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The Defenders

Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

18 Episodes 2010 - 2011

A program loosely inspired by two real-life lawyers, the CBS comedy-drama series "The Defenders" follows the exploits of Pete Kaczmarek (Jerry O'Connell) and Nick Morelli (James Belushi) a colorful pair of Las Vegas defense attorneys. The men will do seemingly anything to aid their clients, while attempting to keep their personal lives under control on the side. First-season cases find Kaczmarek and Morelli defending such characters as an exotic dancer at a strip club, a woman who becomes implicated in charges of vehicular homicide when she strikes down a jogger with her car, an illegal arms dealer, and an adolescent who accidentally ingests the wrong dosage of prescription medication.

Episode 1

Pilot

Wed, Sep 22, 2010 60 mins

Two charismatic defense lawyers, Nick (Jim Belushi) and Pete (Jerry O'Connell), represent a variety of clients in Las Vegas. In the opener, the guys defend a young man accused of murder who rejects a lenient plea bargain in order to face a jury. Meanwhile, the firm's newest associate, a former exotic dancer, begins work and represents a teen accused of kidnapping.

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Episode 2

Las Vegas v. Reid

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 60 mins

Nick defends a woman accused of running down a jogger while talking on her cell phone. Meanwhile, Pete helps a man down on his luck.

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Episode 3

Nevada v. Carter

Wed, Oct 6, 2010 60 mins

Nick defends a stripper charged with solicitation. Meanwhile, Pete is forced to take an undesirable case after he loses at poker.

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Episode 4

Nevada v. Cerrato

Wed, Oct 13, 2010 60 mins

Nick learns that a client involved in a simple arson case may be charged with murder. Meanwhile, Pete represents a lottery winner who loses his fortune during a night of gambling at a casino.

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Episode 5

Nevada v. Senator Harper

Wed, Oct 20, 2010 60 mins

A simple divorce case involving a state senator turns into a high-profile murder investigation when the senator's mistress disappears. Meanwhile, Pete defends a cabana girl accused of assault and battery.

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Episode 6

Nevada v. Rodgers

Wed, Oct 27, 2010 60 mins

An attempt to collect a gambling debt at a bar leads to a shooting in which one person dies and an off-duty cop is wounded. Nick defends the suspect and tries to prove reasonable doubt. Meanwhile, Pete represents a man caught with stolen Elvis memorabilia.

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Episode 7

Las Vegas v. Johnson

Wed, Nov 3, 2010 60 mins

A Las Vegas entertainment icon is suffocated to death in his mansion and his girlfriend is charged with the crime. Nick reluctantly agrees to represent the accused woman. Meanwhile, Lisa faces a moral dilemma when a client reveals to her some potentially dangerous information.

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Episode 8

Nevada v. Killa Diz

Wed, Nov 10, 2010 60 mins

Nick defends a rapper (Romeo Miller) accused of murdering two people at a club. Meanwhile, Pete represents an Internet hacker charged with racketeering.

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Episode 9

Whitten v. Fenlee

Wed, Nov 17, 2010 60 mins

A widow brings a wrongful death suit against a company after her husband falls to his death at a construction site. Meanwhile, an Internet blogger tries to avoid jail time after exposing an illusionist's magic trick.

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Episode 10

Nevada v. Dennis

Wed, Dec 8, 2010 60 mins

Nick and Pete defend a man caught transporting guns with filed-off serial numbers, and Nick tries to prevent a bear from being euthanized.

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Episode 11

Nevada v. Riley

Wed, Dec 15, 2010 60 mins

Nick and Pete defend a troubled former football player arrested for assault. Meanwhile, Pete's father (James Brolin) unexpectedly arrives in town and is charged with grand theft auto.

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Episode 12

Nevada v. Wayne

Wed, Jan 12, 2011 60 mins

Nick defends a young man charged with sexual assault. Meanwhile, Pete reluctantly reports for jury duty.

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Episode 13

Nevada v. Donnie the Numbers Guy

Fri, Feb 4, 2011 60 mins

A murder suspect reappears 17 years after disappearing on the eve of his wife's murder trial and hires his former friend Nick to prove he is innocent by using advanced technology that wasn't available when the crime took place.

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Episode 14

Nevada v. Doug the Mule

Fri, Feb 11, 2011 60 mins

Nick and Pete defend a man caught with 30 bricks of cocaine and try to prove their client was duped by a girl he met on spring break.

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Episode 15

Nevada v. Hunter

Fri, Feb 18, 2011 60 mins

Nick reluctantly defends a scornful judge (Dan Aykroyd) who is charged with multiple counts of drug possession.

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Episode 16

Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals

Fri, Feb 25, 2011 60 mins

Nick and Pete sue a pharmaceutical company for faulty packaging after a boy overdoses on one of their drugs. Meanwhile, Lisa has an affair with ADA Ward.

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Episode 17

Nevada v. Greene

Fri, Mar 4, 2011 60 mins

Nick and Pete defend the son of a hotel owner who is accused of strangling a casino host in a hot tub. Meanwhile, a comic (Kathy Griffin) is sued for insulting an audience member.

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Episode 18

Morelli v. Kaczmarek

Fri, Mar 11, 2011 60 mins

Nick and Pete temporarily dissolve their partnership so they can each defend a husband and wife accused of murdering a yoga instructor.

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