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      Season 4 – Boston Legal

      2007 Drama List
      80% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 82% 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 25, 2007 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. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 2, 2007 The Innocent Man Alan struggles with his love life while assisting Jerry and Katie with a high-profile murder trial; the firm hires Lorraine, whom Alan and Denny cannot resist; Judge Weldon awaits Alan's decision. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 9, 2007 The Chicken and the Leg With Carl, Denny wagers a large sum over a cockfighting case; Alan and Lorraine pursue a lawsuit against a high school after a 15-year-old girl contracts HIV; a woman alleges that a psychologist's therapy sessions caused her husband's suicide. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 16, 2007 Do Tell Gen. Fitzgerald goes to the firm for help when the Army threatens to discharge him after he reveals his homosexuality; Carl asks Katie to assist a new associate in a custody battle over a 9-year-old bullfighter; Alan finds himself speaking gibberish. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 30, 2007 Hope and Gory A woman asks Alan's advice on how to kill the man who murdered her daughter; Katie and Jerry try to overturn Megan's Law; Lorraine tries to help Alan overcome childhood fears. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 6, 2007 The Object of My Affection Alan tries to prove that Patrice was temporarily insane when she killed the man who murdered her daughter; Denny fires an associate lawyer for being overweight; Jerry helps an objectophile. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 13, 2007 Attack of the Xenophobes Alan helps Denny defend himself in court when he is sued for firing an overweight associate; Clarence sues a Web site owner for posting an unflattering video of him as Clarice; anxiety overwhelms Jerry; Alan mulls over having an adult relationship. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 4, 2007 Oral Contracts Denny, arrested under unusual circumstances, asks Alan to represent him; Shirley represents a DJ fired for making inappropriate comments on-air; Katie wonders whether Lorraine Weller is harboring a dark secret. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 11, 2007 No Brains Left Behind Alan and Denny decide to take action after trying to sue the National Guard for failing to aid a business flooded during a storm; Shirley's granddaughter wants to sue after being expelled from school for making a social statement. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 18, 2007 Green Christmas Carl and Katie defend the firm against a client who claims Denny misled them about the environmental friendliness of the firm's offices; Alan takes on a bank that threatens to foreclose on Clarence's home. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 15, 2008 Mad About You Denny basks in the spotlight and refuses Alan's help with a high-profile murder case; Jerry and Katie represent a woman wishing to sue her husband's law firm for causing their divorce. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 22, 2008 Roe v. Wade, the Musical A woman steals a man's semen and impregnates herself artificially; a teacher loses her job for hugging a student. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 12, 2008 Glow in the Dark Shirley asks Alan to represent her friend (Alison LaPlaca), who is suing her town over plans to build a nuclear plant; Jerry's girlfriend (Mary Gross) warns Katie to stay away from Jerry. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 19, 2008 Rescue Me Shirley's friend Andrea retains the firm to sue a company that was supposed to create a diamond from her mother's ashes but instead presented her with cubic zirconia. Details Episode 15 Aired Apr 8, 2008 Tabloid Nation Alan and Jerry take on a tabloid talk show when a woman is murdered after declining her ex-boyfriend's marriage proposal on television; when Shirley invites Denny to dinner, he goes to extreme measures to win back her affections. Details Episode 16 Aired Apr 15, 2008 The Mighty Rogues Shirley wants to end her sick father's suffering and asks Alan to argue on her behalf; Carl represents island residents who want to build a nuclear bomb in case of attack. Details Episode 17 Aired Apr 22, 2008 The Court Supreme Alan must present to the Supreme Court an appeal for a mentally impaired man sentenced to death; Katie learns some shocking information about Jerry's new girlfriend. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 30, 2008 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. Details Episode 19 Aired May 14, 2008 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. Details Episode 20 Aired May 21, 2008 Patriot Acts Alan and Denny celebrate their acceptance into the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; when Alan takes the case of a town wanting to secede from the United States, Denny is offended. Details Next
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      Previous Alan Sepinwall Newark Star-Ledger It's the usual Kelley recipe -- shocks and quirks for their own sake, in a never-ending game of Can You Top This? Oct 15, 2019 Full Review Angie Errigo Empire Magazine Less about lawyers in love than Ally McBeal and less earnest than The Practice, Boston Legal is kooky while tackling hot-button issues. The balance is embodied, brilliantly, in the two protagonists. 3/5 Mar 3, 2018 Full Review Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Who knows what next season will bring, although my guess is another cast purge. But for tonight, enjoy the bracing arguments of a David E. Kelley gem. Oct 15, 2019 Full Review Ross Ruediger Bullz-Eye.com Season standouts? The Mighty Rogues is an excellent piece of drama. 4/5 Mar 3, 2018 Full Review Issac Kelley PopMatters Perhaps the funniest scene in the whole fourth season occurs in "Tabloid Nation" when Crane thinks he has a chance at romance with Candice Bergen's Shirley Schmidt. 7/10 Mar 3, 2018 Full Review Next
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      Previous Mei Ellisabet J This series is epic and the lawyers ' closings are often brilliant but the increased focus on Denny Crane in season 4 and 5 makes it less funny and less brilliant. The character should be a side show, not a main character in so many episodes, it gets repetitive and lame, it's too silly and a bit stupid. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/05/23 Full Review David C The most bizarre Series thus far! Lol Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review steve d The wheels come off with only Spader and Shatner making it at all fun anymore Vally, Bowen, and Auberjonois brought far more to the show than was realized. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Bill D'Elia, Robert Yannetti, Mike Listo, John Terlesky, Tom Verica, Steve Robin, Arlene Sanford, Stephen Cragg
      Executive Producer
      David E. Kelley, Bill D'Elia
      Screenwriter
      David E. Kelley, Phoef Sutton, Lawrence Broch, Susan Dickes, Craig Turk, Jonathan Shapiro, Corinne Brinkerhoff, Jill Goldsmith, Sanford Golden, Karen Wyscarver
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-14 (D)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 25, 2007
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