Hunter's inexperienced trainee jeopardizes a murder investigation while trying to live up to the expectations of his overbearing father - Hunter's own training officer.
Even though they've lost a key witness, Matlock keeps defending Nicholas Baron. Daniel tries to convince Matlock that his father just can't handle any stress due to his heart condition, but Nicholas continues to beg Matlock to clear his name. While Matlock investigates a suspect closer to home than Baron would want, Charlene blows her chance at a relationship with Paul when she can't separate the man from the legend.moreless
When Nicholas Baron, a well known mobster, is accused of murdering one of his rivals, he asks Matlock to represent him. Matlock initially refuses, but agrees to represent Baron despite threats on his own life. He soon meets the entire family, and realises that despite what Baron has always done for a living, at heart he's a worried father who wants to clear his name.moreless
It's a race against time, as Sonny, Will, Sonny's ex-wife, Dinah, and daughter-in-law, Julie, and Dinah's boarder, Slim, scour the city in search of a $20,000 diamond necklace that Dinah stole from her mobster boyfriend, to get back at him for dumping her.moreless
Sonny takes Will to his home town of Phoenix, in search of the perfect Christmas dinner, and runs into his ex-wife, who has just been dumped by her mobster boyfriend; Will enters Sonny's truck in a Christmas Day race, without Sonny's knowledge.moreless