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Cliff's old college chum Craig Browning is defending Cameron Ivers on charges of vehicular manslaughter, and is being blackmailed about an affair he had to plead his client a certain way. Craig hires Cliff to meet the blackmailer to keep his hands clean, but when Scott Aston turns out dead, suspicion turns to Cliff, who needs to find the real killers. With Jerri's help, they manage to find out that Aston worked for John Robinson and Mark Reeves, two men who frequently like to get one-up on Ivers in the business world, and that the woman Craig has been having an affair with was their secretary. Matlock prepares for his fortieth reunion by dieting to fit into his old choral suit.moreless
Matlock and Jerri head out to the beach with Billy and Cliff as Cliff prepares for an upcoming triathlon. Once there, Matlock is surprised to run into retired F.B.I. agent Ed Wingate, who is investigating a case of his own. While Matlock keeps himself busy occasionally running into Ed, Cliff throws himself into the competition, and Billy throws himself at Anita Montrose, the real estate agent who rented them the beach house they're staying at. When one of the people Ed is investigating is found dead, Matlock agrees to defend his old friend.moreless
Katie Clark is a hot new prosecutor in town, fresh from St. Louis, but originally from Atlanta. Her first case involves prosecuting a building contractor who has been accused of murdering one of his employees, who just happens to be Clark's former lover. Despite his reservations about Clark prosecuting a former lover, Matlock agrees to let her continue on the case, impressed by her desire to not allow her personal past to affect her judgment.moreless
A radio personality is accused of killing his partner, but Matlock suspects the victim's girlfriend. The only problem is that she seems to have an airtight alibi - Ray's neighbor, Mr. Yates, watched her find the body.
When Julie March returns to Atlanta from Los Angeles for a legal conference, a former snitch calls her to the jailhouse to tell her that he lied in one of her cases. Julie convinces Ben to defend the man whom she imprisoned for murder based on the snitch's testimony.
When Cliff's friend is accused of murdering Melissa, a woman he met through the dating service Perfect Harmony, he and Matlock take the case and Jerri goes undercover to investigate by setting herself up as one of the dates.
An eccentric millionaire tells Matlock that he couldn't solve the perfect murder if it were handed to him on a silver platter. To prove his point, he kills Matlock's friend, detective Bob Brooks, and successfully frames another man for the crime.
When Matlock defends an attorney accused of murdering her boss, he also uncovers a history of sexual harassment involving the law firm.
Matlock defends a journalist who killed an underworld figure in self-defense after meeting with him for an interview.