This episode does not start out with the theme song with credits. Instead, it starts off with a black screen, starts showing the credits and jumps right into the first scene.
The opening credits go like this:
Dylan McDermott as Bobby Donnell
Michael Badalucco as Jimmy Berluti
Camryn Manheim Ellenor Frutt Kelli Williams as Lindsay Dole Steve Harris as Eugene Young Lisa Gay Hamilton as Rebecca Washington
Bobby: You think it's tough defending the guilty, Lindsay? Try the innocent. It's terrifying.
Bobby: If I don't give the closing of my life tomorrow, a 17-year old girl loses hers.
Pearson: You have some secret strategy unknown to any other law firm in the world?
Eugene: We cheat.
Eugene: Then there's the smell.
Pearson: Beg pardon?
Eugene: Well, the jury takes a whiff of this, a whiff of that, gets kind of a hunch for the truth. They're going to smell your client, smell ours, smell you, smell me. Kind of like scratch and sniff litigation.
(Eugene walks through the jail as inmates yell at him.)
Eugene: Quiet down, quiet down! (They fall silent) Just out of curiosity...anybody here that didn't do it?
(All of the inmates yell in the affirmative.)
Eugene: I'm shocked.
Pearson: That wasn't a negotiation, it's a gift. I was throwing you a bone.
Lindsey: It's just that, um...well...I was looking for a bigger bone.
The show started out as an replacement for a cancelled show.