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Season 5

18 Oct. 1990
The Bitch Is Back
Rosalind Shays returns with an equally ruthless and manipulative lawyer, Jack Sollers, to sue the firm for sexual discrimination. Markowitz suffers a heart attack during the trial and is put on leave. Meanwhile, Kuzak faces Darron Holloway, an angry, civil-rights black activist inciting the press and the public while he takes the case of defending Brian Chisolm, a white policeman accused of shooting a black youth. Also, Roxanne has more problems with her father, Murray, when she tells him that he has Alzheimer's Disease.
25 Oct. 1990
Happy Trails
The Rosalind Shays lawsuit continues with Grace and Victor springing a surprise witness against Rosalind when her own daughter Susan Raab testifies against her, embarrassing Rosalind. But the case continues to go badly when Kelsey, Becker and even McKenzie himself are racked over on the witness stand with damaging incidents from their pasts, which makes matters worse when the troublesome and senile Murray begins inciting reporters about the case. Meanwhile, Kuzak faces off against a biased judge on the Chisolm case who's trying to appease Holloway and the angry black ...
1 Nov. 1990
Lie Harder
Abby takes on the sad case of a couple trying to return their violent and mentally unstable adopted, seven-year-old son to the orphanage. Meanwhile, Gwen Taylor, Becker's former temp and final fling before his marriage to Corrinne, comes back to work at the firm full-time as Markowitz's secretary and Becker tries to keep distant to her at any cost. While Kuzak and Rollins debate on their handling of the Chisolm case, Grace asks the no-nonsense Judge Richard Armand to take over as judge for the case, while Holloway finds a witness for the prosecution.
8 Nov. 1990
Armand's Hammer
Rollins and Kuzak begin the Chisolm trial and dealing with the media circus and biased protesters, which takes a turn when Rollins puts Holloway on the witness stand. Meanwhile, Cara Jean "C.J." Lamb, a feisty, British-born attorney for a plaintive suing one of their wealthy clients for illegal re-zoning, outfoxes McKenzie, Brackman and Markowitz's counter-suit against her and receives a lucrative job offer by McKenzie in return for her aggression. Victor represents Martin Lowens, a professor suing a candid camera show who lifted his toupee on the air, while becoming ...
15 Nov. 1990
Smoke Gets in Your Thighs
A worried Kelsey goes to McKenzie and Kuzak to try to get Markowitz removed from a stressful tax case while at the same time, she represents a gay man suing the parents of his terminally ill lover who's dying from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis for visitation rights. Meanwhile, Becker and Abby try to retrieve the money Benny donated to a questionable religious order. Grace debates a marriage proposal from Sollers. Murray paints the mens room and later moves in with Benny, and Brackman gets burned in an unusual place after smoking on a turpentine-filled toilet in the ...
29 Nov. 1990
Vowel Play
Brackman appears on the TV game show "Wheel of Fortune," and ends up getting a date with Vanna White. Meanwhile, C.J. and her old friend from law school, the seedy, alcoholic, chain-smoking Tommy Mullaney, take a civil case of representing a man dying from lung cancer, caused by second-hand smoke, suing a tobacco company. Victor represents a murder victim's sister suing the physician who did not report evidence of her repeated spouse beatings. After having dinner together, Markowitz experiences romantic feelings for Gwen and when Kelsey finds out, she forces him to ...
6 Dec. 1990
New Kidney on the Block
Grace fights the overseas shipment of a donated kidney destined for a wealthy patient to help out a close friend. When she fails, Mullaney approaches Grace and hires a kidney broker in order to get a kidney for her friend. Meanwhile, Kuzak represents an angry, left-wing Vietnam veteran suing a patriotic son of a KIA Vietnam vet who assaulted him for burning an American flag at a Veterans Day demonstration. Murray and Benny pose a lawyers to get dates from a taxi-dance club they are now going to, and they later end up in jail for getting into a barroom brawl. Also, C.J...
13 Dec. 1990
God Rest Ye Murray Gentleman
Murray suddenly dies from a stroke before the Christmas holiday, devastating everyone including Benny and Roxanne. Meanwhile, a smitten McKenzie willingly volunteers himself and a reluctant Grace to defend Rosalind against savings & loan charges, despite everyone's protest. Victor is representing a hospital chief of staff being sued by Paul Kohler, a bitter doctor who claims he was fired because of his physical disfigurement. Brackman and Rollins try to use hypnosis to control Noah Cowen, the businessman with Tourette's Syndrome, in preparation for a financial deal ...
3 Jan. 1991
Brackman, Rollins and Markowitz go out on an overnight rigorous paint gun competition where Markowitz freaks out and becomes "Rambowitz," in beating the other teams single-handedly. Meanwhile, Victor is finally named a partner, and he hesitates on starting a romance with Grace due to Kuzak presence. Abby, frustrated after secretly learning from C.J. that she has been passed over for partner, appears on the Phil Donahue TV show to talk about her experiences with a handgun. Mullaney represents the wife of a brain-damaged boxer who's suing his manager. At the end, Kelsey...
10 Jan. 1991
Pump It Up
After Kelsey and Markowitz discover the intimate relationship between McKenzie and Rosalind, they spearhead a movement to confront him about his highhanded ways. Meanwhile, Kuzak allows his jealous feelings about Grace to his influence his reactions after learning about her involvement in the kidney broker affair. Victor hates himself after he's compelled to defend Lionel Sands, an alleged sociopath murderer be believes has blatantly lied under oath. Becker takes a difficult divorce case of representing a young woman in her divorce from Leonard Bey, a vain, aging ...
31 Jan. 1991
Rest in Pieces
Brackman takes temporary charge of the firm after McKenzie passes it to him. Meanwhile, Grace appears before an unsympathetic military tribunal to defend a soldier who refused to shoot at civilians during the December 1989 Invasion of Panama. Corrinne throws Becker out of her house after learning of his infidelities from Roxanne, and Becker retaliates by firing her. Also, C.J. represents a couple and the owners of a reputed haunted house who are suing the real estate broker for selling it to them.
7 Feb. 1991
He's a Crowd
Kuzak has his hands full in defending a murder suspect with multiple personalities who is being prosecuted by Zoey Clemmons, Mullaney's young ex-wife. Meanwhile, McKenzie seeks help from Rosalind in keeping a major client with saving his company from a hostile takeover. Mullaney represents Becker in his divorce with Corrinne, with Roxanne subpoenaed who reveals everything about Becker's flings with other women, including Gwen. Brackman makes Roxanne the new office administrator. After C.J. defends Abby's recent legal actions to Brackman, they go out to dinner where ...
14 Feb. 1991
Dances with Sharks
Rollins is arrested and brutalized by the police when he's spotted jogging in a white neighborhood, which quickly turns into a complex political situation involving D.A. Bruce Rogoff and the LAPD. Mullaney then goes to Zoey to help find any evidence of a payoff involving Rollins's beating. Meanwhile, C.J. travels to Arizona to a Navaho court to represent a woman suing her Navaho ex-husband who kidnapped his half-Caucasian son to seek a ruling to raise his infant son on his reservation. Back in Los Angeles, Becker takes out his frustrations from his divorce on a ...
21 Feb. 1991
The Gods Must Be Lawyers
Victor asks Grace to have dinner with him and his family, but the evening ends in tragedy when his brother is put in a coma of as a result of a car accident, in which Victor pushes the hospital to let his brain-damaged, comatose brother taken off life support. Meanwhile, Kuzak and Mullaney are hired by Rikki Davis, a well-known heiress, to defend her against charges that she and her boyfriend murdered her 72-year-old husband for his money. Also, Zoey opposes Brian Byrd, a sleazy attorney who is representing a smug, wealthy executive accused of raping a 16-year-old ...
14 Mar. 1991
The Beverly Hills Hangers
The Rikki Davis murder trial begins when Kuzak and Mullaney, added by the firm, deal successfully with the case. But later, both Kuzak and Mullaney are dealt with a body blow when Rikki's former boyfriend, David Schaeffer suddenly testifies against her. However, Kuzak counters by putting Rikki's late husband's lawyer, Mark Chelios, on the witness stand where he catches him in a series of lies about Mr. Davis will and his greedy daughter. Meanwhile, Rosalind proposes to an astonished McKenzie on his 62nd birthday, where he confides in Kelsey about it.
21 Mar. 1991
Good to the Last Drop
While representing a couple suing a hospital that gave the woman an unnecessary hysterectomy, Victor rashly counsels the couple to refuse a settlement that would keep the hospital's malpractice a secret. Meanwhile, Markowitz goes to federal court to represent Upton Weeks, a long-term client and tax rebel. Zoey becomes stressed out in dealing with two cases simultaneously which involve trying to prosecute two gang members who accidentally killed a woman's child in a drive-by shooting, and a mugger who robbed an elderly man. Grace discovers that she is pregnant with ...
28 Mar. 1991
Mutinies on the Banzai
McKenzie announces his decision to leave Brackman as the senior partner as he sorts out his feelings, prompting Kuzak to protest. When Kuzak mounts a revolt to turn the senior partnership over to him, Brackman fires him. Meanwhile, Grace and Victor mull over her unexpected pregnancy. Rollins represents three executives suing a Japanese-owned firm that replaced all of its American employees with Japanese. Also, Becker is tormented by his inability to sustain a relationship and suffers a nervous breakdown in front of one of his clients.
4 Apr. 1991
As God Is My Co-Defendant
Kuzak strikes back at the firm with a vengeance by trying to drain it of all its financial assets as well as trying to lure away Grace, Victor, Abby and Rollins to help form his own law firm, prompting McKenzie and Brackman to file a lawsuit against him. But Kuzak counters by filing a suit against the firm to be put in receivership. Mullaney defends a Christian Science couple accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of their son. Jack Sollers is hired by McKenzie and Brackman as their new head litigator for a two month period. Meanwhile, C.J. travels with Zoey...
25 Apr. 1991
Speak, Lawyers, for Me
Dave Meyer comes back to the firm as a receiver and has some drastic recommendations to keep the firm solvent. Meanwhile, Brackman takes a rare litigation case of representing Susan Convors, a transsexual model who was fired after her sex change operation was discovered. Mullaney represents the family of a deceased college football player suing the university because he was allegedly made suicidal by steroid usage. Benny suffers a depression-related breakdown after witnessing the verbal fighting at the firm in which Kuzak drops his lawsuit. At the end, Kuzak, Grace ...
2 May 1991
There Goes the Judge
Zoey must deal with Judge Adam Biel, her former law school professor, who appears to be losing control of his mental faculties during a trial. Meanwhile, Rollins allows his personal experiences to color his defense of a fearful black man who led the police on a high-speed car chase after seeing a videotape of the police beating of Rodney King. Becker tries to help Benny recover from his mental breakdown. Abby seeks advice on relationships while deciding whether or not to pursue one with the bisexual C.J. Arnie is reluctant to open up to his therapist and eventually ...
9 May 1991
On the Toad Again
Kelsey and Sollers represent Suzanne Hamel, an obsessive woman charged with murdering her married lover, in which both her and Sollers resort to drastic measures to get their client acquitted by placing suspicion on the widow. Meanwhile, C.J. tries to defend a retiree accused of licking his Cane toad to get high. Also, McKenzie becomes a part-time arbitration judge to rule on a blues singer's lawsuit against his manager.
16 May 1991
Since I Fell for You
Kelsey faces disbarment for revealing knowledge of her former client Hamel's murder obtained through attorney-client privilege. Victor, now an independent lawyer, is representing his old friend Mark Gilliam, an AIDS-stricken lawyer, suing an insurer for not providing coverage for his medical needs, while he and Grace finally marry. Meanwhile, Becker tells Roxanne that he has feelings for her and they end up falling through the ceiling while engaged in a little romp. Abby is finally made a partner, and McKenzie inherits Rosalind Shays' estate.

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