| Season 3, Episode 17|
#52 in Series (193 episodes)
|Network/Country:||NBC-TV / United States|
|Air date||February 20, 1986|
|Written by||Robert Perlow & Gene Braunstein|
|Directed by:||Jim Drake|
|Guest stars:|| Chick Vennera|
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The Mugger was the 17th episode of Season 3 of Night Court, also the 52md overall series episode. Written by Robert Perlow and Gene Braunstein, and directed by Jim Drake, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on February 20 1986.
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Christine decides to quit after she's mugged in the cafeteria, but a man takes her hostage in the courtroom before she can leave.
After being mugged, Christine becomes belligerent and mistrustful, and unable to do her job as a public defender. She has to rediscover her compassion when her mugger is trapped in the cafeteria and threatens hostages with a grenade. Meanwhile, Phil gets a hot stock tip from an old Wall Street buddy, and Dan nearly bankrupts himself trying to wheedle it out of him.
In a classic example of the old adage "a Conservative is a Liberal who's been mugged", public defender Christine (Markie Post) sours on her job after being robbed and assaulted. Even worse, just as Christine is about to quit her post, the mugger comes back into her life, holding the courtroom hostage with a hand grenade! Meanwhile, Phil the Wino (William Utay) drives Dan (John Larroquette) crazy with a tantalizing stock tip. This episode was originally scheduled to air on January 23, 1986.