The Guardian: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 25
2001

Pilot

Nick Fallin, a high-powered, high-priced attorney living the good life is brought down to earth when he has to pay the price for his indulgent lifestyle. Busted for drugs, he m…

2 Oct 02
2001

Reunion

Nick brings a lawsuit again the pharmaceutical company, Bendaprine, on behalf of Hunter Reed and his mother’s estate for 10 million dollars. But, when Alvin Masterson get…

3 Oct 09
2001

Paternity

Nick is given the case of a wheelchair-bound boy who is about to be placed in a group home while his mother does time for prostitution. The boy, Lawrence, wants to live with hi…

4 Oct 16
2001

Lolita?

Nick is taken off of the Hunter Reed case and assigned a case about a fifteen-year-old girl, April Santos, who claims to have been raped by her stepfather, a cop. Nick arranges…

5 Oct 23
2001

The Men from the Boys

Nick encounters problems with his 16-year-old gay gay client, who had been arrested for solicitation, when trying to place the boy with a gay couple rather than in a shelter.

6 Oct 30
2001

Indian Summer

Nick is duped into representing a young woman who lied to him after they spent the night together.

After Nick picks up a young woman named Dina at The Incline, they go…

7 Nov 06
2001

Feeding Frenzy

Now that CLS has expanded its circle of operation to include all people needing legal aid, not just minors, Nick is given a case surrounding a retarde…

8 Nov 20
2001

Heart

Nick Fallin finds himself the advocate for a 12-year-old girl, Lesley, who needs to be adopted by foster parents immediately in order to receive a heart transplant. Laurie Solt…

9 Nov 27
2001

The Funnies

Alvin asks Nick to help Barbara after her teenage son is arrested for drug possession.

After Barbara’s son, Russell, is arrested for drug possession, the charge…

10 Dec 11
2001

Loyalites

Nick defends an Arab American man who appears to be the victim of a hate crime.

Wendy Moniz (“Nash Bridges”) and James B. Sikking (“Brooklyn South&#…

11 Dec 18
2001

Home

Nick, now working at another law firm, is reinstated as the guardian of young Hunter Reed, his first case.

Polly Draper (“thirtysomething”) guest stars

12 Jan 08
2002

Causality

For the first time since leaving Fallin & Assoc., Nick Fallin goes head to head with his father, Burton Fallin, in a corporate father and son case. A case turned over to Ni…

13 Jan 22
2002

Privilege

After a rough turn of events at Kirk & McGee, Nick is back at Fallin & Assoc. just as Burton is looking into the case of Susan Newberg, deceased daughter of longtime cl…

14 Feb 05
2002

Family

Nick’s Aunt Liz visits Burton & Nick and tells them she is dying.

15 Feb 26
2002

In Loco Parentis

Nick thinks a woman he helped get her kids, may still use drugs.

16 Mar 05
2002

Solidarity

A case that Nick took at Legal Services creates a conflict of interest, James tries to help his nephew.

17 Mar 12
2002

The Divide

Nick tries to help 2 brothers get adopted, the foster parents want the “gifted” brother. Jake tries to save his dad from losing his house to a loan shark.

18 Mar 26
2002

Mothers of the Disappeared

When a mother of a missing child shows up in Nick Fallin’s office at Legal Services, he finds himself in the middle of an emotional struggle for closure and justice. Prio…

19 Apr 09
2002

Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trouble gets very deep for Dale (Nick’s Parole officer asks for help from Nick. Later LuLu’s husband to be is arested. Nick can’t tell LuLu. Burton wonders i…

20 May 07
2002

Shelter

Nick and LuLu find teenagers in her house, after they hear a girl screaming giving birth. They want to keep the baby and soon end up in foster care.

21 May 14
2002

Chinese Wall

Burtton turns his law firm over to Sen. Nathan Calldwell, he gets ready to be a federal Judge.

22 May 21
2002

The Beginning

In The Season Finale Burton and Lulu tells Nick damaging information but that deals with a wanted killer. Dr. Reed asks to be his son’s (Hunter)Trustee but their future c…

About The Guardian

Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father’s ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he’s sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to be squeezed into his 24/7 cutthroat world of mergers, acquisitions and board meetings. Reluctantly, he’s now The Guardian – a part-time child advocate at Legal Aid Services, where one case after another is an eye-opening instance of kids caught up in difficult circumstances.

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