Season 2 - 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 2 Series:

22 Sep 1987
S2, Ep1 - The Billionaire

An American businessman based in London is killed. His son would be charged, tried, and convicted for the crime. His sister believing in her brother's innocence decides to stage a mock trial hoping that something that they missed will be revealed, and she hires Ben to defend him.
06 Oct 1987
S2, Ep2 - Blind Justice

A blind man kills the man who blinded him and frames the man's girlfriend.
13 Oct 1987
S2, Ep3 - The Annihilator

Ben's assistant Cassie convinces Ben to defend a professional wrestler accused of killing a rival wrestler.
20 Oct 1987
S2, Ep4 - The Husband

When a woman learns her husband has another wife, she confronts him even making threats. Later he is found dead. She is arrested and Ben defends her. He learns that the man has more secrets.
27 Oct 1987
S2, Ep5 - The Power Brokers: Part 1

Ben defends a popular columnist framed for the murder of a source.
03 Nov 1987
S2, Ep6 - The Power Brokers: Part 2

10 Nov 1987
S2, Ep7 - The Gambler

Ben defends an Atlanta police lieutenant who is accused of murdering his girlfriend after learning of her true identity.
01 Dec 1987
S2, Ep8 - The Network

08 Dec 1987
S2, Ep9 - The Best Friend

A writer is found shot to death while he was writing a tell-all book about Georgia's most prominent political family, the Douglases. James Douglas' ex-wife, Vanessa, is accused of the murder but Matlock agrees to defend her.
15 Dec 1987
S2, Ep10 - The Country Boy

When a country singer who's a drinker makes a spectacle of himself, his wife decides to leave him. Her sister backs the decision, but then is later found victim of a hit and run. The singer is subsequently arrested and accused of the murder, but Ben decides to defend him.
22 Dec 1987
S2, Ep11 - The Gift

Ben defends a man who is accused of murdering his ex-wife after having sneaked into her house to visit their daughter.
05 Jan 1988
S2, Ep12 - The Body

Ben and Michelle stay at an exclusive health spa while investigating the employees after their client is accused of killing an aerobics instructor who had an affair with her husband.
12 Jan 1988
S2, Ep13 - The Reunion

Ben has a reunion with some friends from law school who are partners in a law firm. The senior partner is killed and one of the partners is accused of killing him. Ben offers to defend him and he learns that the victim was not exactly liked by the other partners so he thinks one of them killed him.
19 Jan 1988
S2, Ep14 - The Gigolo

26 Jan 1988
S2, Ep15 - The Umpire

Matlock must defend an Insurance Salesman (Richard Kline) who has been accused of killing his boss, also the game's umpire, following a bad call during a softball game.
02 Feb 1988
S2, Ep16 - The Investigation: Part 1

One of Ben's clients is the son of a mobster but he has chosen to cut all ties with his father, even change his name and not tell anyone about it. But a politician finds out and subpoenas him to appear before a commission. Later the politician is killed and he is arrested. Eventually his father shows up and tries to fix it but Ben tries to solve legally. Ben crosses paths with a couple of other organizations who may have wanted the man dead also.
09 Feb 1988
S2, Ep17 - The Investigation: Part 2

Matlock decides to continue with the case even though he was the victim of a violent assault. When Tyler returns to the same bar to enquire the whereabouts of Juanita Martinez (Maria O'Brien) on the night of the murders, he meets with physical resistance and ends up lying on the floor. The Gentry Family almost ended up in the middle of the mob war with the Hernandez family.
16 Feb 1988
S2, Ep18 - The Hucksters

An unscrupulous head of a pyramid scheme selling face cream, dies during a stage infomercial interview. One of the salespeople he swindled, Hal, is blamed for the murder. Ben takes the case despite Hal's lack of funds.
23 Feb 1988
S2, Ep19 - The Lovelorn

15 Mar 1988
S2, Ep20 - The Genius

22 Mar 1988
S2, Ep21 - The Magician

29 Mar 1988
S2, Ep22 - The Fisherman

A Vietnamese fisherman has been clashing with another fisherman who's a bigot. When the man is killed the Vietnamese is arrested and Ben defends him. And the D.A. is quite helpful to Ben.
03 May 1988
S2, Ep23 - The Heiress