Season 8 - Matlock (1986)
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Matlock (1986)

Country: USA

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director: Christopher Hibler, Harvey S. Laidman, Leo Penn, Frank Thackery, ...

Writers: Dean Hargrove, Gerald Sanoff, Joel Steiger, Anne Collins, ...

Stars: Andy Griffith, Nancy Stafford, Julie Sommars, Clarence Gilyard Jr., ...

"Matlock" features criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock seeking to prove the innocence of his client as he takes on his/her case, of which most involve murders. He does this with the help of a team of people, which changed from season to season but included over the years Conrad McMasters, daughter Charlene Matlock, and Cliff Lewis.

Seasons:   Unknown - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

Season 8 Series:

23 Sep 1993
S8, Ep1 - The Play


An actress is murdered and Ben agrees to represent the director of a local community play.
30 Sep 1993
S8, Ep2 - The Fatal Seduction: Part 1


Ben defends a man against murder charges stemming from a date-rape shakedown scheme.
07 Oct 1993
S8, Ep3 - The Fatal Seduction: Part 2


Ben defends a man against murder charges stemming from a date-rape shakedown scheme.
14 Oct 1993
S8, Ep4 - The Diner


Ben takes Leanne to meet the wife of his first client back in the early 60s. Mr. Shaw was the cook at the local diner where he was accused of killing the local sheriff after a disagreement in the diner.
28 Oct 1993
S8, Ep5 - The View


04 Nov 1993
S8, Ep6 - The Last Laugh


11 Nov 1993
S8, Ep7 - The Capital Offense


Two weeks before con man Adam Spangler's appointment with the electric chair, Det. Campbell Buchard convinces Ben and Leanne to shake the eyewitness testimony that put Spangler on death row and find the real killer.
18 Nov 1993
S8, Ep8 - The Haunted


A dissatisfied patient is suspected of murdering her plastic surgeon, but Ben thinks otherwise.
25 Nov 1993
S8, Ep9 - The Conspiracy


02 Dec 1993
S8, Ep10 - Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream


16 Dec 1993
S8, Ep11 - The Defendant


Leanne falls for a client, a philanthropist accused of murdering his partner.
13 Jan 1994
S8, Ep12 - The Kidnapping: Part 1


20 Jan 1994
S8, Ep13 - The Kidnapping: Part 2


27 Jan 1994
S8, Ep14 - The Temptation


A handsome criminal steals Leanne's private diary and uses its contents to get close to her.
03 Feb 1994
S8, Ep15 - The Crook


10 Feb 1994
S8, Ep16 - The Murder Game


Ben, Leanne, and Cliff take part in a murder mystery weekend, and murder becomes reality.
17 Feb 1994
S8, Ep17 - Brennen


Matlock's neighbor is accused of murdering a councilwoman after she publicly discloses his embezzling. The assistant DA and Matlock share commonalities but come into conflict because they're on opposite sides of the case.
03 Mar 1994
S8, Ep18 - The P.I.


Jesse Morgan runs into Ben at the courthouse. Jesse tells Ben, who is a family friend, that she is going to be moving to Los Angeles to go to school. Before she leaves, Ben tells Jesse where to find her estranged father, Max, when she gets out there. Jesse shows up on Max's doorstep, and finds out he is a private investigator. She moves in with him temporarily until she can find a place of her own. When a job comes up, Max asks Jesse to take pictures of a client's wife, who he suspects is being unfaithful. The client's wife ends up dead, but Jesse got pictures of the ...
28 Apr 1994
S8, Ep19 - The Godfather


Ben's goddaughter comes to town for her wedding, causing Ben to deal with uninvited guests, an accident from the past, Cliff's exaggerations, and a murder.
19 May 1994
S8, Ep20 - The Idol


A young lawyer who apes Ben's style is involved in blackmail and murder.