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      Season 2 – Boston Legal

      2005 Drama List
      Reviews 100% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score The Boston law firm Crane, Poole and Schmidt deals in the often high-priced world of civil litigation, where smarmy Alan Shore feels at home. Loose cannon Denny Crane has the run of the place, while other members of the firm try -- with often dismal results -- to keep him in check. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 27, 2005 The Black Widow Shore and Chase represent a splashy, exotic murder defendant (Heather Locklear) on trial for poisoning her much older husband; when Tara serves as Shirley's second chair, she discovers that the opposing counsel is her ex (Rupert Everett). Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 4, 2005 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. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 11, 2005 Finding Nimmo In an effort to relieve his pain over Tia, Alan goes with Denny to do some fly-fishing and relaxing in British Columbia, where they learn that fish are being threatened by sea lice. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 18, 2005 A Whiff and a Prayer Shirley Schmidt reluctantly enlists Denny Crane's help to defend a congressman being sued for failure to keep a campaign promise. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 25, 2005 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. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 1, 2005 Witches of Mass Destruction Two groups of parents, one Christian and the other Wiccan, sue to cancel a school's Halloween pageant. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 8, 2005 Truly, Madly, Deeply When Denny has to do pro bono work for a man who raped and killed a 13-year-old girl, he does everything he can to get off the case and winds up in jail for his efforts. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 15, 2005 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. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 6, 2005 Gone While Denise Bauer shops with her housekeeper and the woman's 4-year-old son, the boy is kidnapped by a known pedophile. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 13, 2005 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. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 10, 2006 The Cancer Man Can The law firm represents a CEO (Michael J. Fox) who used his status with a pharmaceutical company to ensure that he did not receive the placebo in a promising anti-cancer drug test. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 17, 2006 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. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 24, 2006 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. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 7, 2006 Breast in Show The terminally ill Daniel Post (Michael J. Fox) hosts his own funeral, an event that Denise Bauer would rather not attend. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 14, 2006 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. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 21, 2006 Live Big While trying to woo her back, Shirley Schmidt's ex-husband, Ivan Tiggs (Tom Selleck), wants her to be in his upcoming wedding to an annoyingly perky woman. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 28, 2006 ... There's Fire! Within three hours of getting married, Denny Crane is caught with another woman, and Bev Bridge demands an annulment and half her new husband's worth. Details Episode 18 Aired Mar 7, 2006 Shock and Oww! Denny Crane finds just the right thing to cure his depression after his day-old marriage falls apart; a famous photographer's nude photos of Shirley Schmidt go up for auction. Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 14, 2006 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. Details Episode 20 Aired Mar 21, 2006 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. Details Episode 21 Aired Mar 28, 2006 Word Salad Days 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. Details Episode 22 Aired Apr 18, 2006 Ivan the Incorrigible Believing that her ex-husband Ivan has left his new wife, Shirley begins an affair with him; Alan agrees to be co-counsel on a murder case with Jerry Espenson, who has been in therapy since threatening Shirley with a cake knife. Details Episode 23 Aired Apr 25, 2006 Race Ipsa Denny shoots Dr. Sydney Fields after a verbal showdown during a therapy session, leaving Alan to defend him in court and the partners to ponder whether it is time to oust Denny from the firm. Details Episode 24 Aired May 2, 2006 Deep End of the Poole Partner Edwin Poole (Larry Miller) returns to the firm after a stint in a mental institution; Denny Crane represents Alan Shore, who is arrested after advising a client accused of attempted murder to flee. Details Episode 25 Aired May 9, 2006 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. Details Episode 26 Aired May 16, 2006 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. Details Episode 27 Aired May 16, 2006 BL: Los Angeles 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. Details Next
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      Previous Larissa Dubecki Sydney Morning Herald James Spader continues to shine as Alan Shore. Mar 3, 2018 Full Review Scott D. Pierce Deseret News (Salt Lake City) Boston Legal continues to try to straddle that narrow line between drama with humor and "Ally McBeal"-like farce. And not always successfully. Oct 15, 2019 Full Review Mark Labowskie PopMatters Essentially, there's nothing holding the show together beyond Spader, Shatner, Bergen, and the panoply of recurring characters and guest stars and all the outrageous antics they bring with them. 2/10 Mar 6, 2018 Full Review Next
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      Previous David C Back with the same level of humour and character game playing. The introduction of new main characters is beyond lazy, however Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review steve d The show already lost a step with the loss of Mitra and Potter hurting the most. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Mike Listo, Bill D'Elia, Arlene Sanford, Robert Yannetti, Stephen Cragg, Lou Antonio, Jeff Bleckner, Ron Underwood, James R. Bagdonas, Jeannot Szwarc
      Executive Producer
      David E. Kelley, Bill D'Elia
      Screenwriter
      Janet Leahy, Lawrence Broch, David E. Kelley, Phoef Sutton, Andrew Kreisberg, Sanford Golden, Lawrence Brock, Michael Reisz
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-14 (L)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 27, 2005
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