The CW has released the Official Synopsis of Family Law episode “Addicted to Love” (1.03) that will be aired on Sunday, October 16 at 8:00-9:00 PM.
Abigail (Jewel Staite) and Daniel (Zach Smadu) defend Marlee (guest star Steph Song), a mother whose addiction to online gaming (and frequent sexual rendezvous with another avatar) have brought her parenting abilities into question — at least, her soon-to-be-ex-husband claims she is negligent and sues for full custody of their kids. Abby gives her questionable advice because, like Marlee, she is in deep denial of her own addiction. Abby’s denial culminates in some very poor decisions. Meanwhile, Daniel resolves to tie the knot with Danielle (guest star Yvonne Chapman) after some ribbing from Lucy (Genelle Williams), who is still reeling from the guilt, and thrill, of her recent transgression.
“Family Law” is starring Jewel Staite, Victor Garber), Zach Smadu, Genelle Williams, Lauren Holly.
The episode was written by Susin Nielsen and directed by David Frazee (#103).
Family Law centers around Abigail Bianchi, a high-paid personal-injury lawyer who’s good at blaming others – particularly when it comes to her own problems. After Abby’s husband kicks her out of the family home because of her drinking, she goes on a bender, shows up drunk in court and pukes on a client. The law society’s punishment is swift. She’s suspended, fined, and can only practice law again if she finds a senior lawyer who is willing to take her on and mentor her for a one year probationary period. Only one man is willing to take that risk: Harry Svensson, who runs the top family law practice in the city.
Produced by SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions for Corus Entertainment’s Global (Canada), FAMILY LAW is created, written and executive produced by award-winning author Susin Nielsen. The series is executive produced by SEVEN24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox, and Lark’s Erin Haskett and Andy Mikita serve as executive producers. eOne holds international distribution rights to the series.