Canterbury's Law

Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 11, 2008 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Feeling defeated, Elizabeth is ready to make a deal with Deputy Attorney General Zach Williams and face jail time. She just doesn't want to be disbarred. Russell, Chester and Molly won't let her go down so easy, so they plan to use an old murder case against Deputy Attorney General Zach Williams.moreless

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  • Prison for Canterbury? Not.

    This episode shows us a different side to Liz Canterbury. In previous episodes Liz is always confident and focused. She normally goes after every case with single-minded determination. However, when faced with an indictment for her own wrong-doings, there is a huge crack in her tough exterior. She seems almost defeated and even seeks to make a plea deal with DAG Williams.

    In the meantime, her associates are not so willing to lay down and die, especially Russell. We get to see a new side to him as well. He picks up the slack for Liz, comes up with a plan and executes it. He re-exams an old homicide case successfully prosecuted by DAG Williams, to reveal Williams' own wrong-doings. It was great to see him squirm. One of my favorite scenes was Cherry Pie's testimony. He/she's assessment of Williams was priceless - big feet, cheap suit.moreless
  • Not giving up...

    I really enjoyed this episode. It was little different than previous ones - not one case, not proving that the one is not guilty. This time the team tried to prove that Williams is guilty and they managed it to the end - the managed to get him there and make a deal with him.

    The whole episode, the way the team took thing on their own hands, the way there was that emotion, that woman who works on Deputy Attorney's office... it all just lead to such a great tension, so high stakes and it was all acted out so powerfully.

    I really admire this serie.moreless
Harris Yulin

Harris Yulin

Chris Canterbury

Guest Star

David Call

David Call


Guest Star

Charlie Hofheimer

Charlie Hofheimer

Ethan Foster

Guest Star

Terry Kinney

Terry Kinney

Deputy Attorney General Zach Williams

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Russell Krauss: Just give me a head's up on Liz's case. What are you guys charging her with? Witchcraft? Sedition?
      Kate Cooley: Ahhh...she broke the law...
      Russell Krauss: Oh wow, I don't know, I think maybe that qualifies her to be the D.A.G.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: August 8, 2009 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: August 27, 2009 on JOJ

    • Featured Music:
      "The Funeral" by Band of Horses
      scene: Beth and Russell get D.A.G Zach Williams to come to an agreement and drop the charges against Beth.


    • Elizabeth Canterbury: (responding to Russell's inventive defense strategy) I have chills, it's like you're channeling Bruce Cutler.

      Bruce Cutler is a famous criminal defense attorney best known for representing mob boss John Gotti, head of the Gambino crime family.