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1986

9 Jan. 1986
Dan's Escort
Dan makes some extra money by hiring himself out as an escort to wealthy ladies, but is shocked when one of his clients wants him to go all the way and sleep with her. Yakov eagerly awaits the arrival of his wife and children from Russia, but panics when she doesn't show up.
 
16 Jan. 1986
The Night Off
Some crazy substitute judge puts Dan and Mac in jail and appoints a wino and Florence as the court attorneys.
 
23 Jan. 1986
Harry and Leon
The staff are surprised to discover that Leon, the shoe shine boy, is actually an orphan living in the courthouse. Rather than let him be sent to juvenile hall, Harry asks for custody of him.
 
30 Jan. 1986
The Apartment
Hijinks ensue when Harry throws a birthday party for Dan at his apartment, including Christine getting trapped in a magician's box, Quon Le's Vietnamese family threatening mass suicide, and Mrs. Lund from Juvenile Services arriving to check on Leon at the same time as a stripper.
 
6 Feb. 1986
Leon, We Hardly Knew Ye
Leon threatens to run away again when Juvenile Services attempts to take him from Harry and place him with a pair of geeky foster parents. Harry is so preoccupied that he misses a visit by Mel Torme, his idol.
 
20 Feb. 1986
The Mugger
After being mugged, Christine becomes belligerent and mistrustful, and unable to do her job as a public defender. She has to rediscover her compassion when her mugger is trapped in the cafeteria and threatens hostages with a grenade. Meanwhile, Phil gets a hot stock tip from an old Wall Street buddy, and Dan nearly bankrupts himself trying to wheedle it out of him.
 
27 Feb. 1986
Could This Be Magic?
Harry meets an elderly magician that he idolized as a child, and invites him to his apartment for a private performance. The gang arrive at Harry's apartment to find it stripped bare.
 
6 Mar. 1986
Monkey Business
Bull tries to hide a test monkey from a scientist; Dan romances an amnesiac woman.
 
13 Mar. 1986
The Retirement
Florence is devastated to learn that she has reached mandatory retirement age.
 
1 May 1986
Hurricane: Part 1
Hurricane Mel hits New York, trapping the staff inside the courthouse with four women in labor.
 
8 May 1986
Hurricane: Part 2
Hurricane Mel hits New York, trapping the staff inside the courthouse with four women in labor.
 
2 Oct. 1986
The Next Voice You Hear...
Harry finds a random piece of information that leads him to track down his long-lost mother. He finds out that she's dead, but accepts the news calmly. When Christine asks him how he cannot feel loss, he coldly retorts that it's impossible to feel loss over someone who abandoned him before he ever knew her. This leads to a visit from Buddy Ryan, Harry's stepfather, who met his mother in a mental hospital... and he wasn't on the staff.
 
9 Oct. 1986
Giving Thanks
Dan saves Christine from choking in the cafeteria. Convinced that she owes him her life, Christine asks how she can repay him. His answer is simple: sleep with him.
 
16 Oct. 1986
Author, Author
Bull is horrified to be told that his entry in a children's book contest was unintentionally violent, horrifying, and obscene. He breaks both hands punching holes in the wall, then goes to hide at the Natural History Museum. Dan is enticed by a schizophrenic woman whose personality switches without warning from a prude to a sexpot, and back again.
 
30 Oct. 1986
Halloween II: The Return of Leon
Leon returns to Manhattan, but threatens to run away again if Harry reports him to the authorities. Dan plans to crash District Attorney Daniels's Halloween party.
 
6 Nov. 1986
Dan's Operation: Part 1
Dan is hospitalized for surgery on a minor ulcer, but refuses to stay in the hospital. Insisting on returning to work, he eventually collapses and must return to the hospital in an even more serious condition. After foolishly attempting relations with Sheila while in his hospital bed, he falls into a coma.
 
13 Nov. 1986
Dan's Operation: Part 2
Dan awakens from his coma, and Harry confronts him about his selfish and self-destructive behavior.
 
20 Nov. 1986
The New Judge
Harry's temporary replacement carries a huge revolver with him everywhere he goes. When the new judge offers Dan a bribe, Dan becomes the reluctant pawn in a sting operation.
 
27 Nov. 1986
Contempt of Courting
While Harry's away a female judge fills in for him. And Christine talks back to her in court which leads to her being thrown in jail. Harry returns just as Christine's being taken away. Harry goes to see her and suggests that she apologize to the judge but she refuses. Harry offers to talk to the judge. And in the end, Harry spends the night with her. And when Christine learns about it she feels betrayed.
 
4 Dec. 1986
Earthquake
Dan quickly goes to pieces when an earthquake traps him in an elevator with Roz and a pair of sumo wrestlers.
 
11 Dec. 1986
Prince of a Guy
A woman arrested for swimming naked in Central Park claims to be a princess from a tropical island; Harry is convinced to help her escape her arrogant brother, the Prince, and her arranged marriage with the trollish Ogg. Meanwhile, the prince becomes smitten with Christine.
 
18 Dec. 1986
New Year's Leave
On New Year's Eve, a sweet old man brought into court on a minor charge turns out to be a convicted felon who has escaped prison to visit Times Square in memory of his wife; another man runs around the courthouse in a diaper, claiming to be the spirit of the new year.
 

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