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The Cult is the eighteenth episode of the third season of Matlock, and the sixty-seventh episode overall.
Guest Stars: Albert Hall (Assistant D.A.), Richard Newton (Judge Cooksey), Ray Templin (Piano Player), Kahlil Wheaton (Bailiff), Wallace Langham (Jack Austin), Jack Dodson (Dennis Austin), Roger Davis (Joshua Bradbury), Earl Boen (Patrick Morrison), Dani Klein (Sarah), Charles Lanyer (Martin Washburn), Jeff McCarthy (Thomas Oldham), Bonnie Urseth (Anna Oldham), Al White (Ezra Smith), Eric Fleeks (Policeman #1), Howard Mungo (Sergeant), Jeris Lee Poindexter (Cultist #1), Casey Sander (Policeman #2), Michael Zorek (Cultist #2)
A distraught father, who's trying to save his son from the clutches of a religious cult, enlists Matlock's help when he's arrested for murdering the cult's leader and Tyler might not handle the pressure, where one crosses their own social boundary, when he permeates the cult.
Jack Dodson becomes the fourth cast member of The Andy Griffith Show to be reunited with Griffith on Matlock. He played Howard Sprague on that TV classic.
Wallace Langham is billed in this episode as Wally Ward.