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1989

5 Jan. 1989
To Live and Diet in L.A.
Grace reveals a technicality that could free convicted cop killer Lyle Torrey. But a certain police officer, named Lt. Dolan, tries to prevent Grace from getting Torrey released pending a new trial. Becker forms a partnership with Dave Meyer in trying to make their own do-it-yourself-divorce video tape to market to the masses. Meanwhile, Abby grows more attracted to Lt. Ringstrom and they finally begin a torrid affair. Also, Kelsey and Markowitz meet with a possible birth mother to adopt her baby.
 
12 Jan. 1989
I'm in the Nude for Love
Kuzak returns to the firm after his suspension and represents Lawrence Stone, the head of a nudist colony who is faced with being closed down due to nuisance complaints from the neighbors while one of the members, Tracy Shoe, is revealed to have a hidden agenda to the case. Meanwhile, Benny develops a crush on Becker's current girlfriend, Allison Gottlieb, the director for his divorce video, after he saves her from a rude bar patron. Also, Victor represents a hospital that does not want to let a brain-dead woman be taken off life support.
 
19 Jan. 1989
Victor/Victorious
Grace once again faces off against Lee Atkins, the conniving and racist black lawyer, who again uses the issue of race in which he is defending a middle-aged black man who shot and killed a white man in his apartment whom he thought was an intruder, whereas Grace's argument is that it was a drug deal gone wrong. Seeing that the odds are against him this time, Atkins resorts to low and underhanded means against Grace to get a mistrial declared rather than lose. Meanwhile, Abby unwisely advices a client of hers to accept a settlement because her own practice is in ...
 
9 Feb. 1989
The Plane Mutiny
Becker grows resentful when the other partners enforce a partnership pose that forces him to share his do-it-yourself divorce video profits. Meanwhile, Brackman gets arrested after he causes a scene on an airplane that's stranded on the LAX airport runway. Also, Victor and Grace are pitted against each other in the courtroom where he defends a man accused of hiring a hit man to kill his wife.
 
16 Feb. 1989
Izzy Ackerman or Is He Not
McKenzie helps a widow and her family try to retrieve the parts of her husband's body after it was accidentally donated to a lab for medical research. Roxanne, constantly on the edge because of her diet and Meyer's constant direct-sales pitches, is arrested for assault and battery after she hits a smug, rich woman who makes a joke about her weight. Meanwhile, Kuzak represents Ray Davis, a young man who is suing a hospital that allegedly let his wife die because they didn't have insurance to cover their medical bills.
 
23 Feb. 1989
The Accidental Jurist
Kuzak secretly picks a retired gay judge to hear his case of Matthew Leonard, a gay Olympic athlete, whose recent announcement of his homosexuality has apparently voided his endorsement contract with an advertising company. Meanwhile, Abby learns that Lt. Ringstrom is marred with two children and decides to break up with him. Kelsey and Markowitz have problems over looking after their newly adopted baby daughter. Roxanne tells Meyer that she thinks they should separate for a while to sort out their feelings for each other. Meyer then crashes a romantic date between ...
 
23 Mar. 1989
Barstow Bound
McKenzie's candidacy for federal judgment ship has strict conditions, which include conflicts of interest within the firm. Meanwhile, Victor represents the wife of a dead construction worker who is suing the company for negligence and a congressman involved in the incident tries to protect his name. Becker's stardom for his divorce video grows and he receives unwanted attention from a deranged man whose wife left him after watching the video.
 
30 Mar. 1989
Leave It to Geezer
Grace has difficulty prosecuting four elderly bank robbers and facing their elderly lawyer. Due to his losing streak in the courtroom for the past several months, Kuzak gets passed over for an important case and is given a second chair with Becker on a contract dispute between film producer Melanie Hayes and her studio. McKenzie finally tells Jennifer Kepler that they can't see each other anymore because of their age differences. Also, Rollins takes on his first murder case in defending Wanda Havens, a poor young woman charged with murdering her abusive husband.
 
6 Apr. 1989
The Unbearable Lightness of Boring
Roxanne and Meyer attend a ceremony where he will receive the Direct Mail Man of the Year award, and she glimpses a view of her future with him. Meanwhile, Markowitz and Kelsey get an unpleasant surprise when the teenage birth mother of their child says that she wants her baby back to raise it by herself. Abby's latest client cons her and skips on his bail, which makes her look bad to Grace. The firm goes to pieces after Brackman hands the office managing responsibilities to Markowitz for the week. Also, Rollins falls for the new law associate, Diana Moses.
 
27 Apr. 1989
His Suit Is Hirsute
Victor represents Markowitz and Kelsey when Tammy Harris, the teenage birth mother of their baby, brings a claim to get her baby back. Meanwhile, Abby's latest client, mobster Frank Weiland, cons her in getting himself off murder and drug dealing charges, and later frames her for money laundering to get rid of his drug cash. Kuzak has problems facing a comedian lawyer during his case of representing a man suing the owner of a heating system for injuries, while he finally expresses dissatisfaction to Grace over their relationship and heats up his other relationship ...
 
4 May 1989
America the Beautiful
Grace has mixed feelings when she prosecutes a wealthy businessman for killing a homeless man for scourging around the garbage outside his house, as well as dealing with a crazed activist supporting the homeless. Meanwhile, Kuzak represents Abby when she agrees to testify before a grand jury seeking to indite her for money laundering. Brackman enlists Benny as a silent partner when he goes to interview Leo Hackett, a potentially new client. Hackett then introduces Benny to his retarded and withdrawn daughter, Alice, whom Benny develops a crush on. Rollins volunteers ...
 
11 May 1989
Urine Trouble Now
Victor represents the owner of a maligned Mexican brewery suing their American competitor who allegedly spread rumors of urine in their product. Meanwhile, Kuzak represents The Sensations, an old blues singing group, suing their younger counterparts, The New Sensations, over a new version of their music. Rollins allows his desire for Diana get in the way of representing her during her divorce. Dave Meyer, resenting his divorce, takes his anger out on Becker as the depositions get increasingly nasty, but ends on a positive note. Also, Abby makes a list of demands to ...
 
18 May 1989
Consumed Innocent
Grace prosecutes Pete Bostik, a Morton Downey-type TV talk show host accused of inciting his studio audience to kill a guest in the parking lot after his appearance on the show. Meanwhile, Allison prevails on a cold-stricken Victor to settle a dispute of a baby pig eaten by a pet python during a music video shoot. Leo Hackett worries over Benny's attention to Alice. At the end during an office party outing at a local restaurant, Kuzak and Grace break up by tentatively agreeing to resume a platonic relationship, and Kelsey announces that she's pregnant.
 
2 Nov. 1989
The Unsterile Cuckoo
Victor represents a furrier against an animal rights group suing him for the death of many animals. Meanwhile, Leo Hackett insists on sterilization for Alice after learning that she and Benny are now sleeping together, which ends up diving the lawyers. Markowitz finds his day disrupted as he tries to make the firm's softball match and Kelsey's Lamaze class. Also, Abby returns full fold to the firm after Dorothy Wyler leaves.
 
9 Nov. 1989
Captain Hurt
Kuzak has to battle racial prejudice and too much media coverage as he tries to defend Earl Williams, a black college professor against charges that he murdered a white college co-ed who was his lover. Meanwhile, a domineering Grace earns the devotion of an insurance claims adjuster she is prosecuting for fraud, who gets turned on by S&M. Becker finds himself inspired in negotiation a settlement for his latest divorce client, Corrine Hammond. Also, McKenzie asks Victor to give advice to Benny on the niceties of safe sex.
 
16 Nov. 1989
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
The Earl Williams murder trial continues as Kuzak tries to evaluate witnesses sympathetic to Earl Williams as the case draws to a close. But then, Kuzak makes the colossal mistake of putting Earl Williams on the witness stand where after Kuzak's gentle direct examination, the aggressive prosecutor, Margaret Flanagan, grills Williams about his past domestic abuse to provoke a violent reaction from him. Earl Williams' arrogant and defensive behavior on the witness stand dooms him to a quick conviction from the conservative and predominately white jury. Meanwhile, Becker...
 
23 Nov. 1989
The Mouse That Soared
Victor once again faces off against the crafty dwarf attorney, Hamilton Schuyler, who's the opposing counsel representing a nightclub owner where Victor's client brings a complaint to stop dwarf tossing contests at the club. Kuzak discovers a witness who may be able to clear Earl Williams, but has some complications when the witness, a convicted drug dealer, may not be reliable. Meanwhile, Kelsey feels pressure from many of her peers when she agrees to help a friend sue pro-life abortion activists who have been harassing abortion clinics. Also, Roxanne volunteers to ...
 
30 Nov. 1989
One Rat, One Ranger
Grace is prosecuting a man accused of sexually molesting his five-year-old daughter and has to put the young victim on the witness stand. Meanwhile, Markowitz begins his first litigation case for the defense of a dating service company when a woman sues them for failing to provide her with her "Mr. Right." Brackman's mail-order melons bring a rat to the office and a comedy of errors ensues as everyone spends the rest of the day trying to capture it. With the firm in serious financial trouble, the partners are divided at bringing in a "rainmaker"; a new partner to ...
 
7 Dec. 1989
Lie Down and Deliver
Abby is co-counsel with a very pregnant Kelsey who are defending a doctor accused of malpractice by a woman which resulted in the death of her newborn baby. Meanwhile, Becker and Dave Meyer are both sued over their divorce video by a woman who claimed the result made her broke and Becker feels betrayed when he's left to fend for himself when the other partners want nothing to do with the suit. Brackman asks Rollins and Diana to help him peruse a case against a cereal company who botched a cash give-away contest. Also, Victor and Allison have dinner with Rosalind Shays...
 
14 Dec. 1989
Placenta Claus Is Coming to Town
Kuzak goes the final mile as tries to lighten the sentence on Earl Williams, who is facing the death penalty after being convicted of murder. Meanwhile, Markowitz loses his cool when Kelsey goes into labor early and 20 hours later give birth to a baby boy. Benny celebrates the Christmas holidays by planning to propose to Alice and asks both Becker and Leo Hackett on advice on how to do so. Also, Becker faces the holidays alone when Corrine decides to let Chloe's father spend the weekend with them at her home, and Victor plays Santa at the annual office Christmas party.
 

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