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Boston Legal: Squid Pro Quo

The ambitious but back-stabbing Marlene Stanger, also known as “The Squid” – the only animal believed to be able to kill a shark – joins the firm, and Denise Bauer wonders if there’s enough room for the both of them.

Meanwhile, when Denny Crane is pitted in court against his son, attorney Donny Crane, their politically different viewpoints come to the surface as they seek justice in a case about a woman who lost her baby at an inadequately supplied clinic in Nepal. And, after Paul Lewiston’s daughter, Rachel, returns from rehab, Brad Chase hopes they can pursue a relationship.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x25
Production Number: 2F22
Airdate: Tuesday May 09th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 8) Dec 12, 2009

Guest Stars
April RiosApril Rios
As Fiona
Ashley RiosAshley Rios
As Fiona
Don McManus (1)Don McManus (1)
As Attorney John Lennox
Freddie Prinze, Jr.Freddie Prinze, Jr.
As Donny Crane
Jayne BrookJayne Brook
As Rachel Lewiston
Marisa CoughlanMarisa Coughlan
As Melissa Hughes
Parker PoseyParker Posey
As Marlene Stanger
Amrapali AmbegaokarAmrapali Ambegaokar
As Kavita Pokharel
Harsh NayyarHarsh Nayyar
As Dr. Barati Waibi
Jenny OJenny O'Hara
As Judge Kimberly Ohlund
Joe Conti (1)Joe Conti (1)
As Bailiff
Laura CarsonLaura Carson
As Foreperson
Purva BediPurva Bedi
As Translator
Ray ProsciaRay Proscia
As Paul Schwimmer
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
Episode Notes
Alan: Oh, I bet she's at her best with her back against the wall.
Denny: Hmm, I can't wait until next week.

Denny breaking character again to preview what might come to be next week.

The title, "Squid Pro Quo", is a take on the legal term of Quid Pro Quo which is a term for the transaction of valued items or favours, in return for giving something of value.

Episode Quotes
Alan: Sorry I'm late everyone, but as usual, I'm really only here for the fruit.

Marlene Stanger: Your name came up frequently at my old firm.
Alan: I hope amid a torrent of obscenities.
Marlene Stanger: Always.
Alan: Good.

Denny: You're looking thin. You should eat more.
Donny Crane: Some of us don't have fancy expense accounts to pay for our meals.
Denny: You should get one. They're awesome.

Denny: We're late.
Alan: You're late. I'm not going.
Denny: That time of the month?

Marlene Stanger: Just so you know, that little incident would be considered sexual harassment.
Alan: You're quite intoxicating. Oops, did it again.

(To Alan.)
Denny: Do you like hot fudge sundays?... Ahh, who knows what you like. You're a weirdo.

Denny: Son, Let me ask you something. These lost causes, why do yo do it?
Donny Crane: I suppose the struggle gives me comfort. Why do you do what you do?
Denny: I don't actually remember. It may have something to do with the massive amounts of money I make.

Denny: I've never heard you make so much sense.
Alan: I make sense all the time. You just listen intermittently.
Denny: Could be.

Donny Crane: So, any interest in being my fake father again.
Denny: I never stopped being your fake father, son.

Cultural References
In this episode, Melissa calls Marlene Stanger, the Squid, because in old mythology the squid was the only thing that could kill a shark.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
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