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Raising the Bar


Season 2 Episode Guide

15 Episodes 2009 - 2009

Episode 1

Hair Apparent

Mon, Jun 8, 2009 60 mins

Season 2 begins with Jerry advocating for a barber accused of permitting a relative to sell drugs out of his barbershop. Meanwhile, Roz begins working on cases again; Bobbi's divorce case lifts off; and Jerry celebrates his birthday.

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Episode 2

Rules of Engagement

Mon, Jun 15, 2009 60 mins

It's a full-court press for Jerry and Michelle when they go before an overly strict new judge (John Michael Higgins). Worse, Michelle then falls for a sightly cop who may be committing perjury. Meanwhile, a case revolves around two golden-aged twins accused of falsifying a welfare check; and Marcus lands a date with a political figure. Venerable comics Jack Carter and Shelley Berman guest star.

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Episode 3

The Curious Case of Kellerman's Button

Mon, Jun 22, 2009 60 mins

Fiery friction erupts between Jerry and rigid Judge Farnsworth over Jerry's tardiness. Elsewhere, Roz and Richard join forces on a hate-crime case. And Marcus' well-connected girlfriend puts him in a tight spot with Balco.

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Episode 4

No Child's Left Behind

Mon, Jun 29, 2009 60 mins

Jerry goes up against Balco's zealous prosecution in a child-pornography case. Meanwhile, Bobbi's divorce proceedings take a turn for the worse when her soon-to-be ex exploits a legal loophole, spinning into motion potential life-changing consequences.

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Episode 5

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Mon, Jul 6, 2009 60 mins

Jerry advocates for a woman charged with drug possession, but the case stirs up a conflict between Jerry and Michelle's new cop boyfriend. In addition, Bobbi defends a client battling larceny charges; and Charlie and Judge Farnsworth (John Michael Higgins) spend a most interesting dinner together.

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Episode 6

I'll Be Down to Get You a Taxi, Honey

Mon, Jul 13, 2009 60 mins

When Jerry holds court for a man charged with running over a corrupt lawyer, he plays on jury sympathy rather than relying on the facts of the case. Elsewhere, Richard rushes through cases, resulting in a judicial fumble. And Bobbi's divorce proceedings advance.

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Episode 7

Fine and Dandy

Mon, Jul 20, 2009 60 mins

Jerry and Richard both fight for clients who received unjust punishments. Richard thus squares off against Judge Kessler, who also anticipates going out on a first blind date. Meanwhile, Bobbi struggles to adjust to a life-shattering situation involving her ex-husband. Jesse Bochco directed the episode.

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Episode 8

Trust Me

Mon, Jul 27, 2009 60 mins

Bobbi advocates for a confidential informant who fears his powerful codefendant could have him killed. Jerry tries to assist Bobbi in the case, but his meddling backfires. Elsewhere, Richard tries to help a client by using his own family name as leverage in negotiations.

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Episode 9

Trout Fishing

Mon, Aug 3, 2009 60 mins

It's a battle of wills and wiles between judges when Kessler and Farnsworth tangle over a case involving a mother set to go to prison. And Balco delegates a murder case to Michelle---but the case goes to trial in a brief 48 hours.

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Episode 10

Making Up Is Hard to Do

Mon, Aug 10, 2009 60 mins

Bobbi offers legal help to a woman charged with smuggling drugs---but the involvement of Michelle's cop boyfriend raises questions and eyebrows. Elsewhere, Jerry tries to seal a better deal for his client and wrestles with Marcus over the issue.

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Episode 11

Bobbi Ba-Bing

Mon, Aug 17, 2009 60 mins

Jerry defends a convict accused of killing a fellow inmate, a case made more complex when it's discovered that his client had been wrongly imprisoned. Meanwhile, an overly determined new staffer (Autumn Reeser) advocates for a homeless man and slyly finds legal means to sue the city in the case.

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Episode 12

Beating a Dead Horse

Mon, Aug 24, 2009 60 mins

Jerry faces off against Michelle when he defends a heroin-addled pregnant woman. Elsewhere, Roz advocates for a carriage driver accused of abusing a horse and attacking a cop, but surprising details surface in the case.

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Episode 13

Maybe, Baby

Thu, Dec 24, 2009 60 mins

Jerry's moral compass is tested when his client's testimony against a rapist might be utterly untrue. In the meantime, a regrettable turn of events leaves Roz with a baby; and Bobbi corners Jerry about his untidy apartment.

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Episode 14

Oh, Say Can You Pee?

Thu, Dec 24, 2009 60 mins

Richard represents a law student charged with pouring alcohol on a cop at a sporting event. Meanwhile, Marcus enforces legal action against a father charged with stealing food to feed his children, but a videotape surfaces to tell the true story. And Bobbi and Jerry meet at an important personal crossroads.

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Episode 15

Happy Ending

Thu, Dec 24, 2009 60 mins

In the series finale, Jerry tries to uphold justice for a male massage therapist charged with inappropriately touching a female client, but a snafu involving the jury threatens to derail the case. Meanwhile, Kessler's boyfriend asks her a legal favor; Jerry and Bobbi search for an apartment; and Roz---who continues to care for a baby---is extorted by the infant's father.

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