John and Ally are defending Renee for her life and career. Renee is upset with John over his antics in court but, when Ally's former fling, Glenn, appears as a prosecutorial witness, John ... See full summary »

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John and Ally are defending Renee for her life and career. Renee is upset with John over his antics in court but, when Ally's former fling, Glenn, appears as a prosecutorial witness, John kicks her off the case. Georgia might be pregnant, but she and Billy are unsure about impending parenthood. If only Ally could find a theme song to help deal with Georgia's pregnancy. Written by napierslogs

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While Ally is talking to John pre-trial, she grabs his fingers. When the camera angle changes, they are suddenly tapping their fingertips together. See more »

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References Being There (1979) See more »

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Really disappointing episode
22 February 2017 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This was clearly the worst episode of the first season so far.

The main premise concerns John and Ally defending Renee in court for her assault of Michael Rivers, earlier in the season, when she kick boxed him to the head, knocked him unconscious and broke his neck after their date turned sour.

It seemed obvious from the start of the episode how this was going to turn out and that Renee would get off with the charges. However, I really don't understand why or how and quite frankly I found it really annoying.

In all of the trials up to this point in the first season I have been happy about the results as they all seemed pretty fair. Renee's trial however, is just hokum. John and Ally made a terrible case/argument on Renee's behalf. The prosecution had a solid case and presented good arguments. Plus the fact she was guilty as hell and put up little to no mitigating circumstances to explain her over the top actions.

Now maybe things have changed in courts in the subsequent 19 years since this episode first aired. But can women still get away with grievous assault, breaking someone's neck and nearly killing them and get no punishment just because they are a woman and they attacked a man? As mentioned in the episode. If this was a man that broke a woman's neck. He would be in jail, 100 percent of the time and probably for a few years too.

The hypocrisy and double standard here makes me sick and that's why I really hated this episode. There were a few interesting moment's which is why I'm not giving it 1, but it loses at least 5 points for the terrible, unjustified verdict of Renee's case.


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