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Boston Legal: The Black Widow

Alan Shore and Brad Chase represent Kelly Nolan, a cold-as-ice- beauty dubbed "The Black Widow" by the media, on trial for poisoning her wealthy and much older husband. Denny Crane lusts after Mrs. Nolan and begs Shore to let him lend a hand in any way possible. Denise Bauer enlists junior associates Garrett Wells and Sara Holt to assist her on a case involving a Jewish man who feels his civil rights were violated when his Christian co-workers held Bible readings in the workplace. To complicate matters, Denise's husband serves her with divorce papers in front of them. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt and Tara Wilson (Rhona Mitra) defend a respected surgeon accused of sexually assaulting a mute woman, who ultimately testifies by very unconventional means. Shore is taken aback when he finds out that opposing counsel on the case is Tara's former lover, Malcolm Holmes.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 1F19
Airdate: Tuesday September 27th, 2005

Director: Oz Scott
Writer: David E. Kelley

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 8) Sep 19, 2009

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Special Guest Stars
Heather Locklear
As Kelly Nolan
Monica Potter
As Lori Colson
Rhona Mitra
As Tara Wilson
Rupert Everett
As Malcolm Holmes

Guest Stars
Anthony Heald
As Judge Harvey Cooper
Betty White
As Catherine Piper
Ellen Crawford
As Frances Stadler
Gregory Itzin
As A.D.A. Todd Milken
Leslie Jordan
As Bernard Ferrion
Richard Portnow
As Judge Peter Harding
Ron Ostrow
As Attorney Cone
Shawn Christian
As Tim Bauer
Christina Souza
As Ellen Webster
Deirdre M. Smith
As Jury foreperson
Fred Meyers (1)
As Willis Berger
James Eckhouse
As Dr. Adam Carter
Jason Brooks (1)
As Justin Murray
Jennifer Kuhn
As Mary Bradley
Julie Pop
As Laurie Berger
Marty Belafsky
As Joshua Adams
Randy Oglesby
As Walter Edmunds
Main Cast
James Spader
As Alan Shore
William Shatner
As Denny Crane
Candice Bergen
As Shirley Schmidt
Rene Auberjonois
As Paul Lewiston
Mark Valley
As Brad Chase
Julie Bowen
As Denise Bauer
Justin Mentell
As Garrett Wells
Episode Notes
Monica Potter is credited as a special guest star. She has no speaking lines in this episode.

Rhona Mitra is credited as a special guest star.

Originally supposed to air in Season 1. Scenes with the Season 2 cast were spliced into the episode to make it feel like it was never out of place.

Episode Quotes
Kelly Nolan: (To Denny.) How about you go back to your office. I'll have a pair of my pants delivered. You can try and get in them on your own time.

Denny: Certainly you'd want me by your side at this trial.
Kelly Nolan: I'm sure you're very sweet, but old men tend to die on me.
Denny: I'm Denny Crane. No bigger ass--asset! You want me at your table.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
Warning: Boston Legal season 2 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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