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Episodes for "100 Centre Street

Season 1
Season 1, Episode 1: Bobby & Cynthia 15 January 2001 Season 1, Episode 3: My Brother's Keeper 29 January 2001 Season 1, Episode 4: Episode #1.4 5 February 2001 Season 1, Episode 5: Hostage 12 February 2001 Season 1, Episode 7: A Shot in the Dark 26 February 2001 Season 1, Episode 8: Passion 5 March 2001 Season 1, Episode 9: Joe Must Go 12 March 2001 Season 1, Episode 10: The Bug 19 March 2001 Season 1, Episode 11: Domestic Abuses 26 March 2001 Season 1, Episode 12: Let's Make a Night of It 2 April 2001 Season 1, Episode 13: Queenie and Joe 16 April 2001 Season 1, Episode 14: And Justice for Some 23 April 2001 Season 1, Episode 15: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

7 May 2001 Season 1, Episode 17: Things Change 21 May 2001

Season 2
Season 2, Episode 1: Kids: Part 1 8 October 2001 Season 2, Episode 2: Kids: Part 2 15 October 2001 Season 2, Episode 3: Love Stories 22 October 2001 Season 2, Episode 4: Queenie's Tough 29 October 2001 Season 2, Episode 5: The Fix 5 November 2001 Season 2, Episode 6: Daughters 12 November 2001 Season 2, Episode 7: Lost Causes 19 November 2001 Season 2, Episode 8: Queenie's Running 26 November 2001 Season 2, Episode 9: Andromeda and the Monster 11 December 2001 Season 2, Episode 10: Bottlecaps 18 December 2001 Season 2, Episode 11: End of the Month 8 January 2002 Season 2, Episode 12: Give Up or Fight 15 January 2002

Season 2, Episode 13: Babies 22 January 2002 Season 2, Episode 14: Zero Tolerance 29 January 2002 Season 2, Episode 15: Justice Delayed 5 February 2002 Season 2, Episode 16: Hurricane Paul 12 February 2002 Season 2, Episode 17: Fathers 26 February 2002 Season 2, Episode 18: It's About Love 5 March 2002


Season One
Bobby And Cynthia
The media harasses Judge Joe Rifkind and a higher judge for the shooting of a rookie police officer who was killed by a young criminal the judge set free. To make amends, Judge Rifkind pays a visit to the father of the rookie police officer who also happens to be one of his former police partners. Assistant DA Bobby Esposito's brother, Frank, is given another chance to stop using drugs, but when he doesn't show up for his flight to the rehabilitation centre, Bobby assumes he's been deceived by Frank again. Meanwhile, Bobby and Cynthia Bennington's relationship heats up despite the one secret Bobby can't bring himself to tell her. This episode is the pilot episode and is two hours in length. (edit)

Queenie And Joe
Judge Joe Rifkind, a liberal judge whose nickname is "Let-Em-Go-Joe,"

releases a petty offender who jumped a subway turnstile. The decision starts a chain of events that end a rookie cop's life, and possibly the judge's career. Standing by Rifkind are his wife, Sarah, and his friend and colleague, Judge Attallah Sims. Sims has a firmer view of justice than Rifkind; her nickname is "Attallah-the-Hun." Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorneys Bobby Esposito and Cynthia Bennington are getting to know each other. Cynthia is uptown money. Bobby's Brooklyn, working class roots could demolish his success when his father asks him to erase one of his brother's drug convictions to save him from life in prison.

And Justice For Some
A teenager is cajoled by a friend to rob a convenience store for kicks, but when the friend pulls a gun on the store's owner, everything takes a turn for the worst. Once arrested, the friend claims he wasn't the one with the gun, and the innocent teen is charged with robbery in the first degree. Legal Aid Attorney Ramon Rodriguez mishandles the case because he was having a tryst with an assistant district attorney and didn't have time to prepare. He puts both the teenager's life and his marriage to Cassandra in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Bobby and Cynthia reconcile.

My Brother's Keeper
Bobby and Cynthia's relationship intensifies, but Bobby's career still hangs in the balance as a detective tries to identify and then get information from his hospitalized brother, Frank. Frank has come out of a coma after a drug-related mugging and beating. The detective wants to know who erased a conviction on Frank's drug arrest record. Frank faces either an extra-long prison sentence or turning his brother in for helping him. Also, a veteran cop and his wife attempt to get professional help for their broken marriage after an incident in Judge Sims' night court.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Cynthia sees how the other half lives when a former maid's daughter and childhood playmate, Amanda, appears in night court. Amanda suffers from a bipolar disorder and currently doesn't have her medication and is living on the streets. When Cynthia tries to help Amanda get shelter and a Medicaid card, she's sent on a journey that has her navigating a social services system fraught with red tape. Cynthia, who was raised a millionaire, finds herself in check-cashing lines trying to pay a phone bill and in a hardware store bartering for an air conditioner for Amanda's mother.


Everyone must play along when a Vietnamese man tries to obtain justice for the murder of his parents by American soldiers in the Vietnam War. Judge Sims' courtroom is televised live for the country as Bobby prosecutes and Ramon defends the soldiers who have been forced to come to the court either in person or by telephone. Waiting in the wings are Cynthia and Fatima who can't seem to get along because of Cynthia's privileged background and Fatima's Brooklyn working-class roots.

Things Change
A woman is arrested after her five-year-old daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The child is severely underweight and small for her age. The woman has three other children, all by different fathers, who also appear to have been neglected. They are put in foster care while their mother awaits trial. At first, Cynthia, who's prosecuting, wants the woman to get the full punishment and Ramon, who's defending, feels that Cynthia doesn't understand the woman's plight. But both of their opinions will change as the investigation heats up.

Lady Paris
Judge Rifkind, who's still being berated in the New York press for going easy on an offender who shot a rookie cop, recommends that Ramon get a taste of what the streets are really like by riding around with other police officers in a patrol car. Ramon complies and meets a prostitute named Paris who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Paris appears in night court, Ramon tries to defend her against a prosecuting attorney who has his own agenda. Also, ADA Fatima Kelly is faced with a moral dilemma when she learns that her next door neighbour's daughter is on drugs.

A Shot In The Dark
District Attorney Spiegelman singles Bobby out to do pre-trial work for a highly publicized case involving a white cop who shot a black man in the back while arresting him. Bobby is given an assistant with a chip on his shoulder, Milton Hong, who thinks the case should have been his. Bobby re-interviews Hong's witnesses and by gaining their trust, gleans more information from them. Despite all of the evidence he uncovers, it will be another gunshot that brings Bobby to the truth. Meanwhile, Judge Rifkind and his wife, Sarah, go to an alumni weekend in the country where Rifkind is offered a teaching position at the law school.

Joe Must Go
When the mayor's lead in the upcoming primary begins to wane, the press sites Judge Rifkind's ordeal as one of the Mayor's problems. The mayor puts in motion a plan to have Rifkind removed from the bench. In the ADA's office, maintenance removes Bobby's computer so it can be evaluated for misconduct and Cynthia is called into District Attorney Spiegelman's office. Spiegelman wants her to testify against Judge Rifkind for sexual harassment. He claims someone witnessed a harassing remark Rifkind made to her. She denies anything ever happened but is forced to reconsider when threatened that her testimony will keep Bobby out of jail. Meanwhile, Judge Attallah Sims has her own plan for helping Rifkind.

The Bug
Shortly after a phone worker reports that he found a "bug" on a phone line, the man is arrested on drug charges. He claims that he's being framed by a federal agency to protect an illegal wiretap. His defending attorney, Ramon, believes him and uses it as his defence before Judge Rifkind. Rifkind becomes embroiled in the case, and his paranoia about being monitored escalates when he brings in a friend from Washington to investigate. Judge Sims suffers retribution for going against the mayor to help Rifkind when her personal life is out to the public by the press.

Domestic Abuses
Judge Rifkind seriously considers teaching law school when he revisits his love and appreciation for American law. Cassandra gives Ramon an ultimatum: either he can be a good husband and father, or he can be single. His decision becomes complicated when a former girlfriend makes him an offer that could jump-start more than his career. Bobby prosecutes an abusive husband and his wife for stabbing a police officer. The husband is using his money and influence to put his wife in jail. But the case is the least of Bobby's worries when he's finally faced with his punishment for erasing a conviction on his brother's arrest record.

Let's Make A Night Of It
In the season finale of 100 Centre Street, justice takes a side step when a popular football player is brought into night court for beating up a female groupie. Cynthia attempts to prosecute, but the victim is unwilling to talk and the presiding judge is a fan of the player. Television executives offer Judge Sims her own show. Cynthia and Bobby contemplate opening a legal aid office for people who don't have money

for representation; Bobby would investigate and Cynthia would defend. Penelope returns to Judge Sims and Rifkind makes his decision about whether he should teach law or stay on the bench. ____________________________________________________

Season Two
Kids (1)
An ambitious new Assistant D.A., Jeremiah "J.J." Jellinek, arrives at 100 Centre St. and immediately starts jockeying for a position on a new task force, run by acting D.A. Gil Byrnes, that is going after the construction industry for its ties to the mob. Cynthia and Bobby set up their non-profit legal aid business, People's Defence, in Washington Heights and land their first client, Rudolfo, a 17-year-old accused of brutally beating a teacher. Judge Attalah Sims' last case of the night is a catatonic young woman who goes by the name Rebecca Rifkind, who turns out to have some connection to Judge Rifkind's past.

Kids (2)
Judge Rifkind becomes reacquainted with his daughter, Rebecca, who harbours animosity towards him and her stepmother, Sarah. J.J., the new assistant district attorney, continues to forge new ground in night court and sparks a smouldering relationship with Fatima Kelly. Bobby and Cynthia's case becomes increasingly difficult when the mother and sister of their 17-year-old client, Rudolfo, offer opposing views on his integrity. Bobby also gets different opinions on Rudolfo from a jaded high school principal and the teen's employer.

Love Stories
Charlie the bridge man asks Judge Rifkind to be tough on his son, who was arrested for drunk driving. Having cleaned up his act, Ramon and his wife plan another child. J.J. and Ramon are pitted against each other in a case involving kids who set fire to a homeless man, while Rifkind and Sarah try to cope with the presence of his daughter in their lives.

Queenie's Tough

Judge Attallah Sims takes on the establishment when she pursues a conviction against the captain of the narcotics branch, who had refused to put an officer in rehab when he got hooked on drugs. Fatima is slipped a knockout drug at an office party and ends up spending the night with J.J. Attallah finds out she will not be returning as a judge when her term expires. J.J. wins a coveted slot on the joint task force investigating mob ties in the construction industry - only to appear to be on the take with the mob.

The Fix
Cynthia is knocked unconscious in an attack outside her storefront office. Judge Rifkind takes aside a defendant who has spent a lifetime fighting social injustice, leading to a debate about the system. Ramon counsels a teenager accused of patronizing a prostitute. Bobby accosts the man who attacked Cynthia, and Ramon can't get a house in the suburbs because he is Latino.

A reluctant and still angry Rebecca is forced to live at home with Judge Rifkind and his wife, Sarah. Ramon suspects Fatima of using drugs, but his attempt at a drug intervention goes awry. J.J. goes undercover and visits a lawyer for a construction company suspected of having ties to the mob. Cynthia's father is concerned for her welfare, and Judge Rifkind convinces him to watch her in court to see for himself how much she loves what she does.

Lost Causes
As a last resort, a desperate woman approaches Bobby and Cynthia about appealing her husband's 20-year sentence for murder. A weekend affair to remember happens for ADA Supervisor Michelle Grande and Harley Rand, a cowboy sheriff from New Mexico. The sheriff is in town to extradite a prisoner being held 100 Centre Street.

Queenie's Running
A racially charged incident between Hasidic Jews and blacks in Queens almost blows up at 100 Centre St. Power attorney Benjamin Berkowitz represents an older Hasidic Jew accused of running over a young black girl and leaving the scene of the accident. Attallah decides to run for mayor as a candidate for the Fusion Party, in hopes of defeating the current

administration that has threatened to take her off the bench.

Andromeda And The Monster
Judge Attallah Sims takes on a freedom of expression suit against a successful artist accused of exploiting an underage girl who posed for his painting without her father's permission. The father subsequently destroys the painting and lands back at 100 Centre St. J.J. catches Fatima in a series of compromising positions with various officers. After Fatima loses it in Rifkind's courtroom, Rifkind starts to suspect something is wrong with her. An arrogant J.J. starts to make his way up the ranks of the Joint Task Force.

A suspect behaves irrationally on the stand in Attallah's courtroom and his father convinces Cynthia and Bobby to try and help him. They discover he has a brain tumour that is causing a bizarre syndrome that causes patients to lose any sense of responsibility for their actions. This threatens Attallah's sense of justice and she refuses to let the man free. Before they can go to trial, however, the man walks off a curb and is killed.

End Of The Month
It's the end of the month at 100 Centre Street and Rifkind is annoyed to find his courtroom full of petty convictions orchestrated by shady cops looking to reach their monthly quotas. He is unable to convince ADA Julia Brooks that perhaps the cops are up to no good. Rifkind learns the temporary Bridgeman is on the take, getting money from the cops in exchange for calling their cases sooner. A cop on the force for 25 years without a conviction loses his first collar, a woman he caught dealing drugs, and loses her drug stash. Fearing the cop may get him fired after years of service, Rifkind offers to help him out.

Give Up Or Fight
Sarah and Rebecca come to blows at home and Sarah reveals that Judge Rifkind may have prostate cancer. Mary Ryder continues to push for overturning her husband's murder conviction. Cynthia and Bobby suspect foul play in the Ryder case. Judge Rifkind discovers a former cabaret singer, Lee Ann Halsey, drinking at a jazz club where Rebecca's boyfriend, Rush, tends bar and plays guitar. Rifkind convinces Halsey to try singing again. Bobby approaches Willard Block, the man who got him kicked out of

Centre Street, for advice on the Ryder case.

Ramon gets his big break when a notorious environmental activist, on trial for blowing up a water tower as part of a protest, asks him to take his case. Unfortunately, a renowned environmental lawyer swoops in and steals the case from Ramon. Rifkind agrees to visit Lou, a Buddhist monk that Rebecca has been seeing. At the last minute, the environmental lawyer convinces the activist to plead guilty, just as Ramon predicted. Rebecca's boyfriend, Rush, steals a valuable Buddha from Lou to buy drugs and Rebecca turns to her father for help. LeeAnn's comeback fizzles as she refuses to take the stage.

Zero Tolerance
ADA Supervisor Michelle Grande convinces Cynthia and Bobby to take the case of a homeless man accused of setting a fire that cost a fireman his life. Acting DA, Gil Byrnes takes Julia Brooks off the case after she pleabargained with Cynthia and replaces her with J.J., who is told to seek the highest possible sentence. J.J. sees this as another chance to climb the ladder and is ruthless in the courtroom. Despite a compelling closing argument that Bobby gives to Cynthia, they lose and the man is found guilty.

Justice Delayed
Cynthia finds a cop willing to testify that Jim Ryan was set up by the cops for murder to protect a mob informant who had committed the crime. She brokers a deal with Gil Byrnes to get Ryan out of prison after 28 years in jail and becomes a media star. Meanwhile, the construction owner with mob ties dies suspiciously, leading the FBI to suspect someone killed him after finding out about the Joint Task Force. J.J. falls under suspicion.

Hurricane Paul
Hurricane Paul, the "storm of the century", is about to hit New York City and all hell breaks loose down at 100 Centre Street. J.J. and his fellow asst. D.A.s are forced to stay at the office in the event the weather causes rioting and mayhem. In turn, Michelle Grande forces her Legal Aid officers to stay in, including Ramon who is worried about his pregnant wife at home. Meanwhile, Fatima runs out into the storm to score some drugs only to end up trapped outside and hysterical. Cynthia gets called in to

assist the Legal Aid office, while Bobby runs off to join his fellow Brooklyn surfers to catch the big waves. And Judge Rifkin does his best to calm a skittish Attallah who has a childhood fear of storms.

J.J. goes after a deadbeat dad whose son was killed, even though he was not even living at the home at the time. When Attallah throws the book at the father, the press represents this as a political ploy to support Attallah's run for mayor and her ratings shoot up. A nervous mayor's office offers to keep her positions as judge if she'll drop out of the race. Bobby is becoming less interested in his work at the People's Defence and Cynthia asks her dad to help Bobby get back his law credentials.

It's About Love
Ramon defends a teenager accused of horrible gay bashing. The teen insists he's innocent. Ramon tries to cop a deal with the Assistant D.A. for a lesser charge only to discover that he may have been manipulated. Rebecca moves out of the Rifkind home to take a job at a health spa in Baja. Bobby decides to quit his job as an investigator, which may end his relationship with Cynthia. Acting D.A. Byrnes takes J.J. under his wing and offers to be his mentor. Desperate to score more drugs, Fatima breaks down in Michelle Grande's office. Ramon's wife goes into labour and while in the waiting room meets a gay man whose lover is dying.