The Guardian: Reunion

Saturday 8th August 8.00pm

The legal drama starring ‘The Mentalist’ actor Simon Baker continues. Having been arrested for possession of narcotics, disgraced corporate lawyer Nick Fallin (Baker) is sentenced to perform community service representing abused, neglected and at-risk children. In this instalment, Nick takes on a pharmaceutical company that produced a drug inciting a man to kill his wife.

In the second episode of the series, Nick takes on the case of Hunter Reed, the son of a doctor who killed his wife after taking an experimental drug. Nick decides to sue the pharmaceutical company that made the drug for $10million, in an attempt to safeguard Hunter’s financial future. However, when Dr Thomas Reed’s criminal defence attorney seeks a dismissal of the murder charge, Nick realises that the civil suit will be in danger – unless Hunter testifies that he saw his father kill his mother.

In order to make his case against Bendaprine Pharmaceuticals, Nick must first go through their legal counsel, Meghan Barstow, who offers him $200,000 to settle the case. Nick knows Hunter’s case is worth much more – but only if the boy tells the truth in court. Although Nick tries to keep him off the witness stand, the judge in the case orders Hunter to appear. But when the boy tries to divert any blame from his dad, Dr Reed asks his son to tell the truth…

Elsewhere, when Marcus Greenwood is arrested for dealing drugs, James looks for a family member to take custody of his 11-year-old brother, Andre. After locating an uncle who is willing to take the boy in, James must first get the boy’s imprisoned mother to give up her parental rights. Although Andre begs to be put in prison with his older brother, James ultimately convinces the judge to award custody to his uncle. But before Andre can be taken to his new home, he runs away. Is the boy prepared to get himself arrested just to stay with his brother?

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