01 Jun 2011Description ▼
Peter Bash and Jared Franklin are young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants lawyers and partners in the law firm Franklin & Bash. Their nontraditional approach to the legal profession keeps things interesting in the office and the courtroom. The duo's use of questionable legal tactics draws the attention of Stanton Infeld, partner of the prominent law firm of Infeld Daniels. He makes an offer for them to work for him with a promise of certain creative liberty. With work and play frequently intermingling, days and nights are anything but traditional when spending time with Franklin & Bash.
2She Came Upstairs to Kill Me
08 Jun 2011Description ▼
Franklin and Bash defend a woman charged with murdering her husband with sex. Sensing that either the judge or the jury is in on the take, the guys use unorthodox tactics to get justice for their client.
3Jennifer of Troy
15 Jun 2011Description ▼
A plain jane woman who believes she was wrongly let go from her job at a men's magazine for being too good-looking comes to Infeld Daniels looking for legal representation. Meanwhile, the man-cave's overwhelming technology causes the server to crash, leaving everyone disconnected from their respective gadgets.
22 Jun 2011Description ▼
Peter represents Jared's old frenemy in a legal dilemma. With things never what they seem to be, the guys begin to see their client a different way. Jared is also asked to run lead on a divorce case when it becomes clear Karp and Hanna's history prevents them from working together.
5You Can't Take It with You
29 Jun 2011Description ▼
A family is torn as one side sues the other over a priceless 1988 home-run baseball in a case that pits Jared against his own father. Meanwhile, Peter works with Hanna on defending a reality television father who is affectionately known as the "Douchey Dad." And Karp comes to Pindar for help on a top-secret project involving a compromising video.
06 Jul 2011Description ▼
A girl in a bikini and a bald middle-aged man (Jason Alexander) rollerskate into the firm. Karp takes one look at them and assumes they're there to see Franklin and Bash.Indeed, they are. He found Margot on the boardwalk and followed her F & B sunscreen tattoo promoting them.F & B are arguing because Bash says Franklin is leaving his toenail clippings in the sink. Franklin demands proof.Their new hands them a backpack full of cash --their retainer. He's Carter Lang, the CEO who paid himself $20 million as his company went bankrupt. He says he wants to try to compensate people who suffered from his decisions. He just found out he has two months to live. "I have the prostate of a 19 year old, but the pancreas of a zombie," he says.He wants to "aggressively liquidate" his assets. He assures them it'll help pay back some of the people he screwed over.Infeld isn't impressed, but they assure him they feel good about it. He's worried about the blowback for representing Lang.They come home to find Debbie in their apartment with briefs from Carter's office. They give her advice on text flirting.Back at the firm, Karp is trying to land Abba Jia, the founder of Madeline Exports. Hanna suggests they rope Pindar in as an Indian token. He's all for it.Carter visits the boys, announcing he has a problem. Franklin says they might have found a way to liquidate half of his assets. But then they see the cops following Lang in. He introduces them to John Still, who wants him arrested for stealing his boat. Carter winks at the boys, asking where he'd hide the proceeds of that offshore sale.At the courthouse, the new blond prosecutor tells them she's been promoted to major crimes. The judge sets his bail at $1 million. Carter signals someone in the gallery, who brings up $1 million in cash.Pindar teleconferences with Karp and Hanna. Carmen tries to answer for him, saying he'll stick with Franklin and Bash.F & B follows Carter outside. He doesn't deny that he's not exactly liquidating company assets. He muses that a food vendor cart would be a good way to break into a house.Pindar tells Franklin and Bash why he wants to work with Karp. Carmen suggests they learn to be more appreciative of the things people do. The phone rings.Cut to F &B meeting Carter as he gets arrested after going on a naked jog. He claims he thinks the investors will feel better if they see him humiliated. They're not sure they believe him.Back before the same bail judge, they argue it's a misdemeanor. He goads the prosecutor into raising his bail to $10 million and she's about to sign off when Carter's partner John comes in with a cop. He accuses Carter of breaking into his house, drinking an $8,000 bottle of wine and stealing $5 million in bearer bonds. Carter motions to the boys that was more. The judge remands him.Franklin reports back from talking to Carter's doctor. Bad news.They visit him in lock up. He was misdiagnosed. He's fine.Karp and Hanna begin their teleconference without Pindar who is late. When he pops up, the potential client is offended at their blatant ploy to use someone who looks like her. Then he starts talking about his phobias and hand sanitizers and they realize they're kindred spirits. She wants to meet in person, but he's agoraphobic, so she'll come to him. Karp and Hanna aren't thrilled.In court, Franklin asks Stills if he got his bearer bonds through unlawfully given bonuses. When he won't answer, Franklin tells him about their landlady taking their TV once when they were seven months behind on rent. It wasn't stealing, it was the doctrine of right to self-help, which allows citizens to take matters into their own hands. The judge doesn't go for it.Back in his cell, Carter mentions that his office sent them blueprints and files of Stills' house before he robbed it, which would make them accessories. He tells them to get Stills' to take back some of his cash for dropping the charges.Abba Jia comes by Pindar's apartment, offering him a Pez dispenser from her personal collection. The apartment is immaculate and he impresses.F & B run things by Infeld, who says their still his lawyers. They wonder why Carter only went after Stills.They go ask him. He says a year ago the board voted him CEO, replacing Carter and he's bitter.At their meeting, Abba notices something on the fridge that says "Proof." She goes to inspect and sees that it's toenail clippings. She tries to keep from throwing up as she leaves. (It's the proof Bash demanded earlier.)In their office, Franklin wonders how bad it would be if their lost Carter's case, thereby taking a bad guy off the street. Franklin bets him a dart throw. Infeld encourages it. Franklin hits his bullseye, meaning they tank the case.Pindar calls Hanna with a suggestion for Abba's zoning problem. Hanna's on her way to a lunch with Jia and all the lawyers wooing her. Pindar wants to go, but worries about actually going there.In court, Bash asks Carter about revenge then asks him about his super high security fence and many ex-wives. He irritates Carter, telling him to shut up. The judge threatens a mistrial. Franklin tells Bash to keep his foot on the gas.At the restaurant meeting, lawyers give their pitches. Abba wants to hear what they'll do for her. Carmen delivers fortune cookies. They cite zoning laws and how to conform to code. Abba is impressed.Back in trial, Franklin continues to, uh, bash his client, then asks if he's trying to change. Carter goes along, saying he is. Franklin mentions that Carter is giving away $100 million of his personal fortune and committing to volunteer work in Haiti and Carter has to agree to that as well with his share holders looking on.The judge calls everybody up and asks Carter if he'll plead to a lesser charge and do everything he just promised in exchange for no jail time. He does.Back at the office, Infeld commends them for doing the right thing. Then Franklin somehow loses his bonus to Infeld and Save the Children.
7Franklin vs. Bash
13 Jul 2011Description ▼
Peter and Jared represent two pole-dancing instructors who are charged with stealing from their clients. But the case soon creates tensions in their friendship. Meanwhile, Karp and Hanna defend a teenage boy who wants to kayak the Amazon solo against his father's wishes.
20 Jul 2011Description ▼
We open with Franklin and Bash running into a new attractive woman in the office it turns out she is Lilly, Infeld's niece he has intentionally kept away from the guys while in town.Carmen says she did "something stupid" last night and Pindar can't find his light sabers.Franklin and Bash borrowed the light sabers and fought with them in court. They are given 72 hours of house arrest by the judge.House arrest means partying at the compound and the guys are pleasantly surprised when Lilly shows up to hang out. She seems interested in Bash and Franklin reminds him of what could happen if he gets involved.We see Carmen with Dante, who appears to be an ex-boyfriend and the "something stupid" from the night before. They are both on parole but against her better judgment she sleeps with him again.Two K-9 cops show up after Franklin took the trash out to the street, violating the perimeter of the arrest. Their dog smells something.Lilly is flirting with Bash but he's resisting. The police find a huge bag of weed in Lilly's bag.Bag in Carmen's room Dante sees the cop car and takes off.An angry Karp finally returns the guys' messages to say he's on his way to Lilly's arraignment. Bash tosses in a request for him to ask for a continuance in their insurance case. Marla, a temp, shows up to help the guys work at home. Carmen admits to being with Dante, which upsets everybody. She says the quality of the sex is so good she craves it.The court takes possession of Lilly's passport. She says she want to stay with Franklin and Bash.Carmen finds a bag in her room and makes a face. Lilly tells the guys and Karp that her plan was to smuggle the stronger American pot home to London for a friend going through chemo. Franklin and Bash disagree with Karp's plan for her defense. Infeld (who still doesn't know what happened to Lilly) calls the guys. He says he's being brought an intellectual property case involving video games and wants a tutorial from the guys. He can't wait until their back in the office and says he's coming over. Carmen walks in and dumps a pile of cash Dante left in a bag in her room.The bag contained $100,000 and given Dante's background of assault Bash isn't sure turning the money into the authorities is smart. Infeld shows up, still under the impression Lilly is in Europe. Bash sneaks away to another room with Lilly, who immediately talks about "danger sex." They start to go at it.Carmen is sad Dante hasn't returned like he promised.The cops return wanting to talk to Carmen about calls she's made to Dante. They also suspect she may be hiding money he's stolen in Arizona. Karp arrives and sees that Lilly was fooling around with Bash. They try to turn over the money but find that it's missing. They still take Carmen in for the parole violation.Infeld has heard Lilly wasn't on her flight. Karp tells him she's at his place and he'll put her on the next flight.Janie shows up looking for Lilly. He admits to sleeping with Lilly and she seems a tad on the jealous side.It turns out Marla moved the paint cans containing the cash to her house. The guys are relieved. Dante shows up looking for Carmen and tells them he's changed. He pulls a gun when the guys tell him his bag isn't there. They tell him they'll take him to where the money is.Since the guys are wearing ankle bracelets the cops eventually start to follow them. With the sirens in the background they talk Dante into letting them help him.The guys get an additional two days of house arrest and Pindar tell them that nobody at the firm is available to handle Carmen's case. The only one left Pindar, who begins panicking at the suggestion. Karp tells the guys that weed lozenges were found in the lining of her bag, increasing her charge.A shockingly confident and relaxed Pindar puts Carmen on the stand and has her talk about the physical need she had for Dante.Pindar gives the guys an update from the courtroom, telling them that he ate what he believed to be pot muffins before leaving. Inexplicably Franklin tells him he threw out the pot muffins and what he at were normal muffins. Pindar begins to panic.Pindar tries to get a continuance but is denied by the judge. A sex expert testifies to what happens during the act of sex.The offer of three years probation and 1,000 hours of pro bona work under Bash's supervision is offered by Karp for Lilly. The judge is okay with it, but Janie suggests she not be allowed to return to the U.S. for ten years. Infeld walks into the courtroom to personally take Lilly to the airport. He's happy with Karp's work.Dante enters the courtroom. The deal is that if Dante turns himself in Carmen will be let go. The money mysteriously is located in a briefcase near the prosecutor's desk. Dante says he wants them to get back together after he gets out. She kisses him.
27 Jul 2011Description ▼
We open with a guy approaching the guys downstairs at the firm. It's Nathan Connor, Janie's fiancé. He's wants Bash to be his lawyer.Bash tells Franklin he wants to take the case, primariyt to prove he's over Janie.Karp walks by in casual clothes. He's giving a big interview and when Infeld suggests he send the reporter to him Karp passes.Franklin has a meeting with a teacher who was terminated for sleeping with her student. She did it, but says it occurred before the school year began and she thought he was 21. She was fired by a private school, Hightower, which happens to be Franklin's alma mater. She sought him out intentionally.Nathan tells Bash he's gotten busted for solicitation at his bachelor party. Janie doesn't know yet, but his yoga teacher recommended and Janie has said in the past he knows prostitutes. Nathan mentions that a body candle caused a fire at the hotel. The hotel pressed charges since the room was on Nathan's credit card and Bash says this charge now means he's facing jail time.Franklin tells Bash that Chris, the guy the teacher (Emily) slept with posted pictures online that made their way to the administration. He's 18 and was using a fake ID to buy her drinks at a bar. Bash's father donated a wing at the school.Nathan tells the guys he's not into stripper and never wanted a bachelor party. He left when the hooker showed up and came back an hour later just as vice was making their bust. Franklin points out that vice often picks a John so they can have a clean arrest. Nathan wants to try and see how long he can go in this process without Janie finding out.Janie of course finds out the next day, immediately after Bash worded out a deal for Nathan to avoid major charges by pleading guilty. When Nathan tells her he never slept with anybody she wants him to plead not guilty and have Bash get him off.Emily tells Franklin that Chris told her he was a college student. She told him she was a teacher, but didn't say where. Emily didn't know he was in high school until she saw him in her class.Karp gives the reporter a long line of BS of how great of a guy he is. He wants to interview Infeld and says if he's not in the article it won't get printed.The guys pay Chris a visit at school. He basically blows them off, saying he's not going to help Emily.Nathan drops by the guys place with some wine. Bash tells him he's going to approach the hooker when she appears in court on another issue. Reference is made to the fact Janie smokes after sex.The hooker basically admits to Bash that Nathan isn't the guy she slept with (who took 55 minutes to finish). But she won't change her story because if she does Vice will make her life miserable.Carmen tells the guys they should check-out the bar where Chris took Emily.Nathan is back at the guys place again hanging out. Janie shows up, furious that Nathan wasn't answering his calls. Janie drags him out of there and argues with Bash.The guys drop by the bar where Emily met Chris. She says he'd been in there a bunch of times with older women.Carmen found out hat someone used Nathan's key card to access the pool area at the time the hooker arrived.Karp tells Infeld the reporter wants to talk with him. Karp wants to be a judge and is worried Infeld will say he was hired due to nepotism. Infeld sees on TV that some hikers were lost on a mountain where a friend of his had gone missing years earlier.The Hightower principal tells Franklin that a corporate donation is on its way and he wants the Emily situation to go away. When Franklin bluffs that he has multiple women ready to testify Chris deceived them into believing he was 21, the principal said another student has come forward to say he had an affair with Emily.Emily tells Franklin this new student story is bogus. Since the kid is a minor the school isn't saying who he is.Bash proves in court that it's probable Nathan wasn't in the room at the time the hooker was there. Then the prosecution calls a bellhop who testifies to hearing Nathan tell a pretty girls near the pool that "whatever I'm paying you, it's not enough." After the session Janie storms out of the courtroom. Nathan tells Bash the girl he was talking to was his assistant Lauren. He is not having an affair with her, but Bash says he has to tell what happened or risk jail time. Nathan wants to tell Janie, but Bash says he can't give away his game plan to an attorney in the prosecutor's office.Pindar locates the new student claiming an affair with Emily. His name is Rudy and he's one of her students. When Pindar reads Rudy's account of the sex from a website Franklin immediately recognizes the narrative.The guys pop into one of Rudy's classes. They tell him they know his story was ripped directly from the plot of a soft-core adult cable film. Rudy wants to be a writer and they threaten to tell his college he's a plagiarist unless he tells the truth.Janie comes to see Bash. He's not supposed to tell her anything, but gives her a head's up that he has a surprise witness.Lauren takes the stand and testifies her conversation was innocent, that what the bellhop herd was a reference to her being a fantastic assistant. She then testifies that Nathan had been having second thoughts about the wedding. Janie hears this. Afterwards she and Nathan argue. He said he's been worried he's not exciting enough for her. She goes right for a cigarette and Nathan yells that she shouldn't fall off the wagon after six months. Janie leaves and Bash asks how long its been since Nathan and her have had sex. He says its been six months, that they've been abstaining in advance of their wedding to honor a Hindu tradition.During Emily's hearing at Hightower Franklin calls the bartender to the stand. She says she's witnessed Chris bring other women into her bar, including at least one woman in the room. Franklin then pauses before asking her to name the person and makes reference to the importance of the upcoming corporate donation. This panics the principal who halts the proceedings.Bash puts Janie on the stand. She testifies that they haven't had sex in six months and Bash makes reference to how amazing it would be if someone who hadn't sex for that long could had such remarkable sexual stamina.The principal gives Emily her job back. Afterwards Franklin asks her out. The bartender says the other woman Chris slept with was her, not a board member.Infeld has glowing things to say about Karp to the reporter. He also learns that his friend's body was found.Nathan is found not guilty. Afterwards Nathan tells Bash that he and Janie are considering pushing back the wedding. Bash gives him a pep-talk and convinces him he has nothing to worry about.
10Go Tell It on the Mountain
03 Aug 2011Description ▼
We open with the guys interviewing a luchadore (masked professional wrester) named Ultimo who is being forced by his league to remove his mask and surrender his character because they think he is too old. Franklin seems interested in Ultimo's daughter.Infeld and an attractive woman enter the court room with him assuring her that everything will be okay. It turns out the woman is well-known attorney Brett Cayman and she is there defending Infeld for first-degree murder. He pleads not guilty and is not given bail.Everybody from the firm is called into that office and informed by Cayman (who is from the firm's New York office) that Infeld is being charged with killing former best friend, Gibson Hawk. Hawk went missing 15 years ago when they were climbing Mt. McKinley and his body was just found a few days ago. Cayman will be overseeing the case and handling the media. She places Franklin, Bash and Karp in charge of the trial. Karp doesn't seem to care for her.Cayman takes Franklin and Bash to see Hawk's body. The medical examiner tells them Hawk was killed by a knife wound to the stomach. The weapon was a hiking knife with Infeld's name inscribed on the handle.In prison Infeld admits to the team that he did, in fact, kill Hawk and lie to the police about what happened. He says the reason is that on the night in question his buddy seemed to lose it 200 feet from the summit when their guide told them they needed to head back down. Hawk tried to take the group's last remaining oxygen container which led to him viciously attacking Infeld and Infeld killing him. The plan is to purse a self-defense line.To explain Infeld's lie upon reaching the bottom of the mountain, the plan is to argue he was protecting the reputation of a friend and known philanthropist. Carmen has already found a private bank account in the Bahamas that was closed out just after Hawk died.Cayman overhears Bash and Franklin talking about Hawk's account. Bash does not tell what they were talking about. Cayman tells Bash to remove Karp from the team, not listening to Bash when he says they need Karp.Cayman corners Hanna in the firm parking lot and makes reference to her not be treated as well as the men there, basically referring to her not handling Infeld's case. She mentions that the New York office might be the place for her as a senior partner but Hanna isn't interested.Hanna is now the primary on Ultimo's case. They meet with representatives of the league, along with his heir apparent, El Presidente. The league owners say that Ultimo signed a contract given them control over his image. Ultimo and El Presidente go back and forth.Karp complains to Cayman about not being on his uncle's case. She tells him that to smooth things over she's gotten his named moved up the list of judicial appointments.Karp meets with Infeld, who thinks Cayman's decision to remove him might have been the right one. Infeld says part of him has been looking forward to the day he'd be judged for what he did.In opening arguments Franklin admits to the jury that his client killed Hawk. He points out that Infeld's actions saved the lives of two other members of the climbing team.At Ultimo's trial the judge says he has no choice but to honor the contract. Ultimo is ordered to appear the following day and surrender his mask.A police officer testifies that Infeld and Hawk got in a fistfight days before the climb, with Infeld taking quite a beating. Infeld said at the time if Hawk didn't "pay up, he's a dead man."Infeld tells the guys that he'd forgotten the fight, as back in his drinking days that kind of stuff happened all the time. In the parking lot the guys admit they are having doubts.Ultimo's daughter drops by the guys' place, obviously upset. Franklin ends up consoling her and she talks about the importance of a folk hero like her father to the thousands of his fans. They ends up fooling around and performing some flirty wrestling holds on each other. She mentions the word copyright and this gets Franklin thinking.Franklink tells him his idea and learns via Pindar that days after Hawk's death his off-shore bank account was drained by Infeld.Infeld says the account was a private one they used for gambling and the deal was if one of them died the other was to give the money to charity. Bash mentions pleading guilty, but Infeld says he'll represent himself if they don't want to fight. They promise to win the case for him.Hanna files a countersuit the following day, alleging the league doesn't own the moves Ultimo developed. The judge rules he can keep the mask until the trial, probably four months away.Infeld takes the stand and says he has no regrets about saving the team and defending his friend's honor. To the guys' shock the prosecutor mentions Infeld draining the offshore account. She tells the judge in a sidebar that she got the information from Infeld's firm.Cayman tells the guy she sent the information to the prosecution to make sure they weren't cutting any corners. They say it was unnecessary since they weren't planning to enter the account as evidence. They tell Cayman they are no longer taking orders from her and bring Karp back on the trial team.Hanna tells Karp about being offered the senior partnership. He thinks this is bad because Cayman "means every word of it."Hanna brokers a deal between Ultimo and the league where he will wrestle El Presidente. The winner gets the mask and she points out that either way the league gets the gate. They agree.After Infeld tells them "dead men tells no tales" Bash has an idea. In trial the next day he calls Hawk to the stand.Karp and Hanna confront Cayman. They've figured out she was trying to move them out of the way so she could take over the firm if Infeld was convicted. They demand she step aside.With the courtroom cleared Bash says he wants to take the jury to the morgue. The idea is to prove that Infeld doesn't hate Hawk but letting the jury see his reaction to his friends. The judge ends up agreeing.At the morgue the medical examiner says after being able to finish his autopsy he has determined Hawk was suffering from hypoxia. This could lead to rage and extreme violence, and the M.E. thinks a person in that state might have to be stabbed to be stopped.The prosecutor offers probation for Infeld giving a false statement. He accepts and says good-bye to his friend's body, in the process knocking his head off.The gang watches Ultimo win the fight.Infeld tells Hanna that he wants her to succeed him as head of the firm when he eventually steps down.The guys have a party and it seems Franklin and Ultimo's daughter are still into each other. Ultimo thanks Franklin and shows him his face out of respect.
05 Jun 2012Description ▼
Open with the guys up to their usual trial tricks. Franklin is locked in a water tank and we see a bailiff pull out his gun.
Cut to a meeting of the partners at Infeld Stanton. Infeld tells the table "our little experiment with Franklin and Bash has concluded."
Franklin and Bash arrive at the firm and run into old friend Robby who has gotten arrested for drinking on the beach. He thought the woman was in costume and is now worried about losing his job.
Infeld tells the guys he has proposed theme becoming full partners. They need a two-thirds majority vote from the rest of the partners. He says he thinks the vote will be very close and signing some big corporate clients will make the difference. He suggests they meet with Lawrence Reynolds, chief counsel for one of the largest beverage corporations on the West Coast and try to sign them as a client.
The guys meet with the officer who arrested Robby. They explain Robby didn't know who she was, but she isn't interested in dropping the arrest.
Franklin and Bash meet with Reynolds' company's board. Larry seems impressed with their courtroom techniques and takes them on the company helicopter to a commercial shoot.
The next morning the guys wake up hungover after the big party. Carmen has located some of the women who had been dressed up as cops the day Robby was arrested. Infeld calls the guys and tells them Larry was arrested last night for parking his helicopter on a hotel and tells them to bail him out.
Damien and Hanna are skeptical about Franklin and Bash becoming partners.
Bash uses some inside info on the judge to get Larry off. He gives them a trial case before hiring Infeld Daniels. Somebody is selling a microbrew Larry's company owns as their own and he wants the guys to stop them. If they get it right, the firm is hired.
Bash is looking into whether the cop (Wendy) has a track record of violence.
The guys talk to the woman who has been selling the beer. She's devastated she won't be able to sell it anymore. Her father sold the rights for 30 grand after entering it in a contest years ago. Franklin advises her not to waste money fighting it.
Bash argues to a jury that Robby thought Wendy was in costume. The judge isn't allowing Bash to open her police file. Bash calls Wendy to the stand and tricks her into helping them get her file admitted. But there is nothing in the file to help him.
Bash sits with a drunk Wendy at a bar. He explains Robby is a good guy and just doesn't want to lose his job. She shows him what she did to Robby to restrain him and explains there is no way he could have thought she was just "fooling around."
Pindar shows Carmen his medical file. He explains the origin of his phobias is a former college roommate who kicked him out of the room when he was with girls. This drove him to the infirmary.
Franklin and Bash are in court with the tavern owner. Her small-time lawyer argues that the rules of the contest require her father got drunk, making him signing away the rights to his beer not legally binding. He wants to shut down Larry's company's brewery and is looking for $100 million in punitive damages. The judge is impressed and agrees to trial.
Pindar thinks the restaurant is looking for a settlement. Franklin thinks they're in trouble. Carmen wants Pindar to find his old roommate and take back his power.
In court Franklin asks the brewer about her beer and the origin of the recipe. He points out that her father did not grow one of the ingredients in California, which makes their win invalid and gives them no claim to the recipe.
Despite the win, Larry wants the guys to go after the prize money that the woman's father woman, plus interest. That would be an amount close to $250,000 and would shut her down. They think it's excessive, but he wants to send a message.
Robby mentions his love of sunscreen, which interests Bash.
In court Bash puts on the costume and sunscreen that Robby was wearing that day. He shows that with the sunscreen on he was able to slip out of the hold, meaning he wasn't aware she was an officer.
Pindar's roommate tells Carmen that he never kicked him out. He had a girlfriend at the time, and Pindar would leave on his own whenever she was around.
Wendy implies she'd be interested in seeing Bash socially. He agrees to call her.
Infeld tells the guys they got the vote needed to be partners. They don't want Larry to countersue, but Infeld thinks they need to be advocates for the client. They tell him they won't do it, and don't want to be partners. After they leave he calls Damien and says "Unfortunately you were right. I need you to pull the trigger."
We see that the restaurant with the suit.
Hanna tells Damien about a morality clause in the firm's partner agreement that could get the guys removed. They plan to start keeping a log of the guys' behavior.
Franklin tells Carmen about serving the countersuit, and tells her they can now hire both her and Pindar as employees of the firm. That will mean 401K and health benefits. The guys call Larry, who tells them to drop the suit.
12 Jun 2012Description ▼
Open with Pindar saying he's made contact with Megan, the college girl he was interested in who he believes helped caused his phobias. Bash's mother Colleen drops by the guys' place. The guys get a call about a manslaughter case.
The case is a man named Stephen, a college kid who pretends to be a superhero by the name Raven Viper.
Viper tells the guys he chased the victim, who stole a purse. He chased the "suspect" onto a roof, where a struggle resulted in the man backing up and falling off the roof. Viper says "I help people, I don't hurt them."
Infeld agrees to let the guys defend Viper, which is their first manslaughter case without assistance.
Pindar comes on a little strong in his first meeting with Megan, telling her he's always loved her.
Colleen drops by the firm and meets Hanna and Damien. She seems interested in Damien. Colleen is there to asks Bash's blessing to sell their home.
Bash and Franklin are up against Jane in the Viper case. She tells them if their client agrees to admit mental incompetence and spend a few months in a psych ward they'll drop all charges. They agree to ask Viper, who isn't interested. They're going to trial.
Colleen meets Wendy, then tells the guys the house was purchased in hours with cash, no escrow. She has no place to live, so Franklin invites her to stay with them.
Carmen finds a witness who tells her he heard a thud on the roof night Viper's perp died.
Colleen continues to be particularly friendly with Damien.
Viper tells the guys he and a few other superheroes have a code of conduct they follow. He was following it the night of the manslaughter.
Viper introduces the guys to the other three superheroes who help protect women and the elderly in various ways. They agree to testify on Viper's behalf.
The other superheroes testify a lot of thought went into their creed and Viper is never violent. On cross Jane points out that a line in the creed about fighting injustice is not part of the local neighborhood watch rules and would seem to indicate Viper occasionally played the role of judge and jury.
Megan drops by to see Pindar and asks him to lunch.
Jane shows video of Viper having an earlier altercation with the victim while he gave him a parking ticket. The man shoved Viper and Jane now wants to add a charge of murder. The judge allows it.
At lunch we learn Megan is obsessed with an ex-boyfriend, to the point of having a restraining order. She tells Pindar she's been married twice and has slept with "a lot of guys." They agree to seek therapy together.
Viper tells the guys he constantly has negative interactions with people he's written tickets.
The guys come home to find Colleen and Wendy talking. While fooling around with Wendy Bash thinks of something.
The guys and Carmen go to the roof and wonder if perhaps Viper jumped from another roof, creating the thud. They find what looks like a piece of Viper's cape on the roof across the alley.
Without showing him the cape, Franklin tells Viper they're going to put him on the stand again. The plan is to "break his heart."
Damien represents Colleen in jer attempt to get the house back. It works.
Damien makes a point to hint to Bash that his relationship might be more than professional.
On the stand Franklin has Viper admit that he ran away from the victim. He jumped across to the other building and when the victim tried to do the same thing he fell to his death. Viper isn't happy he has to admit this.
Jane's office drops the charges. She tells Bash her wedding is off the table.
Infeld tells Pindar his doctor is the best, but seems confused as to his affliction.
Viper tells the guys his new plan is to prevent crime before it happens, by escorting people to their cars.
3Jango and Rossi
19 Jun 2012Description ▼
Open with the guys trying out some motorcycles. The consider using their bonuses from the firm, then remember they are late for a meeting with Pindar and a possible client. They put the bikes on hold.
Evanthia, one of Infeld's ex-wives, walks into the firm. She tells Hanna someone is trying to take her dog Lulu. Infeld says Hanna and Damien will be taking the case.
Pindar's client is a poor man named Bill who makes cheese. Bill says he robbed a pizza place because he lost his job and is taking care of his sick father. He made a gun out of a hard cheese and ate the evidence. While the guys debate if they can let Pindar handle Bill's case by himself, Damien comes by and wants to dump Evanthia's case on them. They agree as long as he represents Bill with Pindar.
Evanthia tells the guys she found the dog wandering alone four months ago, clearly alone. She put up signs but nobody claimed her. Evanthia was Infeld's second and fourth wife. A few months ago a young woman who has pictures with the dog began claiming ownership.
In court the guys run into Kerry Dutton's defense team, old friends Jango and Rossi. The guys are confident they'll win quickly. Rossi argues in court that it's a simple stolen property case and says the dog's real name is Maxine, not Lulu. They argue Kerry searched for the dog but couldn't find it.
After watching an online video of the robbery at Lucky Louie's, Damien and Pindar say they should be able to get the weapons charge dismissed and Bill should only end up with probation.
On the stand Evanthia says she'll do anything to keep Lulu.
Because the robbery video has gone viral, the prosecutor tells Damien that his boss wants Jim to do at least five years in order to send a message. Jim hints that there might be a co-conspirator, but he won't tell his lawyers anything.
An animal shelter employee says the dog was brought to location 15 miles from where Evanthia found it. Evanthia returned to claim it on the morning of the tenth day, with ten days required by law for ownership. Evanthia seems clearly to still miss Infeld.
The judge agrees to place the dog in third-party custody until a verdict is reached. Since the prosecution team has cats, Franklin and Bash agree to keep Lulu so she doesn't have to go to the pound.
Damien and Pindar visit Bill's place. They want to put him on the stand to prove poverty was the reason he stole the money. He admits that a vendor named Chuck told him the pizza place was perfect, as there were no weapons on the premises and it would be a tax write-off for the owner. Chuck told him he'd get off if he was respectful.
Evanthia admits that she has watched Lulu be treated poorly by Kerry and thinks she saved its life.
The guys' plan is to prove the dog was in danger. They send Carmen out to look for information on Kerry. The guys are paranoid Jango and Rossi's claim they've sold out is correct.
Hanna suggests that perhaps Infeld is nice to Evanthia because he feels guilty for breaking her heart.
Jango and Rossi want to call the dog as a witness. They tells the judge they want to have the dog choose its rightful owners. The judge says no, but on their way back from the sidebar Jango purposefully "drops" the dog to the ground, allowing it to run to Kerry. The judge holds Jango and Rossi in contempt, and tells the jury to disregard.
Chuck tells Carmen he didn't tell Jim to rob the place, adding that he's a minority owner of Lucky Louie's.
Pindar notices that the viral video links directly to a Groupon for the restaurant. He wants to open the books on the pizza joint.
The guys tell Evanthia it will tough for the jury to ignore what it saw. Carmen calls with word that she's found one of Kerry's old boyfriends and it doesn't look good for Evanthia.
Lucky Louie himself is put on the stand. He says he had no idea the gun was not real and testifies he was scared, specifically mentioning he was scared he'd never see his wife again. On cross Damien points out that having the robbery on camera has helped business. Damien enters into evidence a receipt proving the cameras were put in three days before Bill's robbery.
A dog expert testifies that Lulu's breed was bred to catch rats. The guys bring a new witness, Andre Carson, who is the dog's real owner. He's Kara's ex, who testifies that while he was out of the country Kerry stole the dog, along with her papers. He points out that she's wearing one of his dress shirts right now. She throws the shirt at Andre and starts yelling about him having affairs. The judge tells the attorneys that he's giving custody to Andre pending him tracking down the dog's legal papers.
The jury finds Bill guilty only of a misdemeanor, meaning no jail time.
Infeld and Hanna drop by Evanthia's place with a new dog. He admits that Evanthia was the one who ended things with him. They find she's there with Andre (who is giving him visitation privileges) and the two appear to be sleeping together.
4For Those About to Rock
26 Jun 2012Description ▼
Open with a party at the guys' place. Pindar and Megan seem to be getting along well.
Franklin is serving as a judge in small claims court as part of a court order. One of the cases involves the owner of a famous rock club named Dennis Mazzani who is three months late with the rent. The owners are represented by attorney Angela, who wants Dennis off the premises. Despite his affinity for the club, Franklin has to rule in her favor.
Franklin runs into his father Leonard. Their relationship is as cool as ever.
It turns out Pindar's "facilitator," a Dr. Lee, is actually a man named Tony who has just been arrested for impersonating psychotherapists. Pindar and Megan are both furious.
The blogosphere is not happy with Franklin's ruling. Infeld tells the guys a story about hanging out at Mazzani's. Bash tells him "we're going to fix this." Franklin wants to make it up to Dennis.
Infeld and Damien meet with Tony. Infeld thinks it's important that he continue helping people. Infeld feels like he owes it to Pindar to help Tony. Damien doesn't like it, so Infeld says he'll handle the case with Pindar.
Bash talks to Dennis and offers to help him get the club back. Dennis says his dad is tired of what rock has become. Franklin walks in and points out that since Dennis' name is on the lease, he should have been served as well. Eventually Dennis agrees to let them help.
The guys look through the records at Mazzani's. Leonard shows up, telling them he is representing the developer that wants to get rid of the club and convert the area into a mall. He hand them a motion to dismiss their lawsuit and Franklin blows him off.
Before Tony's court appearance it's clear Pindar is still furious with his former "doctor." Infeld tells the jury that Tony is a reformed sinner and a healer.
Carmen goes to see Neal, a sound and lighting guy who recently left Mazzani's. She pretends to be a reporter looking for info on Dennis' father Burt. She points out that his career had taken off the past few weeks. She steals his phone.
Dennis tells Franklin nobody hears from his father, so it's unlikely they'll get him on the stand. Franklin sees Leonard outside the courthouse and tells him he found tons of old Father's Day presents he'd given him, still unopened in the box.
On the stand Tony says his sordid past is what helped make him who is now. On cross he's asked about women he's been involved with since his "redemption." One of the names is Megan's.
Carmen tells the guys about the phone. Two weeks before leaving Mazzani's, Neal meet with the developer Richard Cole. Franklin wonders why Cole is targeting this particular location, when there are better ones available. Neal calls the phone and Carmen agrees to drop it off backstage.
Infeld puts Pindar on the stand. The judge allows it, provided Pindar is removed from the defense team.
Franklin and Bash tells the judge they plan to prove Cole paid off people to sabotage Mazzani's. On the stand Cole points out that if Burt won't defend his own club, why should anybody else care?
On the stand Pindar reluctantly admits that Tony was helpful in him getting over some of his phobias.
The guys find an old vinyl album from a Mazzani's benefit concert. Based on the picture they figure out that Cole was involved in a love triangle with Bert.
The guys bring Dennis to Burt's place and tell him what has been happening with the club. Burt knows Belinda is the reason Cole wants the club, but doesn't seem interested in testifying.
The jury finds Tony guilty on all counts. Afterwards Infeld basically admits that he defending Tony to help Pindar, knowing full well they'd lose.
Franklin calls Burt, who has surprisingly shown up at the courthouse. On the stand Burt begins mumbling, then talks about writing his hit song both for Belinda and his friend Cole. He starts to sing the song and the jury hums along. The lyrics are allowed to stand as his testimony.
Outside the courtroom the guys ask Cole for the club, as well as punitive damages. Cole agrees to give them the club, saying he's found another location.
Megan apologizes to Pindar. She says she was also betrayed by Tony and gives him a big kiss. He has some trouble with the contact but seems to be progressing.
5L'affaire Du Coeur
03 Jul 2012Description ▼
Open with the guys in court getting a lecture from a judge Derek Kohler about another of their unorthodox defense techniques. At this point Derek is placed under arrest for having an affair with a district attorney named Margaret Pollack. He wants them to defend him.
A college acquaintance of Damien's named Lance needs help because the gay softball league he plays in is accusing his team of heterosexual behavior. Damien is stunned that Lance is gay and initially has no interest in a "frivolous" lawsuit. Lance points out that such a case could help his standing with the gay community and boost his chances at becoming a judge.
Derek tells the guys he's being accused of presiding over Margaret's cases in 2009, but says they didn't start dating until 2010 and he's recused himself every time a case of hers got to his court. Bash pulls out a phone sex recording he made for her that with a time stamp of 2009. Margaret comes into the room and agrees with Derek's statement about their timeline. They believe somebody must have altered the time stamp.
Franklin and Bash tell the partners they're surprised Derek and Margaret would be that stupid with the affair. Derek is facing 23 years, one for each case. Damien says the team Lance plays on was in last place before he arrived and the league thinks he's a ringer. Infeld says he wants to partner with him on the case.
Janie is prosecuting Derek and Margaret. After a little bit of flirting, she tells Bash they have a night manager that can put the two together in February of 2009.
The attorney handling the softball case (who also happens to be a player on the losing team) tells Damien that the night of the victory Lance got drunk and admitted never having dated or slept with a man. The league's self-declaration form refers to gay as participating in romantic or sexual behavior. He also says that Lance was kicked out of a straight softball league just two days before joining the gay league.
Derek tells the guy he thinks the night manager is lying about recalling his and Margaret's drink orders that night. The guys think Derek should plead out, but he wants them to get creative. They go through the cases from 2009 that could be overturned if he's found guilty. One of them was a man named Julian who Derek gave five years for embezzling money from his nightclub. We see video of Julian having to be held back from attacking Derek at sentencing.
Damien tells Infeld the league wants evidence Lance is gay.
The guys visit Julian in prison. He tells them he was in a "dark place spiritually" when he threatened Derek. They ask if he has any connections to Paul, the night manager. He says no. They point out he's made calls to a burner cell phone purchased in the city where Paul lives. Julian snaps and needs to be pulled away by guards.
Infeld questions the chairman of the gay softball association, who says he doesn't think Lance is gay because he's never had a romantic or physical gay relationship. Infeld gives the chairman a "gay test," asking him about Dancing With the Stars, Kathy Griffith and yoga. Infeld points out that his test is no less arbitrary than the league's.
Damien and Infeld go with Lance to a gay bar for a drink. Lance tells Damien that he didn't sleep with all the women he thinks he slept with. Infeld mentions that Lance's ex-wife will be testifying the following day.
Janie offers Bash a lesser sentence provided he steps down from the bench. He turns her down. Bash wants to have Carmen take a close look at Margaret.
On the stand Lance's ex-wife said the stress of their respective businesses was what ruined the marriage. Damien hands her credit card receipts showing that Lance subscribed to a gay dating website for six months before their divorce. She says that was to help a friend, but he calls her out on testifying because she's really just bitter her ex-husband could never love a woman. She is tearful. But on re-direct she tells the attorney she and Lance had an active sex life throughout their marriage.
On the stand Derek testifies about his strong record as a judge. He then says his relationship with Margaret begin in February 2010, so designated because of a sexual encounter the two had. Janie tries to argue that the emotional component of the relationship must have begun earlier, showing him an email he wrote her with a winking emoticon. He says he "may" have been attracted to Margaret and says he honestly doesn't know if had any bearing on his decisions.
Carmen finds a prison guard who tells the guys Paul's cousin served time with Julian in early 2009. He hints that Margaret is having an affair with Julian, whom she tutors in French.
Damien tells Lance he thinks they're screwed if the can't find any proof of his sexuality. Lance said in the past he tried to tell somebody he was gay, but lacked the confidence to come out. Hanna tells Damien his problem has nothing to do with Lance.
Franklin and Bash meet Margaret at the prison. She denies the affair, but they catch her on calling the same cell phone connected to Julian and Paul.
The guys have Derek over and break the news about Margaret's affair. They say the prison guard confirmed it, but won't testify. They ask him for assistance catching Margaret, but Derek goes on the offensive. He tells them they're wrong and lazy for not being able to find the person who is setting him up.
Bask tells Janie that Margaret is rigging the case and she should drop it. During this conversation they start making out and clothes come off.
Infeld puts Lance on the stand. He says he couldn't "handle the consequences" of coming out. Damien takes over the questioning and brings up an event from college where Lance punched over a girl. Lance begins to cry, saying he punched Damien because he'd never be able to have him.
Franklin immediately realizes that Bash slept with Janie. Derek shows up with evidence that Margaret is planning to run away as soon as she gets him convicted.
Franklin puts Margaret on the stand and asks her if she's in love with Julian. She says no, then Franklin points out she's been getting some strange vaccinations recently. He hands her what turn out to be fake plane tickets to Morocco. When she reads Derek as the other name Julian jumps up and starts yelling that she set him up. She calls him "babe" during the exchange. Janie drops the charges and adds a charge of perjury for Margaret.
After trial Bash and Janie talk about how their sex is more adventurous than it was when they were together.
Lance receives his trophy. Damien and Infeld attend the ceremony. Lance apologizes to Damien for punching him.
10 Jul 2012Description ▼
Open with the guys having breakfast at the diner while blowing off a partnership meeting.
At the partnership meeting Hanna brings up the summer associate shadow program. The brother (Sal) of Infeld's favorite mechanic needs representation after he beat up three associates at a chop shop when he was hoping to get straight. The prosecution is arguing that it was premeditated. Sal has a record and the case doesn't look good. Franklin and Bash are given Sal's case.
The guys are pushing a self-defense argument for Sal, whose associates didn't want him to leave their business. Sal tells the guys this would be his third strike and he'll do 25 years if convicted. He's always done his time and admitted his crime, but says this time is different: "What I did, I didn't have a choice."
The guys run into Sasha, and attractive associate who will be shadowing Hanna. They are less enthused by their more bookish associate shadow, Bonnie.
The guys talk to Bonnie about the jury selection process. They want a jury that's receptive to self-defense. Infeld wants them to find gun owners, Hanna pushes for women.
In court they see they're being opposed by DA Brad Hewett, who seems to have taken the case in order to increase his political profile.
Jury selection begins. In the first round the guys and Hewitt have agreed on eight jurors. Hewitt isn't using may of his challenges. They've used eight of their ten challenges already and think Hewitt is up to something.
The next day Hewitt enters the tools he used in the beatings in to evidence. This seems to deflate the guys' self defense strategy. Hewitt wanted to let the guys pick a self defense jury.
Sal tells Franklin and Bash that the guys were doing strong-armed work. After stealing a car and beating up the driver, they talked about "taking care of" a witness named Annabelle. Sal had feelings for her and felt he needed to protect her. The guys perk up when he talks about maybe being in love with Annabelle.
At a jury selection party the guys talk about changing their defense to love. They want Carmen to talk to Annabelle. Franklin and Bonnie talk about her father, who is also a lawyer. They want to find jurors who have heart.
To Bash's dismay Franklin excuses a junior high PE teacher. Bash flirts with a juror and she is immediately dismissed by Hewitt.
Annabelle tells Carmen she doesn't know Sal very well at all.
Sal admits his feelings were one-sided and is upset they put her in danger by talking to her. They need one more juror to fit their profile and plan to argue he loved Annabelle, even though she didn't love him back. They want to get the jury to like Sal, equating him to love.
Damien doesn't like the guys' strategy. Hanna wants them to find jurors who are themselves in love. Infeld again brings up gun owners.
A potential juror wants to be excused because she has a surprise romantic vacation coming up with her new husband. Bash tries to make her not like him, then excuses another juror. Hewitt doesn't excuse the woman, either.
Franklin thinks the current jury is decent if Hewitt doesn't excuse anybody. Annabelle is now missing, with her boss saying she's left town after a large man in a leather coat came to talk with her. This means they can't call her as a character witness. Sal says he wanted her to leave town just in case.
The guys drop by the chop shop and run into Kiki, who turns out to be Sal's on again-off again girlfriend. This means he was essentially being unfaithful with his feelings for Annabelle.
Sal tells the guys he bought the gifts for Kiki as a reason to visit Annabelle's store. The woman who is on vacation is crying about her marriage being over because her husband is cheating on her. They need to get her off the jury, but are out of challenges.
Pindar stalls Hewitt long enough for him to see the guys interact with the vacation juror. They pretend to pick up something she dropped, and Hewitt sees it.
Hewitt charges them with tampering. The judge won't go that far, but the juror ends up being thrown out.
The judge finalizes the jury.
The guys tell Sal they like their jury. The plan is for Sal to prove he only gave gifts to Kiki when Annabelle was working. Since he has no gift receipts, the only way to prove that would be Kiki testifying the times when she did or didn't get gifts.
Kiki doesn't want to testify on Sal's behalf. They think the only other option is Sal himself.
The guys tell Bonnie they're considering a plea deal. She doesn't like it, suggesting they get the prosecution to call Kiki as a hostile witness. In order to get Hewitt to call Kiki, they need to find a way to tip him off to their love defense.
In court the guys tells the judge they're having trouble getting a witness, in the process revealing to Hewitt their strategy. Hewitt scoffs when they suggest a plea.
The guys tell Sal they'll win if the prosecution calls Kiki to the stand. If she isn't, they'll lose.
The next day in court Hewitt gives his opening argument. He references the love defense and says he plans to introduce Kiki. The guys smile as the episode ends.
17 Jul 2012Description ▼
Open with Franklin and Bash hosting a party in their office for the summer associates. Damien drops by to yell at them before realizing Infeld is at the party. Damien locks eyes on an attractive associate named Alyssa. Two women in Naval uniforms show up and introduce themselves at Toomin and Ward.
The women tell the guys they beat up two Navy guys at a bar. The base has a van that is used to pick up troublemakers and it took the men home. But when the ladies got back they were placed under arrest. They both have been in the service for a decade and are closer than they'll ever be to the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team, which is the closest women in the Navy can get to being SEALs. They were appointed inexperienced defense lawyers but wanted to hire better representation.
Carmen and Pindar open a package addressed to the guys. Inside is a switchblade knife. Almost as soon as Pindar holds the knife he breaks it.
Infeld brings Alyssa to Damien, because she's interested in real estate law.He is obviously uncomfortable and she asks if she knows him from somewhere. He gives her a bunch of work and suggests she work from home.
The guys tell Hanna they're headed to military court. She clearly knows more about the process than they do and tells them she spent time as a JAG.
The guys arrive at military court and meet their opposing counsel, a Commander Puckett. They also meet Captain Vaughn, the women's commanding officer. She seems concerned that they're going to give Ward and Toomin effective defense.They tell her their defense will be mutual combat.
While shooting at the firing range the women tell Franklin and Bash the men provoked them by telling them women don't belong in EOD. The two men ended up getting their EOD orders later in the week. The guys think it's strange there were cops waiting for them back at the base.
Alyssa tells Damien she recognizes him from her days as a student stripper.She recalls him being nicer than the clients he was there with. He invites her to join him for a summer associates dinner he's hosting.
The guys tell the judge their view that in the past twelve months only two people have been arrested for assault off-base, their clients. To explain why the women were singled out, Puckett plays a video of the fight. The women seemed almost to be taking pleasure in doling out a savage beating. The women have to admit they might have gotten "carried away."
Infeld thinks the fight looks personal. But since the two men would plead the fifth, there is no point in calling them as witnesses. Infeld thinks gaining access to the men's service files might help. Hanna, who now seems interested in joining the team, knows of a way they can get the kind of high-level clearance needed to open the files.
Hanna tells Damien about working with the guys. She says she's doing it in part to add to the file on Franklin and Bash they're putting together to get the guys kicked out as partners.
Bash tells Pindar he's expecting General Patton's switchblade, a gift for Infeld. When he leaves Carmen tells him he needs to try and take it to a knife store and get it fixed.
After the summer associates dinner Alyssa and Damien walk to the parking lot.They hit it off and talk about the fact he doesn't date women he works with.She mentions that she's looking at working at a smaller firm doing a different kind of law. They end up sleeping together in her car. Afterwards she mentions maybe exploring Damien's firm a little longer and he looks unhappy.
Hanna requests a look at the files of the men who fought with Ward and Toomin.The judge agrees to review it and decide whether it's relevant.
Later in the day the judge rules the files admissible. The guys are allowed to view the files, but cannot remove them from the courtroom. Franklin, Bash and Hanna look through the files and find much of it has been redacted.
It turns out the two men were initially rejected by the EOD, but were late back in after the fight with eerily similar recommendations. Vaughn was the one of helped get them into EOD. Ward and Toomin don't understand why she would have done that, since she's been so supportive of their careers.
There is a problem with a piece of real estate legislation that Damien's office handled which will end up costing the firm about $50,000. The partners vote to terminate Alyssa, despite Damien's protest.
Pindar is pulled over on his way from the knife store for going seven miles per hour. His license expired five years earlier and he ends up showing the officer the knife.
Franklin talks to Vaughn about whether she sent the men to attack his clients.She doesn't admit to anything. She thinks they should take a deal which involves admitting guilt. She says the two men from the fight are out of country.
Damien tells Alyssa she's being fired. She thinks he's doing it because of their relationship and tells him not making it through the summer session will kill her career.
Infeld comes to Pindar's rescue at his arraignment. He gets his case dismissed by showing the judge a feature of the knife that means it doesn't legally qualify it as a switchblade.
Damien shows Infeld that Alyssa wasn't the one of who made the mistake. In fact her work will earn the firm money. He tells Damien to hire her full-time.
The guys review Vaughn Congressional testimony about women's role in the armed forces. It turns out that she doesn't support women engaging in front line combat. Vaughn set Toomin and Ward up to either force them to quit when they were beaten by men, or be disqualified if they won and were court marshaled.Bash's plan is to use Vaughn's affinity for the women.
Bash puts Ward and Toomin on the stand and gets her to admit they started the fight to prove that the Navy needed to reevaluate its standards for putting women in combat. Since this qualifies at sedition and mutiny, the women are placed under arrest. As they are led away, Vaughn stands up and admits that she organized the fight in order to show them why the Navy prevents women from serving on the front lines. The charges are immediately dismissed. The women tells Franklin and Bash they now have a shot at EOD.
Damien offers Alyssa the job. She turns him down, saying she's accepted a lower-paying position at the other firm. She agrees to finish our her summer and it looks like they may continue their relationship after she leaves.
The guys invite Hanna to celebrate the win and tell her they look forward to working with her again. After they leave she deletes the Franklin and Bash file.
24 Jul 2012Description ▼
Open with Infeld receiving what looks like a Buddha head in the mail. The eyes are blackened and there are red lines painted down the face.
The guys handle the will for a recently widowed microbiologist named Martha Rheem-Strauss. She wants to check up on his body being donated to something called Body View.
Damien thinks an enemy is coming after Infeld and wants to call the police. Infeld tells him he has it handled.
Body View turns out to be a place that uses dead bodies and turns them into a type of mannequin used for art. When they learn Martha's husband, a former marine microbiologist, will have his body posed into some kind of modern dance, the widow balks.
Damien brings Infeld a list of possible enemies. A bank robber Infeld unsuccessfully defended named Samuel Jeffers has just been released. When Jeffers' guilty verdict was read Infeld offers him a few words of Buddhist wisdom.
At a settlement hearing Body View's lawyer shows a statement from Dr. Strauss that gave specific instructions. Martha doesn't seem to care and asks for his body back. The judge placed an injunction on the body, preventing it from being converted by Body View until the matter is discussed in court.
The guys and Pindar look for legal precedent to have Dr. Strauss' finals wishes overturned. The find several cases where it seems the final say usually goes with the closing living relative.
Damien pays Jeffers a visit and tells him to stop harassing Infeld. He doesn't seem interested.
Hanna runs into a courtroom sketch artist named Nolan she dated in college and is trying to avoid. He asks her out, but she thinks dating men who are much less successful never works out.
Infeld and Damien bring in the woman Jeffers took hostage during his crime. She says she hasn't heard from him and isn't interested in helping them. Damien wants more intel on Jeffers. Damien asks Carmen to look into Jeffers for him.
On cross-examination Martha admits she didn't know her husband took dance lessons seven days a week. A dance instructor stands up and says she knows what his final wishes were. She also says the two of them were in love.
Martha admits her husband had occasional affairs, but she doesn't think it would have lasted. In the hall the guys wonder if maybe Martha was wrong and her husband was about to move on.
During a hearing to acquire a restraining order against Jeffers, the ex-con turns things around and kicks Damien's butt in court. Jeffers ends up getting a restraining order on Damien and Infeld. Afterward Infeld wonders if he might now have given Jeffers his best defense.
Franklin shows the dance instructor receipts indicating that Dr. Strauss would go from hobby to hobby throughout his life, never sticking with anything more than a year. His dance lessons only lasted nine months and the instructor has to admit he had stopped paying for lessons.
Hanna stops Nolan and tells him her schedule has freed up.
Body View puts a divorce attorney on the stand. He testifies that Dr. Strauss had looked into filing for divorce. The judge gives the dance instructor final say and she goes with the Body View option.
On their date Hanna learns that Nolan is actually a highly paid artist who chooses to do courtroom sketches because he finds it interesting. They start to fool around and he wonders if it's because she knows he's rich.
Jeffers is planning an anti-harassment that include a hate crime component since he's 1/8 Native American. Carmen tells Damien she'll see what she can do.
The next morning Nolan recalls Hanna's talents as an artist. He thinks she's forsaken her talent.
While looking through her husband's estate the guys learn that he had been making payments on a family burial plot for 14 years. While it seems to be too late, the guys perk up when Hanna mentions that a statue (what Dr. Strauss's body now is) is art. They run to catch Martha and ask whether she'd like his body back even though it's already been converted by Body View. First she'll have to divorce him.
The guys see the judge at his gym and he recognizes her divorce of Dr. Strauss. Now that the divorce is final, his body should go to Martha as he left her their art collection and he qualifies as a work of art.
While Carmen watches Jeffers somebody else throws a bonsai plant through Infeld's window. Damien was going after the wrong guy.
In court Damien admits that the whole thing with Jeffers was a huge misunderstanding. Things starting getting worse for Damien and Infeld asks for five minutes alone with Jeffers.
In the hall Infeld apologizes and asks Jeffers not to press charges against his nephew. Jeffers actually tells Infeld he did a great job representing him, keeping him to a five year sentence. Also he was inspired to get his education by Infeld. He tells Infeld he tried to apologize to the teller he took hostage, but she wanted no part of it. They wonder why she would have lied about that earlier and guess she's the one setting them up.
The Body View puts a customs agent who specializes in shipping on the stand. He says bodies like Dr. Strauss' do not ship as art.
Damien and Jeffers pay the teller a visit. He apologizes and Infeld surfaces from behind and says he's a victim himself and tells her about the importance of an apology for all parties. She says "I'm sorry."
Nolan is put on the stand. He says art is an intentional arrangement of things in order to elicit an emotional reaction. Franklin brings a stuffed bear into the courtroom. Nolan says he thinks taxidermy has long been considered art, then says he thinks a case like Dr. Strauss' body would qualify.
The judge rules that while he thinks the dance instructor had a genuine relationship with Dr. Strauss, he thinks the body does qualify as art and therefore belongs to Martha.
Infeld tells Damien to settle down in the future.
9Waiting on a Friend
31 Jul 2012Description ▼
Open with Damien seeming nervous that Richard, a senior partner at the New York office and "HR hatchet man" is visiting. If he's there it means somebody is getting fired.
Damien wakes up Infeld on vacation and tells him about Richard. Infeld rushes home.
Richard and his associate Emily meet with Franklin and Bash. They tell the guys they're being accused of misconduct, something beyond their usual courtroom antics. Someone they defended named Tammy is alleging the guys paid her to flee a bench warrant.
Flashback to the guys meeting during childhood.
They think Tammy is scared because she's looking at a third strike. Franklin has to admit they did give her $1,000, but it was to remove a tattoo that wouldn't have hurt her in court. Richard and Emily seem satisfied and think the contempt hearing should be "painless."
The guys try to figure out why Tammy might be coming after them. They need to see "Dr. Doug."
Dr. Doug is the tattoo artist who was supposed to remove Tammy's tattoo. He said he gave her a new one, instead. Unfortunately since he is now a dermatologist, he won't testify to seeing her unless she consents.
Infeld meets with Richard and tells him he'll do whatever necessary to protect Franklin and Bash.
Richard tells the guys he's asked Damien to handle their defense and doesn't want them to have any contact with Tammy. They aren't thrilled. Richard asks about their background and the guys aren't sure if they should trust him.
Pindar is practicing with a polygraph in preparation for an interview with Richard.
The guys meet with Jo Jo a forger they know who is in jail. The goal is to pretend to meet with Jo Jo while actually talking to Tammy who at another table meeting with her council. Tammy, who is facing 25 years, feels like the guys forgot about her when they got to the big firm and gave her money to make her go away.
Franklin asks Emily what Richard is up to. The two hit it off well discussing movies. He asks her "Is this why you went to law school, to bring down fellow lawyers? We didn't do this."
Pindar tries unsuccessfully to avoid Richard's questions by asks questions in response. Richard asks about when he first met the guys and we see a meeting at a party Pindar was hosting in law school.
The guys' first court appearance is a disaster. The judge rules that Tammy has an expectation of privacy and doesn't have to show the new tattoo, which would be violating her right not to testify against herself.
Afterwards the guys fire Damien. They decide to go after Tammy's claim that she has an expectation of privacy for a tattoo above her left breast.
Infeld tells the guys to beware of the questions Richard doesn't ask. They point out he hasn't asked them if they paid off Tammy and he says with a smile "I don't have to."
Richard also asks Carmen how she hooked up with the guys. We see they got her off back in 2007 when she was a con. When she can't pay them, they ask her to go straight for a few weeks and help on an upcoming case. Carmen assures Richard she's out of the con game and then reminds him she's more than capable of investigating him as well.
Pindar and Bash think Franklin is making a mistake getting so close with Emily.
Carmen brings the guys to see Tammy's former roller derby coach. She says she has nothing to say about Tammy. The guys go backstage and meet a woman who knew Tammy for a few months. She doesn't remember Tammy having any tattoos above her breasts. Franklin grabs a poster that shows up low-cut the roller derby uniforms are.
In their interview Emily asks Franklin about his father Leonard. He tells her about the guys' first trial when they were held in contempt after Bash entered the courtroom in a costume. While in a holding cell they learned the opponents wanted to settle, which was the origin of their outside-the-box way of practicing. Franklin connects himself to Pindar's lie detector. He passes with flying colors and they begin to fool around.
Tammy takes the stand. The guys bring in one of the roller derby girls wearing the tube top that Tammy wore in public. The judge changes his decision and rules her tattoo is admissible. Franklin starts going through all of her tattoos, which are all connected to run-ins she's had with the law. Bash points out that the new tattoo follows the same pattern and Tammy's lawyer realizes they are in trouble.
In the hall the guys tell Damien their case was dismissed. He makes a point to tell them he would never tank a case, even one involving them.
Infeld shows Richard the door. Richard tells him Emily has decided to use a week's vacation by remaining in L.A. We learn that Richard was probably going after Franklin and Bash as a way to get to Infeld.
The guys toast Pindar and Carmen and thank for their work.
10650 to SLC
14 Aug 2012Description ▼
1Coffee and Cream
Open with Franklin and Bash backstage preparing for an appearance on Piers Morgan. It's their first time on camera as Infeld is delayed in London. They're appearing opposite high-powered attorney Rachel King to discuss a civil rights case related to public nudity. She ends up taking them to school and the two end up nude on set when they can't come up with case history to support their point. The guys find world famous magician August West waiting for them in their office. August has been charged with stealing a $500,000 diamond bracelet. August says it was actually twin brother Tim who stole the bracelet, but he doesn't want to admit publically that he has twin because it would expose the secret behind his most famous trick. August would rather go to jail than have Tim charged. Infeld introduces King to the guys as a new name partner. The firm will now be known as Infeld, Daniels & King. Pindar finds termites in his bed and calls the guys in a panic. He's already had the house tented, so nobody will be able to enter for 72 hours. Since Tim technically says "I'm going to make your bracelet disappear, is that okay with you?" they decide to argue the woman agreed to the theft. Karp tells King he's leaving the firm. They begin discussing his interest in being a judge and she references an unflattering video of him masturbating during sleep study that is floating out there in legal circles. She thinks he should leak it now, before he is a candidate for the bench and it won't hurt him as much. The guys motion to dismiss is denied when they are given a contract Tim had signed before his appearance agreeing to return all property. King tells the guys the reason they're defending August is because he's connected to a potentially bigger client, casino owner Terrance Allen. She tells them they are wasted potential. We learn King is an avid ballet dancer. King has a wall placed in the middle of the guys' office to split them up. Infeld isn't going to do anything to stop it, and gives the guys his favorite samurai sword. They notice he hasn't been the same since he returned from Africa. The guys make an afternoon stop at Tim's favorite watering hole. There is significant bad blood between him and August and he won't tell them exactly what his brother did. The guys ask Carmen to look into Tim's background. She trying to find Pindar a place to sleep and it isn't going well. King has stepped in and arranged a plea deal for August. They are to file the guilty plea in the morning. She instructs them not to speak with August at all and threatens to give a bad report to their parole board, something that could put them in jail because of the plane incident. Prior to a meeting with Carmen the guys wonder why King hasn't just fired them. Carmen says Tim was arrested in Nevada 20 years ago, just before the two started performing their big trick together. Karp tells the judge who has the tape that he'd like to leak it. She's clearly been getting quite a bit of enjoyment out of the video. The guys meet Tim at the bar and have Carmen bring August to the same bar, "coincidentally." We learn that the brothers are at odds because August has taken credit for Tim's life story, creating a rags-to-riches bio for himself. August apologizes and Tim asks what he can do at this point. The guys suggest Tim performs his magic in front of a jury. Pindar hasn't slept well in three days and decides he's going to go into the house a half day before it's scheduled for human occupancy. Karp is getting unneeded attention at the office from his video. Carmen goes for a run while Pindar start doing some cleaning. King offers to give Karp career counseling if he stays at the firm. Tim (pretending to be August) rips up his guilty plea before heading into court. He makes a point to lean into the accuser and apologize. The woman takes the stand and the guys make a point to mention how she could possibly know where her bracelet has been all this time. Bash asks her to check her wrist and we see that (gasp!) the bracelet is right there. Franklin and Bash's closing argument is basically that the bracelet being on the woman's wrist creates reasonable doubt. It works. We learn the casino owner is now a client. King still isn't happy with them and orders them to do a bunch of punitive busy work. Bash asks Infeld if he's okay and Infeld knocks him to the ground by touching a pressure point. August and Tim have made up and are now planning to perform together professionally as brothers. Bash gets a call at the bar. Pindar has burned down their house.
2Dead and Alive
We open with the Franklin, Bash, Carmen and Pindar being shown Infeld's lavish beach-front house, where they will be living for the time being. The guys meet with Don, a man who served in Vietnam with Bash's father, and his nephew Jordan. Because of a clerical mistake, Don's been declared dead by the VFA. It's been impossible to get the mistake cleared through all the bureaucracy. Don's since missed some mortgage payments during his wife's illness and he's been foreclosed on. His house is being auctioned off that afternoon. Since they don't think King would let them take the case, the guys plan to try and buy the house themselves. Infeld introduces Karp to an attractive young Ukrainian woman named Natalia. She's been fired from her waitressing job and is worried she'll be deported. Karp takes his uncle aside and tells him people are starting to think he's lost his mind. Infeld tells him that during his last African trip he experienced a "seismic" event and tells Karp to get Natalia her job back. The guys plan is to stay under $65,000, the balance of Don's loan. But the very first bid is by a developer for $100,000 and they are done. The guys tell King about Don's story. His home is set to be bulldozed that week. She is sympathetic to veteran's affair and agrees to let them spend 20 pro bono hours on the case. Carmen learns Don's home was purchased by someone from Groody Homes. While sitting on their deck the guys spot an attractive woman fishing on the beach. Bash goes down and is shot down quickly. The guys find a judge who is a huge fan of theirs. Ultimately he awards them a five-day injunction to resolve the situation. It turns out the Social Security Administration was to blame for the error, not the VFA. Social Security tells the guys it will take 30 days and Don starts getting angry. The clerk then says the coroner's office is where the mistake originated. Pindar is bothered by a statue in Infeld's home. The woman who rejected Bash, Charlie, stops by to request they not keep the party going too late. She's a kinesiologist who lives next door and has an appointment early in the morning. Don is arrested for slashing the tires on a Groody truck parked by his home. He tells the guys he did it to get into the system. Unfortunately he's processed as a "John Doe." Carmen thinks somebody forged Don's death certificate, saying it could never have originated with the coroner's office. Bash hurt his back helping Pindar move the statue. Carmen has learned that the Social Security clerk they met with, AJ, was sold a home by Groody at a significantly discounted rate. He's recently split with his wife Jenny so the plan is to push her for info. Natalia isn't able to get her job. Without a great option other than leaving the country, Infeld suggests marrying her to make her a U.S. citizen. Infeld tells Karp that his African experience involved meeting a man just before he leapt to his death. Infeld has made a promise to himself to listen to people, which is how he heard Natalia's life story. Infeld drops to his knee and proposes. Carmen drops in on a speed dating event Jenny's taking part in. Jenny tells her that AJ was spending lots of time with another woman, though he claimed it wasn't an affair. At a firm King tells the guys Groody's CEO has threatened to get other developer clients to leave their firm. She realizes this means they're onto something, but orders to stay below the radar. The guys file a wrongful death complaint against Groody, saying they can argue the developer contributed knowingly to Don no longer being alive on paper. Their buddy judge lets it go through. Unfortunately for the guys a different judge is presiding over the wrongful death case. And he isn't particularly forgiving. The guys put Groody top sales rep Brenda on the stand. They ask her about selling AJ a home at a 25 percent discount but she says only "he got the better of me" and denies the charge of contributing to Don's death. Carmen asks Charlie to stop by and work on Bash's back. She fixes him and they make some small-talk, but as she leaves it becomes clear that was purely a business visit. Infeld and Natalia are interviewed by a pair of immigration officers. They seem to answer the questions flawlessly. Jordan is put on the stand. Opposing counsel shows him a death benefit check he had endorsed. Don apparently told him to cash it so he could buy groceries, but the lawyer argues this means Jordan acknowledged Don's death. At the office the guys think they made a mistake arguing wrongful death. The guys have an idea, grabbing almost simultaneously for Don's citation. Before they can leave for court, Infeld stops Franklin and asks him to marry him and Natalia. In court Bash calls John Doe to the stand. Just before Infeld and Natalia are married she stops the proceedings. Infeld clears the room and she tells him she doesn't want to be a citizen "this way." Don is placed on the stand as John Doe. Bash asks him about Don and he gives his own autobiography, complete with military history and the fact both his son and wife are deceased. The home is all that's left of Don's legacy and the jury appears to be moved. The guys end up being awarded a huge settlement from Groody. They leave King's office and head down the hall to celebrate with Don. Charlie stops by the guys' next party. She's there with her phone number and grabs a drink.
Open with Bash getting a call that his mother Coleen has been arrested for prostitution. At the jail Coleen tells the guys her new job is being a sex surrogate. She says she doesn't have sex with "most of my clients." The undercover officer asked for sex in exchange for money and she said "we'll see." During their encounter she stripped down to a thong and was arrested. Franklin pays a visit to the assistant DA prosecuting Coleen, a woman named Emily who has hated him for years. She seems fine asks her supervisor if she can drop the charges and for some reason this conversation leads to the two going to her place for sex. In the office Franklin tells Bash and Infeld what happened with Emily. Emily then shows up to tell them her supervisor won't let her drop the case against Coleen. At the courthouse the guys run into Emily's supervisor, assistant DA Hewitt. Hewitt and Bash have a bad history while working at a private firm. Hewitt helped get Bash fired. Rachel pops into Karp's office and tells him she's heard of a judge who will be retiring soon. They think if he gets a recommendation from him he'll have the inside track to replace him. Bash puts the detective who busted his mother on the stand. During Emily's cross she looks back at Hewitt, then dismisses the charge and says she is charging her with a more serious crime, pandering. Outside the courtroom the guys tell Rachel that things aren't going well. Bash thinks Hewitt has it in for him and she thinks it sounds like malicious prosecution. She suggests that Franklin exploit his relationship with Emily to get information. Franklin and Emily have sex again. Afterwards he goes through her private notes and makes a quick call to Bash. Karp has dinner with the retiring judge. He tells Karp to meet him Wednesday so he can introduce him to some people who would be helpful if he wants to succeed him. Franklin asks Pindar to find out everything he can about Tim Lawson, a person who appeared on Emily's client list. Bash tells Coleen he thinks she can avoid prison if she turns over her client list. She says she can't do it, because honesty with her client is what makes her job so great. Pindar learns that Lawson doesn't actually exist. He's a fake name being used by Harrison Gingold, the DA of Los Angeles. Gingold tells the guys it wasn't him, somebody else wants him out of his job. But despite that fact, he isn't willing to help Colleen out and plans to invoke executive privilege if he's subpoenaed to testify. The guys get a court order requiring Colleen to turn over her client book. Rachel tells Coleen she should turn over her book. Coleen asks her to have a drink with her. Ellen meets the guys at a bar. She's furious at them for looking through her notes and going to Gingold, but says Hewitt has pulled her off the case. She apologizes to Bash but says there is nothing she can do. Coleen starts talking to Rachel about her personal life. This leads to them kissing at the exact moment the guys walk in. They listen to Coleen interact with a client over the phone and Bash says he has an idea. The retiring judge tells Karp he wants to be set up with Rachel. In court the guys argue Coleen's book should be covered under doctor-client privilege. The law has never been used in defense of sexual surrogates and the guys want to make new law. The judge seems okay with this as long as Coleen takes the stand. Franklin is late to court, so Bash is forced to question Coleen. Coleen talks about what she typically does with her clients, which doesn't have a ton to do with sex. The judge rules that Coleen may keep her book. Karp asks Rachel about the date with the judge. She tells him to fix the situation. Emily is being punitively transferred to a different department. On her way out she copied some of Hewitt's files. They are incriminating, but the guys don't know how they could get them into evidence since they were obtained illegally and Hewitt is entitled to executive privilege. The guys call Hewitt to the stand. They've had Gingold demote Hewitt and transfer him, so he can now be called to testify. Hewitt quickly drops the charges against Coleen. Infeld meets with the judge on Karp's behalf. He threatens to reveal some unflattering information if he doesn't back off and give Karp his blessing. Emily has been promoted. Franklin hears she is going out with another lawyer and seems a jealous. At the party Bash tells Coleen he's proud of her and what she does.
Open with Bash upset that another surfer cut him off and stole one of his waves. Once the guy, Geno, realizes they're lawyer he asks for help with his brother, a commercial fisherman named Johnny. Johnny was saved by Ventura County Rescue in bad weather, but they are charging him $25,000 for the rescue and it will put him out of business. When the guys say they don't want to take the case Geno threatens to use his connections as a Fish and Wildlife employee to make their surfing lives very difficult. Johnny tells the guys he was told by the helicopter rescuer that he and his boat, the Carly Rose, were in trouble. He disagrees, particularly because he fishes with poles, not nets. King tells the guys she doesn't want them to take the case because Johnny doesn't have money to pay them and sees no long-term value for the firm. When they hear she and Karp are taking the case of a psychic, there is a bet to see which of the cases will raise the firm's profile the most. If the guys lose they'll have to show up to work on time for six months, if they win they have the flexibility to come in whenever they want. Pindar loves the new white couch Bash got, likely to impress Charlie. Before court King warns the client, Juliette, that it could get rough during her wrongful termination proceedings. Karp argues religious persecution, saying her gift is part of a tradition passed down from her grandmother. Pindar calls the guys with word that the new coach actually belongs to Rob Lowe and had been sitting outside his place to dry out. Infeld is starting a new foundation having something to do with erections. King asks Carmen to do some digging into Juliette and the company where she worked. Juliette is arrested when she runs into her box at the office while returning her key. She shook hands with him, saw a vision of him yelling at her and hitting her, then hit him with pepper spray. The captain of the rescue vessel testifies Johnny was grossly negligent going out in those weather conditions. The plan is for Johnny and the captain to go head-to-head on a motion simulator to prove how good Johnny is at handling such conditions. Unfortunately Johnny had been drinking and vomits within seconds. The Carly Ray has been found. When Johnny talks about getting his boat back from the people who found her, Franklin plays the audio of initial call to rescue him, which was supposed to have come from a freighter. Given there is no engine noise in the background; Johnny thinks the call was made by a competitor, Highline Fishing. The guys drop by Highline Fishing. They see a bird cage and think of the chirping noise they had heard in the rescue call. After hearing testimony attesting to Juliette's psychic ability, she says that she saw her boss, Brian, attacking her. Karp argues that she was acting in self-defense, but the judge says that only applies if they can prove John was going to do something. The guys ask a judge to subpoena Highline Fishing's bird, Mr. Beaks. He's not going for it. Carmen arrives for an interview at Capstone (Juliette's former place of business) under a fake name. She strikes up a conversation with the secretary and asks about Juliette. Infeld has been contacted by Rob Lowe about the couch. He doesn't like Lowe and tells them not to return it. Geno tells the guys that at Fish and Wildlife he has a quite a range of authority to investigate companies if they are suspected of malfeasance. King suggests a settlement to Juliette, which she takes as an indication her lawyer aren't confident of her being able to demonstrate her psychic abilities in court. She touches King and tells her she's "receiving a crown, but don't want it." Geno is able to get the guys into the living room of Highline Fishing's owner to see Mr. Beaks. There is a suspicious spray bottle near his cage. In court Juliette fails at guessing a name and number John writes on a piece of paper. Rob Lowe's assistant drops by the guys' place looking for the couch. Pindar doesn't let him in. Carmen reports to King that John had been involved in some shady business practices back when Juliette still worked at Capstone. The guys bring the judge precedent for subpoenaing a bird. They plead on behalf of Johnny's eco-friendly business practices. King puts Brian on the stand and makes reference to Mt. Hood Community College. She then asks if he fired Juliette just to gain access to her client list. His face falls and he says yes. Apparently Carmen found out that Brian went to a school that would embarrass him if it were to be discovered. Franklin puts Highline Fishing's secretary on the stand. They play the anonymous call, which features a strange chirping noise, then call Mr. Beaks to the stand. The secretary says he's never said a word, but when the bird is put near her she starts sneezing. They noticed anti-dander spray in her office. Karp tells Juliette that Capstone is offering her Brian's job. She takes Karp's hand and says she sees him in jail. Since the guys have essentially won the first anti-piracy case since the 19th century King tells them they won the bet. Johnny is getting his boat back and Highline will be paying his fine. Pindar tells the guys the couch is gone.
5By the Numbers
10 Jul 2013
17 Jul 2013
24 Jul 2013Description ▼
Open with the guys at a minor league baseball game with a client who owns the team. He's complaining about a regular heckler who bugs him the team. Following the first game of a doubleheader the guys are able to help get him tossed after he uses a seemingly innocent devil horn hand gesture. In the elevator Bash tells Franklin he's upset that Charlie is still considering the job in San Francisco. The guy behind them is Hugh, King's older brother. The guys hit it off with him right away. In King's office Hugh tells her he bought some expensive bull semen and wasn't happy with the calves it produced. The people who sold him the semen are claiming he inseminated the cows incorrectly. King reluctantly takes his case. The guys are called back to the baseball stadium by the team's announcer, Mandy. She thinks the closer, Zach, was major league-ready until the heckler started showing up at games. She shows them that he parked his RV outside the stadium fence for the second game of the doubleheader. He's even parked outside Zach's home and blasted music. The guys confront the heckler, Teddy, at his RV. They asks him to lay off Zach and he declines. He's a fan of the team's rival. Dinsdale, the judge Karp is hoping to replace asks him to help him with his golf game. He needs a fourth for a charity event and hints that golf will soon become more important to him. The guys ask Infeld if he'll help them get an injunction on Teddy and his RV. They also plan to have Carmen look into Teddy's background. Charlie drops by to see Bash, but only to tells him she wants to know if he'll remove a tree to help make her house look better for a showing. A motion to dismiss Hugh's case is denied and the judge asks that his remaining samples be tested. Infeld represents the guys in court while Franklin heckles everyone from his car using a hidden speaker. Infeld pretends not to know what is going on and complains he's unable to do his job. Infeld calls what Teddy's been doing harassment but the judge denies the request for an injunction. At the driving range Dinsdale admits to Karp he's more concerned with winning an upcoming match against friend than he is improving his game for retirement. Karp is getting frustrated. Carmen tells the guys Teddy is a bad comedian who performs at several open mic nights. She's not sure how Teddy was able to afford the RV. They wonder if it's Teddy's favorite team. Charlie breaks up with Bash over the phone. King finds out that the semen he purchased wasn't from the champion bull they promised. But the company is still sticking to his guns. At the stadium Mandy doesn't think another minor league team would pay Teddy to hurt the team. As they watch Zach goes after Teddy with a baseball bat and starts destroying his RV. At the police station Zach tells the guys Teddy calling him fat was the last straw. Teddy refuses to press charges so Zach's free to go. But he's been suspended for the rest of the season. At age 29 Zach is running out of chances to play in the big leagues. King thinks Hugh changed out his semen with that of a lesser bull, sold it to someone else and then tries to sue to make money on "both ends." This leads to some family bickering and King threatens to screw over her brother. The guys ask the owner to give Zach one more chance. He says he the big club already asked him for a closer and he had no choice but to recommend Zach's teammate, Wiz. Wiz was a "bonus baby" who was given half a million by the major league team. The guys wonder if perhaps Wiz is behind the heckler. At the stadium Bash tells Franklin he wants to try and convince Charlie to stay. The guys confront Wiz about the fact Teddy knew stuff about Zach that only a teammate could know. The guys notice Teddy's heckling video has two million views. King calls Hugh to the stand. He's not happy about it, given his sister told him earlier she didn't think he'd play well in front of a jury. King tells a story about her childhood in a pageant when she cheated to win. This leads to her asking him if "someone didn't play by the rules." She asks if the company violated the chain of custody, seemingly sealing their case. Bash ends up suing Charlie because she chopped down his tree. In court they begin discussing their relationship and it seems like she wants to resume the relationship. They start kissing. Before the golf game Infeld tells the Dinsdale that if he beats him he must retire from the bench. The guys bring Teddy into their office. He tells them he finally has a hook, material he can use to make work better clubs. They point out that if anybody was paying him to heckle Zach that person owns his jokes. Teddy leaves, but seems concerned. After being hounded for the entire round Karp finally pushes back at Dinsdale, he screams at him and calls him a bunch of names. Infeld and the fourth golfer excuse themselves. After they leave Dinsdale says this is what he's been waiting for. He's been testing Karp to see if he had a spine. Dinsdale is going to retire soon and plans to recommend Karp to replace him. The guys have Wiz, Zach and Teddy in their office. They show video of Teddy yelling at Wiz about making sure he can use his jokes. Wiz is immediately kicked off the team and his owner tells him he's probably out of baseball. Teddy is warned to stay away from Zach's games. The episode ends with Infeld coming upon Karp, who is kneeling over Dinsdale near some trees. Dinsdale is unconscious, there is blood on his head and blood on the golf club Karp is holding. He says "It's not what you think."
8Out of the Blue
31 Jul 2013Description ▼
Open with the firm talking about who will handle the case of a business owner who had a large meteorite crash though his business. They are incredibly valuable and the key will be for the man, Denny Kresge, to beat out his landlord for the claim. Infeld tells the room Karp cannot be considered since he's been charged with Dinsdale's murder. Infeld bails Karp out. He tells his uncle that Dinsdale walked directly into his backswing. The other member of their foursome, Josh, has told a judge that Karp threatened Dinsdale's life. Karp hit Dinsdale twice, thinking he had hit a branch during the swing. Franklin and Bash tell Karp they want to help him, but Infeld has told him he wants to keep the case "in the family." The guys play bowl at Denny's alley and invite him to roll with them after his league breaks up. The guys tell him the nature of his lease means he should be able to get ownership of the rock. He agrees to meet with them when Franklin offers a lower commission percentage. In court a golf teacher demonstrates how Karp's unusual golf swing could result in two blows to the head of a person standing behind him. In response opposing counsel presents an affidavit that Dinsdale had walked behind him at least five separate times during the round, meaning Karp should have known he might be there. The motion to dismiss is denied. The guys tell King about retaining Denny. She isn't happy about the percentage they gave up and tells them to work quickly. Denny tells the guys about his life and it sounds somewhat depressing. A Dr. Stefan Hall shows up at the guys' place and confiscates the meteorite citing the Homeland Security Act. Infeld and King tell Karp that their clients have expressed concern over how Dinsdale's murder could impact their treatment by judges. King has worked out a deal where Karp pleads to reckless endangerment and does community service. Karp says he isn't interested. The guys tell Denny the government has the right to confiscate his rock to make sure it is not related to terrorism. They are keeping it for "further research." Denny tells the guys he's part Native American and this gives King an idea. After speaking with the country club owner with Carmen, Karp learns that Josh could not have been in the cart with Infeld at the time he hit Dinsdale. He must have seen the incident. King's plan is to go after the meteorite under a law that helps protect Native American artifacts. The guys don't love the idea, but King is insistent. The attention the rock is bringing Denny has him inclined to go along with the strategy. Denny and the guys visit the tribal chief in order to become a member of the tribe. The chief is concerned he'll be exploiting the tribe in order to profit on the sale of the rock. The guys offer a portion of the meteorite sale to the tribe and low their commission once again. The tribe accepts the deal on the condition Denny remain on the reservation and complete tribe rituals. The guys ask Infeld to let them help with Karp's case. He declines and asks them for the samurai sword he had given them. Carmen meets with Dr. Hall pretending to be a fan of his work looking to work for him. Hall blows her off, but one of Hall's competitors tells Carmen that Hall's contract with Homeland Security ends at the end of the month and his company will go under without it. The guys confront Josh at his country club, charging that he's not coming forward about Karp's innocence because he wants the same judgeship. But it turns out Josh has taken a position with a private company and was actually nowhere near Dinsdale when he died. Infeld, in fact, was in position to see what happened. Karp challenges Infeld for not coming forward. Infeld responds that Karp saw him do nothing to help Dinsdale, almost as if he was waiting for him to die. Karp deal has been repealed and Infeld has been subpoenaed. The guys tell Karp they'll take over his case. In court Denny testifies to what meteorite means to his tribe. The chief believes the rock symbolizes a message from Denny's father to do something with his life. Opposing counsel points out that Denny only started connecting with his Native American heritage when he needed help getting the rock back. Carmen arrives with information for the guys. Hall testifies that the rock is important is determining when a future strike might occur. Franklin cross-examines Hall and mentions that perhaps Hall needs the valuable rock for when his company folds. But the judge tells the jury to disregard. In court Karp motions for change of counsel because Infeld has been subpoenaed. Franklin and Bash walk through the door and immediately call Infeld to the stand. After Bash questions him about his relationship with Karp the judge allows the change. After seeing how much Infeld seems to hate his nephew, the assistant DA agrees to drop the charges. Under threat of having the tribe protest at his company, Hall signs a document agreeing to give Denny a small piece of the rock. In trial the guys put Hall back on the stand and point out that he needs to have the entire rock for his research. The fact he agreed to give up even a piece of the rock indicates he isn't concerned with research. The guys win Denny's case, but King isn't thrilled to learn they're only getting 1 percent. Then Denny shows up and says he's donated the rock to his tribe. Karp tells Infeld he's "literally killed my only chance of becoming a judge." The two appear to be on good terms.
9Shoot to Thrill
07 Aug 2013Description ▼
Open with the guys meeting with an old buddy named Harley Walls, a bounty hunter. His wife is going after him for sole custody of their two daughters because he made a bad investment. While they talk he takes off after a man named Tony he's been following. The guys is an employee of Paul Fitzgerald, the man who screwed Harley over. Karp shows up to the office unshaven and wearing street clothes. He tells King that following his murder and the likelihood he'll never be a judge he no longer cares about things the same way. He leans in and kisses King. The guys come home to find a probation officer waiting for them. King has refused to sign their probation paperwork and they'll need to appear at a hearing the following day. King tells the guys the reason she didn't sign their paperwork is that a DA told her they were involved in an assault. She's referring to the incident with Harley. Harley tells the guys all he did was shoot Tony with a beanbag, and that he thought he had missed since he kept running. He used no force, but Franklin is sent a picture of Tony whose face is a disaster. Harley swears it wasn't him. Later that day Harley tells the guys he's had his license revoked. With Carmen out of town they don't have anyone to look for witnesses. Harley says he can do it, and Pindar will tag along. Infeld tells King he's going to take over Franklin and Bash's probation paperwork. Their probation hearing is off and King doesn't like it. Swatello shows up to talk about Tony. He's saying that Harley hit him with a hockey stick hard enough to crack the stick. She has a subpoena for Harley's stick. The guys visit Tony in prison. They offer to help him with his robbery charge if he tells the truth. He tells them he's already got a high-priced attorney and isn't talking. Harley shows up to court without the stick. He says he can't find it. Swatello responds by charging Harley with assault. He tells the guys he's had the stick with him for two years and has no idea where it went. They think it was probably stolen by someone connected to Fitzgerald. Harley gives Pindar pointers about how to be a good bounty hunter. While playing with Harley's bounty hunter toys the guys have an idea. In court the guys attempt to argue self-defense using the beanbag gun. The judge tells them to take it out of her court. They argue and (intentionally) Bash is shot in the face. He wakes up in judge's chambers. Franklin looks at his face (which is fine) and tells the judge they're fine with going to a jury. The still underdressed Karp makes a pitch to a potential client. It doesn't work at all and Infeld asks where things are going with this life change. Infeld thinks there might still be a chance for Karp to be a judge. With Tony on the stand Franklin argues the injuries he sustained happened before he got to the police station. Bash then enters the courtroom with his face now a complete mess. The say that Harley used the bean bag gun in self-defense and Tony made up the story about the hockey stick to cover. While out on a double date the guys run into Charlie. Bash chases her down and blames Franklin him being on the date. They talk about their first kiss and exchange a pleasant hug. Harley tells the guy he's lost his license. The only way he can get it back is if he proves someone else is to blame. He seems to have given up. The guys think they need to find Fitzgerald to prove he's behind what's happened. Harley stops by to say good-bye to Pindar. Pindar tells him he's figured out a way to find Fitzgerald. He thinks Fitzgerald will watch the graduation of his son from the roof of his brother's hotel across the street. The guys break down the door to the roof and tell Fitzgerald if he doesn't admit to setting up Harley they'll have his son arrested for being an accomplice to a wanted fugitive. He agrees, so long as they let his son graduate. He tells them he thought Ventris getting hit with the beanbag was an opportunity to get rid of Harley, who was getting to close. The police arrive and grab Fitzgerald, telling him the stuff about arresting his son was just a bluff. Swatello tells Franklin she was approached by Infeld, who offered her a job. She hasn't decided and he says they should discuss it at her place. Infeld tells Pindar that "change is coming" and suggests he's too valuable to be sitting on the sidelines. Karp returns to the office in his regular suit and regular attitude. He tells King he can't stop thinking about the kiss, the reason being that he can't get involved with a co-worker. At that night's party we learn Harley will be getting his license back. The guys have also talked to his wife's ex and gotten he to back off. Pindar rushes over and tells the guys to follow them. He shows them video of Rob Lowe threatening them and we see that Charlie is with him.
10Gone in a Flash
14 Aug 2013Description ▼
Open with Bash talking to Charlie about her being at Rob Lowe's house. She says she's friends with Lowe's wife. Bash tells Franklin and Carmen he's upset he and Charlie never had a "middle" to their relationship. He needs a film-like montage moment. Lowe's assistant Gregg stops by and asks Pindar why he was spying on his boss using a drone. Lowe is suing Pindar for invasion of privacy. Pindar tells the guys he was doing a sweep of the neighborhood looking for a package he never received. The guys are excited about giving Lowe the fight he's interested in. Karp tells King a female judge is leaving the bench and he's about to interview. He thinks it's about to happen for him. The two have sex. Afterwards the guys confront Karp about the fact he smells like sex and wonder who in the office it might have been. Infeld has had a long-standing feud with Lowe. He wants to have first chair but the guys tell him that would probably make things difficult with opposing counsel. They tell Infeld that Pindar didn't do anything illegal and are planning to counter-sue since Lowe won't return the drone. In court the guys demonstrate how Pindar's drone could been blown off course towards Lowe's property. They challenge that Lowe brought it down using an app. Lowe's lawyer assures the judge that Lowe did not shoot down the drone and will happily give it back to Pindar if he'll allow a search of his computer to prove he wasn't taking paparazzi-type pictures. Pindar doesn't like the invasion of privacy but the judge insists. Karp is interviewed by a panel of judges. After a few standard questions they begin asking things that only his uncle could possibly know. After the review of his computer the case against Pindar is dismissed. After the decision Infeld tells Lowe's lawyer that he's ready for their final confrontation. Bash writes a song for Charlie entitled "Don't Go, Hate You Going." He writes the title in the sand and prepares to sing it to her from the beach below. Unfortunately just as Bash he calls her to come out Carmen and Franklin run up to say Charlie's ex and daughter just walked into the house. They begin to cover up the words, leaving "Go, Hate You." It doesn't go over well. An insurance investigator named JD stops by and tells Pindar he's looking into the settlement the received after the fire. Footage was pulled off of Pindar's computer of him performing a magic trick using flash paper on the day of the fire. The insurance company is re-opening its investigation of what caused the fire. The guys tell Pindar they're upset he lied to them. But he's adamant that he had nothing to do with the fire. Infeld meets with Lowe's assistant. Greg says Lowe will meet with Infeld if he gives back his sword. We learn that the sword Infeld's always talking about is actually a movie prop given to Lowe by Tom Cruise. Karp is furious at Infeld for sabotaging him with the panel. Infeld says he had no idea he was even being questioned and couldn't possible have told the judges. But he tells Karp that he did tell those stories to someone else. Cut to King sitting in front of the same judge panel. It seems she's going for the bench as well. After Carmen explained the misunderstanding Charlie goes to see Bash. The two share a drink on the beach. During a function for the summer associates a drunken Karp arrives and outs King for screwing him over with the committee. She says that her preference is to remain with the firm, but is keeping her options over. After some office ping pong the guy meet with JD. After a number of interviews he's learned that they've repeatedly referenced Pindar burning down the house. They tell him the comments were simply jokes but JD is now going after conspiracy to commit arson. Carmen calls the guy with word that as a teen in India Pindar was charged with stealing explosives. Pindar tells the guys it was kids playing with fireworks, but the guys are worried about JD getting his hands on the info. After discussing her interview with JD, Bash and Charlie end up in the bedroom together. Afterwards she tells Bash she doesn't want to say good-bye, "because that would mean it's over." The next morning Bash wakes up to find Charlie gone. Franklin wonders if perhaps JD is simply a Rob Lowe fan-boy. The guys bring Pindar to a meeting with King. She's suspending the guys without pay. Karp walks in and says that another woman got the judgeship. Franklin suggests to Bash that they tell JD they were the ones who started the fire. During the interview the guys confess to the starting the fire by using St. Elmo's Fire dialogue. They claim to have evidence and start a video which shows JD stalking Lowe for an autograph. The guys tell JD's superior that he's been exploiting the case to complete his autograph collection. During their latest party Infeld stops by and says the case against the guys and Pindar has been dropped. Apparently Pindar called the insurance and had offered to confess to help the guys. Carmen says she hasn't seen Pindar and they go to his room. They find a good-bye note, then see that Pindar is hiding in the closet. Lowe drops by the party with Pindar's drone. He and Infeld hash out their issues and seem to come to an understanding.
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13 Aug 2014Description ▼
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