Shark (Season One)
1.01 – Pilot
aired on September 21, 2006
Directed by: Spike Lee | Written by: Ian Biederman
An arrogant big-shot defense attorney is guilt-ridden after the client he just helped get off commits another murder, so he decides to become a prosecutor.
1.02 – LAPD Blue
aired on September 28, 2006
Directed by: Rod Holcomb | Written by: Ian Biederman
Stark prosecutes a drug dealer accused of killing an undercover police officer. However, the defense attorney in the case once worked for Stark’s old law firm but was fired.
1.03 – Dr. Feelbad
aired on October 5, 2006
Directed by: John Showalter | Written by: Keith Eisner
The office prosecutes a prominent doctor accused of killing his wife. However, the case rides on the testimony of his young son, who may be afraid to tell the truth and convict his dad.
1.04 – Russo
aired on October 12, 2006
Directed by: Ron Lagomarsino | Written by: Kevin Falls
When the prosecutors’ evidence in a murder trial is ruled inadmissible, they are forced to turn to the testimony of an unscrupulous private investigator–a man who has an uneasy past with Stark from his days as a defense attorney.
1.05 – In the Grasp
aired on October 19, 2006
Directed by: Steven DePaul | Written by: Devon Greggory
A rape case against three star college football players is in jeopardy of falling apart when the victim admits that she had consensual sex with one of them on the same day as the incident.
1.06 – Fashion Police
aired on November 2, 2006
Directed by: Arvin Brown | Written by: Bill Chais
The office is told to go after a sweat shop owner after an electrical fire kills four people. But since Martin feels so strongly about the case, they instead go after the clothing manufacturer that hired him.
1.07 – Déjà Vu All Over Again
aired on November 9, 2006
Directed by: Rod Holcomb | Written by: Michael Oates Palmer
Stark wants to try a suspect in a child murder for a similar murder from 15 years ago. He lost the original case as a defense attorney, and has always believed his original client was innocent.
1.08 – Love Triangle
aired on November 16, 2006
Directed by: John F. Showalter | Written by: Mimi Schmir
The office prosecutes a white teenage girl for the hit-and-run death of an African American girl who was involved with her boyfriend.
1.09 – Dial M for Monica
aired on November 23, 2006
Directed by: Steve Gomer | Written by: Ian Biederman
Stark prosecutes an expensive Hollywood madam for ordering a hit on one of her former prostitutes, and she responds by releasing a book of her clients which includes his name.
1.10 – Sins of the Mother
aired on December 7, 2006
Directed by: Rob Lieberman | Written by: Yolonda Lawrence
An L.A. socialite goes on trial for killing an ex-con, and Stark’s investigation reveals some shocking information about the woman’s past and true identity.
1.11 – The Wrath of Khan
aired on January 4, 2007
Directed by: Kate Woods | Written by: Keith Eisner
Stark and Devlin butt heads with the Feds over jurisdiction of an arms dealer’s case, but with cops dead and hostages, Stark takes matters into his own hands.
1.12 – Wayne’s World
aired on January 18, 2007
Directed by: Christopher Misiano | Written by: Bill Chais
Shark goes up against a serial killer, but the conviction may not be as easy as he thinks and may put his daughter in danger.
1.13 – Teacher’s Pet
aired on February 1, 2007
Directed by: Rod Holcomb | Written by: Bill Chais, Kevin Falls
Stark tries to get back on his feet after losing his first case as a prosecutor by going after a prep school art teacher who may have been having inappropriate relations with the son of a murder victim.
1.14 – Starlet Fever
aired on February 8, 2007
Directed by: Adam Davidson | Written by: Jacob Epstein
A teen actress is killed after another car runs hers off the road, and her agent/legal guardian becomes the prime murder suspect.
1.15 – Here Comes the Judge
aired on February 15, 2007
Directed by: Steve Gomer | Written by: Ken Woodruff
Stark takes on a judge accused of murdering his wife, but he has an adversarial history with Stark and a secret to hide from the investigation.
1.16 – Blind Trust
aired on February 22, 2007
Directed by: Marcos Siega | Written by: Devon Greggory
A good friend of Sebastian asks him a huge favor when an intern from his company is found dead.
1.17 – Backfire
aired on March 29, 2007
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway | Written by: Ted Humphrey
The DA’s office investigates a police shooting involving a drug dealer. The case could potentially set off a racial powder keg, and Stark suspects a cover-up when the police officers involved keep changing their stories.
1.18 – Trial by Fire
aired on April 5, 2007
Directed by: Paul Holahan | Written by: Ian Biederman
When Stark and Raina are taken hostage in the midst of a death-penalty trial, even his smoothest moves are countered by a criminal who seems to have more influence over the kidnapper than he does.
1.19 – Porn Free
aired on April 12, 2007
Directed by: Martha Coolidge | Written by: Keith Eisner
Stark has to prosecute the owner of a women’s shelter accused of killing an unscrupulous, despicable porn producer. Based on the evidence, Stark works on the theory that the two men may have been in business together.
1.20 – Fall from Grace
aired on April 19, 2007
Directed by: Terrence O’Hara | Written by: Steve Sharlet
Stark goes up against an old protégée when he prosecutes two mob-types for the murder of a university professor, and she seems to have the inside scoop when it comes to the goings-on in the DA’s office.
1.21 – Strange Bedfellows
aired on April 26, 2007
Directed by: Paul Holahan | Written by: Michael Oates Palmer
Stark goes after a single man who may have abducted a young boy who has been living with him for several years. But the boy doesn’t want to be back with his parents, and there may be signs of abuse.
1.22 – Wayne’s World 2: Revenge of the Shark
aired on May 3, 2007
Directed by: Adam Davidson | Written by: Ian Biederman
Stark gets a second opportunity to prosecute Wayne Callison for murder, but his stubborn determination to get a conviction no matter what gets him forcibly removed from the case.