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Chambers vs. Malone 

Diane waltzes into the bar full of cheer, announcing to Sam that she had a premonition that he would ask her to marry him today; he mocks her and laughs in her face. Superstitious Carla ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Troupe ...
Judge William E. Grey
Tom Babson (as Thomas W. Babson)
Glen Vernon ...
Michael Keys Hall ...
Assistant D.A. Delaney
Peter Schreiner ...
Patrick DeSantis ...
Joe (as Patrick De Santis)


Diane waltzes into the bar full of cheer, announcing to Sam that she had a premonition that he would ask her to marry him today; he mocks her and laughs in her face. Superstitious Carla warns Sam not to test the fate of woman's intuition. Diane does whatever she can to set the mood for a proposal and Sam does everything he can to prove to Diane that he won't propose. When they're finally alone just prior to midnight, Sam states that her insistence is driving him nuts and adamantly states that he will never ask her to marry him again. When Diane comes to the realization that it might not happen, her tears start to flow which prompts Sam to ask her to marry him. She says no, again! For a split second, he dreams that he has murdered Diane and is on death row - he chases her out of the bar to perhaps do the deed?! The following day, we find that Diane has had Sam arrested for assault and battery, and has asked newly minted but inept lawyer Tom, who has finally passed the bar examine after... Written by Huggo

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8 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Thomas Babson's character is named Tom Babson too. In "Money Dearest", he was named Tom Ballard. In "Bar Bet", he was named Tom Sherry. In "The Boys In The Bar", he was named Barney. In "The Tortelli Tort", he didn't have a name, but was credited as "Customer #1". See more »


After the pretrial hearing is dismissed, Diane admits to Sam that her injuries were fake and that the brace and cane she used in the courtroom were props. The state's prosecutor would not have taken the case to court without having had Diane examined to make sure she was really injured. See more »


Diane Chambers: What's wrong?
Sam Malone: I just had a flash that I got the electric chair for killing you.
Diane Chambers: Well that's silly. Massachussetts doesn't have the death penalty.
Sam Malone: What?
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Chambers vs. Malone (#5.13)
21 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Diane one day has a feeling that Sam will propose to her, but he never does. At night he talks to her and asks her to stop it, so she starts crying. He proposes but she says "no". Later she gets him to court for assault. They have a trial and the judge makes him propose to Diane and she agrees.

What the hell was that. I am already tired of Diane in this issue so I dislike all episodes that are about it. But this one was even worse. It was very stupid. It made no sense. I couldn't stand Diane even more than I usually do in those stories. And this is how they want to make their proposal happening?Seems like a fail to me.

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