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The Defenders: Nevada v. Hunter

Facing thirty counts of possession of a controlled substance, an overconfident judge turns to Nick, who has no choice but to help acquit him of the charges.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x15
Airdate: Friday February 18th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Jul 15, 2011

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (12 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd
As Judge Max Hunter
Glynn TurmanGlynn Turman
As Judge Owens
Kuno BeckerKuno Becker
As Tony Velasco
Lois Mathilda AtkinsLois Mathilda Atkins
As Lucy
Nealla GordonNealla Gordon
As Judge White
Robert BelushiRobert Belushi
As ADA Nicholson
Scott KlaceScott Klace
As DA Robart
Stephanie Y. WangStephanie Y. Wang
As Sonya
Ruben GarfiasRuben Garfias
As Detective Davis

Co-Guest Stars
Pablo EspinosaPablo Espinosa
As Officer
Michael PhelanMichael Phelan
As Bailiff
Todd FelixTodd Felix
As Reporter #2
Zorianna KitZorianna Kit
As Reporter #1
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 Judge Hunter being charged with 30 counts of possession of a controlled substance – oxycodone, besides being charged with other counts that include engaging in prostitution and carrying a weapon. After Nick arrives at the scene, where the girl he was with, is being taken to the hospital in an ambulance, Hunter tells him the charges. Not before long, he is behaving over-confident, careless and is full of attitude, in spite of the arrest. At the same time, officials are being polite with him. When Nick Morelli and Judge Hunter reach the precinct, and the detective comes to record Hunter’s interview, he keeps on with his careless attitude about how good is ‘sexercising’, and how reasonably the prostitute charged him. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorKevin Kennedy (4)  |  Niels Mueller
Executive ProducerGreg Walker  |  Carol Mendelsohn  |  Kevin Kennedy (4)  |  Harry Gantz  |  Joe Gantz  |  Niels Mueller  |  Davis Guggenheim
Co-Executive ProducerLewis Abel  |  Bruce Rasmussen
ProducerMichael 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 15 guide may contain spoilers
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