The Guardian- Season 2
The Dead

Episode: 25

Production #: 225

First Air Date: October 8, 2002

Writer: David Hollander & Alfonso H. Moreno

Director: Jerry Levine

Guest Stars:

John Rubenstein as Nathan Caldwell
Farrah Fawcett as Mary Gressler
Katherine LaNasa as Kim McPhereson
Johnny Sneed as Brian Olsen
Amanda Michalka as Shannon Gressler
Evan Handler as Mitchell Lichtman
E.J. Callahan .... Joseph Lombardini
Pamela Dunlap .... FBI Agent Helen Calfas
Dorothea Harahan .... Gretchen
Paul Hayes .... Howard Glover
Bari Hochwald .... Rhonda Simmons
James Martin Kelly .... Commissioner Henry Willging
Katherine La Nasa .... Kim McPherson
Alan Polonsky .... Harold Levine
John Rubinstein .... Sen. Nathan Caldwell
Ben Siegler .... Thomas Paul
Johnny Sneed .... Brian Olson
Roz Witt .... Carol Argos
Grace Zabriskie .... Judith

Fan Rating: 8/10 (Average of all fan submitted ratings)


Burton and Mary Gressler (Farrah Fawcett) begin a friendship and he helps her when Mandy's ex wants to take Mandy's body to Atlantic City to be cremated. Meanwhile, Nick and Alvin (Alan Rosenberg) face each other in a legal battle when they represent opposing parties in a battle to remove bodies from a cemetery. Shannon: Amanda Michalka. Caldwell: John Rubinstein. Jake: Raphael Sbarge. Lulu: Wendy Moniz.

(From Sony)
In their own individual ways, Nick and Burton Fallin find themselves dealing with issues of the dead. In an effort to bring in new clients for Fallin & Straka, Nick approaches Commissioner Edward Willging about helping him work a deal with Joseph Lombardini. Joseph is the landowner of a cemetery that stands in the way of the expansion of an access road that the county is trying to build. Not only are the families of the deceased fighting for the rights of their buried loved ones, but one of the family members, Judith Davis, has a secret about her deceased loved one that threatens Burton’s judgeship. Meanwhile, Burton tries to help Mary Gressler (Farrah Fawcett), the mother of Mandy Gressler, obtain the rights to bury her daughter alongside Mandy’s father so that the family can be together in the afterlife.

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