Picket Fences

Picket Fences

1992 - 1996, Drama
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Episode Guide

  • Picket Fences - Liver Let Die (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Liver Let Die

    Dr. Joey thinks a spot on Brock's liver may be cancer.

  • Picket Fences - To Forgive Is Divine (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    To Forgive Is Divine

    An Amish victim of rape refuses to testify, but the family of the next victim sues.

  • Picket Fences - Forget Selma (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Forget Selma

    Wambaugh is convinced Miryam's new beau (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) has ulterior motives.

  • Picket Fences - Winner Takes All (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Winner Takes All

    Basketball coach Jill gets an injunction against interfering parents.

  • Picket Fences - Three Weddings and a Meltdown (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Three Weddings and a Meltdown

    Carter proposes to Sue; Kenny, to Max; the Wambaughs renew their vows; things change for Jill and Jimmy.

  • Picket Fences - Bye-Bye, Bey-Bey (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Bye-Bye, Bey-Bey

    Mayor Bey's mother wants custody of her grandchild.

  • Picket Fences - Dante's Inferno (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Dante's Inferno

    A shock jock blasts Acting Mayor Max on the air for her sweeping changes.

  • Picket Fences - Bottled (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:


    Jill's emotions take control when the Brocks celebrate Zach's 13th birthday.

  • Picket Fences - The Z Files (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    The Z Files

    Zack's buddy sends a teacher's photo over the Internet; Max dates a chat-room acquaintance.

  • Picket Fences - My Romance (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    My Romance

    Judge Bone reunites with the love of his youth (Teresa Wright).

  • Picket Fences - Snow Exit (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Snow Exit

    Judge Bone has a heart attack; snowed-in at the police station, Mayor Bey goes into labor.

  • Picket Fences - Bloodlines (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:


    Matthew's classmate shoots himself; a bear is loose; Kenny is Mayor Bey's Lamaze partner.

  • Picket Fences - Dem Bones (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Dem Bones

    A skeleton is that of a suspected Nazi murdered 50 years before; Wambaugh's son returns to prosecute the case.

  • Picket Fences - Witness for the Prosecution (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Witness for the Prosecution

    The Pope comes to Rome and witnesses a murder.

  • Picket Fences - This Little Piggy (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    This Little Piggy

    Animal-rights activist Kimberly is arrested for a felony; her daughter's religious beliefs inhibit a woman's medical treatment.

  • Picket Fences - Down the Tubes (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Down the Tubes

    Pregnant Mayor Bey shields the baby's father; Jill considers tubal ligation.

  • Picket Fences - Heart of Saturday Night (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Heart of Saturday Night

    Matthew cruises with his pals; Jill and Jimmy's attempt at romance leaves him in a painful position; the poker gang loses a player.

  • Picket Fences - Dog Eat Dog (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Dog Eat Dog

    Max faces suspension for shooting a man dressed as a bratwurst; Jill suspects Kimberly is pregnant.

  • Picket Fences - Bloodbrothers (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:


    Two escaped convicts show up in Rome looking for one's half-brother, John Littleton (Don Cheadle); one of the fugitives shoots Kenny.

  • Picket Fences - Pal Joey (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Pal Joey

    A talk-show-host/physician (Amy Aquino) tries to take over Jill's practice; an Asian man's courting ritual leads to his arrest; Kenny uses a dating-service.

  • Picket Fences - Reap the Whirlwind (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Reap the Whirlwind

    A tornado threatens Rome; Max commits a felony covering for Kenny; Wambaugh's wife leaves him.

  • Picket Fences - A Change of Season (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    A Change of Season

    Following Carter Pike's narrow escape from a house fire, Jill fears he tried to commit suicide; Kimberly makes a career decision.

  • Picket Fences - The Song of Rome (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    The Song of Rome

    Judge Bone struggles to be objective with a youth who shot Father Barrett during confession.

  • Picket Fences - Upbringings (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:


    A troubled relationship resurfaces when Jimmy's father wants him to take over the law practice.

  • Picket Fences - Saint Zach (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Saint Zach

    All of Rome is in an uproar after stigmata appear on Zach's hands.

  • Picket Fences - Final Judgment (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Final Judgment

    While Jill awaits sentencing, her lawyers ask Bone to put the euthanasia law on trial; Kenny and Carter investigate an attack on swans.

  • Picket Fences - Without Mercy (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Without Mercy

    Brock arrests Jill for euthanizing a cancer patient; guest Harry Smith.

  • Picket Fences - Changing of the Guard (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Changing of the Guard

    Brock asks the Dancing Bandit (Marlee Matlin) to investigate the mayor's murder; Max and Kenny are caught kissing on the job.

  • Picket Fences - Heroes and Villains (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Heroes and Villains

    The Dancing Bandit (Marlee Matlin) returns to Rome to help Zack celebrate his birthday but finds federal agents waiting for her.

  • Picket Fences - When in Rome (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    When in Rome

    The community fights the relocation of a convicted child molester to Rome.

  • Picket Fences - Close Encounters (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Close Encounters

    Littleton copes with his attraction to an 18-year-old assistant; Max and Kenny decide to put an end to their sexual tension.

  • Picket Fences - Mr. Seed Goes to Town (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Mr. Seed Goes to Town

    Wanting another baby, Lydia Brock (Christine Rose) wants to use Jimmy's frozen sperm.

  • Picket Fences - Frogman Returns (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Frogman Returns

    The embarrassed son of the Frogman (Michael Jeter) sues for emancipation; Jill strikes Matthew for accidentally injuring Zack.

  • Picket Fences - Freezer Burn (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Freezer Burn

    The probe of a masseur's murder uncovers a scandal among his women clientele.

  • Picket Fences - Away in the Manger (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Away in the Manger

    Brock investigates cows that are suspected to have been injected with alien DNA.

  • Picket Fences - For Whom the Wind Blows (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    For Whom the Wind Blows

    Brock experiences a mid-life crisis on his 55th birthday; Max and Kenny re-open the Latham case.

  • Picket Fences - May It Please the Court (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    May It Please the Court

    Wambaugh and Littleton argue their case in the Supreme Court; guest Alan Dershowitz.

  • Picket Fences - Rebels With Causes (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Rebels With Causes

    Jill takes ailing Wambaugh to Chicago Hope Hospital for tests and locks horns with Dr. Geiger (Mandy Patinkin) over how to practice medicine.

  • Picket Fences - Elective Conduct (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Elective Conduct

    Racial tensions escalate as the mayoral campaign progresses; Zach pens a report that gets him suspended from school.

  • Picket Fences - Cold Spell (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Cold Spell

    Brock investigates the home life of a girl who spray-painted a pentacle on a school wall; Paul Williams; Dorothy Lyman; Richard Masur.

  • Picket Fences - Enemy Lines (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Enemy Lines

    A judge (Paul Winfield) jails Jill for interfering with the busing order; Littleton and Max consider dating; guests Richard Masur; Harry Smith.

  • Picket Fences - The Bus Stops Here (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Bus Stops Here

    As temporary co-mayor, Jill copes with racial tensions from a judge's decision to bus city youth to Rome's schools.

  • Picket Fences - Systematic Abuse (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Systematic Abuse

    Littleton feels Brock's department is hampering the investigation of a girl's murder; guest Harry Smith.

  • Picket Fences - Survival of the Fittest (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Survival of the Fittest

    Community pressure mounts to convict the prime suspect in a teen girl's murder; guest Matt Frewer.

  • Picket Fences - Howard's End (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Howard's End

    Howard's struggle with Alzheimer's affects his family and the town; Jill's decision during surgery may revoke her hospital privileges.

  • Picket Fences - Frosted Flakes (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Frosted Flakes

    A couple seeks court permission to use cryonics on their terminally ill son; guest Adam Arkin.

  • Picket Fences - My Left Shoe (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    My Left Shoe

    The town's priest may lose his parish after Brock and Kenny find women's shoes in his closet; Matthew fears his sexual curiosities are a sin.

  • Picket Fences - Buried Alive (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Buried Alive

    Brock invites Max to dinner after she arrests Jill's father (Richard Kiley) for disorderly conduct.

  • Picket Fences - System Down (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    System Down

    Brock is the jury foreman in a case involving the murder of two policemen; guests James Earl Jones, Richard Masur.

  • Picket Fences - Squatter's Rights (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Squatter's Rights

    A woman (Darlene Cates) claims she killed her husband by sitting on him; a synagogue ostracizes Douglas.

  • Picket Fences - Terms of Estrangement (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Terms of Estrangement

    An old partner (Louis Gossett Jr.) that Brock once testified against kidnaps Kimberly.

  • Picket Fences - Divine Recall (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Divine Recall

    A risque video from Rachel's past jeopardizes her career; Kenny admits to Brock his affair with Rachel.

  • Picket Fences - Supreme Courting (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Supreme Courting

    Max helps Carter woo a woman; Zach gets in trouble for kissing a girl; Kimberly and her boyfriend struggle with sexual-consent guidelines.

  • Picket Fences - Abominable Snowman (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Abominable Snowman

    An Alzheimer's sufferer wants to give his heart to his dying son; Wambaugh pleads with the city to house Frank the Potato Man; guest Adam Arkin.

  • Picket Fences - Remote Control (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Remote Control

    Wambaugh blames violence in the media for his client's assault on Matthew; Rachel launches a war on crime.

  • Picket Fences - Guns 'R' Us (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Guns 'R' Us

    Practical joking gets out of hand, which may result in paralysis for Matthew; Max fills in as sheriff.

  • Picket Fences - Paging Doctor God (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Paging Doctor God

    Jill is arrested after operating on a patient whose religious beliefs prohibit surgery; Zach wants to convert to Judaism.

  • Picket Fences - Blue Christmas (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Blue Christmas

    Kimberly's friend is arrested during a drug sweep at school; his mother's heart attack brings out the worst in Carter.

  • Picket Fences - Strangers (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:


    A man with a brain disease that distorts vision shoots his brother; Jill and Brock clash over his motives.

  • Picket Fences - Cross Examination (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Cross Examination

    A comatose woman's pregnancy is unexplained; Matthew decides to tell Zach about Santa Claus.

  • Picket Fences - Dairy Queen (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Dairy Queen

    A new dairy campaign model, a battered wife, causes an uproar; Kimberly considers breast implants.

  • Picket Fences - The Dancing Bandit (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Dancing Bandit

    Jill and Zach are taken hostage by bank robbers (Marlee Matlin, Chris Sarandon) who aid the needy.

  • Picket Fences - Under the Influence (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Under the Influence

    Max lets an intoxicated woman drive home, resulting in an accident that critically injures another motorist.

  • Picket Fences - Unlawful Entries (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Unlawful Entries

    A teacher raped by a woman is reluctant to press charges; Max decides to prosecute her therapist.

  • Picket Fences - Duty-Free Rome (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Duty-Free Rome

    A therapist admits his attraction to Max; a priest (Roy Dotrice) confronts his church's stand on birth control.

  • Picket Fences - Turpitude (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:


    Brock arrests the mayor for killing a would-be car-jacker; Jill buys a gun; guests Ed Koch, Harry Smith.

  • Picket Fences - The Lullaby League (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    The Lullaby League

    Zach plays horn for an ailing blues legend; Max delivers and adopts a criminal's baby.

  • Picket Fences - Sugar and Spice (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Sugar and Spice

    Attraction to a girlfriend confuses Kimberly; Max and Kenny vie for undersheriff.

  • Picket Fences - Rights of Passage (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Rights of Passage

    A dispute between the Chippewa and the town over enlarging a golf course gets violent.

  • Picket Fences - Sightings (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:


    Carter links a corpse found in the Brocks' trash to UFOs, bringing enthusiasts to town.

  • Picket Fences - Fetal Attraction (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Fetal Attraction

    Jill's ex-fiance (Jamey Sheridan), an expert on a controversial treatment for Parkinson's disease, visits.

  • Picket Fences - Be My Valentine (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Be My Valentine

    Maxine runs a personal to catch a killer who meets his victims through the ads.

  • Picket Fences - The Body Politic (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Body Politic

    An HIV-positive dentist sues after being fired; a man and his mother-in-law battle over whether to keep his brain-dead pregnant wife alive.

  • Picket Fences - Nuclear Meltdowns (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Nuclear Meltdowns

    Kimberly's pregnant friend appears to be an incest victim; Kenny's girlfriend meets her long-lost twin; a pet duck is sacrificed.

  • Picket Fences - Bad Moons Rising (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Bad Moons Rising

    A woman who steamrolled her estranged husband blames menopause; the onset of puberty unsettles Matthew.

  • Picket Fences - Frog Man (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Frog Man

    Kenny is shot while investigating burglaries in which a frog is left at each scene; guest Michael Jeter.

  • Picket Fences - High Tidings (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    High Tidings

    Brock catches Kimberly in bed with her boyfriend, arrests him and cancels Christmas in the household.

  • Picket Fences - Pageantry (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:


    A teacher defies a court-ordered ban of the annual Christmas pageant on public property.

  • Picket Fences - The Snake Lady (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Snake Lady

    Suspects in the death of a young woman are her snake-raising sister and her own husband, who gets involved with Max.

  • Picket Fences - Thanksgiving (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:


    Jill's father arrives for Thanksgiving with a young love; Wambaugh has his wife arrested for adultery.

  • Picket Fences - Sacred Hearts (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Sacred Hearts

    A nun confesses to the mercy killing of an elderly leukemia patient; Zachary fears death.

  • Picket Fences - The Contenders (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Contenders

    Disgusted with the candidates, Jill runs for mayor; Kenny pursues a dream after arresting a boxer.

  • Picket Fences - Remembering Rosemary (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Remembering Rosemary

    A demented witness prompts the reopening of a 10-year-old murder case on Halloween; holiday tricks get out of hand.

  • Picket Fences - Frank the Potato Man (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Frank the Potato Man

    A man sneaks into residents' homes and bathes; a farmer claims a neighbor's still intoxicates his cows.

  • Picket Fences - The Autumn of Rome (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Autumn of Rome

    Sheriff Brock uncovers town corruption and is drafted to run for mayor.

  • Picket Fences - Mr. Dreeb Comes to Town (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Mr. Dreeb Comes to Town

    A little man (Michael Anderson) rides into town on a circus elephant, claiming he took it to save it from abuse.

  • Picket Fences - The Green Bay Chopper (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Green Bay Chopper

    The FBI arrives in Rome when a severed hand is found; Max resents their presence.

  • Picket Fences - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    A murder during a community play throws Rome into chaos; a singing group arrives in town.

  • Picket Fences - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A murder during a community play throws Rome into chaos; a singing group arrives in town.

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