Raising the Bar

Season 1 Episode 4

Richie Richer

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 22, 2008 on TNT
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Episode Summary

Richards wealthy father offers Roz a job. Jerry defends a mother whose arrest may have something to do with her testifying in a murder trial. Judge Kessler continues her quest as a political candidate.

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  • Evil NYC Police

    This episode was good because it diverts from the first three episodes in that a defendant actually loses. Not straying from the regular pattern, there are two cases going on in this episode. Richie's case may seem to be more compelling on the surface because it involves a murder, the outcome was transparent throughout the episode. Nobody was going to convict an honest, hard working man of killing a criminal who was robbing him. On the other hand, Jerry had the more difficult case of trying to defend a client who was being pressed by the NYC police to testify at another murder trial. But in the end, the lady screws herself by not following Jerry's advice, and lying to the police. Maybe she wouldnt have so many problems if she didnt have a criminal record for larceny and drug abuse. In any event, I dont think Jerry had a shot of winning this one.moreless
Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz

Rafael de la Cruz

Guest Star

David Selby

David Selby

Richard Patrick Woolsley III

Guest Star

Kristen Ariza

Kristen Ariza

Sabrina Watson

Guest Star

Stacy Hall

Stacy Hall

Vince Culp

Recurring Role

Wayne Lopez

Wayne Lopez

Bob the Court Clerk

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Richard Woolsley III: What I'm dreaming of is the day my eldest son decides to get a real job in the real world.
      Richard: Your eldest son has a real job.
      Richard Woolsley III: Oh, please. Low-end criminal defense isn't law. It's butchery.
      Richard: Well, then I'm a damn fine butcher.

    • Mr. Lugano: I got no excuse here. I'm a bad guy who did a bad thing.
      Bobbi: No, you're a good guy who did a bad thing. And that makes all the difference in the world.

    • Detective: You public defenders make me sick. You're the first ones to call 'Crime' when Uncle Jimmy gets mugged, but you won't lift a finger for the greater good. Now me? I got a responsibility to protect the decent people from the animals you represent.
      Bobbi: No, you're a good guy who did a bad thing. And that makes all the difference in the world.

    • Richard: I'd like you to come to dinner tonight. At the club, with my dad.
      Roz: I'm not sure I'm much of a Woolsley Club kind of girl.
      Richard: It's not a date, Roz. It's a business dinner.

    • Jerry: I've been meaning to find you... I'm just, pissed off, and I wanted to make sure I was past that.

      Michelle: Yeah, I know the Rodriguez trial was tough-

      Jerry: Michelle, you had my witness deported to pin a bad murder conviction on my client.

      Michelle: I was trying to do my job.

      Jerry: Ignoring the truth? Ruining people's lives for the sake of a win? That's- that's really the job, Michelle?

      Michelle: It's not that simple.

      Jerry: Well, it is to me, alright?

      Michelle: What we have-it exists despite our jobs. That's the way it's always been, and I don't wanna lose it. But I'm not gonna beg here, if you want us to be done, then we're done.
      (Pauses to wait for Jerry to speak, which he doesn't)
      Okay, well then I guess I'll see you around.

    • Nick: This is New York City. Murders grow on trees.

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