While dining at a Japanese restaurant, Carol convinces Jodie to go away with her for a weekend; Jessica's trial continues, with the prosecutor announcing a surprise witness.

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Even the hibachi chef shows surprise at Carol's blunt declaration to Jodie. Burt decides to fly straight into the cuckoo's nest. Billy is missing and Chief Tinkler lets Benson investigate his whereabouts. Mary expresses her concerns to Danny about his marriage to Elaine Lefkowicz; Mary is happy Elaine is not pregnant but thinks Elaine is "awful. " The Major thinks Dunn's River has a new black sheriff. Billy is failing Math but he is grateful not to be in a Glad bag. Benson is the defense lawyer's dream, giving testimony at Jessica's trial, while the prosecutor and Judge Padrillo quietly disintegrate into mistrial madness. Jessica flirts with the jury, whispering her testimony to them. The prosecutor, faced with dismissal, reluctantly announces he will be calling a surprise witness. Written by LA-Lawyer

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28 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Episode 22
21 April 2010 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Episode 22 begins with Jodie on a dinner date with Carol at a Japanese restaurant,driving the Chef(Fred Iwasaki)to distraction(and Rebecca Balding unable to suppress her laughter throughout the scene).She finally convinces the homosexual Jodie to join her for a weekend at Cape Cod,as friends(although her smile betrays her real motive).Burt finds a new friend on his first day at the nuthouse,Harold Bronfman(Milt Oberman,previously in episode 20),a neurotic who changes hats every ten seconds,who calms Burt's nervousness by telling him he'd be crazy if he weren't(Burt calls him The Mad Hatter).Danny tells Mary the reason why he's marrying a girl he doesn't even love,it's either that or its curtains.Billy runs away from home,embarrassed about a bad report card,until Benson borrows the sheriff's car to find him, arresting a drunk driver while doing it(with The Major exclaiming to everyone within earshot that the town has a black sheriff).In the courtroom,a boorish Mr.Franklin is admonished by the judge,who is tempted to dismiss the case,until Franklin claims to be holding back a surprise witness.


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