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      Season 2 – Matlock

      1987 Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews Don't be fooled by his down-home demeanor and country-boy ways; criminal defense lawyer Ben Matlock is worth every penny of his fee. Count on Matlock to visit the crime scene, scope out the clues everyone else missed, and dramatically reveal the real criminal (usually a killer) during a climactic trial sequence. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 22, 1987 The Billionaire Matlock travels to London to conduct a mock retrial for a man convicted of killing his millionaire father. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 22, 1987 The Billionaire In London to investigate the murder of a millionaire, Matlock discovers several people who had reasonable motives for committing the crime. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 29, 1987 Blind Justice A sculptor (David Ogden Stiers) frames Michelle's friend for the murder of the man responsible for his blindness. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 13, 1987 The Annihilator A surprise witness seems to hinder an acquittal for Ben's client (Dick Butkus), a professional wrestler accused of murder. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 20, 1987 The Husband Ben tackles a case in which a murdered man's three wives are suspects in the killing. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 27, 1987 The Power Brokers Matlock defends a columnist implicated in the murder of a source. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 3, 1987 The Power Brokers Matlock's client confesses to a murder and then recants, claiming federal agents coerced it. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 1, 1987 The Network A TV producer is accused of murdering the programming chief at the top-rated network. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 8, 1987 The Best Friend Matlock defends the subject of a slain biographer and learns a disturbing fact about his client during the trial. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 15, 1987 The Country Boy Ben defends a country singer (David Carradine) who was too drunk to remember whether he killed his sister-in-law. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 22, 1987 The Gift When Matlock takes on the defense of a man accused of murdering his vindictive ex-wife, he also has his hands full baby-sitting the man's daughter. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 29, 1987 The Gambler Matlock goes to Las Vegas to defend a friend (Bruce Weitz) charged with murdering his girlfriend (Marg Helgenberger). Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 5, 1988 The Body Matlock defends a woman accused of killing the exercise instructor she believed was having an affair with her husband. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 12, 1988 The Reunion Ben must defend an old friend when a former law school classmate, who was the accused's business partner, is murdered. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 19, 1988 The Gigolo Ben defends a dance instructor charged in the murder of a wealthy, jealous matron who cut off his money. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 26, 1988 The Umpire Ben defends his boss (Richard Kline), accused of killing an umpire during his softball team's playoff game. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 2, 1988 The Investigation Ben takes up the defense of a longtime client (Shaun Cassidy) accused of murdering a Senate grandstander investigating organized crime. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 9, 1988 The Investigation Ben must prevent a mob war when the crime-boss father of his client discovers the evidence against his son was manufactured. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 16, 1988 The Hucksters Ben must defend an infuriated investor who is accused of murdering the slick owner of a bogus company. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 23, 1988 The Lovelorn Matlock encounters a family full of suspects when an advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist is murdered. Details Episode 21 Aired Mar 15, 1988 The Genius When his genius nephew (Bill Mumy) is accused of murder, Ben's only hope for acquittal lies in his client's ability to outwit a computer. Details Episode 22 Aired Mar 22, 1988 The Magician Ben unearths more than one suspect while defending a magician (Michael E. Knight) accused of murdering a devious assistant. Details Episode 23 Aired Mar 29, 1988 The Fisherman Ben defends a Vietnamese fisherman accused of killing the man who was terrorizing him and his fellow countrymen. Details Episode 24 Aired May 3, 1988 The Heiress Upon her release from a mental sanitarium, an heiress faces charges of murdering the accountant handling her trust fund. Details Next
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      Season Info

      Director
      Christopher Hibler, Charles S. Dubin, Tony Mordente, Harvey Laidman, Frank Thackery, Chris Nyby Jr.
      Screenwriter
      Anne Collins, Phil Mishkin, Robert Hamilton, Gerald Sanoff, Robert Schlitt, Diana Kopald Marcus, Link Kibbee, Max Eisenberg, Marvin Kupfer, Sam Bernard, Doc Barnett, Mary Ann Kasica, Stephen Black, Michael Scheff
      Network
      NBC
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 22, 1987
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