Judging Amy

Predictive Neglect

Season 5, Ep 21, Aired 5/4/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Amy is dismayed when the courthouse cleaning lady tries to fix her up with her son amid gossip about David's departure; Lauren pesters Amy to send her to rock star camp; political posturing makes life at D.C.F. more miserable than usual until Maxine comes up with an inspired solution to the problem and is able to reunite a mother with her sons; when Amy presides over a shoplifting case, she discovers that the case is rooted in the neglect of two children -- the plaintiff and the daughter of the plaintiff's famous defense attorney; David sends Amy a postcard from Houston; Kyle quits his job to reassess his future after he discovers that his father died never having pursued his true passion in life; Maxine has a little tiff with Ignacio over his qualms about Courtney's dating Sean because of their cultural differences, and Amy is surprised when Bruce agrees with Ignacio; Maxine grieves the loss of her brother, and is especially saddened when her sister-in-law asks that she not attend the funeral; Ignacio apologizes, declares his affection for Maxine, and presents her with her backyard landscaping, completed and transformed into a true garden of earthly delights.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Amy Brenneman

    Amy Madison Gray

  • Richard T. Jones

    Bruce Van Exel

  • Jessica Tuck

    Gillian Gray

  • Marcus Giamatti

    Peter Gray

  • Karle Warren

    Lauren Cassidy

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Maxine(about Sean's new tie): I think it would very, very good on Jimmy Smits. Sean: A bowl of soup would look good on Jimmy Smits (Maxine touches her nose, he removes the tie).

    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to a type of neglect. There are three types of neglect as defined by state law: physical, educational, and emotional. In this episode there seems to be a pattern of neglect that can be predicted based on the history of the person(s) in the story line.

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