The Practice

Season 6 Episode 3

Killing Time

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 30, 2001 on ABC
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Killing Time
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Ellenor learns that Marsha Ellison is guilty of the crime for which her husband was convicted. Ellenor goes to Keith Ellison, who is now in prison, and urges him to come forward with the truth, though he refuses. Meanwhile, Eugene Young represents a man who is up for parole, Leonard Marshall (guest star Charles Dutton). Eugene insists that the best chance for parole is to confess to the crime and beg forgiveness. During the parole hearing, Leonard refuses to admit guilt, though the parole board still sets him free. Also in this episode, Rebecca assists a powerful attorney, John Mockler (guest star Ron Silver), who is famous for fighting death penalty cases. Rebecca discovers that Mockler picks only the cases that he feels are worthy. If he doesn't believe a client has a good chance of getting his penalty overturned, he will not fight for the case. Instead, he urges the doomed clients to find religion. Rebecca believes that every person, no matter what the case, should be defended to the full extent of the law. She tells Bobby about John Mockler's questionable tactics, and they attempt to get a stay of execution for Mockler's latest case. Their argument is not successful, and the death penalty is carried out.moreless

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  • The reason I watched every single episode of this show a thousand times.The firm tries to prevent two death penalties from occuring.

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    I remember seeing this episode for the first time a few years ago and had that sudden reminder that I was watching one of the best TV drama's in televion history. There are great shows alive today but none as inspiring and as emotionally driven as The Practice.



    The shows real heart comes in the storyline of Leonard Marshall ( played by Charles S. Dutton) , the man wrongly accused of murder, who has served 12 years in prison and now must go in front of a hearing board and tell them he's guilty but , he simply cant do that , when he knows its not the truth. Charles S. Dutton is the accused prisoner and gives a plea speech that had me in tears. He simply stole the whole episode. Steve Harris also is apart of this epsiode and is as brilliant as ever.



    And thats only a part of the episode , there is much more to keep you glued to the screen. Its a must see.moreless
Dylan McDermott

Dylan McDermott

Bobby Donnell (seasons 1-7, recurring afterwards)

Michael Badalucco

Michael Badalucco

Jimmy Berluti (episodes 4-168, recurring previously)

Lisa Gay Hamilton

Lisa Gay Hamilton

Rebecca Washington (seasons 1-7)

Steve Harris

Steve Harris

Eugene Young

Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim

Ellenor Frutt

Kelli Williams

Kelli Williams

Lindsay Dole (seasons 1-7)

Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen

Marsha Ellison

Guest Star

Charles S. Dutton

Charles S. Dutton

Leonard Marshall

Guest Star

Richard Vidan

Richard Vidan

Warden John Kauzer

Guest Star

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