Raising the Bar

Season 1 Episode 9

Roman Holiday

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 27, 2008 on TNT
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Jerry defends an HIV-positive man charged with attempted murder due to the fact that he spit in a police officer's face. Jerry must go up against Mitch Baker, an arrogant assistant DA. Bobbi and Richard defend a 14-year-old who was possibly involved in a murder. Judge Kessler plans a trip to Italy and invites Charlie along.moreless

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  • Some issues were resolved and it really pushed the story forward.

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    Charlie came out to Kessler which she did not take very well, but the gang later toasts to his out of closet exposure. Kellerman punched a DA in a bar protecting Roberta, sort of, and later has dinner with Roberta where there are some sparks flying, and then later Kellerman beats this DA once again, but this time in court. Marcus eases up on a young offender after a talk with Michelle.



    This show has great timing and progresses well and it's what I've been asking for, for years now, less episodes per season and more compelling writing. I always lump law shows into this infinite lump of derivation, that lacks connection to its audience, but not "Raising The Bar" and not this episode. I prefer episodes that bring the story forward and set the audience up for the wonder of what will happen next. A rare thing that happens the next day after watching is that I contemplate what happened, and it sticks with me. Well Done!moreless
Erik Palladino

Erik Palladino

ADA Brandon Radley

Guest Star

Darryl Theirse

Darryl Theirse

Greg Bussie

Guest Star

Justin Mitchell

Justin Mitchell

Duval Demming

Guest Star

Wayne Lopez

Wayne Lopez

Bob the Court Clerk

Recurring Role

Jon Polito

Jon Polito

Judge Dominick Ventimiglia

Recurring Role

Angel Oquendo

Angel Oquendo

Carlos

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • ADA Brandon Radley: Hello to you, Dollface. Please tell me you're one of the good guys.
      Bobbi: If by good you mean someone who makes himself feel important by wasting our tax dollars screwing the poor, color me bad, dude.

    • Judge Kessler: To eat food in Tuscany in the Fall is enough to make you believe in God. Alright, at least in poor children.
      Charlie: You're going to Florence?
      Judge Kessler: Not me. We. We, we are going to Italy. Flying first class! Oh my God, I love charity auctions.

    • Richard: Would you look at his face? The kid's not even shaving yet.
      Marcus: Birthdays rule, Richie, not puberty. If I decided where to prosecute based on maturity, I'd be sending sixty-year-old guys to family court. Most crooks are immature. That's why they commit crime.

    • Marcus: (to Richard and Bobbi) You spend your lives making excuses for people. You do that enough, they never learn to own their own actions.

    • Michelle: A good kid who had a moment of weakness isn't necessarily a total loss.

    • Greg Bussie: Yeah, I spit.
      Jerry: Were you trying to infect him (the cop) with HIV?
      Greg Bussie: No. I was trying to maintain my dignity. To say, 'You didn't beat me.' It was stupid and I'm sorry I did it.

    • Judge Kessler: Don't tell anyone I said this, but I think I may have found the one person on the planet who is more annoying than Jerry Kellerman.
      Charlie: Brandon Radley.
      Judge Kessler: Oh my God! They should fumigate that courtroom.

    • Judge Kessler: Then Charlie, what's the problem?
      Charlie: I'm gay.
      Judge Kessler: Excuse me?
      Charlie: I'm gay. And uhm, I'm coming out, to you, right now. (sighs) I'm sorry.
      Judge Kessler: You're sorry. You're sorry? For... for... for what? Lying to me this whole time? For using me? What exactly is it that you're sorry for? I really need to know, so I have some idea of what the hell has been going on here!
      Charlie: (sighs) I lied to you. I lied to myself. I have no excuses. All I can say is if I could have... admitted it to myself, I would have...
      Judge Kessler: Would you get out?
      Charlie: Trudy...
      Judge Kessler: Just get the hell out! Go!

    • Judge Kessler: A man who pulls a trigger on a gun he wrongly thinks is operable is guilty of attempted murder. A fool who tries to burn down a house by lighting water that he thinks is gasoline is guilty of attempted arson. According to your argument, Mr. Kellerman, Mr. Radley should be looking to have you arrested for attempted murder by voodoo.

    • Jerry: I thought of Mr. Radley last night and I wished he was dead. I wished it so hard my head hurt. And while I was hoping and wishing, I pulled the arm off a doll that looked just like him. Am I a criminal? Because, under the theory of this prosecution, I committed an attempted murder last night. My anger and belief in voodoo made me guilty of exactly the same crime you've charged Mr. Bussie with.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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