Harry's Law

Season 1 Episode 5

A Day in the Life

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 14, 2011 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Harry proclaims her client's guilt in front of a jury in order to cause a mistrial; however, the judge finds her in contempt and recommends permanent disbarment. Meanwhile, Malcolm goes undercover with the Cincinnati police force in order to get access to a criminal record.

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  • A good, not great episode. I enjoy the comical moments that we've seen in previous stories; this show requires a mix, I think.

    7.5
    This episode was a little heavy-handed, with Harriet not only being held in contempt, but facing the loss of her license. I realize she is new to criminal law, but she better go back to school and take a refresher course. An attorney has a legal obligation to defend their client, whether or not they know they're guilty. The whole fight came across as a little disingenuous. But when Kathy Bates fights for something, it is always great to watch. Having Malcolm go undercover was a great idea that should not have been crammed into the last moments of the show. The actor, Aml Ameen (who portrays Malcolm), has experience playing this type of role; I hope his talents are better used in the future.moreless
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    7.0
    I am noticing a trend with Harry's Law. What is that trend? They are going for a heavy, emotional, often political too, moment during every episode. That definitely differs from the Boston Legal philosophy, but this is a different kind of law show.



    That moment worked again here tonight as Harry fought for her legal career and correctly pointed out how corrupt the institution has become. I think they are making this character too "nice" and that could be problematic in the long run, but right now, Harry's Law is establishing itself as a strong show.



    The Malcolm storyline was a little anticlimatic. They really needed to have his friend discover the wire on the hoodie.



    But that is a small complaint. This is a good episode of a good show. They have actually managed to make me not think Shooter McGaven when I look at Christopher McDonald; now I think of Tommy Jefferson.moreless
Tracie Thoms

Tracie Thoms

ADA Katherine Kepler

Guest Star

Tim Conlon

Tim Conlon

Justin Graham

Guest Star

Gonzalo Menendez

Gonzalo Menendez

Detective Eddie Garcia

Guest Star

Paul McCrane

Paul McCrane

Josh Peyton

Recurring Role

Johnny Ray Gill

Johnny Ray Gill

Damien Winslow

Recurring Role

Amy Aquino

Amy Aquino

Judge Marylin Coulis

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Judge Marilyn Coulis: You'll be just fine. Your request is denied. You're going back in there.
      Harriet: Wait a minute, it wasn't a request. I'm telling you I'm off.
      Judge Marilyn Coulis: All right, Ms. Korn, the way it works is I get to do the telling. It's a perk of the Goth robes. I'm wearing them now.

    • Judge Marilyn Coulis: (to Harriet in jail) We don't know each other well. But I do know of you and I have followed the recent trajectory of your career with curiosity and, well, hope; when a lawyer walks away from a lucrative practice to perhaps do something more meaningful. Instead, one who commits career suicide, in of all places, my courtroom. I am recommending you for permanent disbarment - and it breaks my heart.

    • Harriet: (before the disbarment judges) Only question before you today is 'Will she ever pull this again?' I won't. Why? (looks at Tommy, Adam, Jenna and Malcolm) Well the truth is I've got too much to lose. The big irony here is I never loved the practice of law until now, after I began doing it in a shoe store with people I rather adore, people whose lives in part depend... I screwed up here – I admit. I'd like to use my mulligan. The practice of law, despite its many, many flaws, can still be a very noble thing and I like to think that it's just a little more noble with me in it. But, ah, that's your call.

    • Judge: Onward and upward, Ms. Korn, please. Adjourned.
      Adam: You're like a cat, Harry. You get hit by cars, people fall on you from the sky, you tank trials – you're like a cat.
      Harriet: I must be.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 14, 2011 on Citytv
      Thailand: July 5, 2011 on True Series
      United Kingdom: November 7, 2011 on Universal Channel/Universal Channel HD
      Germany: August 2, 2012 on Sat.1
      Finland: December 4, 2012 on MTV3

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