Raising the Bar

Season 1 Episode 2

Guatemala Gulfstream

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 08, 2008 on TNT
8.0
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Jerry defends a man accused of murder but the only eyewitness is in Guatemala. Michelle has the chance of trying her first murder trial and tries to remember to be a good lawyer in the process. Meanwhile, Richard defends a man accused of assault and Charlie runs into a former lover in the courtroom.moreless

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  • Jerry and Michelle square off in a murder trial.

    8.8
    The relationships of the main characters here are more on the soap opera side, and some of the attempts at comedy fall flat. (Consider the scene where an overweight prosecutor drops dead in court.) But that isn't why I watch. What I like about the series so far is the depiction of our justice system at work. The cases turn, not so much on justice and fairness, but on the whims of lawyers and judges who use the system to settle personal scores and advance their careers. Here, Michelle is prosecuting a client of Jerry's who is accused of murder. She knows that Jerry has a Guatemalan witness who can prove that the client acted only to defend himself. Justice requires that the witness be heard, but Michelle is trying to make a name for herself, and she arranges for the witness to be deported before he can testify. And the judge continues her vendetta against Jerry by refusing to allow him time to get the witness back into the country. This aspect of the episode kept me involved.moreless
Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz

Rafael de la Cruz

Guest Star

Percy Daggs III

Percy Daggs III

Terrence Fletcher

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Reynaldo Gallegos

Reynaldo Gallegos

Pedro Morales

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Natalia Cigliuti

Natalia Cigliuti

Roberta Gilardi

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Stacy Hall

Stacy Hall

Vince Culp

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