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Kate must mediate between a father who runs a clothing empire, and his son who is supposed to take over the business. Complicating matters is a driving incident between the son and two young men, one of which is a college bound student whose future could be ruined. On top of that, a judge assigns her to a dispute involving a marriage proposal, and only gives her one day to resolve it. With Lauren, her step-mother breathing down her neck, she needs to focus until the end. She leans on people to help her get the job done, but is it enough? With her father dead, Kate struggles to balance her new life.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: FL101
Airdate: Thursday January 20th, 2011
Special Runtime: 75 Minutes

Director: Bronwen Hughes
Writer: Michael Sardo

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Jul 10, 2012

Guest Stars
Ethan EmbryEthan Embry
As Spencer Reed
Gerald McRaneyGerald McRaney
As Judge David Nicastro
Tim FellinghamTim Fellingham
As Andrew
Ken HowardKen Howard
As Charles Pease
Patrick GilmorePatrick Gilmore
As Douglas Pease

Co-Guest Stars
Anthony JosephAnthony Joseph
As D'Sean Henry
Dan JoffreDan Joffre
As Deli Owner
Elfina LukElfina Luk
As Waitress
Elizabeth WeinsteinElizabeth Weinstein
As Secretary #1
Jessica Parker KennedyJessica Parker Kennedy
As Jessica Nord
Lissa NeptunoLissa Neptuno
As Secretary #2
Luc RoderiqueLuc Roderique
As Nathan Henry
Marci T. HouseMarci T. House
As Nathan's mother
Maureen ThomasMaureen Thomas
As Phyllis Fliegel
Paul AnthonyPaul Anthony
As Lou Pompilio
Philip GrangerPhilip Granger
As Carl Roth
Rukiya BernardRukiya Bernard
As Susan Williams
Sean RogersonSean Rogerson
As Brian Michaels
Ted WhittallTed Whittall
As Tim Connelly
Terence KellyTerence Kelly
As Marty Fliegel
Ty OlssonTy Olsson
As Sergeant Danny Harrington
Main Cast
Sarah ShahiSarah Shahi
As Kate Reed
Michael TruccoMichael Trucco
As Justin Patrick
Virginia WilliamsVirginia Williams
As Lauren Reed
Baron VaughnBaron Vaughn
As Leonardo Prince


The scene opens with Kate Reed waking up to her cellular phone ringing. Justin, her ex-husband wakes up next to her and she freaks out and says that they should not be having sex and waking up together. She gets out of the boat and a man approaches her at the mailbox and asks if she is the new owner of the boat. She says that she is because her father passed away and is very rude to the man. He is offended, but Lauren, her step mother, calls. She ignores it. Spencer, her brother, calls and says that Lauren has been trying to call her all day. She says that she doesn’t have emergencies because she is a mediator now. Spencer asks about their dad’s ashes and Kate says that is Lauren’s area. Kate goes inside a coffee shop. Moments later, a desperate man enters and demands the cash in the drawer. Kate springs into action and mediates between the worker and robber. She convinces on allowing the criminal to take a case of beer and some jerky rather then rob the shop of all their money and shooting the owner. Kate asks how much $50 in beer and jerky cost. The owner says it is $17.50. Kate pauses for a second and asks who’s robbing who. The robber leaves. The owner says that Kate’s coffee is going to cost $5.75 for a cookie and coffee...

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Episode Notes
The episode was dedicated to Michelle Nicastro, late wife of Steve Stark, one of the executive producers on the show.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Band Of SkullsI Know What I Am 

Cultural References
Music: Fly Away - Sweet Talk Radio

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Sardo
Executive ProducerMichael Sardo  |  Steve Stark
Co-Executive ProducerRuss Buchholz
ProducerChristine Sacani
Co-ProducerDrew Matich
Associate ProducerTim Micsko
Production DesignerRicardo Spinacé
EditorRobert Ivison
CastingBonnie Zane  |  Gayle Pillsbury
Unit Production ManagerMatthew Chipera
First Assistant DirectorRichard Coleman
Second Assistant DirectorDan Miller (1)
MusicMateo Messina
Costume DesignerAngus Strathie
Key GripDavid Askey (1)
Set DecoratorPenny A. Chalmers
Location ManagerDeborah D. Bose
Property MasterPat O'Brien (3)
Script SupervisorJessica Clothier
Production CoordinatorMichelle Almaz Tadege
GafferFred Boyd
Director of PhotographyDamian Acevedo
Art DirectorCheryl Marion
Sound MixerGordon Anderson (1)
Boom OperatorJon Lavender
Key Makeup ArtistConnie Parker
Production AccountantJane McKernan
"A" Camera OperatorJim Van Dijk
Key HairstylistSanna Seppanen
Steadicam OperatorJim Van Dijk
Digital Imaging TechnicianRichard Win
Best Boy GripWalter Vanderryst
"B" Camera OperatorPaul Mitchnick
Canadian CastingCoreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
"A" Camera First AssistantSandes Ash
"B" Camera First AssistantIan Seabrook
Best Boy ElectricStuart Collison
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