Abigail (Jewel Staite) is in over her head when she agrees to defend her friend Elaine, who turns out to be an anti-vaxxer. Elaine’s ex-husband refuses to allow their daughter to fly to Germany without first being vaccinated. As Abigail finds a way to challenge this (perfectly reasonable) request, she wonders if her loyalty to a friend is putting Elaine’s daughter at risk. Even worse, Daniel (Zach Smadu) is no help on the case. He is still bitter that Harry (Victor Garber) rejected his partnership proposal and has completely checked out. Meanwhile, Nico (guest star Brenden Sunderland) gets suspended for forgery, forcing Abby and Frank (guest star Luke Camilleri “The Magician”) to reconsider their parenting plan, and Lucy (Genelle Williams) considers confessing to Maggie (guest star Ali Liebert, “One Of Us Is Lying”) about her affair.
“Family Law” is starring Jewel Staite, Victor Garber), Zach Smadu, Genelle Williams, Lauren Holly.
The episode was written by Sonja Bennett & Ken Craw and directed by Mathias Herndl (#108).
The CW : Family Law episode “Truthiness” (1.08) airing on Sunday, November 27 at 8:00-9:00 PM.
Family Law centers around Abigail Bianchi, a high-paid personal-injury lawyer who’s good at blaming others – particularly when it comes to her own problems. After Abby’s husband kicks her out of the family home because of her drinking, she goes on a bender, shows up drunk in court and pukes on a client. The law society’s punishment is swift. She’s suspended, fined, and can only practice law again if she finds a senior lawyer who is willing to take her on and mentor her for a one year probationary period. Only one man is willing to take that risk: Harry Svensson, who runs the top family law practice in the city.
Produced by SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions for Corus Entertainment’s Global (Canada), FAMILY LAW is created, written and executive produced by award-winning author Susin Nielsen. The series is executive produced by SEVEN24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox, and Lark’s Erin Haskett and Andy Mikita serve as executive producers. eOne holds international distribution rights to the series.