Matlock/The Mayor (1)

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The Mayor (1)
Season 3, Episode 8
Airdate January 31, 1989
Teleplay by Robert Schlitt
Story by Dean Hargrove &
Joel Steiger
Directed by Harvey Laidman
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The Mayor (2)
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The Mayor (1) is the eighth episode of the third season of Matlock, and the fifty-fifth episode overall.

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

and Kene Holliday (Tyler Hudson)

Special Guest Stars: Georg Stanford Brown (Judge Stuart Franklin), Tony Soper (Paul O'Neill)

and Dennis Franz (Jack Brennert)

Guest Stars: Tony Maggio (Chris Reardon), Evan C. Kim (Joseph Chan), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Janice Barelli), Lisa Sloan (Melissa Landis), Alan Stock (Eddie Lomax), John Calvin (Brian Barelli), Ford Rainey (Judge Donald Powell), Bianca Rossini (Nicole Carlton), Paul Collins (Jim Milbourne)

and Mel Stewart (Sgt. Lou Marshall)

Co-Starring: Dominick Allen (Photographer), Anthony Charnota (Bartender), Nick Cinardo (Drinker), Leonard Donato (Assistant D.A.), Bob Goldstein (Cabbie), David Mack (Crenshaw), Andrew Walker (Technician)


Plot Overview

A newspaper reporter summons Matlock to Chicago after the Mayor is assassinated and a notorious activist is accused. The lawyer tries to figure out what the Mayor was arguing about with two acquaintances, a judge and a factory owner, and whether it has any bearing on the case.


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