Matlock/The Ambassador (1)

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The Ambassador (1)
Season 3, Episode 2
Airdate December 6, 1988
Teleplay by Anne Collins
Story by Dean Hargrove &
Joel Steiger
Directed by Christopher Hibler
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The Ambassador (2)
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The Ambassador (1) is the second episode of the third season of Matlock, and the forty-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Andy Griffith (Ben Matlock), Nancy Stafford (Michelle Thomas) (credit only), Julie Sommars (A.D.A. Julie March) (credit only)

and Kene Holliday (Tyler Hudson)

Special Guest Stars (in alphabetical order): Neil Dickson (Anthony Stewart), Dorian Harewood (Edward Kramer), Lisa Hartman (Shelby Russell), John Rubinstein (Dr. Douglas Clark), David Ogden Stiers (Thomas Baldwin),

Guest Stars (in alphabetical order): Charles Bateman (Michael Russell), John Finnegan (Mr. Gillespie), Bruce Gray (Mr. Reese), Jay Grifasi (Hotdog Vendor), Michael C. Gwynne (Lieutenant), Albert Hall (Assistant D.A. Corbalis)

and Daniel Roebuck (Alexander Winthrop)

Special Appearance by: Don Knotts (Les Calhoun)

Co-Starring: Julian Barnes (Barry Whitney), Dr. Akio Mitamura (Judge Raymond Kawai), Frank Pesce (Bailiff)

Featuring: Greta Brown (Female Officer), Patrick Desantis (Waiter), Karen Raff (Baldwin's Secretary)


Plot Overview

A British diplomat accused of killing his married lover's husband refuses to hide behind diplomatic immunity, so a lawyer who's a friend of Matlock's asks him to come to New York City to help in his defense. The big question for Ben is figuring out why the dead man's widow is so eager to say his client is the killer.


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