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Boston Legal: Live Big

While trying to woo her back, Shirley Schmidt’s ex-husband, Ivan Tiggs (Tom Selleck), wants her to be his ‘best man’ at his upcoming wedding with an annoyingly perky woman.

Meanwhile, Paul Lewiston’s estranged daughter, Rachel, who he claims blindly stole from him to feed her drug and alcohol habits, comes back into his life after seven years.

And Alan Shore defends a man who said he was only complying with his wife’s wishes when he assisted in ending her life.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x16
Production Number: 2F13
Airdate: Tuesday February 21st, 2006

Director: Bill D'Elia
Writer: David E. Kelley

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 8) Nov 07, 2009

Special Guest Stars
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
As Ivan Tiggs

Guest Stars
Adam ArkinAdam Arkin
As A.D.A. Douglas Koupfer
April RiosApril Rios
As Fiona
Ashley RiosAshley Rios
As Fiona
Jayne BrookJayne Brook
As Rachel Lewiston
Meredith PattersonMeredith Patterson
As Missy Frank
Michael EnsignMichael Ensign
As Judge Paul Resnick
Georgia MurraryGeorgia Murrary
As Herself
Maury ChaykinMaury Chaykin
As Ryan Myerson
Nick TothNick Toth
As Minister Bill
Peggy EtraPeggy Etra
As Foreperson
Stacy GalinaStacy Galina
As Jody Young
Main Cast
James SpaderJames Spader
As Alan Shore
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
As Denny Crane
Candice BergenCandice Bergen
As Shirley Schmidt
Rene AuberjonoisRene Auberjonois
As Paul Lewiston
Mark ValleyMark Valley
As Brad Chase
Julie BowenJulie Bowen
As Denise Bauer
Justin   MentellJustin Mentell
As Garrett Wells
Episode Notes
Ryan Michelle Bathe does not appear in this episode.

Justin Mentell does not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Aimee MannWise Up 
Jason MrazLife is Beautiful 

Episode Quotes
Shirley: You should go see her.... Let's list all the reasons not to and put them under 'Column A'.
Paul: And 'Column B'?
Shirley: She's your daughter.

(While walking through the courthouse towards the courtroom.)
Denny: Denny Crane. No comment. The blind shall lead. Only in America. Denny Crane.

Judge Paul Resnick: Do you two have a prior relationship?
A.D.A. Douglas Koupfer: Yes, your Honor, when I was in private practice, Mr. Shore hacked into my clients corporate file and then blackmailed him.
Alan: Successfully.... You left that out.

Missy Frank: Shirley, may we speak as girlfriends for a second?
Shirley: I met you this morning.

Shirley: Aren't you ashamed of what happened?
Ivan Tiggs: No, but I see you are, so we're covered

Ryan Myerson: Thank you so much, Mr. Shore.
Alan: It was nothing,... but expensive.

(After Alan told him about the client and the nurse.)
Denny: Oh my God, we don't know if he's innocent or guilty. I hate that.

Denny: My day is coming, Alan. We both know that.
Alan: It's a long ways off. And in the meantime, live big my friend. Live big.

Rachel Lewiston: The thing is, dad, I can handle not knowing whether you’re in my life or not, but Fiona’s
asking me, “Is Grandpa ever coming back?” I gotta know what to tell her.
Paul: Do you want me in your life?
Rachel Lewiston: It’s nice how you can put accusations in question form. Let me try. Did you mean to
suggest our estrangement was my doing when it was you refusing to so much as take my phone calls for
three-plus years? How’s that?
(Paul gets angry)
Paul: Close that door.

Shirley: Should we request that other song? For my money, she probably did hit bottom because
you walked away and that maybe saved her life. Forgive her.
Paul: I’m not sure she’ll forgive me.
Shirley: Paul. You went to her house, today she came to your office. You two are already back
together, you just can’t figure out a way to execute the deal.
Paul: And what about you and Ivan?
Shirley: I’m sorry?
Paul: Do you still love him?
Shirley: I beg your pardon?
Paul: Your taste in men, Shirley. Ivan Tiggs. Denny Crane, wild, bigger than life.
Shirley: I, I don’t love Ivan anymore. I’m just his best man.

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CreatorDavid E. Kelley
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