Judging Amy/Motion Sickness

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Motion Sickness
Season 5, Episode 1
Airdate September 23, 2003
Written by Alex Taub
Directed by James Frawley
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Motion Sickness is the first episode of the fifth season of Judging Amy, and the ninety-fourth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Reed Diamond (Stuart Collins), Adrian Pasdar (David McClaren), Timothy Omundson (Sean Potter), Alice Dodd (Kimberly Fallon), Katherine La Nasa (Yvonne Dunbar), June Squibb (Louise Flowers (uncredited)), Peter Howard (Minister), Steve Vinovich (Dr. Benjamin), Maury Sterling (Spencer Carls), Kelvin Yu (Dr. Butler), Laura Regan (Ellen Brady), Patrick Pankhurst (Bob Dowell), Donald Johnson (Defense Attorney), Jonathan T. Floyd (Officer Paxton), Nancy Stafford (Judge Bell), Whitney Sloan (Kelly Mitchell), Michael Winbush (Marshall), Mark Devine (Daniel Hawkins (uncredited))


Plot Overview

Amy begins her first day as a criminal court judge and makes a bold decision to overturn a decision made by the previous judge; she also fires the previous judge's clerk and hires Donna to take his place; Peter finds himself overwhelmed as Gillian remains comatose after the birth of their son, Walt; Lauren has a rough first day of junior high, but her second day gets better when she tells Amy that she met a boy at school who is a year older than her; meanwhile, Maxine is intrigued by a new social worker, Ellen, who is able to use her past experience as a foster child to help Maxine find a runaway teenage girl. Towards the end of the episode, Gillian emerges from her coma.


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