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Common Law: Pilot

In the premiere of this drama series, odd-couple detectives Wes and Travis begin couples therapy on their New Age captain's orders in an attempt to salvage their crumbling partnership. While the pair sort out their differences, they also trail a killer responsible for the death of a federal judge's son.

Source: USA

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Friday May 11th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

IE (RTÉ TWO) Apr 24, 2014
AU (one) Sep 03, 2014

  • Currently 9.2/10
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Guest Stars
Alicia Coppola
As Jonelle
Elizabeth Chomko
As Alex MacFarland Mitchell
Marquita Terry
As Randi Fletcher
Alex McKenna
As Irene
David Noroña
As Dominik Santori
Gary Grubbs
As Mr. Dumont
Han Soto
As Clerk
As Rozelle
John Shea (1)
As Chief Judge Franklin Whitaker
Kent Faulcon
As Marcus Hunter
Leslie Castey
As Mrs. Dumont
Lyle Brocato
As Peter
Matt Angel (1)
As Zach Whitaker
Michelle Noh
As Sandy Lu
Paul Bates (1)
As Beat Cop
Renell Gibbs
As Hoodie Guy
Richard Wharton
As Vince West
Stephanie Childers
As Nora Scott
Talia Tabin
As Gretchen
Vanessa Cloke
As Dakota
Wesley John
As Scarface
Main Cast
Michael Ealy
As Travis Marks
Warren Kole
As Wes Mitchell
Jack McGee
As Phil Sutton


The episode begins at a group therapy session, where the topic for the week is “Partner Intimacy”; and it does not mean sex! It is about knowing your partner and in the group we have an “Odd Couple”, Wes and Travis. The counselor, Dr. Ryan asks Wes to share some information about Travis; but he doesn’t know much. Travis tells the group that Wes’ ex Alex did know quite a bit about Travis. So, Travis has an ex-girlfriend and the counselor tells Wes that he keeps his loved ones at an arm’s distance as he tends to get too serious about the relationships. Travis tells her that she is perfectly right about that one! But then she moves on to Travis and tells him that he has a difficulty in keeping meaningful relationships. Nailed him! The group actually thought that they were gay partners; but hey, they are Police partners. ..

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Warning: Common Law season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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