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Boston Legal: From Whence We Came

One of the members of the firm falls victim to Shirley Schmidt's mandate to clean house and is ordered to leave immediately. Meanwhile Lori, with help from Denny Crane and Shirley Schmidt, defends a school superintendent being sued by two science teachers who were fired for refusing to teach creationism. And Bernard Ferrion, Alan Shore's client who killed his mother by whacking her with a skillet, finds himself in need of legal help once again, but Shore refers the case to Tara, as he cannot hide his disappointment in his former client. And Shore is genuinely surprised when he learns his assistant, Nora Jacobs, is offended by his inappropriate advances.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 1F13
Airdate: Sunday January 16th, 2005

Director: Mike Listo
Writer: David E. Kelley

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Dec 13, 2006
NL (RTL 8) Sep 21, 2008

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Guest Stars
Betty White
As Catherine Piper
David Starzyk
As Attorney Daniel Gellman
Frank Birney
As Judge William Howe
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
As Nora
Leslie Jordan
As Bernard Ferrion
Leyna Nguyen
As Reporter
Rene Auberjonois
As Paul Lewiston
Rhomeyn Johnson
As Detective Willet
Alyson Reed
As Roberta Turner
Keisuke Hoashi
As Police Technician
Maura Soden
As Melissa Stevens
Sam Anderson
As Walter Fife
Main Cast
James Spader
As Alan Shore
William Shatner
As Denny Crane
Candice Bergen
As Shirley Schmidt
Mark Valley
As Brad Chase
Lake Bell
As Sally Heep
Rhona Mitra
As Tara Wilson
Monica Potter
As Lori Colson
Episode Notes
This episode marks the last appearance of Lake Bell's character, Sally Heep.

Episode Quotes
Nora Jacobs: This is very awkward. I'm not even sure you're the right person to come to, but you're a woman.
Shirley: That's very kind.

Denny: Lock and load. Where is everybody?
Paul: This is an administrative meeting Denny.
Denny: Oh! Then what the hell am I doing here?
Shirley: Remember the good ole days when you liked to know what was going on? When you could go from your office to the elevator without a roadmap?
Denny: Didn't need a roadmap to find my way around your body, did I Shirley?
Shirley: I wouldn't know. I was usually asleep.
Denny: I once had her... and Streisand… at the same time. Remember that?
Shirley: Hahhh, I do Denny. Ha ha. And not to burst your bubble but that was a female impersonator. Perhaps the penis might have been your cue.

Catherine Piper: Alan! Hello!
Alan: Mrs. Piper?
Catherine Piper: You remember! Ha, ha. Oh, I always say, "Shake a man's hand with dog poop on your glove, he'll remember you for life."

Lori: What are you doing out here?
Shirley: Just looking at the city. Still trying to fathom that-
Lori: The Red Sox won?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
Warning: Boston Legal season 1 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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