L.A. Law: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 15
1986

Pilot

Becker begins the day dealing with some irate clients and finds himself at the wrong end of a gun; Melman discovers a dead partner; Kuzak finds a creative way to see that justi…

2 Oct 03
1986

Those Lips, That Eye

Kuzak pursues a very attractive deputy district attorney, Grace Van Owen, even though she’s engaged to marry the man managing her campaign for a seat on the bench; Perkin…

3 Oct 10
1986

The House of the Rising Flan

Sifuentes is outraged when he learns that the motive behind an invitation to dinner at the Brackman house was to enlist his aid in perpetrating an immigration fraud; Kuzak cont…

4 Oct 17
1986

The Princess and the Wiener King

McKenzie’s disappointment in the greedy law school students whose class he addresses leads him to offer a clerkship to a student who appears to be more socially responsib…

5 Oct 24
1986

Simian Chanted Evening

Kuzak fights for his terminally ill client’s right to be cryogenically preserved after death; Becker whets his appetite for entertainment law when he brokers an extremely…

6 Oct 31
1986

Slum Enchanted Evening

Van Owen faces hairy jokes from her colleagues and the anger of her ex-fiance after bailing out on her wedding; Kuzak represents a television news anchor suing for sex discrimi…

7 Nov 07
1986

Raiders of the Lost Bark

Kuzak slyly sticks Sifuentes with a dog of a case, but it’s Sifuentes who’s sitting pretty after he discovers the teeth in the matter, and pulls out an unexpected w…

8 Nov 14
1986

Gibbon Take

Van Owen’s ex-fiance gets his revenge by humiliating her during a campaign appearance, thus sabotaging her race for the bench; when Kelsey shakes a trust’s money tr…

9 Nov 21
1986

The Venus Butterfly

Becker, Markowitz and Kelsey bicker over who will inherit Chaney’s office; Van Owen prosecutes a man charged with the mercy killing of his terminally ill lover; to Kelse…

10 Dec 04
1986

Fry Me to the Moon

Kuzak gets nightmares over handling an appeal for a man sentenced to death; Van Owen helps Gilliam get a reprieve for Appleton; Melman comforts Becker when his parents try to p…

11 Dec 11
1986

El Sid

An increasingly unstable Hershberg asks Kuzak to take over the case of a woman who shot a police officer; Rogoff reassigns Van Owen to night court as punishment for helping App…

12 Dec 18
1986

Sidney, the Dead-Nosed Reindeer

La Rosa digs up the ammunition Kelsey needs to succeed in representing an inventor in a contract dispute over patent royalties; Kuzak is horrified as he witnesses a severely d…

13 Jan 08
1987

Prince Kuzak in a Can

Overburdened with Hershberg’s caseload, and haunted with guilt over his death, Kuzak snaps at his colleagues, pays a heavy price for the way he handles a manslaughter cas…

14 Jan 15
1987

The Douglas Fur Ball

McKenzie gets Kuzak sprung from jail; after Brackman’s wife discovers his infidelity and serves him with divorce papers, he begs her to take him back when he discovers th…

15 Jan 22
1987

December Bribe

The partners consider whether they should merge with a large New York firm; Kuzak and Van Owen bemoan the scheduling difficulties that keep them apart; McKenzie negotiates a sw…

16 Feb 05
1987

Beef Jerky

Van Owen prosecutes a case of seminal importance; Becker comes to regret pushing a client beyond her limits after confronting her with her husband’s infidelity despite he…

17 Feb 12
1987

Becker on the Rox

When a pharmaceutical firm employs a jury consulting firm to assist him in a product liability suit, Kuzak becomes engaged in a contest of style over substance until he enlists…

18 Feb 19
1987

Fifty Ways to Floss Your Lover

Becker is enthralled by the beautiful, but somewhat incompetent, secretary who’s temping while Melman is on jury duty until he discovers that their relationship will neve…

19 Feb 26
1987

The Grace of Wrath

Sifuentes tries to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat by responding to the advances made by an attractive juror after his elderly pot smoker client is found guilty, but s…

20 Mar 26
1987

Sparky Brackman RIP ?-1987

Kuzak faces a tough opponent in civil court when he represents a college student suing for damages after being raped; the ongoing conflict between Brackman and his litigious ne…

21 Apr 02
1987

Oy Vey! Wilderness!

Markowitz and Kuzak join forces to help a fisherman when the IRS confiscates his boat in a tax dispute; Sifuentes convinces Feldman to drop criminal a…

22 Apr 09
1987

Pigmalion

Becker represents the wife of a children’s television show host who sues her husband for divorce after catching him in bed with an unlikely partner; Brackman and Kerris f…

About L.A. Law

On this critically acclaimed drama about a top Los Angles law firm, some of the best battles take place outside of the courtroom. In the bedroom, in the courtroom, or at McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak’s staff meetings, the firm’s ambitious, competitive attorneys confront conflict between their own desires, their obligations as attorneys, and their principles as human beings.

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