Part V

The PracticeSeason 1

SYNOPSIS OF FIFTH EPISODE The fifth week’s episode treated everyone to another powerful trial outing for Eugene. He successfully defended Steven Frenault, charged with the knife-point armed robbery of a professional photographer who testified he had ““absolute certainty”“ about his identification of Frenault as the perpetrator.
Eugene not only took the court-assigned case to trial; he also took a couple of side bets on his own powers as a cross examiner. And, in much the same manner as the legendary Babe Ruth used to telegraph his home runs, Eugene came back with the speedy not-guilty verdict that he’d forecast.
The only thing that gave Eugene pause was his own cynicism. He hardly took the time even to get to know his client before the trial started, and he never stopped to consider the possibility that Steven Frenault might indeed be innocent.
Meanwhile, Ellenor’s classified-ad-generated date finally happened — and fizzled, and in the process we got to discover a lot more about Elle

Information

First Aired On:
Apr 01st, 1997
Guest Stars
Arye Gross, Barbara Tarbuck, Damon White, David Eigenberg, Gregg A. Almquist, Jack Laufer, JoJo Smollett, Ken Kerman, Marjorie Lovett, Mark Harelik, Mary Joan Negro, Michelle Hurd, Norman Lloyd, Pat Skipper, Philip Baker Hall, Taylor Leigh
Writers
David E. Kelley
Directors
Michael Schultz

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