The BEST Episodes of The Deep End

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

Sterling Law is one of L.A.'s most prestigious law firms. Each year, it recruits four new young lawyers from the finest law schools worldwide. It will nurture, guide and shape these recruits into the best damned lawyers they can possibly be -- or else. This year the lucky four are Dylan, a blue collar kid made-good; Addy, a sweet mid-Westerner with a lethal legal mind; Beth, a brilliant Brentwood babe; and Liam, an Australian with serious drive. Sterling Law is under the control of ruthless senior partner Cliff Huddle, aka "The Prince of Darkness." But when legendary partner Hart Sterling returns to the firm after a long hiatus caring for his dying wife, he's ready to shake things up. The only way for these first years to survive being caught in the middle of this major power struggle is to support each other, even as they compete against one another in the cutthroat arena of corporate law. They discover unlikely allies in their mercurial recruiter Rowdy and litigating whirlwind Susan, who is Cliff's icy, but talented wife. Dylan also manages to make a deeper connection with an ace paralegal named Addy, but every alliance at Sterling is complicated. Addy is drawn to Dylan, but it seems she hasn't quite broken off her affair with Cliff. The complex personal and professional lives of Grey's Anatomy's interns combine with the high-stakes world of L.A. Law in this sharp dramedy from David Hemingson, co-executive producer of How I Met Your Mother. Greed, betrayal, illegal acts; it's all a part of being a first year associate at Sterling Law. Law school definitely didn't prepare them for this.

An Innocent Man

#1 - An Innocent Man

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 18, 2010

Dylan and Liam form a bond when they realize they're the only ones who think their client is innocent. And much to Addy's -- and everyone else's -- surprise, her long distance boyfriend arrives with a plan of his own.

star 7.50
58 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Aaron Korsh
White Lies, Black Ties

#2 - White Lies, Black Ties

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 25, 2010

As the group struggle to close all of their cases before Cliff and Susan's charity gala, Addy and Malcolm must find a way around a deceitful insurance company, while Dylan and Beth fight to keep a young client out of jail for a text messaged photo, and Cliff looks for a way back into Susan's life using any means possible.

star 7.50
58 votes
Directors: Tom Verica
Writers: David Hemingson, Jan Nash
Where There's Smoke

#3 - Where There's Smoke

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 28, 2010

Beth goes head to head with her lawyer father in court while Addy's new clients put the firm in jeopardy. Meanwhile Cliff reveals something to Susan which ends up sending Katie to the Montana offices indefinitely.

star 7.30
87 votes
Writers: Jan Nash
Nothing Personal

#4 - Nothing Personal

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 11, 2010

When a promising female tennis star loses her scholarship, Susan gives Beth and Dylan the challenging pro-bono case -- which questions the player's personal identity -- while Liam and Malcolm are pitted against each other.

star 7.30
87 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Karen Wyscarver, Sanford Golden
To Have and to Hold

#5 - To Have and to Hold

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 4, 2010

A tough INS case has Dylan at war with the law while Beth and Addy find it difficult to represent their morally grey client in a sexual harassment case. Meanwhile, Liam seeks advice from Rowdy on courting and Cliff turns to Hart, hoping to save his marriage.

star 7.19
62 votes
Writers: Jami O'Brien

#6 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 21, 2010

Dylan is given an impossible pro bono custody case, Beth keeps mum when a 90-year-old man signs an agreement thinking that she's his daughter, Liam must get a client to sign with the firm under false pretenses, Addy finally gets some attention from her boss when she speaks her mind, and Malcolm gets off on the wrong foot when he's hired outside of the firm's traditional process.

star 6.59
91 votes
Directors: Michael Fresco
Writers: David Hemingson