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Boston Legal: Head Cases

When esteemed partner Edwin Poole makes a shocking entrance at the morning meeting, Brad Chase, up from the Washington, DC office, is forced to stay in Boston longer than planned, finding himself instantly at odds with Alan Shore, both professionally and personally. Meanwhile, on a dare, Shore takes the case of an African American girl who is denied the lead role in the national tour of Annie, and Denny Crane gets caught having an affair with the wife of the firm's biggest client.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 1F01
Airdate: Sunday October 03rd, 2004

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Sep 27, 2006
NL (RTL 8) Jul 06, 2008

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Al Sharpton
As Himself
Anita Finlay
As Helen Poole
Anne Betancourt
As Judge Isabel Hernandez
David Clennon
As Attorney Braxton Mason
Don McManus (1)
As Attorney John Lennox
Eric Payne
As Sam Halpern
Helen Eigenberg
As Atty. Tompkins
John Michael Higgins
As Jerry Austin
Larry Clarke
As Bill Morgan
Larry Miller
As Edwin Poole
Michael Ensign
As Judge Paul Resnick
Michael Oberlander
As Dr. Steven Rayburn
Rebecca Lin
As Receptionist
Rene Auberjonois
As Paul Lewiston
Steven Anderson (1)
As Walter Seymore
Aisha Hinds
As Beah Toomy
John F. Schaffer
As Chicago Attorney
Kevin Cooney
As Atty. Smith
Kevin Owers
As Nigel
Lisa Kaseman
As Calder's Receptionist
Melora Hardin
As Sharon Brant
Philip Baker Hall
As Ernie Dell
Sharon Lawrence
As Judge Rita Sharpley
Simon Rhee
As Tokoyo Guy
Todd Stashwick
As Matthew Alper
Tom Ormeny
As New York Attorney
Main Cast
James Spader
As Alan Shore
William Shatner
As Denny Crane
Mark Valley
As Brad Chase
Lake Bell
As Sally Heep
Rhona Mitra
As Tara Wilson
Monica Potter
As Lori Colson
Episode Quotes
Brad: Oh, I forgot to mention, I outrank you.
Alan: Do you? And I’m such a slut for authority.

Edwin: (not wearing any pants) Sorry I’m late good people.
Alan: Is it casual Monday?

Denny: (to Lori) Do I look worried? Look out there...my domain, my city. I'm Denny Crane.

Denny Crane: (To another attorney during the staff meeting) Denny Crane.
Chicago Attorney: I know. I'm from Chicago.
Denny Crane: Oh, my kind of town. Always had the best sex of my life in Chicago. What about you?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
Warning: Boston Legal season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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