Judging Amy

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Title

Air/Pub'l

Grade

Author

1-23
Recap

Blast From The Past

Blast From The Past - Some shirtless stud basks in the glow of both his own virility, and of the fire. This naughty, shameless cheesecake babe in red satin gathers her clothing from the floor. Sorry, folks. It looks like I'm recapping American Booty tonight. Except, oh my God, the hussy in the red is Maxine. And the shirtless stud is Richard "I'm Evil. You Just Don't Know Why, Yet" Crenna. She's trying to sneak out without waking him up. It's nice to see that the Walk of Shame knows no age limit.

05.22.2000
05.22.2000

Jessica

1-22
Recap

Not With A Whimper

Not With A Whimper - Amy's date excuses himself "for a moment." Amy digs into the bread. He appears to be gone for quite awhile, since she manages to devour the entire basket. Maybe Mr. Portnoy climbed out the bathroom window. Nope, he finally returns and tells Amy that he isn't hungry anymore and that sitting there with her made him want to call his ex-wife.

05.15.2000
05.15.2000

Jessica

1-21
Recap

Gray vs. Gray

Gray vs. Gray - Amy whines that since Maxine is so busy getting it on with her creepy millionaire and she herself is so busy "teaching at Yale" and dealing with Her Mini Brattiness, Lauren, it just feels like they're merely "sharing space." Maxine muses that perhaps that's a good thing, as it may keep them from "having words."

05.08.2000
05.08.2000
D

Jessica

1-20
Recap

The God Thing

The God Thing - Our intrepid heroine's bestest friend at work, Greta (guest star Amy Aquino), returns to her judicial post after a battle with cancer. She looks mahvelous, darlings, and credits her health and well being to The Lord. Amy is dumbfounded by this revelation. Which makes sense because people rarely find religion in times of personal crisis.

05.01.2000
05.01.2000
D

Jessica

1-19
Recap

The Out-of-Towners

The Out-of-Towners - At DCF, Maxine is talking to a distraught young mother, who explains that while her husband is a good father, he beats her. Call me crazy, but I don't think that beating your children's mother is being a good father.

04.17.2000
04.17.2000

Jessica

1-18
Recap

Human Touch

Human Touch - In the Halls of Justice, Amy presides over the custody hearing du jour; Eric Capono, stepfather, is fighting Natural Father Paul Brody for custody of Daughter Caroline, whose mother, Eric's wife, has recently died.

03.20.2000
03.20.2000
D

Jessica

1-17
Recap

Drawing The Line

Drawing The Line - Maxine arrives…somewhere, to find one of her former DCF charges sitting…somewhere, with his skateboard. He's been accused of shoplifting from a local department store and called her to bail him out. Maxine is all cranky because she didn't get to finish breakfast.

02.28.2000
02.28.2000
D

Jessica

1-15
Recap

Culture Clash

Culture Clash - As Amy starts explaining, again, that, see, the Ex In-Laws loooove her, Vincent yelps and kind of floats over to a display of books. "Oh my God," he says, picking up a handsome paperback. Amy snatches it out of his hands, reading the title: "A Time of Luck and Kindness by VINCENT GRAY! Oh MY GOD!" she hollers, as Vincent turns green and says, "Oh my God," like, forty-five thousand more times.

02.14.2000
02.14.2000
D

Jessica

1-14
Recap

Shaken, Not Stirred

Shaken, Not Stirred - Tom asks why he wouldn't want her on the Carnival Committee, and Amy tells him she's "terrible at things like this." Tom tells her it's because the kids get to have all the fun and then says it "doesn't have to be like that." The next thing you know, Tom has challenged Amy to a race.

02.07.2000
02.07.2000
D

Keckler

1-13
Recap

Zero To Sixty

Zero To Sixty - At the Ranch, the children Gray are planning what a newly-made banner tells us is Maxine's 60th birthday party.

01.17.2000
01.17.2000

Jessica

1-12
Recap

Spoil The Child

Spoil The Child - In chambers, Amy rips off her robe to reveal a rather cute red boatnecked top. She's sputtering about the outrage of having her courtroom interrupted. Bruce picks up the Batphone, and gets the scoop; apparently, the judge who demanded the defendant's presence is, duh, in session.

01.10.2000
01.10.2000

Jessica

1-11
Recap

Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent - The cop drags a teenaged boy in handcuffs out of the back of the squad car and presents him to Maxine. The kid tells Maxine that his name is "Manuel. Manual Labor." Oy, kids today! I bet the writers howled over that one!

12.13.1999
12.13.1999
D

Jessica

1-10
Recap

Crowded House

Crowded House - Bruce tells Amy that another judge broke his collarbone, and all his cases have been given to her. First up: fifteen-year-old Lizzie Turton, who stabbed her Home Ec teacher with a pair of scissors.

11.29.1999
11.29.1999
D

Jessica

1-9
Recap

The Persistence Of Tectonics

The Persistence Of Tectonics - Amy tries to convince Lauren that they're "going to have great time" on Thanksgiving with the turkey, and the pie and the parade. Lauren whips out the Guilt and mopes that all the rest of the kids in her class have a "normal family," and wonders why her father can't come to Thanksgiving dinner.

11.22.1999
11.22.1999

Jessica

1-8
Recap

Near Death Experience

Near Death Experience - No preamble -- we're right smack dab in the middle of the Halls of Justice. A young couple divorced five months ago, in the midst of the wife's pregnancy, is already arguing about their five-day-old son. Why, you ask? Could it be custody-related? In the shock of the century, it's not.

11.08.1999
11.08.1999
D

Jessica

1-7
Recap

An Impartial Bias

An Impartial Bias - Maxine is on the phone in the DCF office, bitching someone out, when Marlee Matlin (in the form of one Eliza Spears, deaf activist) marches in and tells her, via her American Sign Language interpreter, to "get off [her] butt regarding the Dexter case." The Dexter case involves two orphan brothers, the eldest of whom is the court-appointed guardian of the younger, who happens to be deaf.

11.01.1999
11.01.1999
D

Jessica

1-6
Recap

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt - In a shocking and unforeseen plot development, this week on Judging Amy the case in front of the judge involves a custody battle!

10.18.1999
10.18.1999
D

Jessica

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