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Boston Legal: Finding Nimmo

Reeling over his break-up with Tara, Alan Shore heads to Nimmo Bay in British Columbia with Denny Crane for some fly fishing and male bonding in an effort to cure his pain. When they learn that the salmon population is being threatened by sea lice produced by fish farms, Shore and Crane feel compelled to act. Meanwhile Catherine Piper drops a bombshell on Shirley Schmidt when she confesses to killing Bernard Ferrion by whacking him over the head with a skillet, and the firm scrambles to find the best way to deal with this shocking turn of events. And Sara Holt and Garrett Wells go to extremes to convince Reverend Diddum (Kurt Fuller), the divorce attorney for Denise Bauer's husband, to decrease the alimony settlement she is required to pay him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x3
Production Number: 1F21
Airdate: Tuesday October 11th, 2005

Director: Mike Listo
Writer: David E. Kelley

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 8) Sep 26, 2009

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Special Guest Stars
Monica Potter
As Lori Colson
Rhona Mitra
As Tara Wilson

Guest Stars
Betty White
As Catherine Piper
John Thaddeus
As Detective John Stephenson
Kurt Fuller
As Reverend Donald Diddum
Leslie Jordan
As Bernard Ferrion
Lisa Kaminir
As D.A. Valerie Murrow
Takayo Fischer
As Clerk
Clifton Murray
As Fishing Guide
David A. Kimball
As George Knott
Frasier Murray
As Fisherman
H. Richard Greene
As Judge Harry Hingham
J. Patrick McCormack
As Judge Sean O'Byrne
Jeremy Davidson
As Peter Barrett
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
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.

Rhona Mitra was credited as a special guest star.

Monica Potter was credited as a special guest star.

Episode Quotes
Judge Sean O'Byrne: I find it insulting to be lectured by an American about the environment.
Denny: Watch it, judge, we're a superpower. Don't make us add you to the Axis.

Alan: Mindful that abroad, people expect shock and awe when Yankees arrive on the scene, we shall leave you with two small but lasting words...
Denny: Denny Crane, eh.

Episode Goofs
When Alan is initially addressing the Canadian court, the shot cuts to Denny who is glancing over towards the attorney to their left. In the background you see Alan, however his lines have obviously been dubbed as his lips are not saying the same thing as the audio track.

Cultural References
Finding Nimmo

A reference to the 2003 Pixar film, 'Finding Nemo'

Alan: They call them klingons.

A reference to a warrior race of aliens in the Star Trek Universe. William Shatner played Captain James T. Kirk in the original 1966-69 installment.

Alan: If Charlotte the Spider were still alive today, she'd be writing in her web, 'Some fish'.

A reference to the childrens literary classic, 'Charlotte's Web' by E. B. White. In the novel Charlotte would write words or phrases in her web to draw attention to Wilbur the pig in effort to save him from being slaughtered.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
Warning: Boston Legal season 2 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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