Christina says her husband was a womanizer, the woman was another one of his dalliances, and that she wants to make it public.
Tyler also follows the man who was once Sonia's boyfriend, who was later hospitalized with broken bones and a concussion.
Matlock then thinks they have a case of confused identity, so he tells a joke he heard Doug tell while going undercover at the club — "One time a woman went into a barroom with a duck under her arm.
The bartender walks over and says, 'Where did you get the pig?
Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) and his daughter Charlene (Lori Lethin) defend TV journalist Steve Emerson (Steve Inwood) who is accused of killing Linda Coolidge (Katherine Cannon), his ex-wife.
Note: It originally aired as a two-hour series premiere during the Spring of the 1986–87 network TV season, with subsequent airings air in two parts.
In Doug's words, Carla "was everything Helen wanted to be but couldn't".
Charlene tackles that by bringing up the point that she was not wearing her glasses when she identified the defendant from the hallway.
Matlock notices in another video that the woman that killed Jason Hardiman buttoned their trench coat like a man, left over right.
Matlock becomes very suspicious when Carter asks him to step aside and have the son of another lawyer they are both familiar with take his place. Linda Purl replaced Lori Lethin in the role of Charlene Matlock.
Later in the episode Carter goes back and burns the bag with all of his bloody clothes in it. He had replacements put there by Tyler Hudson and is able to present the real clothes in court. Other guest stars: Richard Newton as Judge Richard Cooksey, Richard Mc Kenzie as Lt. Meredith, Richard Wright as Harry Hobson, Brian Lane Green as Kevin Meredith, Piper Laurie as Claire Leigh, Bobbie Eakes as Joanne Leigh, Michael Durrell as D. After being fired from one job after another because of her ex-husband, Jason Hardiman, Carla Evans has had to resort to stripping at a local club.