Matlock: Season 4, Episode 14

The Witness (2 Jan. 1990)

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Before heading off to California, Matlock passes his first case to Michelle, who's boss's paperboy was arrested for the murder... See full synopsis »

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A.D.A. Julie March (credit only)
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Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)
Gene Butler ...
Michael Caliguire
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Sandra Townsend (as Caitlin Clark)
David Froman ...
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Jimmy Newton
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Rick Allen
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Detective Bristol
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Assistant D.A. Hunter
Stephen Bruton ...
Jeames Higgins ...
Al Maines ...
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Before heading off to California, Matlock passes his first case to Michelle, who's boss's paperboy was arrested for the murder... See full synopsis »

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A Michelle Episode, But Not a Very Good One..
22 May 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This episode is a rare "Michelle-centric" episode (wherein Ben is not around much and Michelle gets to do the heavy lifting) so that alone makes it worthy of mention. Unfortunately, the episode itself is offensive, if not downright misogynistic, and Michelle comes off as condescending, puritanical, and judgmental for condemning her (former) friend and law school classmate's lifestyle choice (as a love'em and leave'em woman who leads a double life and USES men for sex) BEFORE the trial has even begun.

The trial itself is a snoozer since Michelle's friend has essentially no defense once her alternate persona has been unmasked, and on the stand she doesn't prove a tough nut to crack at all, contrary to what she tells Michelle before the final scene. Most interesting aspect is that the guest star who plays the woman, Caitlin Clarke, is the young woman from Dragonslayer! I had no idea until I looked at her credits. Sadly, she appears to have died of cancer in 2004 at the much too young age of 52. RIP.


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