Canterbury's Law

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 10, 2008 on FOX

Episode Recap

Elizabeth is defending Ethan Foster, who has been accused breaking into Scott and Helen Jasper's house and kidnapping and then killing their son. First, the state needs to prove it. Elizabeth is certain that Scott has abused his son because of all of the old injuries, but she can't prove it. Ethan confessed to the crime, but later recanted because he was not given his medication during the time. All hope was lost until Elizabeth cooked up a plan to get Ethan to say he was in the woods that night and saw Scott hit his son. The prosecution had no choice but to call Scott to the stand, which was Elizabeth's hope all along. Once Scott was on the stand, Elizabeth asked him about the alarm system and why the code was just changed on it. Scott said that they changed it every couple of months. Elizabeth showed him the report from the alarm company stating that the circuitry had been tampered with. She then asked Scott what his son got top prize in a science project for. He couldn't remember until Elizabeth read him an article from the paper say it was for electricity and circuitry. She then accused him of hitting him once he tried to sneak out of the house again. He denied it, but she kept on...that is until Scott punched her in the face in front of everyone. She rested her case right after that, having proved that Scott was violent. Later, Elizabeth is in her office later icing down her face and proclaimed that she would do whatever it took to prove her client's innocence.
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