The Practice

The Practice

Set in Boston, The Practice centers on a firm of passionate attorneys to whom every case is important and every client worth a fight to the end. Legal maneuvering is the firm's modus operandi, and they have it down to a science, making even the most questionable arguments convincing. And while they can't — and don't — win every trial, the pursuit of justice remains the priority until the final verdict is announced … and sometimes afterwards. Pursuing justice, however, often confronts them with serious ethical and moral issues of conscience. The 8th and final season brings James Spader as Alan Shore, a witty lawyer who gets on everyone's nerves at the firm.

Episode Info

Final: 8x22 -- Cheers (a.k.a Adjourned: Series Finale) (May/16/2004)

At Crane, Poole & Schmidt, Denny Crane (William Shatner) and Alan Shore appear before Judge Eugene Young, and Hannah Rose (Rebecca De Mornay) recuperates from the punch she suffered at the hands of Ellenor. Meanwhile, Jamie takes a position at Berluti's new legal shingle, and Ellenor invites Bobby Donnell (guest star Dylan McDermott) to help his former colleagues bid an official goodbye to the old firm, as they each embark on the next phase of their professional lives.
Available Episodes

Do Unto Others
May 02, 1999
Season 3 episode 22

Apr 25, 1999
Season 3 episode 21

Home Invasions
Apr 18, 1999
Season 3 episode 20

Closet Justice
Mar 28, 1999
Season 3 episode 19

Mar 14, 1999
Season 3 episode 18

Target Practice
Mar 07, 1999
Season 3 episode 17

End Games
Feb 28, 1999
Season 3 episode 16

Steve Harris (1)Steve Harris (1)
As Eugene Young
Camryn ManheimCamryn Manheim
As Ellenor Frutt
Michael BadaluccoMichael Badalucco
As Jimmy Berluti (episodes 4-168, recurring previously)
James SpaderJames Spader
As Alan Shore (S08)
Jessica CapshawJessica Capshaw
As Jamie Stringer (S07-S08)
Rhona MitraRhona Mitra
As Tara Wilson (S08)
Dylan McDermottDylan McDermott
As Bobby Donnell (S01-S07, recurring afterwards)
Kelli WilliamsKelli Williams
As Lindsay Dole (S01-S07)
Lara Flynn BoyleLara Flynn Boyle
As A.D.A. Helen Gamble (S02-S07)
Lisa Gay HamiltonLisa Gay Hamilton
As Rebecca Washington (S01-S07)


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6x6: Vanished (2) recap: Chad Baldwin, the boy who was kidnapped 18 years ago, shows up at Bobby's office, along with the woman who raised him, Allison Tucker. She claims that John Pierce "left" the boy with her, claiming that the child was his own son... read more.

6x5: Vanished (1) recap: Bobby represents a couple, the Baldwins, who are haunted by the kidnapping of their son 18 years earlier. The Baldwins believe that a man named John Pierce, who is serving a prison sentence for molesting children, is the guilty culprit. At the time of the disappearance, Pierce was a suspect, but the police did not have enough evidence to charge him with the kidnapping... read more.

6x4: Liar's Poker recap: Lindsay represents a young man, Martin Jenks, accused of murder. There is only one eyewitness in the case, but Lindsay doesn't believe that she can keep Jenks out of jail. She goes to A.D.A. Ron Lowe and offers a plea bargain, but the deal is rejected. After the eyewitness dies unexpectedly, Lowe then decides to accept the original plea bargain. Lindsay has difficulty convincing her client to plead guilty, but he reluctantly accepts the offer and gets the five-year sentence... read more.

6x3: Killing Time recap: Ellenor learns that Marsha Ellison is guilty of the crime for which her husband was convicted. Ellenor goes to Keith Ellison, who is now in prison, and urges him to come forward with the truth, though he refuses... read more.

6x1: The Candidate (1) recap: In the sixth season premiere episode, Ellenor is called to the home of a close friend, Senator Keith Ellison. The senator is spattered in blood, and there's a murdered man in his bed... read more.
Recurring Guests

Ray Abruzzo as Det. McGuire (40 eps)
Holland Taylor as Judge Kittleson (28 eps)
Linda Hunt as Judge Hiller (23 eps)
James Pickens, Jr. as Detective McKrew (18 eps)
Richard McGonagle as Judge Wilcox (16 eps)
Frank Birney as Judge West (14 eps)
Michael Monks as George Vogelman (11 eps)
Marla Sokoloff as Lucy (11 eps)
Herb Mitchell as Judge White (11 eps)
Anna Gunn as A.D.A. Jean Ward (10 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 04, 1997
Ended: May 16, 2004
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