L.A. Law/Blood, Sweat and Fears

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Blood, Sweat and Fears
Season 4, Episode 15
Airdate March 15, 1990
Production Number 7D15
Written by David E. Kelley
Directed by Ed Sherin
Produced by Elodie Keene,
Michael M. Robin
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Blood, Sweat and Fears is the fifteenth episode of the fourth season of L.A. Law, and the seventy-sixth episode overall.

Starring: Harry Hamlin (Michael Kuzak), Susan Dey (Judge Grace Van Owen) (credit only), Corbin Bernsen (Arnie Becker), Jill Eikenberry (Ann Kelsey), Alan Rachins (Douglas Brackman, Jr.), Michele Greene (Abby Perkins), Jimmy Smits (Victor Sifuentes), Michael Tucker (Stuart Markowitz), Susan Ruttan (Roxanne Melman) (credit only), Blair Underwood (Jonathan Rollins), Larry Drake (Benny Stulwicz) (credit only)

and Richard Dysart (Leland McKenzie)

Guest Starring: Diana Muldaur (Rosalind Shays), Carl Lumbly (Earl Williams), Vonetta McGee (Jackie Williams), Christine Estabrook (Susan Parral), Stanley Kamel (Mark Gilliam), Franc Luz (Dr. Michael Dayan), Leon (Ronald "Pinto" Sewell), Lorinne Vozoff (Judge Roberta Harbin), John Carter (Dr. John Petit), Dayna Winston (Janine Williams), Jeffrey Josephson (Johnny Kayle)

and Veronica Cartwright (A.D.A. Margaret Flanagan)

Co-Starring: Warren Munson (Judge Matthew Saucier)

Featuring: Kate Randolph Burns (Clerk), Bill Feeney (Guard), Andrea Covell (Foreperson)

Uncredited: Beah Richards (Alberta Williams), Landon & Logan Weber (Matthew Markowitz), Stewart Wilson-Turner (Earl Williams, Jr.)


Plot Overview

Leland McKenzie is resigning as Senior Partner of L.A. Law firm, he'll stay on as of counsel. They'll take over as the next Senior Partner. Rosalind Shays, Douglas Brackman, and Stuart Markowitz are running for Senior Partner in the election. Rosalind Shays is elected the next Senior Partner, becoming the first woman to be in charge of L.A. Law firm in Los Angeles. Victor Sifuentes is representing the defendant Dr. Michael Dayan in the wrongful death of a patient Warren Parral who been diagnosed with AIDS and faces the lawsuit.


  • Carl Lumbly as Earl Williams as a Literature Professor has granted a full free and pardon and dismissed by Judge Roberta Harbin for the murder of Nina Corry he didn't commit. All because the witness name is Ronald "Pinto" Sewell, he confessed to being testify and he explained that from the police and the district attorney Margaret Flanagan. He was reunited with his wife Jackie, his two children Janine and Earl, Jr. And his mother Alberta. Earl is coming home. Thanks, Michael Kuzak. Kuzak gives thanks to Jonathan Rollins. This is for the first time on L.A. Law.

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