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The Practice
Character: Judge Emily Harrison
Created by: David E. Kelley
Directed by: Andy Wolk
Written by: Alfonso H. Moreno, Jill Goldsmith, David E. Kelley
Produced by: Christina M. Musrey, Gary M. Strangis, Pamela Wisne
Other cast: Dylan McDermott, Michael Badalucco, LisaGay Hamilton, Steve Harris, Camryn Manheim
Episodes: 4x14
Original airdate: February 13, 2000
Episode title: Checkmates
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Running time: 1h

Helen is called in to question the son of a well-known police detective. Because she uses the father to get the son to confess to a murder, Bobby and Eugene try to have the confession thrown out. Meanwhile, Ellenor represents a slightly intellectually disabled young man accused of murder, and suspects a surprise witness who suddenly comes to his defense might be lying.