CTVA US Legal Drama - "Matlock" (Fred Silverman/DeanHargrove/NBC) Season 2 (1987-88) Andy Griffith

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Season 2 (1987-88)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################### Matlock ##################
############## season 2 1987-88 ##############
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NBC Tuesdays 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern
Regular/Recurring Cast:
Nancy Stafford as Michelle Thomas
Julie Sommars as Julie Marsh
Kari Lizer as Cassie Phillips
David Froman as Det. Bob Brooks
Michael Durrell as DA Lloyd Burgess

2.1 [--] Matlock: THE BILLIONAIRE (2hr. feature-length Episode)
22Dec87
Filmed on location.
Teleplay by Anne Collins / Story by Dean Hargrove and Joel Steiger
d. Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:
Albert Gordon.................Don Murray
Eric Gordon...................Greg Evigan
Laura Gordon..................Michele Green
Mitchell Gordon...............Bruce Greenwood
Phil Dudley...................David McCallum
Stanley Douglas...............Alan Downer
Insp. Liggett.................Leon Greene
Robert Harris.................Linal Haft
Butler........................Barry Ingham
Judge Woolsey.................Preston Lockwood
Stevenson Davies..............John Quayle
Nicky.........................Richard Ridings
Security Guard................Richard Shaw
Man at Butler's School........Oliver Parker
Sherwood......................Guy Standeven
Heavy.........................Guy Sweeney
Maid..........................Lindy Whiteford
Also starring: Jane How, Claire Oberman, Ronald Pickup
The son of an American businessman living in London is convicted of his father's murder, prompting his sister
(Michele Greene) to hire Matlock to prove that he was framed.
Note: Matlock meets Michelle and hires her in this episode.

2.2 [--] Matlock: BLIND JUSTICE
6Oct87
Written by Sam Barnard d. Christian J. Nyby II
Guest Cast:
Arthur Hampton................David Ogden Stiers
Andrea Morrow ................Kathleen Lloyd
Clay Graham...................Greg Mullavey
D.A. Farina...................Andy Romano
Mrs. Larson...................Aurelia Sweeney
Process Server................Kerry Nakagwa
Mike Floyd....................G. Smokey Campbell
Matlock defends a friend of Michelle's who's been framed by a sightless sculptor for the murder of the man
responsible for his blindness.

2.3 [--] Matlock: THE ANNIHILATOR
13Oct87
Teleplay by Anne Collins / Story by Rift Fournier
d. Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:
Vic Garrett/The Annihilator...Dick Butkus
Donna Clifford................Marta Kober
Gentleman George..............Lee Paul
Connie Hammond................Gracie Harrison
Tommy O'Keefe.................Jack Thibeau
..............................Chick Hearn
Bobby.........................Dick Bakalyan
Dr. Carlin....................John Wesley
Pete Lucas....................Kim Robillard
Referee.......................Count Billy Vargas
Jimmy Ito.....................Raymond Ma
Judge Warren Anderson.........Robert Downey
Bailiff.......................Kahil Wheaton
Policeman.....................Paul Mendoza
Mrs. Kowalski.................Connie Sawyer
Sailor Jack...................John 'Wildman' Armstrong
Czar Vladmir..................Count Billy Vargas
Matlock goes to the mat to prove that Cassie's favorite pro wrestler, the Annihilator, was framed for
the murder of rival grappler Sailor Jack.

2.4 [--] Matlock: THE HUSBAND
20Oct87
Teleplay by Robert Schlitt / Story by Leigh Vance & Robert Schlitt
Directed by Tony Mordente
Guest Cast:
Diane (Jonas) Benson..........Sherry Hursey
Liz Benson....................Nancy Frangione
Kevin Benson..................Terrence McNally
Clark Benson..................H.Richard Greene
Judy Benson...................Christopher Norris
Mrs. Berino...................Natalie Core
Lt. Mark Herrmann.............Gordon D. Pinkney
Judge Irene Sawyer............Lucille Meredith (recurring)
A man who was married to three women--simultaneously--is
dead, and it's up to Michelle and Matlock to prove wife No. 3 wasn't his murderer.

2.5 [--] Matlock: THE POWER BROKERS: Part 1: 27Oct87
2.6 [--] Matlock: THE POWER BROKERS: Part 2: 03Nov87
Written by Robert Hamilton d. Charles S. Dubin
Guest Cast:
Melinda Stuart................Isabella Hofmann
Sen.Lambert Crawford..........Ralph Bellamy
Robert Irwin..................Robert Culp
Judge Hollis D. Dunaway.......George Gaynes
Clarissa Irwin................Nancy Dussault
Michael Fitzmorris............Gregory Itzin
Jed Palmer....................Scott Bakula
..............................Dana Gladstone
..............................Jeanna Michaels
..............................Gerry Gibson
..............................Bert Kramer
..............................Alan Fudge
Whitehall.....................John Hostetter
Hooker........................Dyana Ortelli
Doorman.......................Howard Johnson
Jury Foreman..................Frances Gray
Davies II..(real FBI).........Kenneth White
Spa Manager...................Bobbi Jo Lathan
Spa Guard.....................Tom Noga
Sergeant......................Steve Dougherty
Maitre d'.....................Alex Palermo
Jed's Assistant...............Eileen T'Kaye
Synopsis (pt 1):
Matlock probes a conspiracy to frame a columnist for the murder of her source.
Synopsis (pt 1):
Matlock's client (Isabella Hofmann) wants to retract her confession, contending she was tricked by fake Federal
agents; while Matlock contends with a difficult judge and a mounting conspiracy.

2.7 [--] Matlock: THE GAMBLER
10Nov87
Written by Robert Hamilton d. Tony Mordente
Guest Cast:
Man in the Casino................Sheldon Leonard
Lt. Jim Manning..................Bruce Weitz
Lewis Devlin.....................Ken Kercheval
Bobby Freemont...................Dick Gautier
Laura Norwood/Victoria Rollins...Marge Helgenberger
(informant)......................Vincent Schiavelli
DA...............................Frank Aletter
Desk Clerk.......................John Apicella
Sergeant.........................John Lafayette
Bodyguard........................Kevin McDermott
Hostess..........................Laurel Lockart
Chauffeur........................Carnie Pitrello
Maid.............................Renee Victor
Croupier.........................Joe Criscuolo
Croupier.........................Faye Brown
Cop..............................Philip Adams
A killer's luck may run out as Matlock stakes his reputation on clearing a friend on trial for murdering
his mob-connected girl friend in Las Vegas.

2.8 [--] Matlock: THE NETWORK
1Dec87
Teleplay by Philip Mishkin / Story by Dean Hargrove and Joel Steiger
d. Christopher Hibler
Cameo: Jason Bateman, Corbin Bernsen, Rhea Perlman,
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Betty White and ALF.
TV News: Terry McNeil and Doug Auget(?)....?
Guest Cast:
Paul J. Bartel................Granville Van Dusen
David Martin..................Jonathan Perpich
Larry Davis...................Harris Laskawy
Lane Lockletter...............Cameron Mitchell
..............................Anne Gillespie
..............................Larry Anderson
..............................Debra Sue Maffett
..............................John Zarchen
Michael.......................Tom Spackman
Unshaven Man..................Frank Collison
Clarisse......................Nancy Priddy
Waiter........................Guerin Barry
Wolfson.......................Kenneth Danziger
DA David Clark................Mark Schneider
Mrs. Stillman.................Aneta Corsaut
Lt. Wallace...................John McCann
Judge Judith Nagata...........Mie Hunt
Jury Foreman..................H. Cannon Lopez
Matlock defends a TV producer accused of backstabbing-- literally--a network-programming chief.

2.9 [--] Matlock: THE BEST FRIEND
8Dec87
Written by Gerald Sanoff d. Tony Mordente
Guest Cast:
Vanessa Douglas...............Nana Visitor
Dr. Sarah Perlman.............Katherine Cannon
Sylvia Richland...............Jean Bruce Scott
Wilson Douglas................Bert Remsen
Judge Arthur Beaumont.........Jason Wingreen
..............................Grant Heslov
..............................Josef Rainer
Jeff Lindquist................Will Jeffries
Steven Cassidy................James Mulholland
Outside Vendor................Bob Puglisi
Assistant.....................Diana Tanaka
Matlock uncovers startling evidence in the case of a woman (Nana Visitor) accused of killing the author,
Stephen Cassidy, who exposed a political family's secrets.

2.10 [--] Matlock: THE COUNTRY BOY
15Dec87
Written by Doc Barnett d. Charles S. Dubin
Guest Cast:
Jimmy Legrand.................David Carradine
Kitty Carroll.................Candy Clark
"Bones" Jennings..............Chris Mulkey
Mollie Parnell................? Diana Bellamy
..............................Erik Menyuk
..............................Michael Rider
Bartender.....................Randy Polk
Lt. Peters....................David Ralphe
Luann.........................Beverly Leech
Onlooker......................James Clark
Bald Man......................Jerome Guardino
Girl..........................Susan Schroeder
Stage Manager.................Tom La Grua
Reporter #A...................Kelly McMahon
Reporter #B...................Eli Rich
Reporter #C...................Marshall Martin
Matlock is excited about defending his favorite country singer until he witnesses first-hand the man's
hard living and drinking.

2.11 [--] Matlock: THE GIFT (aka
The Christmas Story)
22Dec87
Written by Robert Schlitt d. Tony Mordente
Music by Artie Kane
Guest Cast:
Wendy Crowley.................Jandi Swanson
Brian Emerson.................Bryan Cranston
Peter Bono....................Wolf Muser
Judge Elliot Franklin.........William Shallert
Dr. Lord......................Jason Evers
Philip Tracey.................Howard George
Dr. Maggie Crowley............Lise Hilboldt
Miriam Tracey.................Judith Baldwin
'Tis the season for Matlock to defend a Santa accused of murder at a party populated by St.Nicks, and to
play Father Christmas to the defendant's precocious young daughter.

2.12 [--] Matlock: THE BODY
5Jan88
Written by Gerald Sanoff d. Charles S. Dubin
Guest Cast:
Donna Stewart.................Penelope Windust
Jack Berlin...................J.Kenneth Campbell
Robert Bell...................Phillip Richard Allen
Linda Miles...................Rosalind Inglegrew [Smith]
Vince Campbell................Rick Hill
Christie Huntley..............Michelle Zeitlin
ADA Sloan.....................David Ralphe
Charlie.......................Nick De Mauro
Bellboy.......................Michael Allen Ryder
Mrs. Mitchell.................Barbara Beckley
Masseuse......................Julie Hayek
Jury Foreman..................Greta Brown
Fred Stewart..................Bob Snead
Matlock exercises his mind and body at a health spa, where his client is accused of killing the amorous
aerobics instructor, Christy Huntley, who had an affair with her husband.

2.13 [--] Matlock: THE REUNION
12Jan88
Written by Maryanne Kasica & Michael Scheff d. Charles S. Dubin
Guest Cast:
George Dutton.................Bill Hayes
Victor Kendall................Tom Hallick
Warren Coates.................Fredd Wayne
Ross Bailey...................Richard Roat
Amy Dutton....................Shelby Leverington
Skip Walker...................Tim Donoghue
Featuring: Basil Hoffman, Patrick Kilpatrick, T.J. O'Neill
Don Sparks, Matthew Tobin
Matlock gives it the old college try when a law-school buddy is murdered after their class reunion,
and he defends another friend who's been arrested for the crime.

2.14 [--] Matlock: THE GIGOLO
19Jan88
Written by Stephen Black & Henry Stern d. Tony Mordente
Guest Cast:
Scott Lazar...................Steven Memel
Garland Frazier...............William Prince
Barbara Raymond...............Penny Fuller
Laura Frazier.................Jane Hallaren
Dash Harrison.................Gerard Prendergast
Judge Arthur Beaumont.........Jason Wingreen
Lt. Snell.....................Roy Fegan
Judge Archibald Smith.........Chad Block
Letitia.......................Sheila Shaw
Matlock has to do some fancy footwork to prove that a dance instructor didn't murder his wealthy,
married lover. Meanwhile, Matlock continues to waltz around his relationship with Julie.

2.15 [--] Matlock: THE UMPIRE
26Jan88
Written by Phillip Mishkin d. Harvey Laidman
Guest Cast:
Walt Judd.....................?Robert Harper
Charlie Bonham................Richard Kline
Freddy Hatton.................James Staley
Roger Cullen..................Mitchell Laurance
Barney Sutter.................Jim Beaver
Patty Judd....................Diane Behrens
Marshall Turner...............Laurence Braude
Ronald Pierce.................Christopher Chisholm
Lt. Parker....................Fitzhugh G. Houseton
Mr. Nelson....................Kirk Sisco
Celia.........................Kat Meyer Ellis
Shouts of 'kill the umpire' turn out to be deadly accurate when a softball-league ump calls his last
strike, leaving Matlock to sort through a team full of suspects.

2.16 [--] Matlock: THE INVESTIGATION: Part 1: 2Feb88
2.17 [--] Matlock: THE INVESTIGATION: Part 2: 9Feb88
Teleplay by Anne Collins / Story by Dean Hargrove & Joel Steiger
d. Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:
Craig Gentry..................Shaun Cassidy
Carl Benedict.................John Rubinstein
Lt. Chet Webber...............Max Gail
Elliot Atkins.................James Sloyan
Sam Gerard....................John Randolph
Juanita Martinez..............Maria O'Brien
Dick Silvers..................Seymour Cassel
Bartender.....................Paul Koslo
..............................Stan Ivar
..............................Charles Boswell
..............................Jim Staskel
Synopsis (pt 1):
Matlock discovers that his client, who's accused of killing a mob-hunting congressman, is the son of a
major organized-crime figure.
Synopsis (pt 2):
When Matlock gets caught in the middle of a full-scale mob war, his defense of a crime kingpin's son
unravels with each gunshot fired and each witness eliminated.

2.18 [--] Matlock: THE HUCKSTERS
16Feb88
Teleplay by Philip Mishkin / Story by Dean Hargrove and Joel Steiger
d. Charles S. Dubin
Guest Cast:
Ken Pritchard.................Dann Florek
Stephen Spector...............James A. Watson, Jr.
Jane Barnes...................Beth Broderick
Don Ridgely...................Michael Flynn
Hal Simpson...................Rob Wininger
..............................Robert Lesser
Roselle.......................Maria Adams
Charlie.......................Nick de Mauro
Alice Wierman.................Heidi Kozak
Cathy Wolfe...................Stephanie Shryer
Martin West...................Lawrence Hall
ADA...........................Carlo Allen
Janitor.......................Art Shilling
Judge Irene Sawyer............Lucille Meredith (recurring)
A pyramid-scheming huckster is murdered, and Matlock hopes to sell the jury on the idea that his client
was framed by one of three suspects, all with motive and opportunity.
[note: a viewer vote determines which of the three is guilty.]

2.19 [--] Matlock: THE LOVELORN
23Feb88
Written by Max Eisenberg d. Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:
Gideon Harris.................Will Bledsoe
Carol Weston..................Marta DuBois
Lee Manners...................Madison Mason
Craig Moore...................Jerry Houser
Carter Weston.................James O'Sullivan
Marjorie Manners..............Natalia Nogulich
Sylvia Richland...............Jean Bruce Scott
Mrs. Craig Moore..............? Barbara Whinnery
Matlock sorts through the complicated family 'affairs' of a popular romantic advice columnist ,
while he offers his own advice to his client who's accused of the columnist's murder.

2.20 [--] Matlock: THE GENIUS
15Mar88
Written by Link Kibbee d. Frank Thackery
Guest Cast:
Dr. Irwin Bruckner............Bill Mumy
Dr. Jeremy Barnes.............Lawrence Pressman
Dr. Vanessa Sedgwick..........Carolyn Seymour
Arthur Drake..................Lou Felder
Dr. Paul Liu..................James Pax
Douglas Harding...............Turner Stephen Bruton
Dr. Vincent Redding...........Gerald Hiken
Judge Hamilton................Anne E. Curry
Matlock defends his nephew, a certified genius charged with murder, who helps his own case by matching
wits with a computer to identify the person who killed a think-tank director.

2.21 [--] Matlock: THE MAGICIAN
22Mar88
Written by Gerald Sanoff d. Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:
Daniel Fontaine...............Michael E. Knight
Arthur Wolff..................Michael Halsey
Rod Greenwood.................Harry Groener
Jimmy Collier.................Peter Frechette
The Amazing Ziegler...........Wil Albert
Sandy Farrell.................Kim Ulrich
..............................Obba Babatunde
Mitch.........................Michael Pniewski
Jury Foreman..................Herman O. Arbeit
Guard.........................Lewis Dix, Jr.
Magician #1...................Chuck Jones
Inez..........................Elda Lopez
Magician #2...................Billy McComb
Matlock uses a little legal legerdemain in his defense of a magician who's trying to escape charges
of murdering his ambitious assistant.

2.22 [--] Matlock: THE FISHERMAN
29Mar88
Written by Marvin Kupfer d. Harvey Laidman
Guest Cast:
Nguyen Tran...................Dana Lee
Le Tran.......................Jason Scott Lee
Tom Jakes.....................Robert Donner
Michael Barton................Arthur Rosenberg
Rod Atkins....................Jack Rader
Sheriff Washburn..............Jon Cedar
Julia Sampson.................Maggie Egan
Sampson.......................S.A.Griffin
Deputy........................Bill Dearth
Judge Harper..................Elyse Donalson
Luke..........................George I. Caldwell
Bartender.....................Joe Horvath
George........................Hal Landon, Jr.
Bailiff.......................Kahill Wheaton
Ted...........................Biff Yeager
Matlock goes angling for evidence when he defends a Vietnamese immigrant charged with the murder
of a bigoted fisherman.

2.23 [--] Matlock: THE HEIRESS
3May88
Written by Diana Kopald Marcus d. Leo Penn
Guest Cast:
Walter Kreitzer...............Brian Benben
Allison Tate..................Jill Carroll
Bob Ranier....................Mason Adams
Dr. Linder....................Alan Oppenheimer
Marsha Gold...................Melinda O. Fee
Mrs. Johnson..................Jill Andre
Bookkeeper....................Wendy McDonald
Judge Irene Sawyer............Lucile Meredith
DA............................Ron Recasner (recurring)
Foreman.......................Robert Kenner
Young Alison Tate.............Ashlie Walker
Matlock is wary of an inheritance attorney who shows up to help with the defense of an emotionally
unstable heiress charged with murder.

################### Matlock ##################
############## End of season 2 ###############
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