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The Defenders: Nevada v. Rodgers

When a man is killed and an off-duty cop is left wounded in a bar shooting, Nick must prove reasonable doubt in his client's charge for attempted murder. Meanwhile, Pete tries to cut a deal for man caught with stolen Elvis memorabilia.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x6
Airdate: Wednesday October 27th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) May 13, 2011

Guest Stars
David NoroñaDavid Noroña
As ADA Andrew Gomez
Glynn TurmanGlynn Turman
As Judge Bob Owens
Scott KlaceScott Klace
As DA Charles Robart
Blake GibbonsBlake Gibbons
As Mr Wyatt
Jonathan GoldsteinJonathan Goldstein
As Luke Purcell
Leith M. BurkeLeith M. Burke
As Donte Neele
Louis HerthumLouis Herthum
As Joe Rodgers
Marshall AllmanMarshall Allman
As Jim Rodgers
Milena GovichMilena Govich
As ADA Tracy Hunt
Peter DobsonPeter Dobson
As Arnie Barlow
Troy WinbushTroy Winbush
As Officer Chuck Collins

Co-Guest Stars
Amy PaffrathAmy Paffrath
As Field Reporter
Andrew BurlinsonAndrew Burlinson
As Tom Bukant
Andy DiMinoAndy DiMino
As Dean Martin
Angelo TiffeAngelo Tiffe
As Sergeant Sean Sullivan
Carlos AcunaCarlos Acuna
As Officer 1
Cheryl TsaiCheryl Tsai
As Clerk
Jeff AustinJeff Austin
As Foreperson
Joe BasileJoe Basile
As Patrol Cop
Nick BrooksNick Brooks
As Sammy Davis, Jr
Reggie JordanReggie Jordan
As Reporter 2
Susan GriffithsSusan Griffiths
As Marilyn Monroe
Main Cast
Jerry OJerry O'Connell
As Pete Kaczmarek
Jim BelushiJim Belushi
As Nick Morelli
Tanya FischerTanya Fischer
As Sophie
Jurnee SmollettJurnee Smollett
As Lisa Tyler


The scene opens with Nick and Pete sitting with a clients’ father, Mr. Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers tells them stories about Jim, the accused, was a good son and he never expected him to be in this situation. Nick goes to court and tells the judge that this is ridiculous that Jim is being charged when he wasn’t even inside the bar where the murder/ robbery took place. Jim was outside the bar in his car waiting for his friends. The Judge decides that he makes a good argument and removes the murder charge but holds the extortion, robbery, and attempted murder charges. Nicks moves for bail to be set and the Judge grants it. Nick tells the court that Jim thought he was taking his friends to pick up money owed to them legitimately, and that he had no idea his friends were planning to rob anyone. ..

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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
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