The Practice

Season 5 Episode 22

Public Servants

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 13, 2001 on ABC
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Helen is enraged by Richard Bay's execution and determined to punish Jackie Cahill and all other responsible parties. She makes a deal with Cahill, offering him immunity on Bay's murder plus the added bonus that she won't announce that he's a snitch and release him into the general prison population if he gives up the shooter. He agrees. After the shooter has been killed by police, Helen reneges on the deal, claiming Jackie hasn't fulfilled the terms of the agreement. Jackie's lawyer protests and drags Helen into court. Meanwhile, Rebecca and Jimmy defend a man on charges that he strangled his wife. Rebecca is adamant about the man's innocence, arguing that the only reason he's being prosecuted is because he was stunned by his wife's death and gave the investigating officer erroneous information. Rebecca and Jimmy are shocked to later learn that their client has a history of strangling both women and chickens.moreless

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Rhona Mitra

Rhona Mitra

Tara Wilson (season 8)

Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston

A.D.A. Alan Lowe (episodes 102-115)

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

Doug Hutchison

Doug Hutchison

Jackie Cahill

Guest Star

Henri Lubatti

Henri Lubatti

Wendell Forsley

Guest Star

Steven Gilborn

Steven Gilborn

D.A. Gavin Bullock

Guest Star

Bill Smitrovich

Bill Smitrovich

D.A. Kenneth Walsh (episodes 118-146, 157, 165, recurring previously)

Recurring Role

Herb Mitchell

Herb Mitchell

Judge Rodney White

Recurring Role

Ray Abruzzo

Ray Abruzzo

Det. McGuire

Recurring Role

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