Charlene tells Ben she wants to do some pro bono work. Ben says OK. And she already has a case. A young man is charged with killing his girlfriend. They were in her apartment and he went into the bathroom to shower. He came out she was dead stabbed, he picked up the knife and the security came in. It seems like someone called the desk and told him something was going on in the apartment. At the hearing the judge whom Ben knows asks him if he would be willing to let the son of someone they know who is starting to take over this case since Ben is not being paid. But Ben says he's sticking with it. Ben later goes over the girl's background and learns that she's from the working class so they wonder how can she afford the apartment among other things. They also learn that she may have been seeing another man who could be older who smoked a pipe and drank a certain cognac. Ben then goes back to the judge whom he knows smokes a pipe. He then meets him at the bar and orders the cognac and he... Written by
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Actor Linda Purl replaces Lori Lethin (who appeared only in the pilot) as Ben's daughter, Charlene. See more
When Judge Addison was attempting to burn the clothes in the garbage can, he lit a rag with his lighter. However, the rag instantly flared up, which it would not do without some sort of accelerant. See more
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