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1990

4 Jan. 1990
The Good Human Bar
Paula Lights, Rollins old law school girlfriend, asks him to represent her suing the state for her constitutional right to be frozen alive for she has an inoperable brain tumor. Meanwhile, Victor pleads with Grace to prosecute an actor who raped Allison. Becker gets an offer by Sheldon Gatz, an old friend and Dave Meyer's lawyer, to join another firm doing entertainment law and he decides to make a change. Roxanne goes on stage at a nightclub during amateur night to test her performing skills, and Rosalind Shays officially joins the firm.
 
11 Jan. 1990
Noah's Bark
McKenzie and the rest of the firm retaliate at Becker's underhanded withdrawal. Meanwhile, Allison feels humiliated after her testimony during her rape trial despite Victor's support. Rollins represents Noah Cowan, a businessman with Torretts Syndrome, who's uncontrollable bursts of tics and swearing have gotten him fired from his job and is now suing his former boss. Also, Kuzak explores his new single status by dating Roxanne's young dance coach and Laker Girl choreographer, Kimberly Dugan.
 
18 Jan. 1990
The Pay's Lousy, But the Tips Are Great
Victor faces troubling issues both at home and in court as he tries to deal with the after-affects of Allison's rape trial and a sexual discrimination case concerning a woman court clerk suing a judge who fired her after their brief affair. Meanwhile, Markowitz takes another litigation case where he defends an elderly and senile Orthodox rabbi being sued for malpractice when a knife slipped during a circumcision. Becker returns to his hostile co-workers as a named partner to the firm now named 'McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney, Kuzak and Becker.' Also, the devious, ...
 
25 Jan. 1990
True Brit
Kuzak questions the methods of a charismatic British barrister, named Nigel Morris, during his case of representing an American candy maker suing a British candy maker. Meanwhile, a friend places Diana and Rollins in a very difficult position in a hit-and-run traffic case where the victim's body cannot be found. Becker longs for his friends to wish him well on his elevation to full partner. Rosalind continues her plan to take over the firm when she uses Abby by making her look bad to a new client in order to land the client herself. Kelsey returns to the firm after ...
 
8 Feb. 1990
On Your Honor
Victor represents an Iranian immigrant woman using the U.S. government who's husband died on the A300 Airbus jet that was shot down by the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf on July 3, 1988. But Victor's case leads to arguments with others in the firm, and with McKenzie as well. Meanwhile, Roxanne and the other secretaries rebel over Brackman's strict lunch hours. Also, Grace is offered a position for judge on the bench and immediately faces a major decision of whether or not to send a teenage boy to life in prison for murder.
 
15 Feb. 1990
Whatever Happened to Hannah?
Rollins represents a comedian suing his ex-wife for heckling him on stage. Meanwhile, Abby emphasizes with Diane Campbell, a divorcée suing her ex-husband for years of spouse abuse and who feels more abuse by the process. Kelsey declares an all-out personal war against Rosalind Shays when she discovers Rosalind taking over cases that Kelsey worked hard to bring in. But Rosalind successfully counter-attacks by play-acting as the poor victim and making it look to McKenzie and everyone else at the firm that Kelsey is the aggressor. After a brief fling, Grace and Kuzak ...
 
22 Feb. 1990
Ex-Wives and Videotape
A desperate Kuzak sweats out of preparations for his appeal before the California Supreme Court in a final attempt to overturn the conviction on Earl Williams on a technicality. Meanwhile, Rollins becomes upset when Rosalind brings in another big client; a factory with substantial South African holdings. Also, Becker's new client is Al Vogel, the bitter ex-husband of a TV newswoman who threatens to go public with a pornographic video tape of her.
 
15 Mar. 1990
Blood, Sweat and Fears
Kuzak uses new evidence and a testimony by a very hostile witness to plead for a new trial for Earl Williams. Meanwhile, Victor defends Dr. Michael Dayan, a surgeon being sued for wrongful death by a woman after he refused to perform emergency surgery on her injured husband who was infected with AIDS, and the opposing counsel, Mark Gilliam, who himself secretly has AIDS, tries to get the jury and Victor to look on the positive side of a man with the disease. The firm is rocked by the resignation of Leland McKenzie after 25 years, but the scramble to succeed him starts...
 
22 Mar. 1990
Bound for Glory
Kelsey stands before Judge Grace Van Owen in a wrongful death suit in representing the parents of a deceased black youth, killed by a skinhead, who are suing the skinhead's parents. Meanwhile, a drug addict's father pressures Abby to steer his son into jail for his own good. Rollins is representing a country fair packager who is being sued by a man who claims he was disqualified from entering a frog-jumping contest because of the size of his frog, and the reptile demonstrates his jumping powers in the courtroom. Also, Markowitz helps out Benny when he tries to sell ...
 
29 Mar. 1990
Justice Swerved
Victor is co-counsel in defending a woman accused, along with her husband, of murdering their intellectually disabled newborn baby and who claim it was the result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Meanwhile, Markowitz is arrested for drunk driving while on his way to a lunchtime tryst with Kelsey. At McKenzie's suggestion, Brackman starts seeing a sex therapist, named Marilyn Hopkins, to revise his non-existent sex life.
 
5 Apr. 1990
Watts a Matter?
Racial tensions threaten to explode in city-wide rioting when Rollins represents an innocent black family suing the Los Angeles Police Department for excessive violence when the police destroyed their home after mistaking it for a crack house. Meanwhile, Judge Grace Van Owen ponders the appropriate sentence for an eight-year-old crack delivery boy who murdered a policeman after he tried to take his cocaine package away. Brackman, cured of his impotence, begins dating Marilyn. Also, Rosalind interferes with Victor's case concerning a couple suing a liquor company for ...
 
26 Apr. 1990
Bang... Zoom... Zap
Roxanne has to deal with her difficult father, Murray, after he is kicked out of his retirement home and he keeps showing up at the office. Judge Grace Van Owen thinks that her days as a judge are numbered due to criticism from her harsh rulings. Meanwhile, Markowitz cuts his courtroom teeth on his latest civil case concerning a man tortured in an Argentine prison suing the former prison guard who tortured him. Victor starts a rebellion when Rosalind sells out his client to the highest bidder, and McKenzie blames himself for all the chaos at the firm resulting from ...
 
3 May 1990
Forgive Me Father, for I Have Sued
Victor represents a priest charged with causing a parishioner's nervous breakdown for not forgiving his wife of her sins. Meanwhile, Becker represents Roxanne when she goes forward with petitioning the court for conservator ship for her father. Rosalind and the rest of the firm faces dissolution when McKenzie retracts his resignation and returns to the firm determined to seek reinstatement as senior partner.
 
10 May 1990
Outward Bound
Kuzak represents a gay former policeman suing a journalist who "outed" his homosexuality without permission. After Rosalind resigns from the firm, McKenzie seeks another star litigator and hires Grace Van Owen who resigns her judgeship. Meanwhile, Benny becomes jealous when Alice kisses another man and breaks off their engagement. Becker proposes to Corrine, but ends up having a one-night-stand with his temporary secretary, Gwen Taylor.
 
17 May 1990
The Last Gasp
Victor is moved by a mother's pleas and agrees to make an emotional appeal for clemency for Hector Rodriguez, a old friend on death row facing execution. Meanwhile, Grace tackles her first case for the firm in defending an elderly man for the mercy killing of his wife who was dying from Alzheimer's Disease. Kelsey represents a frustrated Chicago Bears fan who is suing the team's staff. Kuzak's plans to leave the firm suddenly change when his father decides to come live his last days in Los Angeles. Also, Becker worries about his past life and about his mother's advice...
 
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 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 masses ...
 
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 Corrine, 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 ...
 

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