7x01 The Vacation
First Aired: Nov. 05, 1992 on ABC
Summary: Matlock and Leanne head to the beach where Leanne reunites with three good friends from college, and Matlock reunites with someone from his past who just happens to be the brother of the woman whose heart Matlock 'broke' years earlier.
Main Characters in this Episode
Ben Matlock: What's the matter with you? Did someone cut the wire between your brain and your mouth?
- Goof (revealing mistake): Just before Mitchell Jackson is shot, he turns to his left, which turns his right shoulder to the window. After the two shots are fired, he has a wound at his left shirt pocket, and high on his right chest area. Neither would be possible based on his position relative to the gun. The Police Lieutenant then tells Ben and Leanne that Jackson was shot twice in the heart. One of the two wounds shown was near Jackson's right armpit.
- Goof (factual errors): The Police Lt says that the hotel manager found on the beach didn't drown in the ocean, but instead in a pool because there was chlorine in the lungs. When someone drowns in chlorinated water, the chlorine is almost immediately absorbed by the body so that cannot be determined.
- This was the first episode broadcast on ABC.