Boston Legal Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Boston Legal: Season 5 (2008)

  • Season 5 Episode 13: Last Call

    Crane Poole & Schmidt is in dire financial straits; Alan goes to the Supreme Court to get Denny access to a non-FDA approved drug to slow the progression of his Alzheimer's; Shirley and Carl plan their wedding; Denny has an important question for Alan.

  • Season 5 Episode 12: Made In China

    Crane Poole & Schmidt is in dire financial straits; Alan goes to the Supreme Court to get Denny access to a non-FDA approved drug to slow the progression of his Alzheimer's; Shirley and Carl plan their wedding; Denny has an important question for Alan.

  • Season 5 Episode 11: Juiced

    Denny gets a disturbing prognosis about the progression of his Alzheimer's disease; Catherine Piper returns; Jerry and Katie take on the case of a student fighting to keep her acceptance to Harvard.

  • Season 5 Episode 10: Thanksgiving

    Shirley's intimate Thanksgiving dinner with Carl Sack turns into a dysfunctional family affair when she invites Alan, Denny, Jerry, Katie, Edwin, and his 6-year-old foster son to join them.

  • Season 5 Episode 9: Kill, Baby, Kill!

    Denny and Carl travel to Virginia to defend a prison officer who has been accused of murder for shooting dead a condemned inmate whose lethal injection failed to work. Alan and Shirley team up to represent a man who claims he was fired for voting for John McCain

  • Season 5 Episode 8: Roe

    Jerry is accused of aggravated assault and insists on defending himself in court; Alan and Shirley try to help an underage pregnant girl get a judicial by-pass for an abortion.

  • Season 5 Episode 7: Mad Cows

    Alan and Denny champion the cause of a cattle rancher (Valerie Bertinelli) who claims the USDA will not allow her to test her animals for mad cow disease; Jerry's social quirks could jeopardize his chances of making partner.

  • Season 5 Episode 6: Happy Trails

    Alan and Denny take a break from the office and go to a dude ranch in Utah; Shirley defends Catherine Piper (Betty White) after she sets her doctor's office on fire for prescribing medication that almost killed her.

  • Season 5 Episode 5: The Bad Seed

    Alan and Shirley represent a man whose brother died due to malpractice in a local military hospital; Jerry's sister (Annie Potts) asks for help in finding the identity of her anonymous sperm donor.

  • Season 5 Episode 4: True Love

    Alan's former girlfriend (Ally Walker) asks him to prove her husband's innocence in the murder of a nurse, but his lingering feelings for her have him hoping her husband is guilty.

  • Season 5 Episode 3: Dances With Wolves

    Denny is arrested after shooting a man in self-defence when he and Jerry are almost mugged. Alan fights for a sex therapist's right to joint custody of her daughter, while grappling with the fact that he is a former client of hers. Legal drama, starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 5 Episode 2: Guardians and Gatekeepers

    Alan takes on a pharmaceutical company when Denny's use of prescription drugs leads to his collapse from toxic shock. Shirley asks Carl to defend her 17-year-old grand-daughter who has been arrested for voting in the primary with falsified records, while Jerry and Katie sue a private detention facility after a teenager is raped by a guard. Starring James Spader and William Shatner

  • Season 5 Episode 1: Smoke Signals

    The fifth and final series of the crime drama begins. Alan and Denny bust a party while working as coastguard officers. Bethany asks Alan for help in a case against a tobacco company she has been fighting for seven years

Boston Legal: Season 4 (2007 - 2008)

  • Season 4 Episode 20: Patriot Acts

    Alan and Denny celebrate their acceptance into the Auxiliary Coast Guard, before taking opposite sides in the case of a Massachusetts town wishing to secede from the United States. Last in the series, starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 4 Episode 19: Indecent Proposals

    Denny falls for a cattle rancher who hires him to sue the FDA; Shirley asks Alan to help her take her nephew to court after he, a pledged delegate, says he will vote for a different presidential candidate from the one his state chose.

  • Season 4 Episode 18: The Gods Must Be Crazy

    Some high-ranking politicos ask Denny to run for U.S. president; Jerry's ex-girlfriend, Dana, asks him to defend her after she is arrested for prostitution; Shirley and Carl represent a woman who is suing the archdiocese.

  • Season 4 Episode 17: The Court Supreme

    Alan faces a career-defining moment when he presents an appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of a man with learning difficulties who has been sentenced to death for rape. Meanwhile, Lorraine makes a startling revelation to Katie about Jerry's new girlfriend

  • Season 4 Episode 16: The Mighty Rogues

    Shirley asks Alan to help her obtain legal permission for euthanasia for her father, who is suffering with the final stages of Alzheimer's disease. Meanwhile, Carl finds himself trying to defend a client's right to build an atomic bomb, and Jerry hopes spray-on hormones will attract a woman to him

  • Season 4 Episode 15: Tabloid Nation

    The firm takes on a case involving a woman who was murdered after rejecting her boyfriend's proposal on a TV talk show. Meanwhile, a war veteran is in court for shooting seals, Denny goes to extreme lengths to win Shirley back and Lorraine advises Alan to see a therapist

  • Season 4 Episode 14: Rescue Me

    A school is blamed for the death of an overworked and sleep-deprived pupil, and a woman sues the company that lost her mother's ashes. Meanwhile, Katie falls for a client with Aids who has been accused of forgery, and Denny and Alan prepare for the Coastguard test

  • Season 4 Episode 13: Glow in the Dark

    Shirley finds the opposing counsel in her latest case is her old flame from law school, Alan and Denny both have sexual encounters in the office and Leigh threatens Katie after growing jealous of her relationship with Jerry. Guest starring Scott Bakula

  • Season 4 Episode 12: Roe Vs. Wade, The Musical

    Alan represents a man who is suing a woman for stealing his sperm and using it to impregnate herself, while Leigh is fired for hugging a student, and asks Jerry to help get her reinstated - a task he approaches with mixed feelings

  • Season 4 Episode 11: Mad About You

    Denny makes everybody nervous when he takes on a high-profile murder case and refuses all offers of help with it, while Jerry and Kate represent a woman who believes a sleazy lawyer's advertisement campaign is to blame for making her husband divorce her

  • Season 4 Episode 10: Green Christmas

    Denny is accused of lying about the firm's environmental credentials, Alan helps Clarence challenge the bank that repossessed his house and Carl makes a decision about Lorraine's job. Meanwhile, Katie helps Jerry deal with his break-up with Leigh. Starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 4 Episode 9: No Brains Left Behind

    Alan and Denny attempt to sue the National Guard for failing to save a small business from a flood. Shirley is shocked when her granddaughter is expelled from university for destroying exam papers, Carl doubts his decision in Boston and Lorraine admits the truth about her background

  • Season 4 Episode 8: Oral Contracts

    Shirley defends a radio DJ friend who has been accused of making offensive comments on air and Denny is arrested for soliciting gay sex in the court toilets. Meanwhile, Katie starts looking for evidence to back up her suspicion that Lorraine is not who she claims to be

  • Season 4 Episode 7: Attack of the Xenophobes

    Whitney and Katie defend a former police officer accused of murder but are shocked to discover that the prosecution intend to use a brain scan to prove that he is a racist. Meanwhile, Carl is furious when more footage of Clarence in drag appears on the internet

  • Season 4 Episode 6: The Object of My Affection

    Denny fires an associate for being overweight, which leads to a lawsuit being brought against the firm and Alan needs Whitney's help in Patrice Kelly's case, when the plea of temporary insanity looks unlikely to succeed. Meanwhile, Jerry finds someone he can relate to when he takes on a client who also has Asperger's syndrome

  • Season 4 Episode 5: Hope and Gory

    Alan faces a dilemma when a client confides in him that she is planning to commit a murder and asks for his professional advice. Meanwhile, Katie and Jerry try to protect a man who is being unjustly persecuted as a paedophile. Legal drama, starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 4 Episode 4: Do Tell

    Denny is shocked when an old friend reveals he has come out as a homosexual and is under threat of discharge from the army. Shirley agrees to defend the military man, while Katie and new associate Whitney Rome take on a custody battle over a nine-year-old bullfighter. Guest starring Paul Schulze and Jessica Tuck

  • Season 4 Episode 3: The Chicken and the Leg

    Alan represents a teenage girl who blames her school's stance on contraceptives for her contracting Aids. Jerry and Kate take on the case of a woman who is suing her husband's psychologist for causing his death, while Shirley is furious to discover Denny and Carl betting money on the outcome of a case. Legal drama, starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 4 Episode 2: The Innocent Man

    Alan and Jerry try to help Katie prepare for her first murder trial, but she is determined to do it her own way. Meanwhile, Judge Weldon decides she wants a baby. Legal drama, starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 4 Episode 1: Beauty and the Beast

    Alan defends Shirley when a major university sues her for reneging on a donation; nemesis Carl Sack (John Larroquette) defends Denny when he is arrested for soliciting a prostitute; Jerry assists Katie on her first case, a homicide.

Boston Legal: Season 3 (2006 - 2007)

  • Season 3 Episode 24: Trial of the Century

    Alan and Denny defend two brothers accused of murdering their own father, while Jerry and Clarence deal with a woman who blames a casino for her huge gambling debts. Crime drama, starring William Shatner and James Spader. Last in series

  • Season 3 Episode 23: Duck and Cover

    Brad and Denise's wedding takes a turn for the worse when the priest is arrested for housing illegal immigrants. As the bride goes into labour the groom is left to find an immediate replacement to marry them. Meanwhile, Jerry Espenson takes up his first case as an associate at Crane, Poole and Schmidt

  • Season 3 Episode 22: Guantanamo by the Bay

    Alan and Denny's political differences are put under the spotlight when the pair defend an ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoner. Meanwhile, despite their previous history, Jerry decides to beg Shirley for his job back after becoming increasingly frustrated at his private practice. Legal drama, starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 3 Episode 21: Tea and Sympathy

    After being charged with possession of an illegal substance, Judge Weldon seeks Alan's help and the pair rekindle their romance. However, Denny's attraction to the magistrate causes problems, while Brad's decision to marry in his military uniform upsets Denise

  • Season 3 Episode 20: Guise 'n Dolls

    Alan is forced to take on Jerry Espenson again in a case involving a department store that has been accused of selling inappropriate toys to children. Denny finds himself in trouble after making a racist comment, and Denise is asked to reconsider Brad's proposal

  • Season 3 Episode 19: Brotherly Love

    Alan seeks Denny's help to defend a lawyer accused of helping his brother evade a murder charge. Claire is shocked to discover Clarence with another woman, while Brad is enraged when the firm asks him to sign a 'love contract'. Crime drama, starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 3 Episode 18: Son of the Defender

    A disgruntled son whose father was murdered takes the firm hostage, and the experience rekindles Denny's memories of his own father. Meanwhile, Alan finds himself in trouble with the law when he defends his neighbour, who is charged with prostitution

  • Season 3 Episode 17: The Bride Wore Blood

    Alan is shocked when an ex-girlfriend shows up at the courthouse in a blood-stained wedding dress, and Claire reluctantly defends a thief. Guest starring Megan Mullally

  • Season 3 Episode 16: The Good Lawyer

    Alan defends a therapist who was sacked because of his belief in UFO's, Clarence is left confused after Claire's dinner invite, and Bethany attempts to bring out Denny's spiritual side. Crime drama, starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 3 Episode 15: Fat Burner

    Alan is called upon to defend Denny when he is arrested for smuggling medical waste, and Clarence's first case ends up being a first-degree murder charge. Meanwhile, after Denise confirms her intention to keep Brad's baby, Jeffrey decides to make a big decision

  • Season 3 Episode 14: Selling Sickness

    Judge Brown asks Denny for help when he decides to sue a company for not 'curing' his homosexuality, and Shirley defends a young girl suffering from trauma. Meanwhile, Denise asks Brad and Jeffrey to take paternity tests when she discovers that she's pregnant

  • Season 3 Episode 13: Dumping Bella

    Denny's break-up with Bella becomes more complicated when she asks him to defend her in an animal rights case that is threatening her cosmetics business. Meanwhile, Brad and Jeffrey continue to argue at Paul's fancy-dress party, and Alan confides in Vanessa. Guest starring Nia Long

  • Season 3 Episode 12: Nuts

    Denny seeks Alan's assistance when he decides to sue the Department of Homeland Security after being refused permission to board a plane, while Shirley and Vanessa are called to defend a teacher accused of negligence when one of her students dies in class. Guest starring Nia Long

  • Season 3 Episode 11: Angel of Death

    Alan and Denny visit New Orleans to defend a doctor accused of committing euthanasia during Hurricane Katrina, while Denise is shocked at the amount of attention given to her by the male attorneys. Guest starring Nia Long

  • Season 3 Episode 10: Nutcrackers

    When a woman's husband is killed by lightning she decides to sue God over his death, but Brad and Denise attempt to dissuade her. Meanwhile, Denny takes up the case of a waitress who is trying to regain custody of her anorexic child

  • Season 3 Episode 9: On the Ledge

    Part two of two. The firm rallies together to find and rescue Shirley, who they believe has been taken captive by Lincoln Meyer. Meanwhile, Denny starts to become jealous of Alan's relationship with Jerry, as their murder case comes to a climax. William Shatner and James Spader star

  • Season 3 Episode 8: Lincoln

    Alan assists Jerry Espenson in a suspicious hanging case, while Denny defends Lincoln Meyer who is accused of killing the judge in his trial. Crime drama starring William Shatner

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Trick or Treat

    Once again Alan is called upon to defend Jerry Espenson, who is charged with perjury, while Denise makes an audacious attempt to find her fiance's remains, which have been scattered around the country. Lincoln Meyer sues Jeffrey Coho for defamation of character during the Judge Hooper trial

  • Season 3 Episode 6: The Verdict

    Jeffrey, Denise and Clare prepare for the verdict of the Judge Hooper murder trial by making one final accusation, while Alan visits a therapist to discuss his sexual insecurity. With Jane Lynch and Katey Sagal

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Whose God Is It Anyway?

    The Judge Hooper trial provides a surprise for Jeffrey and Alan Shore comes face to face with Sally Heep when he defends Jerry Espenson again. Legal drama, guest starring Katey Sagal, with an appearance by Joan Rivers as herself

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Fine Young Cannibal

    A homeless man appears in court accused of eating the body of a friend. The case gives Alan the chance to try to seduce Shirley, but first he must gain Denny's approval. Guest starring Katey Sagal

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Desperately Seeking Shirley

    Ivan (Tom Selleck) wants to invalidate the postnuptial agreement Shirley drafted for him so he can get a divorce; Denny's Internet date, hurt by his comments about her size, plans a lawsuit.

  • Season 3 Episode 2: New Kids on the Block

    New partner Jeffrey Coho takes on a case involving a murdered judge. Alan is shocked by Claire's attitude toward people when they defend a transvestite who was fired for taking maternity leave. Meanwhile, Denny's blind date threatens to sue the firm. Guest starring Katey Sagal

  • Season 3 Episode 1: Can't We All Get a Lung?

    Denise and Shirley defend Daniel Post (Michael J. Fox) after police arrest him for trying to buy a lung; Alan Shore represents his buddy (Christian Clemenson), whom police catch driving in the car-pool lane with a life-size sex doll.

Boston Legal: Season 2 (2005 - 2006)

  • Season 2 Episode 27: BL: Los Angeles

    While in Los Angeles, Alan defends a TV star who shot a photographer she mistook for a stalker. However, Denny and Barry make life difficult when they continually make sexual advances towards her. Meanwhile, Denise resorts to underhanded tactics to eliminate Marlene, but her plan backfires. Guest starring Michael J Fox, Robert Wagner and Parker Posey

  • Season 2 Episode 26: Spring Fever

    Denny and Alan travel to Los Angeles on business and wind up taking the case of a Hollywood celebrity (Jeri Ryan) who shot a photographer; Denise tries some back-stabbing techniques when she fears Marlene may ruin her chances of making partner.

  • Season 2 Episode 25: Squid Pro Quo

    Ambitious attorney Marlene Stanger (Parker Posey) joins the firm, prompting Denise to wonder whether there is room for both of them; Denny goes head-to-head with his son over a woman who lost her baby at an inadequately supplied clinic in Nepal.

  • Season 2 Episode 24: Deep End of the Poole

    Edwin Poole returns from a mental institution, ready to get back to work at the firm. Alan is accused of encouraging his client to flee when a guilty verdict is inevitable. Meanwhile, Brad and Denise make some decisions about their relationship. Guest starring Larry Miller and Adam Arkin

  • Season 2 Episode 23: Race Ipsa

    Denny accidentally shoots his therapist in self-defence, which gives the senior partners even more reason to get rid of him. Meanwhile, Alan takes on a racially-charged case involving a black man who was arrested for being in the wrong neighbourhood. Crime drama, starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 2 Episode 22: Ivan the Incorrigible

    Alan mentors Jerry through his first attempted murder case and he has to take drastic action when his student's courtroom outbursts threaten to jeopardise the case. Meanwhile, Shirley is shocked to discover that Ivan has not informed Missy that they are divorced. Legal drama, guest starring Tom Selleck and Adam Arkin

  • Season 2 Episode 21: Word Salad Day

    Denny suggests a day at the spa to cure Alan of his sudden tendency to speak unintelligible gibberish; Denise Bauer defends a polygamist whose wives believe their husband has done nothing wrong.

  • Season 2 Episode 20: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    While Shirley Schmidt and former husband Ivan Tiggs (Tom Selleck) work together on a divorce case involving a couple arguing over their erotica collection, the recently remarried Ivan tries once again to woo Shirley back into his life.

  • Season 2 Episode 19: Stick It

    When Alan Shore's secretary is arrested for tax evasion, he takes on the case of the outspoken woman, who says her late, patriotic grandfather would be proud of her for challenging the government.

  • Season 2 Episode 18: Shock and Owww!

    Paul suspects his daughter might be involved in drugs, and begins to keep a close eye on her. Shirley tries to get her hands on nude photos of herself that are going up for auction

  • Season 2 Episode 17: There's Fire

    Bev decides to divorce Denny just hours after their wedding. Alan fights the case of an old acquaintance who was sacked for smoking - even though it was outside working hours

  • Season 2 Episode 16: Live Big

    Alan and Denny are enlisted to defend a man who is accused of killing his wife out of compassion, since she was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Guest starring Tom Selleck and Adam Arkin

  • Season 2 Episode 15: Smile

    Alan Shore files a discrimination suit against a private school that refuses to admit a gifted 9-year-old girl with nerve damage that makes it impossible for her to smile.

  • Season 2 Episode 14: Breast in Show

    Alan goes on a date with Irma, but she is arrested for indecently exposing herself while on a protest, meaning he has to defend her in court

  • Season 2 Episode 13: Too Much Information

    Alan Shore bails out Catherine Piper (Betty White) after she goes on a spree of convenience-store holdups; Denise Bauer sues an HMO for inadequate Internet security that led to a brutal murder.

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Helping Hands

    Daniel Post (Michael J. Fox) convinces his new love, Denise Bauer, that he should second-chair in her case against overbearing parents who harass their teenage daughter's teacher.

  • Season 2 Episode 11: The Cancer Man Can

    Shirley and Denise represent a man who was the guinea pig in a failed cancer experiment, while Brad hopes to be made partner, but faces resistance from Alan. Guest starring Michael J Fox

  • Season 2 Episode 10: Legal Deficits

    Brad Chase pushes for an immediate trial after he is arrested for impersonating an FBI officer and assaulting a priest during the rescue of a a kidnapped child.

  • Season 2 Episode 9: Gone

    Denise goes undercover in an attempt to track down a missing boy, while Denny's carelessness leads to a paintball accident

  • Season 2 Episode 8: The Ass Fat Jungle

    When Alan's night terrors return, he asks his new, attractive secretary, Melissa, if she would sleep with him to keep him from hurting himself.

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Truly, Madly, Deeply

    Denny finds himself in an uncomfortable position, defending a man who is charged with raping and killing a young girl. Elsewhere, Denise is given an extraordinary bestiality case

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Witches of Mass Destruction

    Denise and Shirley represent two sets of parents from different religions who are suing a school over its Hallowe'en pageant. Alan takes a case that threatens his friendship with Denny

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Men to Boys

    Denise Bauer frantically prepares for her defense against an auto manufacturer whose defective pick-up truck caused a fire that killed a terminally ill woman.

  • Season 2 Episode 4: A Whiff and a Prayer

    Shirley, Denny and Paul take on the case of a congressman who is accused of failing to keep the promises he made before his re-election. William Shatner, René Auberjonois and Candice Bergen star

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Finding Nimmo

    Denny attempts to help Alan get over his split from Tara by taking him fishing in British Columbia - but the pair end up helping to save the Pacific salmon from extinction. Legal drama, starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Schadenfreude

    The murder trial of Kelly Nolan (Heather Locklear) gets under way amid a media circus; Malcolm Holmes (Rupert Everett) tries to persuade Tara to help him get a court order allowing his client to sing his uncle's trademark song.

  • Season 2 Episode 1: The Black Widow

    Alan and Brad represent a woman accused of poisoning her husband, and Denise deals with a Jewish man who is offended by Bible readings at his workplace. Julie Bowen joins the cast, and Rupert Everett, Gregory Itzin and Heather Locklear guest star

Boston Legal: Season 1 (2004 - 2005)

  • Season 1 Episode 17: Death Be Not Proud

    Chelina asks for Alan's help in Texas with a former client who is scheduled to be executed, but she believes he is innocent. Denny represents an old friend, and is the subject of an official complaint - which could jeopardise his career when further evidence of unethical behaviour emerges. Last in series of the legal drama, starring James Spader and William Shatner

  • Season 1 Episode 16: Let Sales Ring

    Lawyer Milton Bombay decides to be cryonically frozen so future generations can enjoy his legal expertise - but he needs Denny and Shirley's help in obtaining legal permission. Alan and Chelina represent a student accusing her teacher of censorship for blocking out a news station on the school's TVs. Guest starring Carl Reiner and Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies)

  • Season 1 Episode 15: Tortured Souls

    A bride sues her fiancee for jilting her at the altar. However, the case turns even more personal when Denny finds out the opposing lawyer is his son - who intends to turn the legal conflict into a revenge plot. Alan is asked to represent a police officer accused of torturing a suspect. Freddie Prinze Jnr guest stars

  • Season 1 Episode 14: 'Til We Meat Again

    Alan lands himself in trouble with the law after he starts a bar brawl and gets arrested for assault and battery. Denny represents a restaurant manager who is being forced out of business because of fears of mad cow disease. Starring James Spader and William Shatner

  • Season 1 Episode 13: It Girls and Beyond

    Brad becomes so attracted to a client he convinces himself she is lying about her lesbian persuasions. Denny represents a doctor accused of prescribing a drug that has not been approved for use, and becomes determined to prove his competence in the courtroom. Alan hires an outspoken new assistant. Legal drama, starring Mark Valley

  • Season 1 Episode 12: From Whence We Came

    Lori defends a school superintendent being sued by two of his science teachers after they were sacked for refusing to give lessons on creationism. Meanwhile, Alan discovers his PA has expressed concerns about their relationship. Betty White joins the cast and Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (Prison Break) guest stars

  • Season 1 Episode 11: Schmidt Happens

    A Sudanese man tries to sue the US government for ignoring the plight of his country. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt, the founding partner of the firm, returns to restore order to the business, much to Denny's displeasure. Alan defends a man who accidentally killed his mother. Guest starring Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (Prison Break)

  • Season 1 Episode 10: Hired Guns

    Lori and Brad defend a woman accused of murdering her husband and his mistress while they were in bed together. Meanwhile, Alan's life is put in danger when he helps a woman whose ex plans to kidnap their children. Legal drama, guest starring Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (Prison Break)

  • Season 1 Episode 9: A Greater Good

    Alan and Denny defend a pharmaceuticals company being sued by a woman who was denied experimental drugs, but argue over how to proceed when they uncover important information. Meanwhile, Lori finds out a secret about Brad. Legal drama, starring William Shatner and James Spader

  • Season 1 Episode 8: Loose Lips

    Alan defends a man who lost his job as Santa when it emerged he was a transvestite - and makes a bet with Brad on the outcome. Lori finds herself in an awkward situation when her therapist reveals that another patient has threatened to kill someone and asks for legal advice on what to do about it

  • Season 1 Episode 7: Questionable Characters

    Lori helps an old informant erase all trace of his involvement in a robbery. Alan represents a slumlord, and Denny falls foul of the law when he is caught fraternising with a prostitute

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Truth Be Told

    Denny awaits the results of his test for Alzheimer's disease, and represents a client suing a toaster company. An old flame asks Alan to be the legal representative for her husband - a mayoral candidate affected by a slanderous rumour - but he ends up providing moral support when more skeletons are found in the politician's closet. Guest starring Dana Delany

  • Season 1 Episode 5: An Eye for an Eye

    Alan helps a hypochondriac who wants to sue his doctor for malpractice, while Sally and Lori take on the case of a man who took deadly revenge for an assault four years previously. Denny defends a pharmaceuticals company accused of conning senior citizens

  • Season 1 Episode 4: A Change of Course

    Edwin Poole escapes from the psychiatric hospital and returns to work, enlisting Lori's aid in dealing with a murder case. Alan defends one of the firm's biggest clients when she is caught stealing a scarf. To win the case, he asks Sally to bend the rules, putting their relationship in jeopardy

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Catch and Release

    Freddie Prinze Jnr guest stars as Denny's son, an environmental lawyer who ends up facing his father in court when one of Crane, Poole & Schmidt's clients plans to build a shopping mall on a salmon breeding ground. Alan and Lori take on a sexual harassment case, and Sally faces her first trial

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Still Crazy After All These Years

    Alan helps an ex-lover who tried to kill him get out of a psychiatric institute. Denny takes on the case of a woman suing a hospital, in which her husband died, for causing her emotional distress - and learns that his future with the firm rides on a successful outcome

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Head Cases

    A black woman wishes to sue a theatre company for racial discrimination because her daughter was not picked to star in the musical Annie and lawyer Alan Shore is assigned to take on the case. First episode of the legal drama, starring James Spader and William Shatner

Boston Legal: Double Bill (2008)

  • Made in China; Last Call

    Crane Poole & Schmidt is in dire financial straits; Alan goes to the Supreme Court to get Denny access to a non-FDA approved drug to slow the progression of his Alzheimer's; Shirley and Carl plan their wedding; Denny has an important question for Alan.

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