Season 5 Episodes

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Public Servants

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/13/2001
Helen is enraged by Richard Bay's execution and determined to punish Jackie Cahill and all other responsible parties.
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Poor Richard's Almanac

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/6/2001
Richard Bay prosecutes a murderer being defended by Bobby. The killer warns Richard that if that jury returns with a guilty verdict, Richard should fear for his life.
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The Case of Harland Bassett

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/29/2001
Eugene and Jimmy agree to help the mistake-prone Harland Bassett (Ernie Sabella) in the case of a young girl who developed liver damage from an antibiotic.
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Home of the Brave

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/22/2001
Lindsay presses Richard Bay to explain a questionable arrest of her client, who is an illegal alien.
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The Confession

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/1/2001
Helen Gamble uses trickery to coerce a confession from an alleged carjacker represented by Jimmy Berluti.
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What Child is This?

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/18/2001
Bobby and Jimmy employ the firm's notorious ""Plan B"" strategy in a last-ditch effort to save a client accused of raping and murdering his teen-aged stepdaughter.
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Gideon's Crossover

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/11/2001
Helen prosecutes an accused rapist, while doing her best to keep the 11-year-old victim off the witness stand.
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Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/18/2001
Ellenor's chosen ""sperm donor,"" Michael Hale (Ted McGinley), has second thoughts about the agreement over the rearing of her soon-to-be-born child.
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The Day After

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/11/2001
Unconscious and in critical need of blood, Rebecca's fate is left to a higher power when her mother refuses to allow a transfusion because of the family's religious beliefs.
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The Thin Line

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/4/2001
Tensions at the firm are at an all-time high when Bobby is tried for the murder of William Hinks. Bobby is acquitted, though there is little to celebrate when a mysterious cassette recorder is sent to the office.
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Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/14/2001
Bobby is arrested for conspiring to murder serial killer William Hinks. The entire firm, with Eugene at the helm, must now rally to defend him.
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An Early Frost

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/7/2001
After Scott Wallace kills his friend, Jimmy becomes a witness for the prosecution. Bobby, meanwhile, is still defending Wallace.
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Friends and Ex-Lovers

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/17/2000
Despite a restraining order, William Hinks continues to harass Lindsay, as more questions arise as to whether or not he's the real serial killer.
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The Deal

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 12/10/2000
Scott Wallace, William Hinks, and a high profile kidnapping case converge to make this one of the most explosive episode of The Practice thus far.
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Mr. Hinks Goes to Town

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/26/2000
Lindsay defends a psychiatric patient who claims to be a serial killer. His psychiatrist claims he's only a disturbed individual looking for a little notoriety.
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Brothers' Keepers

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/19/2000
Bobby defends a man on trial for allowing his wife to be murdered in an 'honor killing'; an ancient cultural ritual used to punish adulterous behavior.
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Show and Tell

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/12/2000
The long-awaited Scott Wallace retrial.
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We Hold These Truths...

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 11/5/2000
Eugene defends a man accused of murder in a trial where the outcome hinges on the honesty of a police office who's been living a lie.
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Appeal and Denial

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/29/2000
Bobby takes the Scott Wallace case to appeals, hopefully proving that prosecution witness Kyle Barrett perjured himself.
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Officers of the Court

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/22/2000
Ellenor continues the Jamison case, challenging Judge Aldrich's decision to cut her client's award. Jimmy is upset when he learns that former client Jennifer Cole is pregnant and has been arrested for possession of cocaine.
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Germ Warfare

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/15/2000
Bobby struggles to overturn the guilty verdict in the Scott Wallace case. Bobby's refusal to allow Wallace to testify may be grounds for a new trial.
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Summary Judgments

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 10/8/2000
Bobby doesn't want a client to testify to avoid introducing an incriminating videotape. Helen and Richard Bay may have coached a witness in the same trial.