Boston Legal - Season 5 Episodes

Boston Legal - Season 5

Boston Legal - Season 5

BOSTON LEGAL returns for its fifth season to tell the professional and personal stories of a group of brilliant but often emotionally challenged attorneys. Sometimes irreverent and funny, sometimes intense and moving, BOSTON LEGAL prides itself on being at the forefront of issue-oriented television, often addressing issues that are underreported by the media.

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Episode 1

Smoke Signals

Bethany Horowitz asks Alan Shore to help her out with a case against a large tobacco company. But when it turns out that the defense attorney is Phoebe Prentice , an old flame of Alan's, he finds himself distracted and fears that he won't be able to perform in court. Meanwhile, Denny is distraught over his own personal lack of performance in the bedroom.

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Episode 2

Guardians and Gatekeepers

Alan steps from last week's battle with 'big tobacco' into the fray against 'big pharma' after Denny nearly dies from a toxic coctail of heavily advertised prescription pills. Shirley's granddaughter needs defending for voter fraud (falsifying her age to vote in the primaries). Meanwhile, Jerry and Katie sue a detention facility where their client (a 15-year-old girl) was raped by a guard.

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Episode 3

Dances with Wolves

Denny is once again arrested, this time after shooting a mugger three times in self-defense. Wanting to improve his chances at becoming partner, Jerry helps Carl in defending him. Meanwhile, Alan begins to question his attitudes and feelings towards women when he helps his friend Joanna, a sex surrogate, fight her husband who wants sole custody of their daughter.

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Episode 4

True Love

Alan Shore is called upon by ex-flame Phoebe Prentice (Ally Walker, Profiler, Tell Me You Love Me) to prove her husband's innocence in the murder of a nurse. But deep down, Alan's unrequited love for Phoebe makes him hope that her husband is guilty so that they can rekindle their relationship.

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Episode 5

The Bad Seed

Alan Shore and Shirley Schmidt take on the armed forces when a man's brother dies in a local military hospital due to malpractice. But a friendly wager Denny Crane makes with Alan regarding the outcome of the case could cost Alan his job. Meanwhile, Jerry Espenson's sister, Joy (Annie Potts) -- whose son was conceived through an anonymous donor -- asks him to get a ruling which would allow her to find out who the father is to determine if her son and his girlfriend are related.

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Episode 6

Happy Trails

Alan Shore and Denny Crane take a breather from the office and saddle up at a Dude Ranch in Utah. But the two city slickers soon find themselves at odds with their fellow horse enthusiasts and may need to call on the always irritating attorney Melvin Palmer - who also happens to be at the ranch. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt defends the murderous Catherine Piper (Betty White) when she unintentionally blows up her doctor after setting his office on fire for prescribing medication that almost killed her.

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Episode 7

Mad Cows

Alan Shore and Denny Crane sue the government when cattle rancher Carol Hober - who, Crane believes, is the spitting image of actress Valerie Bertinelli -- accuses the USDA of not allowing her to test all of her cows for Mad Cow Disease, an affliction that's close to Denny's heart. But Denny continually irritates Carol when he tries to make her confess that she really is Valerie Bertinelli. (Casting note: Carol Hober is played by Valerie Bertinelli). Meanwhile, Jerry Espenson is up for partner at the firm, but his quirky social inadequacies could lead to his downfall with the firm's panel, which includes Paul Lewiston (Rene Auberjonois).

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Episode 8

Roe

Jerry Espenson insists on defending himself in court when he's accused of aggravated assault after a run-in with a bully. Meanwhile, Alan Shore and Shirley Schmidt try to help an underaged pregnant girl obtain a judicial by-pass for an abortion.

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Episode 9

Kill, Baby, Kill !

"Kill, Baby, Kill!" - Denny Crane and Carl Sack head to Virginia to defend a corrections officer on murder charges for shooting a death row inmate out of mercy when the execution, via lethal injection, went awry. Meanwhile, Alan Shore tries to heat things up with Shirley Schmidt while they work together to help Martha Headly (Cheri Oteri), who claims she was fired for voting for John McCain for President.

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Episode 10

Thanksgiving

Shirley Schmidt's intimate Thanksgiving get-together with Carl Sack turns into a dysfunctional family affair when she invites Alan Shore, Denny Crane, Jerry Espenson and Katie Lloyd -- as well as emotionally unstable law partner Edwin Poole and his six-year-old foster son, who tried to mug her -- to join them in the feast.

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Episode 11

Juiced

After Denny Crane learns some disturbing news about the progression of his Alzheimer's disease and that an experimental drug which could slow his deterioration is available but not FDA approved, Alan Shore tries to convince the Massachusetts Supreme Court to let his best friend have access to it. Meanwhile the murderous Catherine Piper (Betty White) returns, and Jerry Espenson and Katie Lloyd take on the case of an ambitious student fighting to maintain her acceptance to Harvard after being disqualified for using a brain-enhancing drug during her SATs.

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Episode 12

Made in China

"Made in China"/"Last Call" - Boston Legal ends its five-season run in a two-hour finale that finds Crane Poole & Schmidt in dire financial straits - possibly forcing the firm to find a buyer. And Alan Shore heads to the Supreme Court to persuade them to let Denny Crane have access to a non-FDA approved drug that could slow down his rapidly progressing Alzheimer's. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt and Carl Sack plan their wedding, and Denny poses an important question to Alan.

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Episode 13

Last Call

"Made in China"/"Last Call" - Boston Legal ends its five-season run in a two-hour finale that finds Crane Poole & Schmidt in dire financial straits - possibly forcing the firm to find a buyer. And Alan Shore heads to the Supreme Court to persuade them to let Denny Crane have access to a non-FDA approved drug that could slow down his rapidly progressing Alzheimer's. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt and Carl Sack plan their wedding, and Denny poses an important question to Alan.