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Boston Legal: Whose God Is It Anyway?

In the midst of a media frenzy, Jeffrey Coho and his legal team go to court on the high-profile murder trial of Scott Little, whose estranged father makes a shocking revelation on the stand. Meanwhile, Denny Crane continues to develop feelings for the petite Bethany Horowitz, and Alan Shore defends Jerry Hands Espenson for firing a Scientologist and is surprised to see a familiar face as opposing counsel, Sally Heep.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x5
Production Number: 3F05
Airdate: Tuesday October 17th, 2006

Director: Lou Antonio
Writer: David E. Kelley

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Sep 05, 2007
NL (RTL 8) Jan 30, 2010

  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Lake Bell
As Sally Heep
Recurring

Guest Stars
Anthony Heald
As Judge Harvey Cooper
Recurring
Armin Shimerman
As Judge Brian Hooper
Recurring
Ashton Holmes
As Scott Little
Recurring
Christian Clemenson
As Jerry Espenson
Recurring
Constance Zimmer
As Claire Simms
Recurring
Curtis Armstrong
As Dr. Zachary Simon
Recurring
David Bottrell
As Lincoln Meyer
Recurring
Ethan Phillips
As Michael Schiller
Recurring
Jill Brennan
As Gracie Jane
Recurring
Katey Sagal
As Barbara Little
Recurring
Marco Antonio Martinez
As Foreman 1
Recurring
Meredith Eaton
As Bethany Horowitz
Recurring
Ron Canada
As Judge Willard Reese
Recurring
Tyler Labine
As A.D.A. Jonathan Winant
Recurring
Vic Polizos
As Detective Frank Richmond
Recurring
Chris Diamantopoulos
As Douglas Karnes
Harvey Levin
As Himself
Hollis Doherty
As Foreperson
Joan Rivers
As Herself
Rikki Klieman
As Herself
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
Craig Bierko
As Jeffrey Coho
Episode Notes
Sally and Alan make a wager on the outcome of their case.

Jeffrey walks in on Denny and Gracie Jane having sex.



Episode Quotes
(Joan Rivers bumps into Gracie Jane outside the court room.)
Gracie Jane: Hey, I'm standing here!
Joan Rivers: Well, drop dead, Crime Slut!

(As the defense team enters the courthouse.)
Joan Rivers: Jeffrey, Joan Rivers, who are you wearing?

(As Sally walks away.)
Brad: I used to date that woman. That gives me the first right to redate her.
Alan: Hmm, I see. Since we’re going by high school rules, I dated her after you did.

(To Gracie Jane.)
Denny: Come on, you and me,… 10 minutes of chubby sex.

Shirley: You had sex with her?
Denny: Cheap sex, the best kind.

Denny: I promise you. Once I enter into an exclusive relationship, I sleep with very few people.

Alan: I must admit it, Denny, I don’t like that there’s a huge trial going on in this firm and you and I aren’t front and center. Makes it difficult to remember that in life,… it’s not all about me.



Cultural References
Brad: Who are you, Columbo?

Columbo is a Detective portrayed by Peter Falk who act incompetent and slow witted in an attempt to catch the criminals who thought there were a step ahead of him.



Episode References
(To Brad about Sally.)
Alan: What do you want to do? Wrestle me for her?

This is a reference to the episode, "Fine Young Cannibal", were Alan wrestled Denny for the opportunity to date Shirley.

Denny: This may be the mad cow speaking, but didn’t we fire you?
Jerry Espenson: I left under unfortunate circumstances.

This is a reference to the episode, "The Cancer Man Can", where Jerry didn't make partner and he held a knife to Shirley's throat. It was an act that got him fired.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
 
Warning: Boston Legal season 3 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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