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Boston Legal: Deep End of the Poole

Edwin Poole, a partner in the law firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, returns to work after a stint at a mental institution. But Shirley Schmidt wonders if he should have been released when he decides to help an obese computer technician sue a junk food manufacturer for causing his diabetes. Denny Crane represents Alan Shore, after Shore is arrested for advising a client accused of attempted murder to flee the county. Meanwhile, after their unexpected rendezvous, Brad Chase wants to explore the possibility of a relationship with Denise Bauer.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x24
Production Number: 2F21
Airdate: Tuesday May 02nd, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 8) Dec 12, 2009

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Guest Stars
Adam Arkin
As A.D.A. Douglas Koupfer
Allan Louis
As Ande Mkeba
Blair Bess
As Detective
Christian Clemenson
As Jerry Espenson
Larry Miller
As Edwin Poole
Lorna Raver
As Judge Katherine Taylor
Marisa Coughlan
As Melissa Hughes
Shelley Berman
As Judge Robert Sanders
Zylan Brooks
As Clerk
Annabelle Gurwitch
As Attorney Vivian Marino
Frank Payne
As Phil Mickle
Glenda Morgan Brown
As Foreperson
Sarah Culberson
As Female assistant
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
Edwin Poole goes back to the mental hospital.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
QueenYou're My Best Friend 

Episode Quotes
Denny: Man, you look great. Still mental?
Edwin Poole: Over it, you?
Denny: Never, mad cow.

Judge Robert Sanders: How do you plead?
Alan: Not guilty by reason of the District Attorney's insanity.

Alan: There was a day when all you had to do was say your name.
Denny: That's still all I do.

Alan: You spent your entire life getting away with who and what you are because you're a star.
Denny: Big star, I blow solar flares out of my ass.

Shirley: Consider my willing to drop this case revoked, you skinny little bitch.

Edwin Poole: I'm thinking class action. We should start rounding up fatties.

Denny: Are we setting a bad example? I shoot people.
Alan: I bribe them.
Denny: We drink.
Alan: Smoke.
Denny: I'm unfaithful.
Alan: Not to me.
Denny: Never to you.
Alan: We're not setting examples, Denny. We're just being true to who we are.
Denny: Who are we?
Alan: Denny Crane.
Denny: Alan Shore.
Alan: Leaders of men.
Denny: With bulls-eyes on our asses.

Cultural References
Alan: You've just described anyone who's ever given money to Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay was a Republican House Representative for the state of Texas that was indicted on conspiracy and money laundering charges.

Episode References
Shirley: Edwin, you seem less crazy with your pants down.

This is a reference the episode "Head Cases" where Edwin Poole had a breakdown and came to a meeting wearing nothing from the waist down.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
Warning: Boston Legal season 2 episode 24 guide may contain spoilers
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