The Firm

Pilot

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 1/8/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Picking up 10 years from where the movie left off and based on John Grisham's bestselling novel of the same name, Mitch and Abby McDeere, along with their 10-year old daughter Claire, decide to leave witness protection and, along with Mitch's brother, private investigator Ray, and secretary Tammy, set up their own law firm.In the opener, the family celebrates Claire's tenth birthday. On the professional front Mitch takes on the case of accused murderer Sarah Holt and, at the behest of Judge Trott, the case of 14-year old Donnell Heywood, who stabbed a ate to death. Also, Mitch is offered a temping partnership with a law firm who want him to head up a newly created Criminal Division.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rachael Crawford

    Diane Ruckeyser

  • Rothaford Gray

    Richard Williams

  • Karen Bromley

  • Stuart Hughes

    Martin Moxon

  • Adam Swica

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Judge Louis Trott: Mr. McDeere, so nice of you to join us, only 50 minutes after I ordered you to.
      Mitch: I'm sorry, Your Honor, it's my daughter's birthday.
      Judge Louis Trott: Well, as a gift to your daughter, I'll refrain from holding her father in contempt.
      Mitch: She's 10 today, Judge, I promise you she holds me in enough contempt for the both of you.

    • Judge Louis Trott: Mr. McDeere, I take it you spoke to our young Mr. Heywood.
      Mitch: I did, Your Honor.
      Judge Louis Trott: And?
      Mitch: I'm in.
      Judge Louis Trott: Wonderful. So shines a good deed in a weary world. Mr. Heywood, you're a very lucky man, sir. You'll find a lot of good human beings in this courthouse and a lot of very talented lawyers, but what you won't find are many people who are both. You've got one here in Mr. McDeere. Trust his advice.

    • (after Claire's birthday party)
      Mitch: You know, I don't I have ever seen Claire so happy.
      Abby: (laughs) Makes no sense, how did two of the most independent people on the planet give birth to such a joiner?
      Mitch: Speaking of which, I was going to tell you this before but I knew what you'd say.
      Abby: Oh oh, that's never the start of a good conversation.
      Mitch: It's not a big deal.
      Abby: Let me guess, it's about that firm, the one you looked up on the computer.
      Mitch: Uh, you saw that?
      Abby: I teach fifth graders, babe, you don't move half as fast as they do!

    Notes (4)

    • This episode is rated TV-14-V.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 8, 2012 on Global

    • The Pilot and Chapter Two aired as a 2-hour series premiere in a special Sunday 9 PM ET time slot. Chapter Three will air in the program's regular time slot of Thursdays at 10 PM ET.

    • Additional Credits for all Episodes:
      High definition laboratory / post production sound: Technicolor Creative Services - Toronto
      Insurance provided by: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc.
      Production Financing Provided by: National Bank of Canada
      Presented in: Dolby Digital
      Camera Systems by: SIM Video
      Lighting and Grip Equipment Provided by: William F. White Limited

      Promotional Consideration Furnished by:
      Hilton Hotels and Resorts
      Stantec Consultants Ltd.
      Thomson Reuters Westlaw

    Allusions (1)

    • Mitch: We had to read this book in English, Native Son.

      Native Son, published in 1940, is a novel by American author Richard Wright (1908–1960). It tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a 20-year-old blank man living in poverty in the 1930s in Chicago's South Side ghetto who becomes a murderer and is sentenced to death. The best-selling novel is sympathetic to Thomas' plight, suggesting that his crimes were almost inevitable given the social conditions imposed on blacks.

      The novel is also controversial in that Wright was affiliated with the Communist Party of the U.S. In an article, Wright stated that blacks in America could be compared to communism's working c l a s s.

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