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Episode List


Season 1

26 Sep. 1987
Happy Days Are Here Again
A Senator candidate's lover is killed after she threatens to reveal their affair.
29 Sep. 1987
Fatal Attraction
This was the pilot to the series. A man and a woman who are lovers commit a murder. Eventually it is revealed that the victim is the father and husband of the two who killed him. J.L. McCabe, the tough district attorney known as "The Fatman", suspects them right away but unfortunately has no evidence, so he sends his ace investigator, Jake Styles to get the evidence. But it won't be easy cause these two covered their tracks very well.
6 Oct. 1987
Jake's old partner is murdered by his fiancée, but the Fatman sees through her cover story.
13 Oct. 1987
The Man That Got Away
A defense lawyer kills the boyfriend of his ex-wife and frames her for it.
27 Oct. 1987
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
A serial killer who's targeting winos taunts McCabe with phone calls before each killing.
3 Nov. 1987
Body and Soul
Jake aids a beautiful undercover cop who's out to nail the criminal she blames for her father's death.
10 Nov. 1987
The Man I Love
A woman whose father is a good friend of McCabe's is nearly killed by her husband. But she refuses to believe he did it. So while she recuperates in a hospital, McCabe has Jake pose as a relative who comes and stays at her house. And Jake tries to prove his complicity.
17 Nov. 1987
Love Me or Leave Me
McCabe successfully prosecutes a man only to have him escape from the courtroom. As part of chase Jake is convinced a cop was in on the heist and works to prove it.
1 Dec. 1987
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
A woman who was assaulted and left blind leaves the hospital and goes home with her husband. Later the man who attacked her returns but she manages to shoot him and her husband. Jake suspects she can see and is using her blindness as a cover.
5 Jan. 1988
After You've Gone
An assassin is killed in a shootout with police shortly after arriving in L.A., so Jake takes his place to try and figure out who the dead man's target is.
12 Jan. 1988
It Had to Be You
A friend of Jake's is accused of killing the man who allegedly raped her, but McCabe soon comes to suspect her psychiatrist of both the rape and the murder.
26 Jan. 1988
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Jake tries to clear his friend, a priest accused of killing his married lover.
2 Feb. 1988
Lady Be Good
Jake and the Fatman discover that a wealthy publisher's death was not an accident. A $9 million dollar insurance policy leads him to the publisher's wife.
16 Feb. 1988
I'll Be Seeing You
A guy who worked for a criminal offers to testify against his boss. McCabe is incredulous because he knows the man is untrustworthy and only thinks of himself. When he takes the stand he has a heart attack, at the hospital, one the criminal's men brings him some money, then kills him. McCabe later discovers he was trying to shake down his boss so that he could leave his daughter an inheritance. Later Jake finds the daughter and asks for her help to get the man who killed her father but she might working her own angle.
23 Feb. 1988
A supposedly kidnapped heiress (Suzanne Snyder) forms a romantic attachment to Jake (Joe Penny) to cover up her double life.
16 Mar. 1988
Blues in the Night
A woman who's a friend of McCabe's, has a twin sister who's a criminal. And she commits a crime and does it at the same time her sister was with McCabe. When Jake investigates and witnesses place her at the scene but because she was with McCabe, he doesn't arrest her. He tries to figure out how she does it and when he figures out about her twin sister, he arrests the twin. But at the trial, the defense dares McCabe to prove which twin was with him when the other did the crime.
23 Mar. 1988
How Long Has This Been Going On?
A man hires a P.I. to see if his wife is having an affair. She discovers that the man is a priest. The man tells the P.I. to be quiet. But the P.I. goes to the wife and tries to shake her down. The wife then goes to the priest and says we have to come forward. She then goes to her husband and admits the affair and offers to divorce her husband and give him an equitable settlement--it seems most of the estate is hers, so he kills her. He tries to frame the priest who is a friend of Jake's. Jake naturally looks to the husband but has no proof. Jake learns of the P.I. ...
30 Mar. 1988
I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
McCabe suspects that best-selling author Dennis Julian committed murder to get his hands on another writer's story.
6 Apr. 1988
Rhapsody in Blue
McCabe exposes a couple's sinister plot for the husband to climb the corporate ladder by framing his competitor for murder.

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