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About THE FIRM & Episode Guides

About THE FIRM & Episode Guides

The Firm Aired From January 08, 2012 – July 14, 2012 On NBC

About the Show:
Based on the blockbuster feature film and best-selling novel by world-renowned author John Grisham (The Pelican Brief, The Client), The Firm continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere and his family 10 years after the events of the film and novel. As a young associate, McDeere brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob -- and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection program, Mitch and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future -- only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere. The Firm is produced by Entertainment One in association with Sony Pictures Television and Paramount Pictures. The executive producers are Grisham, Lukas Reiter (Law & Order, Boston Legal), John Morayniss (Haven, Hun), Michael Rosenberg (Hung, Skins) and Noreen Halpern (Rookie Blue, Hung).


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Josh LucasMitch McDeere
Callum Keith RennieRay McDeere
Juliette LewisTammy Hemphill
Molly ParkerAbby McDeere
Natasha CalisClaire McDeere
Tricia HelferAlex Clark
Shaun MajumderAndrew Palmer


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Season 1

Episode 1: Pilot (Jan/08/2012)
After young lawyer Mitchell McDeere exposed the law firm he worked for was a front for the Chicago mob, he and his family found themselves in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Now, a decade later, McDeere, his wife Abby and daughter Claire, begin their efforts to reclaim their lives, which proves to be an uphill battle.

Episode 2: Chapter Two (Jan/08/2012)
After young lawyer Mitchell McDeere exposed the law firm he worked for was a front for the Chicago mob, he and his family found themselves in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Now, a decade later, McDeere, his wife Abby and daughter Claire, begin their efforts to reclaim their lives, which proves to be an uphill battle. (Second half of two hour premiere)

Episode 3: Chapter Three (Jan/12/2012)
Now associated with the Kinross & Clark law firm, Mitch is forced to defend a partners' son on a murder charge. Unhappy with his new case assignment, Mitch puts Ray to work by having him investigate what really happened. All the while, Mitch starts working on the Sarah Holt (guest star Alex Paxton-Beesley) case and Kinross & Grant's reason to bring Mitch into the fold is slowly starting to surface.

Episode 4: Chapter Four (Jan/19/2012)
Mitch takes the case of a female psychiatrist accused of murdering an ex-patient that had been stalking her. All the while, Mitch also struggles with an eerie feeling that he is being watched and begrudgingly tells Abby and the FEDS. Meanwhile, Ray follows a hunch that could help with the Sarah Holt case and Tammy unpacks a box of Sarah Holt's belongings (guest star Alex Paxton-Beesley), including a laptop with possible incriminating evidence on it.

Episode 5: Chapter Five (Jan/26/2012)
Mitch is given the difficult task of defending Judd Grafton (guest star Randal Edwards), a gambler wrongly accused of murder. With Judd continuing to claim his innocence and willing to take the risk of a guilty verdict, Mitch puts Ray to work to find any helpful clues. Meanwhile, Mitch and Abby, who have been invested in the Althea Sanderson tort case, take a huge risk by enlisting Kincross & Grant to help them.

Episode 6: Chapter Six (Feb/02/2012)
Mitch is blindsided when a Judge's offer of leniency for his client is revealed to have ulterior motives. A clever Claire tries to convince her parents that she needs a cell phone to fit in, but when her parents disagree, she devises a new plan, that scares Abby to the core. Meanwhile, Tammy and Ray continue piecing together what little clues they have on the Sarah Holt (guest star Alex Paxton-Beesley) case, hoping to help Mitch get some answers.

Episode 7: Chapter Seven (Feb/18/2012)
Mitch's defense of a new client, Nate Murphy (guest star Andrew Jenkins), is complicated when the young man's brother is named as a co-defendant. Running out of time, Mitch must convince Nate to go against his own brother and become a witness for the prosecution. Elsewhere, Tammy turns up the heat on a potential ally, Martin Moxon (guest star Stuart Hughes) to help explain his cryptic clue in the slow evolving Sarah Holt case.

Episode 8: Chapter Eight (Feb/25/2012)
After being cleared as a suspect in the death of Martin Moxon, Mitch is released from jail and immediately finds himself thrown into a new case against a large pharmaceutical company. During a free moment, Mitch visits Sarah Holt in jail, but she refuses to answer any of his questions. Elsewhere, Ray uncovers a clue about Mitch's pursuer on the day of Moxon's death, while Tammy and Abby investigate a mysterious list Moxon left behind.

Episode 9: Chapter Nine (Mar/03/2012)
Mitch and Ray are hired by a desperate father, Sergeant Leonard Debs, who enlists their help with the mysterious death of his son. However, their investigation puts them both in the center of the surreal world of Federal "terror law," where national security trumps civil liberties and secret proceedings replace public hearings. Meanwhile, Tammy finds herself a new job, in an effort to help further their ongoing investigation in the Sarah Holt

Episode 10: Chapter Ten (Mar/10/2012)
Mitch takes on a tough case defending a woman accused of kidnapping a baby, which is not only being tried in court, but in the media too. Having her own dilemma, Abby agonizes over what to do about a student she suspects is being abused. Meanwhile, Ray and Tammy both discover helpful information involving the Sarah Holt case. Elsewhere, Joey Morolto makes a statement that proves he is the head of the crime family.

Episode 11: Chapter Eleven (Mar/17/2012)
Mitch takes on the case of a death row inmate who wants to help the family that he wronged in an unusual way. Unknown to Tammy, she has inherited a house from a deceased aunt, but this causes tension with Ray because it means taking the next step in their relationship. Meanwhile, the Sarah Holt case begins to unfold, giving the gang important insight into the experiences that shaped this mysterious woman.

Episode 12: Chapter Twelve (Mar/31/2012)
Mitch finally convinces Sarah Holt to tell him the truth about her case, despite the potential danger this exposes her to. Meanwhile, Mitch makes a mistake in his defense of a man accused of murder, and the error could land his client in jail for life. Abby makes an important discovery with the help of Martin Moxon's wife Danielle, while Tammy enlists the help of a hacker to scrounge for any clues on Sarah Holt's laptop.

Episode 13: Chapter Thirteen (Apr/14/2012)
Mitch and Ray confront Andrew, who offers to help expose Kinross & Clark to the FBI; Abby tries to get the authorities to prevent the next murder; Mitch and his team prepare to take on Kevin Stack.

Episode 14: Chapter Fourteen (Apr/21/2012)
Shaken by the fact that Abby has been kidnapped by Kevin Stack's men, Mitch begrudgingly makes a deal with him to trade key evidence to keep her safe. With the clock ticking, Mitch is ready to make the swap when the FBI suddenly arrests him and Ray, jeopardizing Abby's life. Meanwhile, desperate to stay alive, Abby begins to play mind games on her captor in order to plot her escape.

Episode 15: Chapter Fifteen (Apr/28/2012)
Mitch and Ray make dangerous decisions in their effort to expose Kevin Stack and the Noble Insurance conspiracy. With Stack and Alex Clark working hard to evade justice, Abby surprisingly finds herself at the center of the case.

Episode 16: Chapter Sixteen (May/12/2012)
When Abby takes the stand in the government's case against Kevin Stack, her testimony becomes the only thing that can keep him behind bars. Determined to make sure Stack doesn't evade justice, Mitch learns all the details of his master plan.

Episode 17: Chapter Seventeen (May/19/2012)
As Mitch represents a young woman charged with solicitation, he discovers she has a much more dangerous secret. Meanwhile, Abby and Claire take a trip to Kentucky to visit Abby's parents, but is reconciliation possible after ten years?

Episode 18: Chapter Eighteen (May/26/2012)
When Mitch defends a renowned novelist accused of murder, his client's famously unstable nature threatens to destroy the case. Back in her hometown, Abby forms a bond with Dr. Wilson that goes beyond the normal doctor-patient relationship.

Episode 19: Chapter Nineteen (Jun/16/2012)
Joey Morolto gives Mitch an offer he can't refuse -- if Mitch defends his best friend from a murder charge, the McDeeres and the Moroltos will be square. As Abby tries to save her mother's charity from a crooked accountant, she makes an unexpected realization about herself.

Episode 20: Chapter Twenty (Jun/23/2012)
When Mitch's client admits to a potentially damaging incident from his college days, Mitch has to face an aggressive prosecutor to prevent it from coming into the trial. Meanwhile, Abby has to decide if she is on board with working for Joey Morolto, Jr.

Episode 21: Chapter Twenty-One (Jul/07/2012)
Mitch and his team scramble to come up with a viable defense in Patrick Walker's case, forcing them to begin jury selection without a plan. Meanwhile, Joey Morolto, Jr. implements a deadly strategy to regain control over his mob family.

Episode 22: Chapter Twenty-Two (Jul/14/2012)
On the day of Ray and Tammy's wedding, a new enemy threatens to destroy the joyous family occasion. As Patrick Walker's trial begins, Mitch makes a startling discovery that the conspiracy surrounding the case goes deeper than just the mob.