First Monday

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 15, 2002 on CBS
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Is it cruel and unusual under the 8th Amendment to electrocute a death row inmate who had been struck by lightning while under the care of the state? In this case, a man convicted of killing a young girl while robbing a rural store is set to be executed at the electric chair. After his conviction, however, he was struck by lightning and his mental capacity was affected. The Supreme Court refuses to grant certiorari to the inmate, and despite a last minute change of heart by a new justice, he is put to death. A man who fled from Mexico because of his desire to become a woman tries to have the Supreme Court grant him asylum. The petition is denied, however, when the Justices learn that the man does not actually desire a sex change operation, but simply wishes to be a transvestite, and wear women's clothing.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Christopher Wiehl

Christopher Wiehl

Jerry Klein (Court Clerk)

Randy Vasquez

Randy Vasquez

Miguel Mora (Court Clerk)

Hedy Burress

Hedy Burress

Ellie Pearson (Court Clerk)

Gail Strickland

Gail Strickland

Justice Deborah Swark

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Joe Novelli

James Karen

James Karen

Justice Michael Bancroft

Brooke Marie Bridges

Brooke Marie Bridges

Louise Jones

Guest Star

Russell Friedenberg

Russell Friedenberg

Officer Barnes

Guest Star

Scott Lawrence

Scott Lawrence

Death Row Guard

Guest Star

Linda Purl

Linda Purl

Sarah Novelli

Recurring Role

Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis

Andrew Novelli

Recurring Role

Rachel Grate

Rachel Grate

Beth Novelli

Recurring Role

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