The Guardian- Season 2
The Next Life

Episode: 26

Production #: 226

First Air Date: October 15, 2002

Writer: David Hollander & Rick Eid

Director: Joan Tewkesbury

Guest Stars:

Victor McCay as nurse
Katherine LaNasa as ?
Denise Dowse as Judge Rebecca Damsen
Jacob Price as Josh Bennet
Kerry Washington as Drea Westbrook
Sarah Reyne as Jena
Harry Johnson .... Edgar Suatoni
B.K. Kennelly .... Mike Williamson
Ken Rosier .... Detective
Lee Ryan .... Mr. Carl
Roger Guenveur Smith as ?
Floyd Van Buskirk as ?
Sarah Zinsser .... Administrator

Fan Rating: 9/10 (Average of all fan submitted ratings)


Burton announces the partnership of Fallin & Fallin and the firm's first case involves a hospital where a nurse (Victor McCay) has confessed to killing cancer patients. But there's a conflict of interest when James reveals that his grandmother died on the hospital's oncology ward. Drea: Kerry Washington. Jenna: Sarah Rayne. Alvin: Alan Rosenberg. Jake: Raphael Sbarge.

(From Sony)
After deciding to work together, Nick and Burton Fallin return to the old offices of Fallin & Associates to create a new firm, Fallin & Fallin. Finally working on equal ground, Nick and Burton’s first big client turns out to be Allegheny County Hospital, which is under scrutiny as one of the nurses is arrested and confesses to killing patients in the oncology department during his shifts. The hospital faces several potential lawsuits from the family members of the patients who died. To assemble a strong team of attorneys, Nick and Burton bring in James Mooney to help with the case but soon discover that his grandmother died in that very hospital just a few months earlier. James immediately removes himself from the case but he eventually gives into his desire to fight for the underdogs and tries to find representation for the family members. Meanwhile, Nick is also thrown into a case as a favor to Laurie Solt, where he must defend a child’s right to attend an adoption party. This is a concept that Alvin Masterson finds reprehensible, as he believes it treats the children as though they are cattle to be sold at market.

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