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The Defenders: Nevada V. Doug The Mule

When a young man is pulled over carrying 30 bricks of cocaine, Nick and Pete look to prove their client was duped by a girl he met on spring break.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x14
Airdate: Friday February 11th, 2011

Director: Charles Haid
Writer: Carolina Paiz

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Jul 08, 2011

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (13 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Dan Aykroyd
As Judge Max Hunter
David Ramsey
As ADA Ward
Erik Palladino
As Agent Bukant
Kuno Becker
As Alex Velasco
Lois Mathilda Atkins
As Lucy
Monnae Michaell
As Judge Bass
David Barrera
As Detective Fierro
Mary Gross
As Divorcee
Michael Chieffo
As Mr. Christensen

Co-Guest Stars
Pablo Espinosa
As Officer
Robert Belushi
As ADA Nicholson
Bobby Charles Reed
As Snippy Server
Elisabeth Harmon
As Court Clerk
Janet Song
As Asian Woman
Jesse Donnelly
As Jury Foreman
Kelli Dawn Hancock
As Female LVPD Officer
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 Morelli parking his car hastily, and runs to the courtroom. He is defending a client who has been charged with stealing items from a departmental store. As he examines his witness laboriously, Judge Hunter gets irritated and mocks Morelli with a snore. When Morelli demands respect, Judge Hunter points out that respect has to be earned in his court. Not before long, as both lawyers approach the desk, Morelli gets sarcastic and is telling Hunter how he should behave, and accuses him of hurrying the trial so that he does not miss his golf session. He is charged with contempt. Another sarcastic statement bills his fine to $250. But he’s got only 230, and the prosecution can’t lend him the extra 20 bucks because cards is all he is carrying...

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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 14 guide may contain spoilers
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