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The Defenders: Nevada v. Carter

Pete unwillingly takes on a case after he loses a hand of poker, while Nick takes on a case where a stripper has been accused of solicitation.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Airdate: Wednesday October 06th, 2010

Director: Jeff Melman
Writer: Peter Noah

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Apr 22, 2011

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (14 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Andrew Hawkes
As Detective Cervelli
Cole Jensen
As Sammy
Gillian Vigman
As Jessica Morelli
J. August Richards
As ADA Bracken
Josh Latzer
As Bailiff
Natalie Zea
As Meredith Kramer
Sheetal Gandhi
As Court Clerk 1
Alona Tal
As Ashley
Eli Goodman
As Radcliff
Freda Foh Shen
As Judge Sato
Lori Lively
As Greta
Nicholas DiNardo
As Concierge
Scott Lowell
As Conlon
Thomas Duong
As Court Clerk 2
Todd Weeks
As Mitch
Tony Abbate
As Polson
Walter Addison
As Judge Cooper
Main Cast
Jerry O'Connell
As Pete Kaczmarek
Jim Belushi
As Nick Morelli
Tanya Fischer
As Sophie
Jurnee Smollett
As Lisa Tyler


The scene opens with a poker game. Pete and a group of friends are betting when Pete loses a hand and runs out of money. Another lawyer at the table says he will give him the money if he takes a case for him. Pete takes the money because he has two aces and is sure he will win. The other player throws down a pair for Jacks and the Player next to Pete throws down his Aces and is shown up by a flush. While this is happening Pete’s phone rings and the man next to him grabs the phone and throws it into the pot and says, “you know, if it rings it goes into the pot.” So now Pete lost the bet, his phone and has to do a case for free. Meanwhile, Pete’s partner Nick is reading a bedtime story to his son, Sammy. He finishes the story and the phone rings, Its Gretchen, a client and she needs him now. Nick says he came come because this is his only night with his son. She reminds he she has a retainer and he agrees to come down. He tries to call Pete to come baby sit but Pete doesn’t answer so he tell his son to get dressed. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorNiels Mueller  |  Kevin Kennedy (4)
Executive ProducerGreg Walker  |  Carol Mendelsohn  |  Kevin Kennedy (4)  |  Harry Gantz  |  Joe Gantz  |  Niels Mueller  |  Davis Guggenheim
Co-Executive ProducerBruce Rasmussen  |  Lewis Abel
ProducerJacqueline Hoyt  |  Michael Attanasio
Co-ProducerJohn Forrest Niss  |  Brett Conrad
Consulting ProducerPeter Noah
Production DesignerBill Eigenbrodt
EditorMark S. Manos
Director of PhotographyAlan Caso
Warning: The Defenders season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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