(The Latrelle Case)
(first aired on January 9,16,23 1997)
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About the episode
Jessica did a 4 episode stint in the 2nd (and last) season
of this critically acclaimed, but short lived (there seems to be a lot
of those) TV series produced by Steven Bochco for ABC. Jessica played
an assistant DA during the Ricky Latrelle case. Her character, (Paige
Weikopf) was a driven and successful (but ultimately unethical) attorney
who had aspirations of being a TV sports caster. During the case, Paige
was discovered to have been leaking information to the defense in exchange
for a chance at a being a sports caster. When she was caught by
Jimmy Wyler (Anthony LaPaglia) she first told him she would do "anything"
if he didn't turn her in, but when he turned her down and went to the
judge about her, Paige told the judge that Jimmy made the accusation on
her up because she resisted his "sexual advances". Later on, the
judge of the case receives Paige's sports caster audition tape in the
mail, as well as other information against her, and kicks Paige off the
trial and out of the court. At the end of the trial, Paige returns
to Jimmy to try and get a job with him, but is turned down since he obviously
can't trust her as was proved during the trial.
This was a different character for Jessica to play.
I believe this was one of the few times (if not the only time) Jessica
actually played a character that was cold, unethical and ruthless (to
the point of doing anything to save her own career).
February 27, 2001 6:18 PM