Matlock

Season 1 Episode 4

The Affair

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 1986 on ABC
9.4
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Matlock represents the a maid accused of killing her employer, at the request of the man's widow. The request is a little odd, but it seems Christina Ward wants people to know exactly what kind of man her husband was. Matlock is more than a little uncomfortable when it seems Charlene is developing a tendre for the woman's son Clark, an old college chum of Charlene's.moreless

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  • The set-up for a trend that would last throughout the series.

    6.5
    Though it was hinted at in the pilot, here we start the trend of Matlock's daughter/female assistant falling for a man who could be the perpetrator of the crime of the week. We've got Matlock interrupting a breakfast in bed and dealing with his daughter's social life while he's defending a maid on a murder charge. It was still novel here, but it happens more and more as the series goes on and becomes a crutch for the writers to fall back on.



    Aside from seeing the voice of the animated Batman - Kevin Conroy - in a live action role, "The Affair" is a pretty weak episode. We don't even see the ultimately guilty party on screen until the 3/4 mark and the story is too rushed to properly address all of the issues it raises. A few good moments (the scene where Matlock is hired, and his continued annoyance of the older aunt in the mansion where he's staying) don't make up for a very weak mystery.moreless
Jeff Conaway

Jeff Conaway

Daniel Ward

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Theresa Saldana

Theresa Saldana

Sonia Cardeñas

Guest Star

Philip Sterling

Philip Sterling

Judge Jackson

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