Raising the Bar

Season 2 Episode 2

Rules of Engagement

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jun 15, 2009 on TNT
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Episode Summary

Jerry and Michelle go before an overly strict new judge and the case only gets worse when Michelle realizes that she may have feelings for a witness. Meanwhile, a case revolves around two older twins accused of falsifying a welfare check.

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    Jack Carter

    Jack Carter

    Davey Rose

    Guest Star

    Josh Randall

    Josh Randall

    Det. Tim Porter

    Guest Star

    Megalyn Echikunwoke

    Megalyn Echikunwoke

    Amelia Mkali

    Guest Star

    Stacy Hall

    Stacy Hall


    Recurring Role

    John Michael Higgins

    John Michael Higgins

    Judge Albert Farnsworth

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Judge Farnsworth: I understand how very much you want me to dismiss these charges, Mr. Diaz, but wishful thinking lacks legal merit. Motion denied.

      • Judge Farnsworth: Understand that I'm gonna put the speed back in the 'speedy trial' concept.

      • Richard: You need separate counsel, because if one of you says something that hurts the other...
        Danny Rose: That happens all day long.
        Davey Rose: Aah, you're over-sensitive, Danny.

      • Davey Rose: So, an old guy goes to his doctor...
        Danny Rose: Oh, I already told that.
        Davey Rose: No, this is the other one. And the doctor says, 'I wanna run some tests. I'm gonna need a blood sample, a urine sample, and a stool sample.' And the old guy says, 'Okay! Take my underwear.' (laughs, then to Richard) It'll be funnier when you're old.
        Danny Rose: It'll be funnier if you would've said underpants.

      • Bobbi: Better view's from the high road.

      • Richard: Sleep is the brother of death... Homer.
        Judge Kessler: You're trying to impress me, Mr. Woolsley? 'Cause it'll take a lot more than poetry. Way more.

      • Judge Kessler: I should've had kids.
        Charlie: Trudy, you don't like kids.
        Judge Kessler: It's an unpleasant stage, but they usually turn into people.
        Charlie: When's the last time you called your mother?
        Judge Kessler: Point taken.

      • Charlie: Compassion is not a legal principle.
        Jerry: (arrives and joins Richard and Charlie) See, and right there you defined the moral failure of jurisprudence as we know it.
        Charlie: Just when I was starting to relax.

      • Charlie: Coincidence is more plausible than conspiracy.

      • Nick: (to Michelle) That's all Kellerman's got? Screw him.
        Michelle: Okay.
        Nick: I don't mean litterally, of course.
        Michelle: Don't worry.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Richard: Sleep is the brother of Death... Homer.

        In The Iliad by ancient Greek poet Homer, he wrote: "to swift conveyors to bear with them, / even to the twin brethren, Sleep and Death."