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Boston Legal: Ivan the Incorrigible

Shirley Schmidt begins an affair with her ex-husband, Ivan Tiggs, believing that he has left his new wife, Missy. Then Missy, who is still with Ivan, suspects her husband is cheating on her and asks for Schmidt’s help.

Meanwhile, Alan Shore agrees to be co-counsel on an attempted murder case with Jerry Espenson, who has been in therapy since holding a cake knife to Schmidt’s throat.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x22
Production Number: 2F19
Airdate: Tuesday April 18th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 8) Dec 05, 2009

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Special Guest Stars
Tom Selleck
As Ivan Tiggs

Guest Stars
Adam Arkin
As A.D.A. Douglas Koupfer
Allan Louis
As Ande Mkeba
Christian Clemenson
As Jerry Espenson
Howard Hesseman
As Judge Robert Thompson
Meredith Patterson
As Missy
Takayo Fischer
As Clerk
Michael Raymond-James
As Kevin Armus
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
Episode Notes
In this episode, Jerry tries his first case in a courtroom.

Brad starts an affair with a firms paralegal, Aubrey.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jimi HendrixFoxy Lady 

Episode Quotes
Alan: Jerry, litigation is more than knowledge of the law. It's about confidence, strategy, and... cheap theatrics.

Alan: Jerry, you're in luck. Mr. Koupfer is my favorite opposing council. He's smart, eloquent, a pleasure to watch, and every time I go up against him, he obligingly loses.

A.D.A. Douglas Koupfer: Your Honor, Mr. Shore knows full well that the case against Mr. Armus was thrown out.
Alan: Because of a faulty warrant and the incompetent twits in your office couldn't fix it.

Brad: I'll make a reservation for...
Audrey: Eight.
Brad: Eight it is.
Audrey: Great, sounds perfect. I'll meet you there and then afterward maybe we can go back to my apartment.
Brad: That sounds like a plan. We could review penile code.
Audrey: Great and I'll show you my vagina.

A.D.A. Douglas Koupfer: Ya know, Al, my only fear is that someone is gonna stab you before I get a chance to take you down.
Alan: Odds are you're right.

Alan: There's a reason Shakespeare and many after him said, "First, kill all the lawyers". They're talking about people like me, Jerry, not you.

Shirley: I feel like such a fool.
Denny: Ah, forget it. If anyone knows anything about being a fool, it's Denny Crane.

Denny: Alan, you know, one thing you sometimes forget is, no matter how hard your day, no matter how tough your choices, how complex your ethical decisions, you always get to choose what you have for lunch.
Alan: Daily, I am amazed at your inexhaustible ability to just live.
Denny: It's either that or die.

Cultural References
Ivan Tiggs: Actually, I blame the system. Why can't a man love two women at one?

Because it's polygamy and it is illegal in the United States and all of its territories. No man can even immigrate to the United States if they practice polygamy.

Episode References
Jerry Espenson: Except when I held a knife to Shirley's neck.

This is a reference to the episode, "The Cancer Man Can", when Jerry held a cake knife to Shirley's throat after finding out that he would not be making partner in the firm.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
Warning: Boston Legal season 2 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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