Just Legal

Season 1 Episode 2

The Runner

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 26, 2005 on The WB
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Episode Summary

The Runner
Cooper and Skip defend a young African-American man, Zeke Rawlins who has been wrongly accused of robbery and murder because of his race and the fact that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Skip uses a tactic he learned in law school to show that a witness cannot distinguish the defendant's photo from those of other black men, the prosecution presents a witness that catches them off guard. Meanwhile, Cooper gives manslaughter convict Dulcinea "Dee" Real a job as his receptionist to fulfill her parole agreement and Skip runs into his law school crush, Kate Manat, who is now working for the powerful law firm that wouldn't hire him.

Lastly, Cooper and Skip clash on Skip's refusal to conduct himself in a proper manner while in court and not to just rant---especially when going up against ADA Dick Dietz.moreless

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  • Racism is still a reality!

    Oh how this episode takes me back to my early courtroom trials as a young attorney. Although I never got broken in on a murder case as Skip does in this episode, I do remember my early cases, how insecure I was during those days and how difficult it is to do my first closing arguments before the jury. Although I was a prosecutor and not the defense, I did not have the life another individual in my hands, but Skip did and he very convincingly portrayed having the life of another in his hands. I love the exposure of the hidden NPC (Nearest Person of Color) policy that the Los Angeles, and likely other, police departments have. This episode is great and I absolutely love this series. This show is more real as to the portrayal of a trial lawyer fresh out of law school and the bar examine than any other courtroom drama yet conceived. Great show!moreless
  • I think Im becoming attached...

    Well I watched it again and let me sy this show is more promisinig then I initially thought it was going to be I did the show a discredit when I compared it to Doogie Howser.

    Just Legal is begining to really grow on me. Last nights episode was really good and held my intrest. The young lawyer, Jay Baruchel (David "Skip" Ross, does an amazing job as young unjaded booksmart/no streetsmarts lawyer and Don Johnsons rough around the edges charcter fit together perfectly.

    The quick sharp comedic dialogue attached to court room drama/mystery/suspense really makes this show something to look forward to on a Monday night.moreless
James Shanklin

James Shanklin

Judge Mosley

Guest Star

Susan Ward

Susan Ward

Kate Manat

Guest Star

Jocko Sims

Jocko Sims

Zeke Rawlins

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