The Guardian- Season One

Episode: 8

Production #: 108

First Air Date: November 20, 2001

Writer: David Hollander

Director: Jeremy Kagen

Guest Stars:

Jobeth Williams as Sarah
Robert Loggia as Harry Josephs
Lily Nicksay as dying girl
Holmes Osborne as ?
Michael Bryan French as ?
Paul Yeuell as ?
Kathleen Chalfant as Laurie Solt
Lily Nicksay as Lesley Walker
Julie Pop as Tracey Carlson
Michael Bryan French
Paul Yeuell as Jeff Carlson
Denise Dowse as Judge Rebecca Damsen
Michael Winters as ?

Fan Rating: 10/10 (Average of all fan submitted ratings)


Nick Fallin finds himself the advocate for a 12-year-old girl, Lesley, who needs to be adopted by foster parents immediately in order to receive a heart transplant. Laurie Solt, a social worker for Legal Services (LS), is having trouble placing her due to the many demands of caring for a child with congenital heart disease. Inspired by Lesley's strength after she learns her current foster parents are unable to adopt her, Nick takes the search on as a personal campaign to save Lesley's life. As hope of finding suitable foster care fades, Nick decides that the only way to save Lesley's life is to become her legal guardian. Nick's supervisor at LS, Alvin Masterson questions Nick's ability to care for Lesley. Eventually, the judge does grant Nick legal guardianship. Meanwhile, one of Burton Fallin's old friends, Harry Josephs is dying of cancer and tells Burton he is challenging the employment contract of Hopeson, Inc., which terminates employment if an employee is unable to work for 90 consecutive days. Hopeson Inc. is a long time client of Fallin & Assoc. and Burton helped finalize the original employment contracts. Burton struggles with the responsibility of fighting for his clients and opportunity to stand by his friend.

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