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Franklin & Bash: L'Affaire Du Coeur

A high-profile judge (Don McManus) asks Peter and Jared to defend him after he is arrested for having an affair with a lawyer while presiding over her cases. Sexual tension builds between Peter and Janie (Claire Coffee). And Karp defends a college friend (Tuc Watkins) who needs to prove that he is gay in order to keep a championship softball trophy.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x5
Airdate: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

Director: Kevin Bray
Writer: Bill Krebs

Alternate Airdates:


  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Claire CoffeeClaire Coffee
As Janie Ross
Michael HyattMichael Hyatt
As Judge Elizabeth Sheffield
Jocko SimsJocko Sims
As R.J. Carlton
Ben BegleyBen Begley
As Judge Stanley Winters
Don McManus (1)Don McManus (1)
As Judge Derek Kohler
Bellamy YoungBellamy Young
As Margaret Pollock
Tuc WatkinsTuc Watkins
As Lance Dillon
Jamie McShaneJamie McShane
As Julian Aroyan
Kevin CahoonKevin Cahoon
As Bryce Thorpe
Michele NordinMichele Nordin
As Tanya Renner

Co-Guest Stars
Christopher MichaelChristopher Michael
As Officer #1
Main Cast
Breckin MeyerBreckin Meyer
As Jared Franklin
Mark-Paul GosselaarMark-Paul Gosselaar
As Peter Bash
Reed DiamondReed Diamond
As Damien Karp
Dana DavisDana Davis
As Carmen Phillips
Kumail NanjianiKumail Nanjiani
As Pindar Singh
Malcolm McDowellMalcolm McDowell
As Stanton Infeld


The episode begins with the Franklin and Bash and their usual shenanigans in the courtroom. Meanwhile two policemen walk into the courtroom and inform the judge Derek Kohler that, he is under arrest for obstruction of justice by a judicial officer. He requests Franklin and Bash to come with him. The judge then appoints Franklin and Bash as his attorneys. An old acquaintance of Damien named Lance meanwhile wants to hire him as his lawyer. Lance tells Damien that his team joined the gay softball association 6 months ago and won the GSAC Trophy, but now someone is accusing them of heterosexual cheating, and wants them to give their trophy back. Damien is shocked to know Lance is gay, as he had known him to be quite the womanizer. ..

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