The BEST episodes directed by Dean Hargrove

I'll Be Seeing You
4 votes

#1 - I'll Be Seeing You

Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 18

After ten years on the run, a murder witness returns to use McCabe against a powerful defendant for a big payoff, and Jake must escort the witness to court in one piece.

8 votes

#2 - Laura

Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 4

Jake's former partner is killed while chasing an alleged burglar, but the evidence points towards the dead man's fiancee.

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Night and Day
3 votes

#3 - Night and Day

Jake and the Fatman - Season 4 - Episode 8

A hard-boiled PI is determined to make a case against the smuggler who shot her husband, whether Jake helps her or not.

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The Ambassador (1)
53 votes

#4 - The Ambassador (1)

Matlock - Season 3 - Episode 2

Anthony Stewart is charged with murdering Michael Russell, the husband of the woman he was sleeping with. Although Stewart, a visiting British ambassador, has diplomatic immunity, he refuses to use it, and wants to clean his name. Matlcok agrees to defend the young ambassador, but his case is almost over when Stewart is nearly killed in a hit and run.

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The Don (1)
85 votes

#5 - The Don (1)

Matlock - Season 1 - Episode 5

When Nicholas Baron, a well known mobster, is accused of murdering one of his rivals, he asks Ben Matlock to represent him. Ben initially refuses, but agrees to represent Baron despite threats on his own life. He soon meets the entire family, and realises that despite what Baron has always done for a living, at heart he's a worried father who wants to clear his name.

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The Hunting Party (1)
45 votes

#6 - The Hunting Party (1)

Matlock - Season 4 - Episode 1

Spencer Hamilton came to Manteo, North Carolina, as soon as he could to locate the man who killed his brother, Frank, in a supposed duck-hunting accident. When Ryan Bartell (the shooter) is found dead, Matlock heads to North Carolina to defend Hamilton, and finds an unlikely ally in local deputy Conrad McMasters.

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Nowhere to Turn (1)
23 votes

#7 - Nowhere to Turn (1)

Matlock - Season 5 - Episode 2

Matlock has to defend himself against a charge of murder when a judge who issued a contempt citation against him is found dead.

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The Rat Pack
62 votes

#8 - The Rat Pack

Matlock - Season 1 - Episode 14

When Beverly Hills cookie entrepreneur Adam Gardner's girlfriend is found dead in his hot tub, the case against him looks bleak, especially when an eye witness points the finger at him. After his corporate lawyers advise him to plead guilty, Gardner hires Ben Matlock to defend him. While Matlock believes in his client's innocence, the more he learns about the victim, the greater the motive his client has, especially once love letters turn up that were exchanged between the victim and Josh Sinclair, Adam's supposed best friend.

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The Ambassador (2)
51 votes

#9 - The Ambassador (2)

Matlock - Season 3 - Episode 3

After Anthony Stewart is nearly killed in a hit and run, Matlock realises that the only way to clear him is to find Shelby Russell, the supposed witness whose claim put Stewart in the hot seat in the first place. He tracks her down via her mother, and tells her that if she doesn't take the stand, her lover will go down for Michael Russell's murder.

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The Mayor (2)
53 votes

#10 - The Mayor (2)

Matlock - Season 3 - Episode 9

Paul O'Neill heads to Texas to get his hands on Eddie Lomax, whom he believes to be the real killer. Matlock realises that a land scam is behind everything, and enlists an unlikely ally...the dead man's wife.

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The Investigation (1)
50 votes

#11 - The Investigation (1)

Matlock - Season 2 - Episode 16

Sam Gerard is a well-known mobster who is about to be exposed. His estranged son, Craig Gentry, is arrested for murder, but refuses to go to Sam for help, and instead, goes to Ben Matlock.

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The Hucksters
46 votes

#12 - The Hucksters

Matlock - Season 2 - Episode 18

Matlock needs to prove that one of three people murdered a scheming huckster.

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The Mayor (1)
53 votes

#13 - The Mayor (1)

Matlock - Season 3 - Episode 8

When Chris Reardon, a man determined to bring the sixties back into the late eighties, is charged with murdering mayor Brian Barelli, reporter Paul O'Neill brings Matlock to Chicago to defend him, convinced of his innocence. Matlock reluctantly agrees to follow through with the case after realising O'Neill tricked him, because he knows that dropping the case will seriously hurt Reardon's chances.

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The Billionaire (1)
66 votes

#14 - The Billionaire (1)

Matlock - Season 2 - Episode 1

Matlock flies all the way the England to represent Eric Gordon, a man accused of murdering his wealthy businessman father. His sister Laura is convinced of his innocence, but brother Mitch isn't so sure.

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The Court-Martial (2)
59 votes

#15 - The Court-Martial (2)

Matlock - Season 1 - Episode 18

As the case progresses, Ben discovers that the lieutenant and four other officers may have been involved in some kind of illegal activities. Charlene who has been working undercover and gets close to one of those officers, examines him on the stand and he reveals that they have been smuggling drugs. Ben then examines one of the officers and has him reveal to the court the scar that the lieutenant left on him after he killed him. He then reveals that he and the other two officers drew straws on who would kill him cause, an investigation might reveal their activities.

The Cop
68 votes

#16 - The Cop

Matlock - Season 1 - Episode 8

Detective Joe Peters has been accused of taking bribes and murdering a fence, and also suspected in the death of a fellow cop. When it comes right down to it, one of the other cops on the force was more involved than they should have been.

The Investigation (2)
45 votes

#17 - The Investigation (2)

Matlock - Season 2 - Episode 17

Craig continues to turn away from his father as Matlock keeps trying to investigate the case. When the Gentry family is almost caught in the middle of a mob war with the Hernandez family, Matlock realises that someone on the inside is pulling the strings.

The Network
49 votes

#18 - The Network

Matlock - Season 2 - Episode 7

Network programming chief Greg Titleman is murdered, leaving Hollywood baffled as to the identity of the killer. Matlock comes to town to represent the television producer accused of killing him, and finds more than his fair share of suspects. It seems everyone had a motive to kill Greg Titleman!

The Don (2)
109 votes

#19 - The Don (2)

Matlock - Season 1 - Episode 6

Even though they've lost a key witness, Matlock keeps defending Nicholas Baron. Daniel tries to convince Matlock that his father just can't handle any stress due to his heart condition, but Nicholas continues to beg Matlock to clear his name. While Matlock investigates a suspect closer to home than Baron would want, Charlene blows her chance at a relationship with Paul when she can't separate the man from the legend.

Santa Claus
82 votes

#20 - Santa Claus

Matlock - Season 1 - Episode 11

When a down-on-his luck Santa Claus (Tom McCabe) is accused of killing the landlord who was about to evict not only him but everyone else in the apartment complex, the people in his building take up a collection and come to Matlock to ask him to defend him. They may not like Tom, but none of them believe him guilty of murder. Matlock ignores his own misgivings about a man he can't help but dislike and agrees to defend Tom.

Saved by the Bells
37 votes

#21 - Saved by the Bells

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 1 - Episode 8

The agency refuses a deal when enemy agents kidnap Amanda in hopes for trading her for another agent. Lee takes matters into his own hands and rescues Amanda, however there is hell to pay with IFF, when he rescues her illegally.

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Happy Days Are Here Again
22 votes

#22 - Happy Days Are Here Again

Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 1

A speechwriter frames a politician for murdering his assistant, then tries to blackmail him.

The Chef
88 votes

#23 - The Chef

Matlock - Season 1 - Episode 12

Michael and Victoria Edwards may be divorced, but unfortunately, she couldn't keep him from being a guest on her show. When Michael dies after testing out the dish they were cooking, Victoria is immediately charged with his murder. Matlock agrees to defend her, and gets some good home cooking in the bargain.

The Star
48 votes

#24 - The Star

Matlock - Season 4 - Episode 6

Catherine McKay is an aging prima donna who only had one hit movie in her career. When she's found dead, stabbed in the chest with the knife that made her famous, suspicion lands on Noel Bishop, the horror film director that wanted her off his picture.

The Court-Martial (1)
61 votes

#25 - The Court-Martial (1)

Matlock - Season 1 - Episode 17

Ben is hired by a friend to defend his son, who is in the army, who's been charged with killing the sadistic lieutenant, whose mistreatment of his men led to the death of his friend.

Body and Soul
6 votes

#26 - Body and Soul

Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 8

Jake helps a determined cop (who is also a former lover) try to convict the man who killed her father, a criminal whom McCabe suspects of committing another murder.