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Season 5

89 :05x01 - Smoke Signals

Sep/22/2008
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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Ally Walker as Attorney Phoebe Prentice | Meredith Eaton as Bethany Horowitz | William Daniels as Judge Milton Brody | Wendy Gazelle as Maureen Rhodes | Philip Newby as Dr. Harvey Loper | Paul Collins as Lance Buttram
Director: Bill D'Elia

90 :05x02 - Guardians and Gatekeepers

Sep/29/2008
After Denny Crane almost dies from toxic shock due to his unintended misuse of an arsenal of prescription drugs, Alan Shore takes on a pharmaceutical company for employing deceptive advertising to scare people into using their products. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt asks Carl Sack to defend her cheeky 17-year-old granddaughter who's been arrested for voting in the primary with falsified records, and Jerry Espenson and Katie Lloyd sue a private detention facility after a 15-year-old girl is raped by a guard.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown | James Rebhorn as Attorney Wade Mathis | Christopher Rich as Attorney Melvin Palmer | Allison Miller as Marlena Hoffman | Roma Maffia as Judge Victoria Peyton | Don McManus (1) as A.D.A. John Lennox | Francesca P. Roberts as Judge Jamie Atkinson | David Bowe as Jeffrey Addario | Bradford English as CEO Michael Ryder | Cas Anvar as Dr. Paul Harris
Director: Mike Listo

91 :05x03 - Dances with Wolves

Oct/06/2008
"Dances with Wolves" Denny Crane is arrested yet again for carrying a concealed firearm after he shoots a man in self defense who's attempting to mug him and Jerry Espenson. Meanwhile, Alan Shore fights for a sex surrogate's right to joint custody of her daughter -- while grappling with the fact that he was a former client of hers

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Lainie Kazan as Judge Paula Stern | Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown | Jane Lynch as Joanna Monroe | Pamela Adlon as Attorney Emma Path | William Russ as A.D.A. Christopher Palmer | Chris Butler as Officer Kent Stone | Avery Kidd Waddell as Dan | Brian Howe as Martin Monrow
Director: James Bagdonas

92 :05x04 - True Love

Oct/13/2008
Alan Shore is called upon by ex-flame Phoebe Prentice 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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Brenda Strong as Judge Judy Beacon | Ally Walker as Attorney Phoebe Prentice | Kyle Secor as Dr. Robert Brooks | Peter Onorati as A.D.A. Stewart Betts |
Co-Guest Stars: Caroline Aaron as Phyllis Goulet | Michael Strickland as Dr. Sylvan Turrette
Director: Steve Robin

93 :05x05 - The Bad Seed

Oct/20/2008
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 - 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

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Annie Potts as Joy Espenson | James Rebhorn as Attorney Wade Mathis | Chuck McCann as Judge Byron Fudd | Roma Maffia as Judge Victoria Peyton | Nora Dunn as Attorney Cynthia Rhodes |
Co-Guest Stars: Matt Winston as Ryan Chism | David Sullivan (1) as Jason Canfield | B.J. Wallace as Henry | Emilee Wallace as Fiona | Kent Faulcon as Owen Patterson
Director: Robert Yannetti

94 :05x06 - Happy Trails

Oct/27/2008
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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: David Doty as Judge Ephraim Woods | Christopher Rich as Attorney Melvin Palmer | Betty White as Catherine Piper | Grainger Hines as Jensen | Jay Thomas as Ian Hoberman | Rachelle Carson as Irene Hoberman | Michael Ensign as Judge Paul Resnick | Currie Graham as A.D.A. Frank Ginsberg | Christopher B. Duncan as Dr. Jeremy Marley | Robert Cesario as Dr. Lee Watson
Director: Mike Listo

95 :05x07 - Mad Cows

Nov/03/2008
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. 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.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Julie Bowen as Denise Bauer | Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston |
Guest Stars: Valerie Bertinelli as Carol Hober | Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown | Ned Vaughn as U.S.D.A. Rep Joel Beavis | Jim Jansen as Marshall Kennedy | Steven Anderson (1) as Walter Seymore | Pamela Dunlap as Yellowstone
Director: Steve Robin

96 :05x08 - Roe

Nov/10/2008
Jerry Espenson assaulted a bully after a run-in with him and wants to defend himself in court much to the dismay of the fellow partners.
Meanwhile, an underage pregnant girl wants an abortion and Shirley and Alan try to obtain a judicial by-pass for the girl.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Chihye Chung as Kim Wang Shu | Ming-Na as Ming Wang Shu | Roma Maffia as Judge Victoria Peyton | Pat Skipper as Attorney Michael Roker | Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown | Mark Moses as Attorney George McDougal |
Co-Guest Stars: Dov Davidoff as Joe Hellman | Mongo Brownlee as Pete
Director: Bill D'Elia
Songs: Keb' Mo' -- The Times They Are A-Changin'

97 :05x09 - Kill, Baby, Kill !

Nov/17/2008
When a planned state execution goes awry for a death row inmate, the corrections officer took matters into his own hands by shooting the prisoner. Carl and Denny go to Virginia to defend the officer.
Meanwhile, Shirley and Alan are working on a case where this woman Martha Headly was fired for voting for John McCain for President and while they worked long hours Alan tries to heat things up with Shirley.



Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Cheri Oteri as Martha Headly | Bill Smitrovich as D.A. Jack Fitzhugh | Roma Maffia as Judge Victoria Peyton | Ken Howard as Judge alter Yardley | Saul Rubinek as Donald Feldcamp | Alan Ruck as Attorney Wayne Davidson | Sumalee Montano as Dr. Linda Corbin |
Co-Guest Stars: Joey Honsa as Jenny Pratt | Jonathan Adams (1) as Officer Preston Holt | Lorin McCraley as Dwayne Willis | Tommy Koenig as Officer Mike Carr
Director: Robert Yannetti

98 :05x10 - Thanksgiving

Nov/24/2008
This Thanksgiving Shirley just wanted to spend the day with her partner Carl, but after she invites the gang over for dinner; Alan, Denny, Jerry and Katie and the ever emotional and unstable Ed Poole who in turns brings along his foster son who tried to mug Shirley to join them in the feast.





Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Larry Miller as Edwin Poole | Christopher Rich as Attorney Melvin Palmer | Kwesi Ameyaw as Justin 'Turnip' Graves
Director: Mike Listo

99 :05x11 - Juiced

Dec/01/2008
Alan pleads before the Massachusetts Supreme Court to allow his best friend Denny (who learns some disturbing news about the progression of his Alzheimer disease) have access to an experimental drug which could slow the progression of his Alzheimer's disease is available but not FDA approved.
Meanwhile, Jerry and Katie take on a case of a woman who used a brain-enhancing drug while taking her SATs and was disqualified from Harvard. The murderous Catherine Piper returns.



Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Betty White as Catherine Piper | Margo Harshman as Margie Coggins | Anne-Marie Johnson as Vivian Stewart | Tom Amandes as A.A.G. Jeremy Hollis | Ron Canada as Judge Willard Reese | Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown | Roma Maffia as Judge Victoria Peyton | David Gautreaux as A.A.G. Marshall Brickman | Kimberly Williams as Attorney Elisa Brooks |
Co-Guest Stars: Andy Umberger as Attorney Morrison | Paul Cassell as Dr. Frank Wessmer
Director: Michael Lehmann

100 :05x12 - Made in China

Dec/08/2008
The law firm is in financial needs and is looking for a buyer; Shirley and Carl make arrangements for a wedding; and Denny argues before the Supreme Court to let Denny have access to a non approve FDA drug that will help him with his "mad cow". Denny poses an important question to Alan on the series 5 year finale.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston |
Guest Stars: Chuck McCann as Judge Byron Fudd | Bess Armstrong as Penelope Kimball | Ming Lo as Dr. Lee Chang | Jim Jansen as Marshall Kennedy | Steven Anderson (1) as Walter Seymore |
Co-Guest Stars: John Thaddeus as Detective John Stephenson | Raymond Ma as Zhu Chang | Pamela Dunlap as Adams
Director: Bill D'Elia

101 :05x13 - Last Call

Dec/08/2008
In tonights final episode after 5 long years the law firm is in need of financial help and is looking for a buyer to help out. Alan argues before the Supreme Court to let Denny have access to a non approve drug to help with his Alzheimer's. Meanwhile, Shirley and Carl Sack make plans for a wedding; and Denny poses an important question to Alan in the series 5 year finale.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston |
Guest Stars: Kimberly Williams as Attorney Elisa Brooks | Jim Turner (2) as Father Joseph Martin | Michael Holden (1) as Rabbi Saul Levine | Roma Maffia as Judge Victoria Peyton | Chris McGarry as Attorney Mark Pinnard | Marianne Muellerleile as Evelyn | John Posey as Chief Justice Roberts | Vito D'Ambrosio as Justice Samuel Alito | Jack Shearer as Justice Antonin Scalia | Ming Lo as Dr. Lee Chang |
Co-Guest Stars: Raymond Ma as Zhu Chang
Director: Bill D'Elia
Warning: Boston Legal guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery
Status: Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 03, 2004
Ended: December 08, 2008
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