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The Defenders: Whitten v. Fenlee

When a woman's husband dies from a fall on a construction site, Nick and Pete look to prove wrongful death against the company. Meanwhile, Pete tries to help an online blogger avoid jail after exposing an illusionist's magic trick.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Airdate: Wednesday November 17th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Jun 03, 2011

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (16 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brent Briscoe
As Tyler Ralston
Christopher Stanley
As Mark Cordell
Derek Hoxby
As Tom Singler (as Scott Hoxby)
Julian Acosta
As Judge Reyes
Justin Willman
As Colin Pettigrew
Linara Washington
As Lacy
Penn Jillette
As Reuben Charters
Skyler Stone
As Aron Ayles

Co-Guest Stars
Al Carabello
As Don Seaver
Cole Jensen
As Sammy
Hamilton Mitchell
As Judge Dowler
Jimmy Bentley
As Ricky
Josh Latzer
As Bailiff
Mark Delisle
As Cop
Phil Van Tee
As Fred
Sheetal Gandhi
As Court Clerk
Stephen Wastell
As Sly
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 Nick walking to his next appointment when Zoe stops him and asks him to help her friend. After talking it over with her he agrees to meet her and tells Zoe to make an appointment. But Zoe had a better plan she turns Nick around and introduces Lacy to him. Nick protests saying he has an appointment right now. She lets him know that she rescheduled it and that he is free. Lacy sits with Nick and tells him she's been arrested for defacing a new high rise downtown. She tells him her husband died while working construction on the building so she wrote “built in blood” on the side. Nick tells her that the court is not going to go after a morning widow and he will try to take care of it...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorNiels Mueller  |  Kevin Kennedy (4)
Executive ProducerGreg Walker  |  Kevin Kennedy (4)  |  Carol Mendelsohn  |  Harry Gantz  |  Joe Gantz  |  Niels Mueller  |  Davis Guggenheim
Co-Executive ProducerLewis Abel  |  Bruce Rasmussen
ProducerJacqueline Hoyt  |  Michael Attanasio
Co-ProducerJohn Forrest Niss  |  Brett Conrad
Consulting ProducerPeter Noah
Production DesignerBill Eigenbrodt
EditorFarrel Jane Levy
Director of PhotographyAlan Caso
Warning: The Defenders season 1 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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