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Court of No Appeal

by Shack May 25, 2002
L.A. Law: The Movie

Grace walks up to cross. She asks Warren why he has stayed silent so long. He says it's because Diebenkorn told him not to talk. She asks Warren if he didn't find it odd when nothing else happened with him, and a completely different man was convicted and sentenced to death for the crime. Warren is confused about the question and responds, "I don't know." Grace asks him if Michael convinced him to testify by promising Warren that he would be "the hero" if Michael won. Warren says no; Michael told him he'd be doing "an important thing." Grace establishes that Warren gets checks from Social Services because he's "mentally disabled." She has no further questions.

As Jason walks in to watch from the gallery, Michael asks for a stay to investigate this possible suppressed evidence. Grace opposes it, pointing out that all they have is a story from one person that isn't corroborated by any evidence elsewhere. Michael argues that it's just a thirty-day stay. The judge calls the two of them back to order. The judge asks Grace if she has an official objection. Grace relents and says she has no objections. Well, that's just tough! The judge says there isn't enough evidence based on just one witness and won't grant the stay. Then why did you ask Grace, you jerk? He adjourns. Everybody looks crestfallen. As Michael comforts Albert, Jason rushes up to him to give him some interesting news. Ronald Gervin retired in 1999 under a cloud of suspicion regarding possible planted evidence. An LAPD officer planting evidence? I refuse to believe it. Gervin's actions caused an important narcotics conviction to be overturned. Michael asks who the lawyer was in the case. It was Eli "I Played This Character on Two Different Shows and Still Nobody Remembers Me" Levinson, a former lawyer with McKenzie, Brackman. Eli has since left law as well. Michael asks what he does now, which serves as a transition to...

...Eli ranting on a cell phone at the production set of some movie. He's a producer now. He's filming a movie about the Holocaust. I have awful visions of Jakob the Liar. Michael asks Eli to testify before his client gets executed. Eli wants a sesame bagel.

Back at the firm, Ann and Stuart are arguing some more about Yosh. God. So boring. The problem is that all the subplots are boring, so I don't even get a sense of relief when this scene ends, because I know it's just an indication that another scene that I don't want to watch is about to begin. Ann feels guilty. Stuart isn't really bothered. Ann's flakiness is a big turn-on. Ann smiles; nothing on her face moves except her lips. Stuart says that they'll take Yosh to court and freeze his assets. They're interrupted by slinky Chloe, looking like that one stripper who does the businesswoman theme. Chloe asks Ann what time they're going to be meeting with Max. Ann realizes that she had forgotten about it, and can't make it because of her own problems. She asks Chloe to reschedule the meeting for her.

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Court of No Appeal

by Shack May 25, 2002
L.A. Law: The Movie Grace walks up to cross. She asks Warren why he has stayed silent so long. He says it's because Diebenkorn told him not to talk. She asks Warren if he didn't find it odd when nothing else happened with him, and a completely different man was convicted and sentenced to death for the crime. Warren is confused about the question and responds, "I don't know." Grace asks him if Michael convinced him to testify by promising Warren that he would be "the hero" if Michael won. Warren says no; Michael told him he'd be doing "an important thing." Grace establishes that Warren gets checks from Social Services because he's "mentally disabled." She has no further questions. As Jason walks in to watch from the gallery, Michael asks for a stay to investigate this possible suppressed evidence. Grace opposes it, pointing out that all they have is a story from one person that isn't corroborated by any evidence elsewhere. Michael argues that it's just a thirty-day stay. The judge calls the two of them back to order. The judge asks Grace if she has an official objection. Grace relents and says she has no objections. Well, that's just tough! The judge says there isn't enough evidence based on just one witness and won't grant the stay. Then why did you ask Grace, you jerk? He adjourns. Everybody looks crestfallen. As Michael comforts Albert, Jason rushes up to him to give him some interesting news. Ronald Gervin retired in 1999 under a cloud of suspicion regarding possible planted evidence. An LAPD officer planting evidence? I refuse to believe it. Gervin's actions caused an important narcotics conviction to be overturned. Michael asks who the lawyer was in the case. It was Eli "I Played This Character on Two Different Shows and Still Nobody Remembers Me" Levinson, a former lawyer with McKenzie, Brackman. Eli has since left law as well. Michael asks what he does now, which serves as a transition to... ...Eli ranting on a cell phone at the production set of some movie. He's a producer now. He's filming a movie about the Holocaust. I have awful visions of Jakob the Liar. Michael asks Eli to testify before his client gets executed. Eli wants a sesame bagel. Back at the firm, Ann and Stuart are arguing some more about Yosh. God. So boring. The problem is that all the subplots are boring, so I don't even get a sense of relief when this scene ends, because I know it's just an indication that another scene that I don't want to watch is about to begin. Ann feels guilty. Stuart isn't really bothered. Ann's flakiness is a big turn-on. Ann smiles; nothing on her face moves except her lips. Stuart says that they'll take Yosh to court and freeze his assets. They're interrupted by slinky Chloe, looking like that one stripper who does the businesswoman theme. Chloe asks Ann what time they're going to be meeting with Max. Ann realizes that she had forgotten about it, and can't make it because of her own problems. She asks Chloe to reschedule the meeting for her.

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