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Episode List


Season 4

19 Sep. 1989
The Hunting Party: Part 1
Matlock travels to Manteo, North Carolina, to defend Spencer Hamilton, the brother of Frank, who was killed in a duck-hunting accident. After Ryan Bartell was shot, immediately after Spencer's brother, Matlock also was approached by a handsome young sheriff, Conrad McMasters, to find evidence in killing Ryan.
19 Sep. 1989
The Hunting Party: Part 2
After Conrad calmed Matlock down, realizing he was framed for all the dope that he had in his car, he investigates the three guys who killed Ryan Bartell, each of whom were all liars. In the end, Matlock hired Conrad as a full-time partner and private investigator in Atlanta, after leaving his hometown of Manteo, North Carolina.
26 Sep. 1989
The Good Boy
A woman's son who resents that his mom has a new husband and doesn't hide it. Her husband feeling that her son needs to be straightened out, wants to send him to a military school. But when he refuses, her husband tells him that unless he goes, his mother is going to know what he has been doing. So he kills him. Eventually his mother is arrested and Ben defends her.
10 Oct. 1989
The Best Seller
Ben Matlock defends the husband of a very successful romance novelist who is accused of killing his wife's best friend.
17 Oct. 1989
The Ex
Ben goes to Baltimore to help Julie defend her best friend's husband only to find that the prosecutor is Julie's ex-husband.
24 Oct. 1989
The Clown
Ben defends a professional circus clown accused of murdering his performing partner.
31 Oct. 1989
The Star
A new young director is imposed upon an aging scream queen near the end of her current movie. They argue conspicuously and vehemently about artistic differences. After the filming of the climactic death scene, the actress is discovered to be actually dead, and the director is presumed to be the guilty party.
7 Nov. 1989
The Con Man
When a client of Ben's is taken by some con artists, he decides to get back at them. When one of them is killed and when another one decides to testify against him Ben defends him. Michelle tries to work on another member of the team and is taken with him.
14 Nov. 1989
The Prisoner: Part 1
After an attempted prison breakout, one of the prisoners is killed, presumably by one of the guards. The prisoners riot and take over the prison, insisting on an in-prison trial for the guard. Matlock is recruited to defend the guard.
21 Nov. 1989
The Prisoner: Part 2
While Matlock investigates from the prison, Conrad buys time by impersonating the murdered inmate at a minimum security prison. Conrad is approached by thieves who were looking for the inmate to help with a job, and he plays along.
28 Nov. 1989
The Fugitive
Matlock defends Drew, a young man who Ben believes was framed for murder. Drew doesn't make it easy, as he escapes custody and becomes a fugitive. Ben must solve the case while Drew continually interferes with the investigation.
12 Dec. 1989
The Buddies
On his deathbed, an old friend of Ben's begs him to reopen a cold murder case, suspecting that another of their hunting buddies is the killer.
19 Dec. 1989
The Scrooge
A crusty old toy store owner is accused of killing his partner, whom he denigrated as too generous and soft-hearted to manage their business.
2 Jan. 1990
The Witness
Because Ben is going out of town Michelle is trying her first solo case involving an alcoholic client accused of murdering another bar patron. The chief witness is a former law school friend of Michelle's who is hiding a secret.
9 Jan. 1990
The Student
A coed student having an affair with a professor threatens him when he rudely dumps her. He is killed that same evening, and Matlock must investigate whether some cheating students had sufficient motive to kill the professor.
16 Jan. 1990
The Talk Show
Matlock investigates the panel of guests on a popular talk show, suspecting that one of them decided to literally bury the hatchet with the show's host...squarely in his back.
23 Jan. 1990
The Victim
Ben's client is business partners with a murdered woman's husband. Ben suspects the husband as the real murderer.
6 Feb. 1990
The Kidnapper
Conrad and Michelle revisit some old cases of Ben's when he is kidnapped.
13 Feb. 1990
The Pro
After Matlock's client is convicted, Conrad and Michelle investigate the other possible suspects in the hopes of reopening the case.
20 Feb. 1990
The Informer: Part 1
Ben takes a case representing a fellow lawyer who is accused of murdering a mobster Ben considers dropping him after he starts manipulating is case.
27 Feb. 1990
The Informer: Part 2
Ben continues to investigation the murder of a mobster and finds a chain of events that leads to a murder several years earlier.
20 Mar. 1990
The D.A.
After successfully getting a man convicted of killing his wife's lover, Julie is threatened by the man's brother and becomes the target of a stalker.
1 May 1990
The Blackmailer
Matlock defends Peter Dolan, a state senator accused of murdering Ron Winfield, a comic strip artist who was going to go public on Dolan's affair with another senator's wife.
8 May 1990
The Cookie Monster
Matlock investigates the murder of a cookie queen who was out to crumble her competitors with a hostile takeover.

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