Season 3 - 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 3 Series:

29 Nov 1988
S3, Ep1 - The Lemon


Don Knotts is introduced as Ben's new neighbor Les Calhoun. Les gets mixed up in a murder with two competing used car salesmen and Ben defends him.
06 Dec 1988
S3, Ep2 - The Ambassador: Part 1


Matlock travels to New York City to help Alex Winthrop represent a British Ambassador accused of murdering his lover's husband. The ambassador could invoke diplomatic immunity, but would lose his diplomatic career. The trail leads to a mysterious pharmaceutical company, and a murky conspiracy.
13 Dec 1988
S3, Ep3 - The Ambassador: Part 2


Matlock travels to New York City to help Alex Winthrop represent a British Ambassador accused of murdering his lover's husband. The ambassador could invoke diplomatic immunity, but would lose his diplomatic career. The trail leads to a mysterious pharmaceutical company, and a murky conspiracy.
20 Dec 1988
S3, Ep4 - The Mistress


03 Jan 1989
S3, Ep5 - The D.J.


10 Jan 1989
S3, Ep6 - The Captain


17 Jan 1989
S3, Ep7 - The Vendetta


31 Jan 1989
S3, Ep8 - The Mayor: Part 1


07 Feb 1989
S3, Ep9 - The Mayor: Part 2


14 Feb 1989
S3, Ep10 - The Black Widow


21 Feb 1989
S3, Ep11 - The Other Woman


28 Feb 1989
S3, Ep12 - The Starlet


The daughter of an old friend of Ben's wins a beauty pageant. The runner-up who's a sore loser threatens to reveals a secret unless she drops out. Later the runner-up is found dead and the daughter of Ben's friend is arrested. Ben defends her.
07 Mar 1989
S3, Ep13 - The Psychic


28 Mar 1989
S3, Ep14 - The Thief: Part 1


A coin dealer discovers that a man working for him has been stealing. He then demands that he returns everything that he took or pay back what he took. When he is found dead, the dealer is charged for murder. He hires Ben to defend him. And also the private investigator whom the dealer hired to get evidence against the man is giving Ben and Tyler unsolicited assistance, and is also a little impetuous, making things tough for Ben to get evidence that can clear his client.
04 Apr 1989
S3, Ep15 - The Thief: Part 2


18 Apr 1989
S3, Ep16 - The Thoroughbred


25 Apr 1989
S3, Ep17 - The Model


02 May 1989
S3, Ep18 - The Cult


A man who is trying to get his son out of a cult he joined. When he threatens the leader and when the leader is found dead, he is arrested because the witness who saw him kill the leader is his own son. Ben defends him. And his first task is to figure out why the son would say he is the killer.
09 May 1989
S3, Ep19 - The Blues Singer


A singer-composer finds an old blues musician living on the streets. He takes the old man to his home over the objections of everyone. Later the singer is found dead. The old man is arrested and Ben who is also a fan decides to defend him.
16 May 1989
S3, Ep20 - The Priest


A former mobster, Natan Carlino, is accused of murdering a priest. Alex Winthrop's firm represents the Carlino family and flies from New York to Atlanta to handle the case. Alex, who was introduced near the beginning of season three in a two part episode The Ambassador, meets with Carlino, who requests representation from a more seasoned lawyer. Alex promises to get his good friend, Ben Matlock, to work as his co-counsel. It takes a $20 hot dog to get Ben on board, but once Ben and Michelle start assisting Alex, it becomes clear that this murder was not as open and ...