"Christine and Mac (a.k.a. Daddy for the Defense)"
Season 2, Episode 2
#15 in Series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date October 4, 1984
Production code 185601
Written by Bob Stevens
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Eugene Roche
Martin Garner
Tessa Richarde
Paul Lieber
Jay Gerber
Charlotte Portney
Lu Leonard
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 Christine and Mac (a.k.a. Daddy for the Defense) was the second episode of Season 2 of Night Court, also the 15th overall series episode. Written by Bob Stevens, the episode was directed by Jeff Melman. The episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on October 4, 1984. 
"Christine and Mac (a.k.a. Daddy for the Defense)"
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A brand new public defender has a rough first day in court, thanks to Harry and her over-protective father.


Bright young public defender Christine Sullivan finds out she still has a lot to learn after her first day in Harry's court, while Harry ends up throwing her overprotective father in jail for insulting him.

Plot Summary Edit

Markie Post makes her first appearance as idealistic--and extremely sexy--young defense attorney Christine Sullivan. Making her initial court appearance before Judge Harry T. Stone (Harry Anderson), Christine has a very difficult time doing her job, what with the hectoring of Harry on one side and the well-meaning interference of her overprotective father Jack (Eugene Roche) on the other. Ultimately, Jack is thrown in the slammer by Harry, making Christine wonder if she's chosen the right profession.


Reportedly, the Night Court producers had wanted to add Markie Post to the regular cast immediately after her debut appearance, but she was still contracted to another TV series, ABC-TV's The Fall Guy, and wouldn't be free to assume the role on a permanent basis until the 1985-86 season.

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