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The Defenders: Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals

Two separates incidents of victims overdosing on epinephrine prompt Nick and Pete to sue a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company for faulty packaging. Meanwhile, Lisa has a secret affair with ADA Ward while contemplating an intriguing job offer.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x16
Airdate: Friday February 25th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Jul 22, 2011

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David Ramsey
As ADA Ward
Kuno Becker
As Tony
Monnae Michaell
As Judge Bass
Stephanie Y. Wang
As Sonya
Andrew Borba
As Dr. Cassidy
Caleb Moody
As Sgt. Berry
Christopher Cousins
As Tom Neville
Jonathan Chase
As EMT Jason
Judith Hoag
As Courtney
William Russ
As EMT Carrick

Co-Guest Stars
Chase Kim
As Ridley
David E. Ross
As Foreman
Delaina Mitchell
As Dr. Morton
Jeorge Watson
As Wallace
John F. Schaffer
As Barista Man
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 and it is morning. Liza is hurrying to work after sleeping the night with ADA Matt Ward. Matt confirms that he wants her to join his side, but Liza is not giving in yet. Matt wants her to stay longer, but she doesn’t want to be late. Matt has not seen anyone so excited about a food poisoning case, but Liza surely is. When she gets to office, Zoey cannot hold her curiosity – Liza is looking sexier and is missing an earring. Later, Nick, Pete and Liza sit with Sonia, the food poisoning client allergic to dairy products, and hesitate about showing her the tape they retrieved from the restaurant. Sonia tells them that she ordered a salad, but the sauce they served had milk powder, and after eating a little bit, she could not breathe any longer. The tape shows Sonia on the restaurant floor, where the EMT officials are trying desperately to save her life. They stop the tape and tell her this is where her heart failed, and it may be a disturbing video. ..

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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
EditorAugie Hess
Director of PhotographyAlan Caso
Warning: The Defenders season 1 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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