Lori, along with Denny and Shirley, defends a principal who fired three science teachers for refusing to teach creationism and is now being sued by them; Alan learns that his assistant has expressed concerns about their working relationship. Alan discovers that his client Bernard Ferrion, who killed his mother, may have killed again, and this time his neighbor; Sally is fired and learns that a close associate is not too eager to lend a helping hand in support. Alan is surprised to see a familiar face – Catherine Piper (from a previous episode of The Practice in which she witnessed Alan`s murder case in her hometown – best known for shaking Alan`s hand with “” on his gloves in retaliation for his childhood pranks). Boston Legal is an American comedy-drama by David E. Kelley, which was produced in collaboration with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004 to December 8, 2008. Led by an Emmy Award-winning cast (James Spader, Denny Crane and Candice Bergen), “Boston Legal” tells the professional and personal stories of a group of brilliant but often emotionally challenged lawyers. The fast-paced and darkly comic series confronts social and moral issues as its characters constantly push the boundaries of the law. Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running series Kelley The Practice, which follows the exploits of former practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the law firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt. During the series, 101 episodes of Boston Legal aired in five seasons. Like Munchkinland, the people at the law firm Crane, Poole & Schmidt seem to come and go so quickly. At the beginning of the fourth season, actors Mark Valley, Julie Bowen, René Auberjonois and Constance Zimmer (a hard loss) are at the door. But the more things change, the more they remain the same. Alan Shore (James Spader) is introduced to Katie Lloyd (Tara Summers), a sweet, pretty and knowledgeable new lawyer, and Alan Shore (James Spader) needs a second to come to her. It takes Five for Denny Crane (William Shatner). The company`s most notable addition is Night Court Emmy winner John Larroquette as Carl Sack of the New York office. He did not come so much to shake things up, but to mitigate them and “tear away some of the madness.” “We are in the realm of law,” he proclaims. “A law firm must be discreet and conservative. Good luck with that, Carl, especially when one of the lawyers continues to appear on YouTube, disguised as his female alter ego, and the senior partner is arrested within a minute for recruiting a prostitute, and the next one is trapped in his own bathroom incident Larry Craig and the next one is courting a discrimination lawsuit after firing an employee for being overweight. It would be, of course, the loose canon Denny Crane, who seems to be more of a distraction this season, but faces the occasion in a great episode where he and Alan are on opposite sides in the case of a Massachusetts city that wants to secede from the United States. “Every time someone takes me out of the game, I surprise them,” he tells Carl. Boston Legal is only surprising, as shown by the story arc of a woman (former Saturday Night Live ensemble member Mary Gross) with Aspergers, whose budding romance with Jerry Espenson (Christian Clemenson) is threatened by her romantic love of inanimate objects (the condition exists; look for it). Another newcomer to the company, Lorraine (Saffron Burrows), herself the object of Alan`s obsession, reveals explosive secrets from her past. But more convincing is the dramatic case of a woman (guest star Mare Winningham) who effectively plans the murder of her daughter`s murderer, but wants Alan to invoke a temporary madness. Spader, a three-time Emmy winner as Alan, is at his best when he`s on his “soap box” (and that of series creator David Kelley) (“Can`t you get tired of continuing like this?” Denny reprimands him with love). His verbal blow to the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States in the episode “The Court Supreme” is one of the most memorable moments of the season. Carl Sack may not be able to turn Crane, Pool & Schmidt into “a normal law firm,” but as you might note, “It`s not trivial to meet compelling characters, is it?” – Donald Liebenson Denise finds herself in a difficult position when a car accident case she neglected for three years is on trial and she`s not prepared; while Garrett is doing some research, he meets Cassie (Tamara Feldman), a young paralegal whose strange sexual tendencies hide a painful past; Denny learns that he must apologize to Lori or face a complaint of sexual harassment. Alan takes Sara to dinner and do a “show”. Boston Legal Roe v. Wade: The Musical Season 4, Episode 12 Show: 22. January 2008 Story by: David E. Kelley, Susan Dickes & Jill Goldsmith Director: Steve Robin Copyright © 2008 David E. Kelley Productions. All rights reserved. This transcript is not official or comes from the actual script. It is transcribed while watching the show. Transcribed by Bbbeluga and Judithakateacher for Boston-Legal.org [Version: February 4, 2008] Thanks to SaraC and Courgari for the screenshots. Shirley Schmidt walks through the bustling halls of Crane, Poole & Schmidt and eats soup when she is stopped by a familiar voice that calls her by name, and her face reflects the contractions of that recognition. Missy Tiggs: HELLO! with a pleasantly cheerful and vertiginous voice Shirley Schmidt: Missy. Seem to turn around and hope she gets missy Tiggs wrong: Dizzy bet, you`re surprised to see me! Shirley Schmidt laughs, sniffs: Well. with a fake smile Missy Tiggs: progresses with a small portable CD player. I am here in the most wonderful and tragic circumstances. Shirley Schmidt: Ah. The scene changes when Shirley opens the door to her office, Missy immediately intervenes and enthusiastically approaches the bottom of her visit. Missy Tiggs: First of all, the good news. I was in therapy after Ivan crushed me like an insect. Angry grimace, clutching the handle of the cd player Shirley Schmidt: Therapy is fine, I understand. Sarcastically, you learn to see the world as a great musical. Missy Tiggs: Oh, it`s very innovative to approach the sofa created by two geniuses from Emerson with Shirley. Maybe you`ve heard of it? It`s called “Life is a song.” (gesticulated with gloved hands, as if you were making a presentation. Basically, she groans Shirley Schmidt with her teeth clenched. Missy Tiggs: I thrive underneath. It doesn`t matter how low things may be (push the game to start their musical accompaniment, then start with the song) *Xanadu*. 1 Alan is approached by Judge Harvey Cooper (Anthony Heald) on behalf of Concord, Massachusetts, who wants him to represent her in her attempt to secede from the United States. Alan takes over the case and insults Denny, who appears in court and represents the United States; Alan and Denny are admitted to the Coast Guard. Alan and Denny depict two brothers accused of killing their abusive father; Clarence and Jerry Espenson take on a huge gambling establishment when a woman claims that her out-of-control gambling debts were the casino`s fault.