Picket Fences: Season 2


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1 Oct 22


Mayor Pugen is caught between a Brock and a hard place when the Sheriff arrests him for murdering a disarmed carjacker, leaving him to rely on Wambaugh for his defense. Frighte…

2 Oct 28

Duty Free Rome

Wambaugh appeals Mayor Pugen’s conviction and uncovers a technicality that could secure a new trial. Max’s therapist admits his attraction to her and the feeling is…

3 Oct 29

Unlawful Entries

Things don’t add up when a math teacher says he was a date-rape victim. Jimmy locks horns with a new mayor and Max decides to prosecute her therapist.

4 Nov 05

Under the Influence

Still reeling from her relationship with Dr. Shreve, Max allows a drunken driver to continue on home. She then feels indirectly responsible when a traffic accident occurs invol…

5 Nov 12

The Dancing Bandit

Laurie Bey, who robs from the rich to give to the poor, arrives with her husband, Cole, and her gang. She’s nicknamed ““The Dancing Bandit”“ becau…

6 Nov 26

Dairy Queen

Jimmy, Jill, Rachel and Father Barrett debate employing a scantily-clad pin-up model, a battered wife, to help promote the dairy industry in Rome. Kimberly considers getting br…

7 Dec 03

Cross Examination

Some members of the community don’t know what to believe when a woman pulled from a submerged vehicle is discovered to be pregnant – even though she is technically…

8 Dec 10


A jury must decide if it’s murder or a mistake after Leonard Taylor, a man with a brain disease that distorts vision, shoots and kills his own brother Brian, when the sib…

9 Dec 17

Blue Christmas

The drug war comes to Rome in place of Santa: controlled substances are found on the high school campus during a drug sweep, Kimberly’s friend is arrested and a federal w…

10 Jan 07

Paging Doctor God

Jill does her best to uphold the Hippocratic oath when she performs emergency surgery on a pregnant Christian Scientist, who has refused care and whose husband takes the fight…

11 Jan 14

Guns 'R' Us

Embarrassed by a prank, Matthew tries to get even with some boys, but the practical joking gets out of hand, which may result in paralysis for him. Meanwhile, budget cuts hit t…

12 Jan 21

Remote Control

The debate over crime reaches a fever pitch Wambaugh blames violence in the media for his client’s assault on Matthew. Rachel launches a war on crime and moves forward wi…

13 Jan 28

Abominable Snowman

With his mind failing due to Alzheimer’s, Howard Buss proposes that doctors harvest his heart for the transplant his son needs. Meanwhile, Wambaugh pleads with the city t…

14 Feb 04

Supreme Courting

Valentine’s Day brings love and controversy to assorted age groups: Max helps Carter woo a widow he is smitten with, Zack finds his first love but gets in trouble for kis…

15 Feb 11

Divine Recall

Mayor Rachel scolds Father Barrett for giving a pep talk colored with religious ideals to a public school’s hockey team. Meanwhile, a risque video from Rachel’s pas…

16 Mar 04

Terms of Estrangement

Sheriff Brock tries to remain professional when Kimberly is kidnapped—-and his onetime partner, who he once testified against, is the prime suspect.

17 Mar 11

Squatter's Rights

When an obese woman confesses to murdering her husband by sitting on him, Max has some doubts about the motive. A synagogue ostracizes Wambaugh.

18 Apr 01

System Down

Jimmy becomes the unlikely foreman of a jury deciding the case of a suspect accused of murdering two policemen.

19 Apr 08

Buried Alive

A visit by Jill’s father leads to a lively evening of therapy in the Brock household. Jimmy invites Max to dinner after she arrests Jill’s father for disorderly con…

20 Apr 29

My Left Shoe

Father Barrett may lose his parish after Jimmy and Kenny find women’s shoes in his closet. Things get worse when the Mayor criticizes the Father on public-access cable, p…

21 May 06

Frosted Flakes

The parents of a dying boy try to get the court’s permission to use an unorthodox procedure to save the child’s life.

22 May 13

Howard's End

Howard’s struggle with Alzheimer’s affects his family and the town. Jill’s decision during surgery may revoke her hospital privileges.

About Picket Fences

Before Ally and The Practice, David E. Kelley was behind this superlative series. Picket Fences followed the lives of the residents of the small town of Rome, Wisconsin, where weird things happened. Cows giving birth to human babies, a spate of people turning up dead in freezers, sex change teachers, a revolving door of mayors who never lasted very long – and one who even spontaneously combusted! Struggling to maintain order in this Twin Peaksesque environment is Sheriff Jimmy Brock. Married to the town doctor, Jill, they are attempting to bring up their three kids Kimberly, Matthew and Zachary against the odds. The show never really got the audience or the popularity it deserved. Admittedly, season 4, after DEK had left the series, is patchy to say the least. But the first 3 seasons of PF are never less than great.