Twice in a Lifetime

Season 1 Episode 11

The Quality of Mercy

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 17, 1999 on Ion Television
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The Quality of Mercy
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Megan McCleary, a Prosecutor whose star is rising, finishes an impassioned closing argument which results in the conviction of the defendant for first degree murder. When returning to her office, her daughter Heather is there asking for permission to attend a weekend camp for honors students. Megan, a racist, denies her daughter permission for the sole reason that a black boy she likes is also attending. Heather storms out of the office saying she won't be home. When Megan goes after her, her car breaks down in a bad neighborhood and she dies of a heart attack.

Judge Othniel accuses of her of being a racist, of treating for her fellow human beings with contempt and of showing no mercy. Despite her protests, the judge shows her that her testimony sent an innocent Hispanic man to the death chamber. Judge Othniel decides to grant her a second chance and sends her back as a Hispanic vice detective so that she can convince her younger self not to convict an innocent man.moreless

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Carly Street

Carly Street

Young Megan McCleary

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Andrew Airlie

Andrew Airlie

Detective David Hayes

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Patrick Stevenson

Patrick Stevenson

Det. Graphia

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