1 Pilot Episode
Gabriel Bird is a former police officer. He was
convicted in 1969 of killing his partner and sentenced to life in
prison. Victoria Heller, an attorney looking into the death of an inmate
20 years later takes an interest in his case. She gets him released from
prison. He then takes a series of menial jobs before finally deciding to
become her investigator. However, Capt. Jack O’Neil, who framed him
before, comes back to threaten him again.
2) To Catch a Con, part I
Gabriel thinks he’s found his daughter, who he
hasn’t seen since he went to prison. She tells him her daughter has
3) To Catch a Con, parts II
Gabriel discovers the woman he thought was his
daughter, is an imposter hired by Jack O’Neil to trick him.
Victoria’s assistant, Louis Klein falls victim to a
con artist (played by James Earl Jones’ real-life wife, Cecilia Hart).
Gabriel recruits her help to capture an embezzler.
Heller is romanced by a client accused of a multiple
murder. Believing her judgment to be impaired, Gabriel investigates the
man behind her back.
6) Money Walks
Heller defends a youth accused of killing another
teenager for his sneakers.
7) The Neighborhood
Bishop Cecil Dobbs withholds evidence, which would
clear Jamil when he is accused of killing a church deacon.
8) I’m Nobody
Gabriel investigates the murder of
a homeless man, who was once a famous singer.
9) The Wind Rancher
A robber takes 6 people (including Gabriel) hostage
inside Josephine’s diner.
Victoria is dressed as a prostitute for a costume
party. She is mistakenly arrested and beat-up. Meanwhile, Jamil and
Gabriel witness a mob hit while on surveillance for a divorce case.
(Mariska Hargitay guest starred)
Victoria’s dad, a judge, is accused of bribery.
Gabriel’s initial investigation points to his guilt.
12) ‘Tis the Season
Oprah Winfrey appeared as herself. After being on
Oprah, Gabriel finally talks with his ex-wife.
13) The Great Waldo
Josephine finds a baby left in her café. Then
discovers the infant is addicted to crack.
14) First Date
Gabriel finally asks Josephine out on a date.
15) Truth and Consequences
William Russ plays a football star accused of being
gay by a tabloid. He hires Victoria to sue them.
16) Finger on the Trigger
Gabriel is accidentally shot. While unconscious, he
dreams about the killing of his partner, for which he spent 20 years in
17) Postcards from the Faultline
Gabriel and Louis journey to Hollywood on an
investigation, where they fall under the snare of two femme fatales
(Leann Hunley and Dana Sparks).
18) A Prayer for the Goldsteins
A Jewish Holocaust survivor steals a painting he
claims was stolen from his family in WWII.
19) One Flew Over the Bird’s Nest
To investigate claims of neglect and abuse, Gabriel
has himself committed to a psychiatric hospital.
20) Kelly Green
Louis badgers Victoria to go to a Bar Association
bowling night. Feeling ridiculous that everyone is bowling in suits,
Victoria can’t wait to leave. Unfortunately, she catches the eye of a
bankruptcy attorney with marriage in mind. When Daniel Kelly witnesses
his best friend being killed in a car-bombing, he suspects Alex Zapas of
the crime. He and his friend had been investigating Zapas for money
laundering. Daniel arrests him without first obtaining a proper warrant.
The accused mobster, who owns a series of wrecking yards, hires Victoria
to represent him. Though she suspects he’s guilty, Victoria feels duty
bound to defend him. While awaiting the arraignment, Victoria and Daniel
flirt, each unaware of who the other is. On the stand, Daniel claims he
waited for his partner to arrive with the warrant before entering
Zapas’ girlfriend’s apartment. Meanwhile, the bankruptcy attorney,
Lawrence Daskell III, bombards Victoria’s office with flowers,
chocolates, and fruit baskets. Although she tries to stay focused on
business, she is forced to endure the teasing of her colleagues. Zoe
goes so far as to congratulate her boss on her conquest since the
pickings are so slim at Heller’s age. Larry invites Victoria to sail
with him on his yacht to the islands on Friday. She tries to let him
down easy, but is interrupted by a commotion outside her office. Her
secretary is trying to prevent a homeless man from entering Victoria’s
office. The homeless man turns out to be an undercover Kelly. He gives
her photos of Zapas with various mob figures. They argue and he leaves.
Jamil and Gabriel interview Zapas’ girlfriend, Cherry Moran. She tells
the police took a video camera she and Zapas were using to record
themselves having sex. Jamil and Gabriel go back over the property
seized by the police and discover the tape still in the videocamera,
which was booked into evidence under Cherry’s name. Victoria files a
motion to be removed as attorney of record due to a conflict of
interest. She also represents Cherry, while Zapas has a known mob
attorney visiting him in jail every day. The attorney states he is
Zapas’ business attorney only and the judge orders Heller to stay on
the case. At the diner, Daniel comes in to talk to Victoria. She tells
him she has the tape, which is time-stamped and clearly indicates he
entered the apartment an hour before he testified doing so. They argue
again about the letter of the law. Victoria tells him if he’d done his
job the right way none of this would be happening. She has only two
choices, enter the tape into evidence, there-by freeing a guilty man or
keep quiet, there-by lying by omission. Though she understands
Daniel’s black-and-white view, she can’t go along with breaking the
law to enforce the law. Heller enters the tape into evidence and the
charges against Zapas are dropped. Feeling blue, Victoria leaves an
impromptu gathering at Josephine’s café early. Though it is starting
to rain, Daniel is waiting for her outside. Wondering why he is there
when she got Zapas off, Daniel tells her he has some new leads. He then
asks her out on a date to his father’s pub. She finally acquiesces and
the two kiss. He walks away with them both playfully arguing over what
time he should pick her up.
21) Birds Gotta Fly
Gabriel is finally reunited with her real daughter
(played by Irene Cara). Meanwhile, Josephine also reunites with her
22) Belly of the Beast
Holly Robinson guest stars as Jackie Tate, an
undercover cop, who is raped by a serial killer stalking a college
campus. He inexplicably leaves her alive whispering “Thank you,
officer.” She and Lt. Kelly speculate he is taunting the police, but
do not know how he knew she was undercover at the college. Since Jackie
won’t contact her family, Daniel asks Victoria if she can stay at her
place. The investigation leads to the arrest of a professor. However,
conflicting lab reports result in the States Attorney dropping the
charges. He feels Tate’s positive voice ID isn’t enough to convince
a jury. Knowing they had the right suspect, Victoria convinces Jackie to
sue the man in civil court, where the burden of proof isn’t as high.
Daniel takes Gabriel along when there is another coed murdered.
Eventually, Gabe concludes the killer is using the bell-tower as a
personal hide-a-way. He discovers a scrapbook with pictures of all the
victims. He is horrified to find the last page contains a picture of
Victoria. Jackie finally calls her mother. Over dinner she tells
Victoria she is moving back to her own apartment and that her mom is
coming for an extended visit. Jackie is concerned that Victoria is
allowing the situation to adversely affect her relationship with Daniel.
Later that night, a masked intruder attacks Victoria. She fights him off
and Jackie is able to get to her gun. Daniel and Gabriel arrive a moment
later. Gabriel convinces Jackie not to kill the man. When unmasked, the
man is the professor. Jackie states it doesn’t matter.
This website is owned by Kelly K ©2004-2019. If
you wish to use any content from this site, I ask that you contact me
first and also provide a link back here. Feel free to email me at
sarahcutter (dot) com (at) gmail (dot) com with any questions.
Gabriel’s Fire is the property of Crystal Beach Entertainment, Coleman Luck Productions, and Lorimar Television. It aired on ABC.