Gavin: Michael Goodwin. Bradford Wilcox: C.K. Bibby. Philip Canon: Wilbur Fitzgerald.

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Episode 11

Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream

Thu, Dec 2, 1993 60 mins

Matlock has a nightmare in which he dreams that he, Leanne, Billy and Cliff are involved in the murder of a sax player in 1932. Slick: Jeff Conaway. Darlene: Melissa McBride. Jack: Walt MacPherson. Leanne: Brynn Thayer. Billy: Warren Frost.

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Episode 12

The Defendant

Thu, Dec 16, 1993 60 mins

Leanne falls for a client (Richard Gilliland) who's accused of murdering his partner. Lt. Andrews: Jordan Rhodes. Leanne: Brynn Thayer. Janet Moore: Lori Hallier. Richard Lyte: Robert Treveiler. Asst. DA Breitman: Mitchell Laurance.

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Episode 13

The Kidnapping, Part 1

Thu, Jan 13, 1994 60 mins

An attempt to kidnap Leanne goes awry, so the abductors take Billy instead and hold him for ransom. Part 1 of two. Tracey: Leah Lail. Barry: Peter Spears. Agt. Wingate: J. Kenneth Campbell. Agt. Pierce: Arthur Taxier. Billy: Warren Frost. Agt. Spiers: Robert Treveiler. Leanne: Brynn Thayer.

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Episode 14

The Kidnapping, Part 2

Thu, Jan 20, 1994 60 mins

Conclusion. Matlock represents the FBI agent who was in charge of Billy's kidnapping case and is now accused of murdering another agent. Agt. Wingate: J. Kenneth Campbell. Agt. Pierce: Arthur Taxier. Agt. Farrell: Banks Harper. Dr. Sanborn: Dan Albright. Matlock: Andy Griffith. Billy: Warren Frost.

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Episode 15

The Temptation

Thu, Jan 27, 1994 60 mins

A thug (Brett Cullen) breaks into Leanne's house, steals her diary and uses it to make her fall for him. Lyons: Don Hartman. Greg Burgess: David Lenthall. Leanne: Brynn Thayer. Lt. Bigelow: Rick Warner. Salesman: Hank Troscianiec. Matlock: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 16

The Crook

Thu, Feb 3, 1994 60 mins

Matlock defends a pilferer of rare tomes accused of murdering the man who closed the book on his thefts. Wally: Richard Frank. Pat: Tammy Lauren. Mickey: William Sanderson. Ronald: George Lee. Matlock: Andy Griffith. Cliff: Daniel Roebuck.

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Episode 17

The Murder Game

Thu, Feb 10, 1994 60 mins

On an island for a "murder-mystery weekend," a real murder takes place, leaving Matlock, Cliff and Leanne to figure out whodunit. Elliot: Anthony Brienza. Jane: Rhoda Griffis. Hugo: Sonny Shroyer. Det. Jordan: Lea Delaria. Robert Gateway: Mark Joy. Leanne: Brynn Thayer.

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Episode 18

Brennan

Thu, Feb 17, 1994 60 mins

Matlock meets a lawyer (George Dzundza) who's just like him, but their friendship is hindered because they're on opposite sides of a case. Carlisle: Wayne Tippit. Al White: Eric Menyuk. Arthur Phillips: Drew Snyder. Councilwoman Meyers: Lorri Lindberg. Matlock: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 19

The P.I.

Thu, Mar 3, 1994 60 mins

In Los Angeles, a PI's daughter shoots some photos that get the wrong man accused of murder. Max: George Peppard. Jessie: Tracy Nelson. Jack Starling: Jonathan Banks. Oscar Treadwell: Bob Dishy. Allison Darnell: Elyssa Davalos. Matlock: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 20

The Godfather

Thu, Apr 28, 1994 60 mins

The wedding of Matlock's goddaughter brings an old feud, a new murder, a borrowed cummerbund and something blue: Cliff. Sara: Jensen Daggett. Ry: Mitchell Anderson. Matt: Ed Beechner. Det. Garrison: Marc Macaulay. Cliff: Daniel Roebuck. Paul: Robert Praigo. Homely Guy: Deacon Dawson.

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Episode 21

The Idol, Part 1

Thu, May 19, 1994 60 mins

Part 1 of two. A lawyer (Scott Stevens) who idolizes Matlock is accused of murdering a PI (Michael C. Gwynne). Matlock: Andy Griffith. Leanne: Brynn Thayer. Cliff: Daniel Roebuck. Joanne: Marsha Dietlein. Paul Cox: John Beck.

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Episode 22

The Idol, Part 2

Thu, May 19, 1994 60 mins

Conclusion. A lawyer (Scott Stevens) who idolizes Matlock is accused of murdering a PI (Michael C. Gwynne). Matlock: Andy Griffith. Leanne: Brynn Thayer. Cliff: Daniel Roebuck. Joanne: Marsha Dietlein. Paul Cox: John Beck.

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