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The Defenders: Nevada v. Wayne

Nick's personal ties to a young man charged with sexual assault prompt him to defend the accusations. Meanwhile, Pete is stunned when he has jury duty.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x12
Airdate: Wednesday January 12th, 2011

Director: Greg Beeman
Writer: Bruce Rasmussen

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Jun 24, 2011

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Michael Harney
As Sergeant Smith
Monnae Michaell
As Judge Bass
Teddy Sears
As ADA Cole
Dean Chekvala
As Alexei
Robyn Cohen
As ADA Quinn
Stephen Tobolowsky
As Judge Gelineau

Co-Guest Stars
Fred Koehler
As Timothy
Julian Acosta
As Judge Reyes
Casey Hendershot
As Corrections Officer
Cory Blevins
As ADA Henley
Justin Wade
As Jury Foreman
Kurt Basa
As Attorney Dent
Tom Virtue
As Plainclothes Detective
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 up to a Maddie’s house. She is an old friend and tells that Mike is in his room. She tells that she worried about her son. He busts inside Mike’s room and finds him packing a bag. He tells that the police thought he raped a girl and that they slammed him against the patrol car. He ran before they could make an arrest. He flashes a gun and Nick tells him to lose the gun before the cops get there. The police enter and Nick grabs the gun. He gives it to the police and tells that he is a lawyer. They take Mike into custody. Nick and Lisa meet with Mike and he has cuts on his face. Mike tells the guard that if his client has any more cuts, he is going to go after everyone’s badges. Nick has known Mike since he was 12-years-old. Lisa talks about the charges and Mike tells that he left after 10 pm and went to his friend Desi’s house. Nick and Lisa talk to Maddie and she confirms Mike’s story. ..

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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 12 guide may contain spoilers
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