Judgment Call

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 9/23/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Don and Charlie investigate the murder of a judge's wife who was shot in her garage. It's unclear whether she was the intended target or her husband, who was hearing a death penalty case involving a gang leader. As the investigation continues, Don reconnects with a prosecutor whose life may also be in danger.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Quadros

    Lance Dolan

  • Jamie Sorrentini

    Stacy Manning

  • David Krumholtz

    Charlie Eppes

  • Judd Hirsch

    Alan Eppes

  • Rob Morrow

    Don Eppes

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Season premiere?

    By gopink, Nov 26, 2007

  • Changes afoot...

    By jamoon2006, Oct 23, 2007

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Feb 06, 2007

  • Charlie and Don are back, but this time there are a couple of new faces surrounding them. The math is toned down a bit, and the drama is turned up.

    By danasdude, Oct 24, 2005

  • This episode became too much about character development causing the plot to suffer. However, there were a few moments that made us remember why the show is great.

    By SamF74, Sep 30, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Larry: You know that term "dark matter" has always perplexed me. It fallaciously implies that the 95% of our universe that cannot be observed is some amorphous, event less, emptiness. Amita: I'm sorry? Larry: I guess it's all too human. Instead of admitting to the present limits of our knowledge we just declare things to be unknowable.

    • Charlie: So what's the difference between my math and a partial fingerprint?

    • Don: It’s a working dinner. Alan: Which explains the working dinner cologne. Don: I never ruled out the possibility of some kind of quantum entanglement. (Alan looks at Charlie) Charlie: That’s not one of mine.

    • Charlie: Let’s go, I’m driving. Don: Yeah, well, that’s not incentive.

    • Larry: After considerable inner debate, I find that the risks of human contact are, are more than compensated by the rewards. Don: I’ll keep that in mind. (Don walks away) Larry: (To himself) That was not clear.

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    Notes (7)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Poslední soud (Last Trial)

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: May 18, 2009 on TV Nova Slovakia: October 27, 2009 on JOJ

    • Music featured in this episode included Drift Away (Dobie Gray), The Ace, The Only (Atlas Plug) and Techanother by GB featuring TECH.

    • This episode is rated: TVPG-LV.

    • This episode was actually going to be the 2nd in the season, after "Assassin," but was moved up to the first episode of season two.

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    Trivia (8)

    • When Charlie calls Don to explain why the man speaks in math, the phone is already dialing before Charlie even touches a button.

    • Megan Reeves and Colby Granger join Don's team in this episode.

    • Larry: (referring to quantum entanglement) Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance". Einstein wasn't happy with the notion of quantum entanglement that measuring one particle of an entangled pair would affect the other one instantaneously no matter the distance between them. This seemed to violate the speed-of-light limitation on any action set by Einstein's theory of relativity. The problem has since been solved because it is impossible to transfer information using just this method, and the speed-of-light limitation is only valid for effects by which information can be transferred.

    • Megan has a 2 year old nephew. She mentions that he will not eat anything but buttered noodles.

    • The MATH used in this episode was: Scatterplot, bayesian spam filtering, and conditional probability.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Larry: Hey Don, are you familiar with quantum entanglement? Quantum entanglement is a quantum mechanical phenomenon in which the quantum states of two or more objects have to be described with reference to each other, even though the individual objects may be spatially separated.

    • Charlie: Origami. In origami, there are six basic folds: mountain, valley, diagonal, fold & unfold, reverse, turnover. Origami is the art of Japanese paper folding. The word literally means "paper folding" in Japanese and refers to all types of paper folding, even those of non-Japanese origin. Origami only uses a small number of different folds, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs.

    • Larry: You know that term "dark matter" ... it has always perplexed me. In cosmology, dark matter consists of matter particles that cannot be detected by their emitted radiation but whose presence can be inferred from gravitational effects on visible matter such as stars and galaxies. Estimates of the amount of matter in the galaxies, based on gravitational effects, consistently suggest that there is far more matter than is directly observable. In addition, the existence of dark matter resolves a number of inconsistencies in the Big Bang theory, and is crucial for structure formation.

    • David: (to Colby) You can't sell wolf tickets to a hardcore banger. The phrase "wolf ticket" is a corruption of an African-American slang expression for the practice of verbal intimidation, "sellin' (or passin' out) woof tickets," that was misinterpreted by whites. Over time, the misnomer has become accepted terminology.

    • Bayesian filtering
      Bayesian filtering is the process of using Bayesian statistical methods to classify documents into categories.

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