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The Guardian Season 3 Episodes

Season 3 Episode Guide

23 Episodes 2003 - 2004

Episode 1

Carnival

Tue, Sep 23, 2003 60 mins

Nick deals with the aftermath of Taliek's shooting of James and handles a custody case involving a boy whose mother works at a traveling carnival. Meanwhile, Burton confronts the man whom he and Nick assaulted. Roy Cantwell: Courtney Gains. Shannon Gressler: Amanda Michalka.

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Episode 2

Big Coal

Tue, Sep 30, 2003 60 mins

Nick represents a coal company, but feels conflicted when he suspects that fumes from underground coal fires are responsible for causing a girl (Tania Raymonde) to be stricken with cancer. Paul Nystrom: Nick Searcy. Sadie: Gina Torres. Phil Hostetler: Henry Gibson.

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Episode 3

The Line

Tue, Oct 7, 2003 60 mins

Alvin crosses too many lines, interfering in Nick's case involving a teen (Scout Taylor-Compton) arrested for solicitation; and trying to prevent Lulu from leaving. Meanwhile, Nick has problems with a merger case. Glen Lightstone: Carmine Giovinazzi. Lulu: Wendy Moniz.

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Episode 4

The Father-Daughter Dance

Tue, Oct 14, 2003 60 mins

The Fallins represent a white couple suing their fertility clinic because their child was born black; and Nick represents a blind girl (Danielle Panabaker) in a custody case. Meanwhile, Burton hires a nanny (Julie Hagerty) for Shannon. Jim Gray: Michael Tighe. Albert Aaronson: Raymond Baker.

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Episode 5

Shame

Tue, Oct 21, 2003 60 mins

Nick treads lightly as he collects unpaid fees from Fallin & Fallin clients and discovers that Jake has a precarious relationship with one of his LSP clients (Keram Malicki-Sanchez). Meanwhile, Lulu's father (Jude Ciccolella) comes to see her, but she's upset by the visit. Alex Kaller: Taylor Nichols.

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Episode 6

Let's Spend the Night Together

Tue, Oct 28, 2003 60 mins

Another visit from Lulu's dad (Jude Ciccolella) prompts Lulu and Nick to make a decision regarding their relationship. Meanwhile, Jake's father (Bruce Weitz) announces he wants a divorce, and he asks Jake to handle the legal details. Maureen Straka: Nicole Mercurio. Pete Akins: Judson Mills.

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Episode 7

Hazel Park

Tue, Nov 4, 2003 60 mins

As part of his community service, Nick is told to help in a Hazel Park cleanup project, where he runs into a former client (Chris Pine) who asks Nick to help him turn his life around after some unfortunate events. Meanwhile, Fallin & Fallin hosts an adoption day, and Burton considers adopting Shannon. Laura Donnellon: Tracy Lynn Middendorf. Hal: Erich Anderson.

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Episode 8

Believe

Tue, Nov 11, 2003 60 mins

LSP forms a new partnership with the AIDS Relief Alliance and begins handling some sensitive AIDS-related cases, including a child placement for Nick; and one in which Alvin litigates with Burton. Meanwhile, Lulu surprises Nick with some startling news. Victoria: Lolita Davidovich. Len: Kevin Brief.

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Episode 9

Let God Sort 'Em Out

Tue, Nov 25, 2003 60 mins

Nick represents a teen (Francis Capra) who wants to live with his sick, homeless grandfather (Joseph Campanella), who Lulu represents in a case that has her battling Burton. Meanwhile, Alvin meets a man who claims he knew Alvin's father in high school. Ron Hassey: Steve Eastin. Robert Bridge: Corey Reynolds.

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Episode 10

Swimming

Tue, Dec 16, 2003 60 mins

While Burton undergoes heart surgery, Nick is left to handle an important case at Fallin & Fallin, and, with Lulu's help, care for Shannon (Amanda Michalka). Meanwhile, at LSP, Nick and Suzanne represent an unruly teen. Christopher Rapp: Josh Peck. Carol Rapp: Amy Higgins. Penny Hannaway: Donna Bullock.

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Episode 11

Legacy

Tue, Jan 6, 2004 60 mins

Nick tries to find a home for a boy (Kevin G. Schmidt) whose father was critically injured by police after he shot three former co-workers, killing two of them. Meanwhile, the son (Doug Savant) of one of the victims comes to Burton on a legal matter. Steve Bernardo: Michael Gaston. Suzanne: Angela Featherstone.

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Episode 12

Beautiful Blue Mystic

Tue, Jan 13, 2004 60 mins

After Lulu leaves Nick, he takes a hallucinogenic drug, which plunges him into a fantasy, leaving coworkers at both law services angry over his absence. Anne: Glenne Headly. Anita Hendricks: Patrice Johnson. Liz: Alison McMillan. Suzanne: Angela Featherstone.

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Episode 13

Amends

Sat, Jan 24, 2004 60 mins

Nick represents a bus driver (Brent Jennings) who could be responsible for negligent homicide following an accident that caused fatalities. Meanwhile, Nick tries, as part of his recovery, to apologize to those he wronged while addicted. Connor Adams: Sean Marquette. Norah: Jamai Fisher.

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Episode 14

All Is Mended

Tue, Feb 10, 2004 60 mins

After Lulu informs Nick that their unborn child has Down syndrome, Alvin assigns Nick to a probate case involving a young man with the same condition. Nick also represents a man whose daughters have been taken away from him following a sexual-abuse accusation. Lulu: Wendy Moniz. Nick: Simon Baker. Jake: Raphael Sbarge.

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Episode 15

Without Consent

Tue, Feb 17, 2004 60 mins

Jake (Raphael Sbarge) is assaulted during a homosexual liaison and, out of embarrassment, tells everyone he's been mugged. Meanwhile, Nick represents a boy who wants to live with his estranged dad after he discovers his mother kissing his friend. Burton: Dabney Coleman.

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Episode 16

Sparkle

Tue, Feb 24, 2004 60 mins

Burton forbids Shannon to pose for a photographer (Joel David Moore) who also works in pornography, but Shannon's rebellion leads her into more serious trouble. Meanwhile, Nick represents a foster child whose foster parents no longer want to care for him. Philip Kearse: T.J. Hall. Emily: Chad Morgan.

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Episode 17

The Watchers

Tue, Mar 2, 2004 60 mins

Nick, along with Burton, who is suffering from unexplained dizziness, search for Shannon, who they believe has been kidnapped by pornographers involved in illegal videos and prostitution. Roy Cantwell: Courtney Gaines. Det. Jonas: Billy Mayo. Shannon Gressler: Amanda Michalka.

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Episode 18

The Bachelor Party

Tue, Mar 9, 2004 60 mins

Alvin makes a startling announcement to Lulu and a revelation to Nick along with a request that involves Nick accompanying him to Los Angeles for the weekend. Meanwhile, Burton and Jake have a heart-to-heart regarding Jake's future at the firm during a morale-boosting weekend workshop. Erik Estrada has a cameo. Victoria: Lolita Davidovich. Tiffany: Scout Taylor-Compton.

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Episode 19

Remember

Tue, Apr 6, 2004 60 mins

Nick represents a boy whose father has been charged with sexual abuse, but the boy, who wants to be with his father, can't remember what happened to him. Meanwhile, a judge orders Alvin to turn over confidential files to assist in a serial-murder case. Laurie Solt: Kathleen Chalfant. Jake: Raphael Sbarge.

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Episode 20

The Vote

Tue, Apr 20, 2004 60 mins

Nick votes against allowing a colleague to become a partner, and his decision is complicated by the fact that the candidate and Burton have been dating. Meanwhile, Nick represents a troubled teen in a placement case. Lulu: Wendy Moniz. Burton: Dabney Coleman. Jake: Raphael Sbarge.

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Episode 21

Blood In, Blood Out

Tue, Apr 27, 2004 60 mins

Nick handles his last two cases at LSP, both involving troubled boys. Meanwhile at Fallin & Fallin, Jake attempts to have Nick ousted from the firm. Also, after hearing that Taliek could get the death penalty for killing James, Alvin decides to represent him. Christopher Rapp: Josh Peck. Taliek: Vicellous Shannon. Will: Grant Albrecht.

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Episode 22

Antarctica

Tue, May 4, 2004 60 mins

Nick takes a job at a competing law firm after getting booted from Fallin & Fallin; Lulu gives birth to a girl and decides to step down as manager of LSP. Meanwhile, Alvin continues his crusade to stop Taliek's execution and asks Nick for help. Taliek: Vicellous Shannon. Walter McNeil: Francis X. McCarthy. Brad: William O'Leary.

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Episode 23

Episode 23

Sun, Oct 2, 2022 150 mins

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