Matlock

Season 1 Episode 5

The Seduction

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 14, 1986 on ABC
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Matlock is hired to defend Brad Bingham, an aging football star with a reputation as a womanizer who was about to be cut from the team. Charlene is resistant to her father's choice, as she believes everything the tabloids have to say about Brad...not only that, but years earlier, he'd had a brief relationship with her friend Ellen Hawley, who had tried to kill herself after they broke up. As the case continues, Charlene realises that not everything that's printed in the papers is true and that maybe Ellen wasn't quite honest with her, even though a call girl (Caryn Nelson) hired to make Brad look guilty almost convinces her that he is.moreless

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  • Hey, that hooker looks familiar!

    6.5
    Nancy Stafford, a year away from joining the regular cast, appears this week as a hooker who plays a crucial role in the case against Ben's client. Other than that neat bit of trivia, "The Seduction" is an instantly forgettable episode.



    It's a wasted opportunity - the set-up is a good one. The over-the-hill football star and lothario accused of killing his lover and team owner never elicits audience sympathy, and saddling Charlene with a backstory motive for hating him feels just as forced and tacked on as any of her dalliances with male clients.



    The solution is a cheat this week. Aside from some funny business between Andy Griffith and a foul-mouthed parrot, this one can be left alone.moreless
John Beck

John Beck

Brad Bingham

Guest Star

Nancy Stafford

Nancy Stafford

Caryn Nelson / Caroline Nathan

Guest Star

Betty Lynn

Betty Lynn

Sarah

Guest Star

Robin Thomas

Robin Thomas

A.D.A. Burton Hawkins

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Richard Newton

Richard Newton

Judge Richard Cooksey

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