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Season 2 Episode 18

Making Amends

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 30, 2007 on CBS
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Making Amends
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.

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  • Justice delayed is justice denied

    Like the user before me, this was one of the best

    Episodes of the show as well as showed a More humble and personal side of Annabeth as to why

    She became a lawyer. She believes in justice but in order

    To get justice you have to do it in the right

    Kind of way. Sad that arrogant rapist Alex got away while

    The good guy went to prison for confessing to a crime that

    He didn't commit after all. Justice delayed is justice denied IMHO.moreless
  • Great episode.

    Annabeth is prosecuting a guy for raping someone 11 years ago but when arrested he cuts a deal by mentioning there was a second rapist who had drugged her and raped her while she was passed out.

    The first guy who cut a deal was trying to make amends hence the title and had really changed but still he confessed and went to jail for 4 years but the 2nd guy Alex was acking confident knowing there wasnt much evidence.

    The defence call Ellen pinter the woman who was raped as a witness. As she was drugged at the time she cant testify that Alex drugged or raped her and had to admit she hadnt seen him before. She was crying at this point and Annabeth looked like she was gonna cry to. So you know its coming and its not surprising that the jury finds Alex not guilty. Its almost like the good guy goes to jail and the bad guy gets out (put in very simple terms). But it had me hooked for the first time in quite a few episodes.

    It helps you to see more into Annabeths character to, the defence attorney for the first rapist points out that Annabeth sees everything as black and white, but maureen adds you just see lets shades of grey than everyone else. Also when Conlon tells Annabeth the term of the deal with the first rapist she is so mad and basically says she lives for justice and this goes against it, she almost looks like she could cry again here but goes ahead and does it because its her job. At the end Annabeth points out to Ellen its only a matter of time until ALex does something else and then she'll get him. :)moreless
Elizabeth Anne Allen

Elizabeth Anne Allen

Ellen Pinter

Guest Star

David Denman

David Denman

Tim O'Neil

Guest Star

Seamus Dever

Seamus Dever

Justin Matthews

Guest Star

Christina Chang

Christina Chang

Becky Brokaw

Recurring Role

Sharon Johnston

Sharon Johnston

Judge Graves

Recurring Role

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    • Cress Williams did not appear in this episode.

    • This episode mirrors the real life case of William Beebe. He sexually assaulted a fellow student who was drugged during a frat party at the University of Virginia in 1984, and then apologized to her 20 years later as part of the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous program. The female who was assaulted contacted the police and Beebe was arrested and plead guilty. Under the terms of the plea bargain agreement, prosecuters asked for a two year prison sentance. The matter is still before the court and has yet to be resolved.

    • Amanda Fuller and Elizabeth Anne Allen both appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.