The Guardian

Season 2 Episode 4

The Next Life

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 15, 2002 on CBS
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After deciding to work together, Nick and Burton Fallin return to the old offices of Fallin & Associates to create a new firm, Fallin & Fallin. Finally working on equal ground, Nick and Burton's first big client turns out to be Allegheny County Hospital, which is under scrutiny as one of the nurses is arrested and confesses to killing patients in the oncology department during his shifts. The hospital faces several potential lawsuits from the family members of the patients who died. To assemble a strong team of attorneys, Nick and Burton bring in James Mooney to help with the case but soon discover that his grandmother died in that very hospital just a few months earlier. James immediately removes himself from the case but he eventually gives into his desire to fight for the underdogs and tries to find representation for the family members. Meanwhile, Nick is also thrown into a case as a favor to Laurie Solt, where he must defend a child's right to attend an adoption party. This is a concept that Alvin Masterson finds reprehensible, as he believes it treats the children as though they are cattle to be sold at market.moreless

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Dabney Coleman

Dabney Coleman

Burton Fallin

Alan Rosenberg

Alan Rosenberg

Alvin Masterson

Raphael Sbarge

Raphael Sbarge

Jake Straka

Wendy Moniz

Wendy Moniz

Louisa "Lulu" Archer

Charles Malik Whitfield

Charles Malik Whitfield

James Mooney [Episodes 1-45]

Erica Leerhsen

Erica Leerhsen

Amanda Bowles [1- 14]

Ken Rosier

Ken Rosier

Detective

Guest Star

Sarah Zinsser

Sarah Zinsser

Administrator

Guest Star

Roger Guenveur Smith

Roger Guenveur Smith

 

Guest Star

Denise Dowse

Denise Dowse

Judge Rebecca Damsen

Recurring Role

Kathleen Chalfant

Kathleen Chalfant

Laurie Solt

Recurring Role

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