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Episode Guide

    • Internet Bride
      Internet Bride
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      The Dean of a prep school is suspected of killing his wife, and attempting to make it look like a suicide. The prosecutor's office and public defenders compete over a basketball game.

    • Hot Grrrl
      Hot Grrrl
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Annabeth prosecutes two teenagers for the murder of a man they claim was an online sexual predator. However, the more she investigates the more the teenagers' story falls apart. And at home, she and Jack make plans to go on vacation, not knowing that their lives will soon change.
    • Homecoming
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Two football players are charged with a teammate's murder.
    • Protege
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      Annabeth and Conlon disagree on whether to seek the death penalty or not for a developmentally disabled defendant who is charged with killing a respected judge.
    • Eminent Domain
      Eminent Domain
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      While the case against the corrupt police officers continues, someone in the D.A's office is murdered.
    • David and Goliath
      David and Goliath
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      When a professional baseball player goes on trial for the murder of his mistress, Annabeth has to go up against a high-powered celebrity defense lawyer.
    • Drink the Cup
      Drink the Cup
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      The team uncovers a group of dirty cops while prosecuting a drug dealer for murder.

    • Fall From Grace
      Fall From Grace
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Annabeth tries to re-prosecute a dirty cop for murder, after a witness in his previous case is found dead.

    • Hoosier Hold `Em
      Hoosier Hold `Em
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Annabeth prosecutes a college student for a bank robbery, who did it to fund a gambling dependency. However, the case takes an peculiar turn when the young man is discovered dead.
    • Still a Small Town
      Still a Small Town
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      Annabeth attempts to link several of her former classmates to the murder of their high school friend who dies after a game of touch football.
    • Community
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      As Annnabeth is still being challenged with the changes of being a single mother after her husband's death, she also has to adjust to a lot of changes at her job. A new DA has come to work with Annabeth and their first case involves the multiple homicides of a family. New ADA James Conlon (David James Elliot) and Annabeth work together to bring justice and find new ways to draw a confession out of the suspects. Lastly, Annabeth tries to smooth over the animosities between Ed Williams (Cress Williams), a tough no-nonsense cop, and Ray Blackwell (Jon Seda), Conlon's right hand man from New York who transferred to Indianapolis to work with him.moreless
    • Privilege
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      A successful African-American man is abducted from his home and presumed dead. A suspect is quickly arrested and refuses to cooperate, but he reveals the location of the body to his lawyer. Annabeth tries to persade the defending attorney to testify against his client after a second black man goes missing, hoping to stop the hate crimes, but the man is reluctant to betray his client's confidence.moreless
    • Barren
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      A surrogate mother is found dead in her home and the baby's biological mother is arrested for her murder.
    • Romeo and Juliet Murders
      Romeo and Juliet Murders
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Annabeth and Maureen prosecute a case involving siblings whose parents are found murdered after they discover a secret which the teenagers had been keeping from them. Meanwhile, Maureen and Annabeth admit to each other that they sometimes think that each other's life is more desirable -- Maureen wishes she had a family to go home to, while Annabeth wishes she did not have to be responsible for anyone but herself.moreless
    • Silent Auction
      Silent Auction
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      The team investigates a man's murder during a function at his kids school. Further investigations reveal a secret affair between the victim and another woman.
    • Suburban Prostitution
      Suburban Prostitution
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Annabeth must prosecute an internet prostitution ring made up of middle-class wives and mothers. Meanwhile, Steve urges Maureen to push for more drug convictions so that their office can receive a $7 million grant from the federal government.
    • Meth Murders
      Meth Murders
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      A man high on meth that has killed two people has apparently killed the wrong two, Annabeth discovers after beginning prosecution.

      During the murder investigation the defendant reveals the identities of the intended targets. Annabeth attempts to track them down in order to convince them to testify against the drug lord so that he can be brought to trial. Meanwhile, Steve worries that the nature of the crime will cause a media circus and asks Maureen to keep the press at bay.moreless
    • Maternal Instinct
      Maternal Instinct
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Annabeth prosecutes a man suspected of killing his father, but when the accused's mother recants her first statement that her son killed his father, the case falters.
    • Deacon
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Annabeth prosecutes a drug addict for the murder of a young woman, when evidence that a dormant serial killer may be the actual suspect surface.
    • Getting In
      Getting In
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      A woman dies during a little plastic-surgery operation, and her husband asserts it was murder and not a chance event. Annabeth is unwilling to take the case, but the evidence displays there was a troubled past between the victim and the doctor that offered ample motive.
    • Under Threat
      Under Threat
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Annabeth prosecutes a case involving a gangster who resorts to violence to prevent a key witness from testifying against him. When the defendant realizes that Annabeth might be able to convince a jury to convict him of the crimes he is accused of, he then has members of his gang threaten to harm Annabeth's daughter in order to scare her from trying the case.moreless
    • Making Amends
      Making Amends
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Annabeth tries to get the statute of limitations for rape cases increased, after a rapist confesses to a woman that he raped her 11 years ago.
    • There's Something About Martha
      There's Something About Martha
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      A minister's wife and secretary are possible suspects when he is found dead in his home; when the team discovers that the church's building fund is missing, they realize the case is about greed
    • Divine Directions
      Divine Directions
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      After a competency hearing finds that the woman is fit to stand trial, Annabeth tries to find a motive for the murder and discovers several skeletons in the church-going couple's closet. Meanwhile, Maureen finds out there is more to the story behind a seemingly open and shut case of justifiable homicide. Annie Potts ("Any Day Now") guest stars as Dr. Marla Dodds, the defendant's razor sharp, media-loving lawyer.

    • Baseball Murder
      Baseball Murder
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Annabeth is assigned to try a case involving the death of a all star baseball player by an opposing player. Sammy's parents seem more worried about his athletic career rather than the severity of the crime.

      During the investigation prior to the boy's trial, Annabeth discovers a videotape of the attack which causes her to suspect the boy's coach may have encouraged him to hit his opponent after their team lost the game. Meanwhile, Maureen's younger sister is arrested for shoplifting.

    • Truly, Madly, Deeply
      Truly, Madly, Deeply
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Annabeth's case involves herself prosecuting a man who is being convicted of drugging and raping a teenage girl next door to his house. At first it seems like an open-and-shut case. Annabeth soon discovers there is more to story with the suspect's wife and that the couple may be hiding a dark secret.moreless
    • Parents on Trial
      Parents on Trial
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Annabeth must combat the defense’s strategy of putting the victim’s parents on trial by claiming their lifestyle and the father’s relationship with the defendant is to blame for their son’s death. Now, Annabeth must find evidence that will convince a jury that the defendant is guilty of the murder of the 6-year-old boy.moreless
    • A Father's Story
      A Father's Story
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      A courthouse shooting results in one lawyer dead and another, Annabeth's friend Doug Hellman, badly wounded. The shooter, a man looking for justice for his murdered daugher, is looked at as a sympathetic victim. His lawyer tries to transfer blame to the prosecutor's office for mishandling the orignal case that led to his daughter's killer going free.moreless
    • Prodigal Son
      Prodigal Son
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      A woman is killed the night she gets engaged and the suspect is her excessively obsessed uncle, a recovering alcoholic who was discovered drunk near the scene of the crime. The defense team pleads insanity, but Annabeth feels that she has a solid case when she makes a discovery of another crime the man committed that has the same characteristics that demonstrates his unstableness.moreless
    • Sex, Toys and Videotape
      Sex, Toys and Videotape
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      Annabeth gets involved on a murder trial where her victim was strangled the night before her wedding. During the trial Annabeth discovers that her victim was hiding a terrible secret from her friends and family which may have lead to her death---that she was previously married and not a virgin that many had thought to believe..moreless
    • Miranda
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Annabeth must choose between making a case against a kidnapping suspect or saving his victim's life. Annabeth takes a huge gamble when she denies kidnapping suspect, Derrick Adler (guest star Mason Gamble) his right to have a lawyer present during his interrogation in order to force a confession with the hope that he will lead the police to his victim's whereabouts so that she can be brought home alive. Derrick had kidnapped college mate Amy Flynn (guest star Shannon Floyd) after a campus party, a person who he has been stalking for over a year. With time running out Annabeth is put in a tough predicament. Meanwhile, Maureen must decide whether or not to prosecute a detective who obstructed justice in order to protect a fellow cop.moreless
    • The Shot
      The Shot
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      Annabeth brings down a high school basketball player on murder charges on the death of another teammate in court. The suspect confesses that it was an accident. During the teenager's trial, a witness comes forward to testify that the shooting was intentional. Soon after hearing the testimony, the defendant's father changes his initial statement and confesses to the crime. Convinced that the teenager's father is lying to protect his son from prosecution, Annabeth digs deeper and stumbles upon a secret the boys were keeping which may have been the motive for the shooting.moreless
    • Road Rage
      Road Rage
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Annabeth prosecutes an English professor after he kills another man during a road rage incident. Meanwhile, Maureen appeals the vehicular homicide ruling for the drunk driver who killed Annabeth's husband.

    • Land of Opportunity
      Land of Opportunity
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      Annabeth and her office investigate a string of real-estate fraud cases involving a crooked real estate developer. Annabeth and her D.A team try to help homeoowners who are being scammed into buying homes more than they're worth by the housing developer who build them. It gets to the point where the real estate developer fires her own husband from his contruction housing job in order not to get caught by the D.A.moreless
    • The Good Doctor
      The Good Doctor
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Annabeth prosecutes a case involving a respected doctor who accuses a teenage delinquent of murdering his wife. Annabeth learns there's more to the story when the suspect arrested for the murder has an airtight alibi for the night the crime was committed. As a result, Annabeth delves deeper into the case only to find out that the doctor's wife was planning to sue her husband for divorce because he was hiding a dark secret.

    • House Divided
      House Divided
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Annabeth prosecutes a woman who claims that she killed her husband in self defense.
    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Annabeth Chase (Jennifer Finnigan, "Bold and the Beautiful")) is a happily married mother and wife living in suburbia. As she goes back to work she has to prosecute a woman who set her house on fire with her with her two kids inside. But, what she uncovers is a story of abuse the likes of which she could never have predicted happened in her neighborhood. Since having a baby with her husband Jack, Annabeth has been having a difficult time re-adjusting to work as her cases are hitting closer to home and her decisions are questioned by her new boss (Kimberly Elise).moreless
    • Legacy
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      The team investigate the murder of a prominent buisnessman's wife and discover that her husband and father-in-law were involved in her death.
    • Dead or Alive
      Dead or Alive
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Annabeth tries to convince the mother of a man who confesses to the murders of three people to testify against her son after a judge rules the blood found in the defendant's home is inadmissible in court.

      The defendant's attorney argues in court that his client did not commit any crimes but confessed to the killings because he is fascinated by crime and police investigations. Annabeth's case against the defendant begins to crumble after one woman he confesses killing turns up alive and admits she ran away from her parents to be with her boyfriend. Annabeth tries to convince the defendant's mother to testify against her son in order to salvage her case and bring the defendant to justice.

    • Shoot to Kill
      Shoot to Kill
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Annabeth prosecutes a man for the murder of his co-worker. The case gets complicated when his son's fingerprints are also found on the murder weapon.
    • Reasonable Doubts
      Reasonable Doubts
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      When Annabeth has to prosecute a man for killing his mother-in-law, his defense attorney creates a case against his own wife by claiming she committed the murder in order to establish reasonable doubt for the jury. The judge throws out the defendant's testimony after his lawyer claims that he was not given legal counsel during his interrogation. When Annabeth learns of a hidden secret in the defendant's past which easily explains why he killed his mother-in-law, the defense tries to deliberately mislead the jury into believing the defendant's wife committed the murder in order to create doubt.moreless
    • Double Life Wife
      Double Life Wife
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      During the investigation of the crime, Annabeth discovers a picture of the defendant and the victim's husband, leading her to believe that the murder of his wife may not have been an accident. Meanwhile, Steve asks for Maureen's help after he must recuse himself from the appeal of a death penalty case after a key witness accuses him of suborning perjury.moreless
    • Escape
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Annabeth tries to build a case against a convicted criminal whom she put in jail years earlier after he is arrested for robbing a jewelry store. After he is arrested for robbery, the D.A.'s office learns that during the convict's escape from jail he murdered a guard and kidnapped a young woman whom he has held hostage for a year. During the investigation, Annabeth discovers inconsistencies in the kidnapped woman's story and uncovers a secret causing her to question who is really to blame for the prison-break and robbery.moreless
    • The Rapist Next Door
      The Rapist Next Door
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      A recently paroled sex offender who moves into Annabeth's neighborhood becomes the prime suspect in the rape of a young woman.

      Although the victim identifies the paroled rapist as the man who attacked her, Annabeth is doubtful that she can convince a jury of his guilt because the behavior he exhibited is different from his usual M.O. Meanwhile, Maureen tells Steve that they should ease up on Annabeth's work load.moreless
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