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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 | Paul Collins as Lance Buttram | Philip Newby as Dr. Harvey Loper | Wendy Gazelle as Maureen Rhodes | William Daniels as Judge Milton Brody | Meredith Eaton as Bethany Horowitz
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: Cas Anvar as Dr. Paul Harris | Bradford English as CEO Michael Ryder | David Bowe as Jeffrey Addario | Francesca P. Roberts as Judge Jamie Atkinson | Don McManus (1) as A.D.A. John Lennox | Roma Maffia as Judge Victoria Peyton | Allison Miller as Marlena Hoffman | Christopher Rich as Attorney Melvin Palmer | James Rebhorn as Attorney Wade Mathis | Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown
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: Brian Howe as Martin Monrow | Avery Kidd Waddell as Dan | Chris Butler as Officer Kent Stone | William Russ as A.D.A. Christopher Palmer | Pamela Adlon as Attorney Emma Path | Jane Lynch as Joanna Monroe | Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown | Lainie Kazan as Judge Paula Stern
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: Michael Strickland as Dr. Sylvan Turrette | Caroline Aaron as Phyllis Goulet
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: Kent Faulcon as Owen Patterson | Emilee Wallace as Fiona | B.J. Wallace as Henry | David Sullivan (1) as Jason Canfield | Matt Winston as Ryan Chism
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: Robert Cesario as Dr. Lee Watson | Christopher B. Duncan as Dr. Jeremy Marley | Currie Graham as A.D.A. Frank Ginsberg | Michael Ensign as Judge Paul Resnick | Rachelle Carson as Irene Hoberman | Jay Thomas as Ian Hoberman | Grainger Hines as Jensen | Betty White as Catherine Piper | Christopher Rich as Attorney Melvin Palmer | David Doty as Judge Ephraim Woods
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: Pamela Dunlap as Yellowstone | Steven Anderson (1) as Walter Seymore | Jim Jansen as Marshall Kennedy | Ned Vaughn as U.S.D.A. Rep Joel Beavis | Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown | Valerie Bertinelli as Carol Hober
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: Mark Moses as Attorney George McDougal | Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown | Pat Skipper as Attorney Michael Roker | Roma Maffia as Judge Victoria Peyton | Ming-Na as Ming Wang Shu | Chihye Chung as Kim Wang Shu |
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: Alan Ruck as Attorney Wayne Davidson | Sumalee Montano as Dr. Linda Corbin | Ken Howard as Judge alter Yardley | Roma Maffia as Judge Victoria Peyton | Bill Smitrovich as D.A. Jack Fitzhugh | Cheri Oteri as Martha Headly | Saul Rubinek as Donald Feldcamp |
Co-Guest Stars: Tommy Koenig as Officer Mike Carr | Lorin McCraley as Dwayne Willis | Jonathan Adams (1) as Officer Preston Holt | Joey Honsa as Jenny Pratt
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: Kwesi Ameyaw as Justin 'Turnip' Graves | Christopher Rich as Attorney Melvin Palmer | Larry Miller as Edwin Poole
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: Kimberly Williams as Attorney Elisa Brooks | David Gautreaux as A.A.G. Marshall Brickman | Roma Maffia as Judge Victoria Peyton | Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown | Ron Canada as Judge Willard Reese | Tom Amandes as A.A.G. Jeremy Hollis | Betty White as Catherine Piper | Margo Harshman as Margie Coggins | Anne-Marie Johnson as Vivian Stewart |
Co-Guest Stars: Paul Cassell as Dr. Frank Wessmer | Andy Umberger as Attorney Morrison
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: Steven Anderson (1) as Walter Seymore | Jim Jansen as Marshall Kennedy | Ming Lo as Dr. Lee Chang | Bess Armstrong as Penelope Kimball | Chuck McCann as Judge Byron Fudd |
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: Ming Lo as Dr. Lee Chang | Jack Shearer as Justice Antonin Scalia | Vito D'Ambrosio as Justice Samuel Alito | John Posey as Chief Justice Roberts | Marianne Muellerleile as Evelyn | Chris McGarry as Attorney Mark Pinnard | Roma Maffia as Judge Victoria Peyton | Michael Holden (1) as Rabbi Saul Levine | Jim Turner (2) as Father Joseph Martin | Kimberly Williams as Attorney Elisa Brooks |
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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