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147 :08x01 - We the People

Sep/28/2003
Alan Shore (James Spader), an ethically challenged anti-trust lawyer who was recently fired from his firm for embezzling, approaches Ellenor, a friend from the past, about a job. She reluctantly agrees to give him a chance, but first he must prove himself by taking over a case. Meanwhile, Eugene and Jimmy defend a woman who, fed up, shot a neighborhood drug dealer in cold blood, and Ellenor and Jamie take on the case of Brad Stanfield (Chris O'Donnell), a man who stands accused of murdering his pregnant wife.
Guest Stars: Norman Lloyd as D. A. Asher Silverman | Beverly White as Reporter | Alyssa Gainer as Emma Stanfield | Bernie Hourihan as Foreperson | Chris O'Donnell as Brad Stanfield | Kelly Overton as Debbie Huber | Kenneth Welsh as Judge Harrod | Viola Davis as Aisha Crenshaw | Lesley Fera as A.D.A. Kate Barron | Naelee Rae as Ashley Markham | Cheryl White as Christine Shepard | Jeff Perry as Randy Markham | Harve Presnell as Judge Dickem | Brent Jennings as Malcolm Kane
Director: Dennis Smith

148 :08x02 - The Chosen (1)

Oct/05/2003
Alan Shore agrees to help friend Sheila Carlisle (Sharon Stone), a successful attorney who claims God speaks to her, and who has subsequently been fired from her law firm for being mentally incompetent. Meanwhile there are startling new developments in the case of Brad Stanfield (Chris O'Donnell), whom Ellenor and Jamie are defending for allegedly poisoning his pregnant wife.
Guest Stars: Randy Kovitz as Dr. Henke | Alyssa Gainer as Emma Stanfield | Jill Basey as Juror Margaret | John Woodward as Juror Ward | Jane Edith Wilson as Juror Libby | Geoffrey Gould as Juror 'Comb-Over' | Cheryl White as Christine Shepard | Ken Meseroll as Jonathan Lambert | Jim Lau as Dr. Ming Hyang | Debra Mooney as Judge Spindle | Adam Arkin as Albert Ginsberg | Katherine Kamhi as Marsha Singleton | Frank Birney as Judge West | Tyrees Allen as A.D.A. Mark Campbell | Phillip Palmer as Reporter | Cheryl Carter as Reporter | Sharon Stone as Sheila Carlisle | Chris O'Donnell as Brad Stanfield
Director: Leslie Libman

149 :08x03 - Cause of Action (2)

Oct/12/2003
Eccentric attorney Sheila Carlisle (Sharon Stone), whom Alan Shore hired on a temporary basis without consulting anyone else, takes on a lawsuit on behalf of the firm; and Ellenor finds herself in a moral dilemma when faced with the truth about her client.
Guest Stars: Randy Oglesby as Judge White | Robert Clotworthy as Judge Flynn | Bari Hochwald as Nancy Huff | Alyssa Gainer as Emma Stanfield | Bill Doyle as Richard Ward | Aaron Lustig as Michael King | Rick Zieff as George Collins | Dana Ivey as Judge Brown | Ken Hudson Campbell as Roland Huff | Frank Birney as Judge West | Tyrees Allen as A.D.A. Mark Campbell | Mary Major as Reporter | Chris O'Donnell as Brad Stanfield | Sharon Stone as Sheila Carlisle

150 :08x04 - Blessed Are They (3)

Oct/19/2003
Alan Shore is troubled by Sheila Carlisle's (Sharon Stone) increasingly erratic behavior and fears for her mental - and legal - competence. Meanwhile, Shore is ordered by the court to represent a man who refuses to divulge his identity for fear that the unsavory nature of his crime will be made public.
Guest Stars: Dee Anne Helsel as Clerk | Bari Hochwald as Nancy Huff | Alex Carter as John Doe/ Russell Fosterling | Shannon Nelson as Jeanette Martin | Brian Mulligan as Mitch Penner | Sharon Stone as Sheila Carlisle | Bill Doyle as Richard Ward | Chris O'Donnell as Brad Stanfield | James Geralden as Det. Nelson | Ken Hudson Campbell as Roland Huff | Jason Brooks (1) as A.D.A. Adam Morris | Gregory Itzin as Wayne Pyne | Richard McGonagle as Judge Wilcox | Tyrees Allen as A.D.A. Mark Campbell | Ron McLarty as Judge Wallace
Director: Simon Curtis

151 :08x05 - The Heat of Passion (1)

Oct/26/2003
Eugene struggles to defend a white supremacist whom he was appointed by the court to represent. Meanwhile, the sexual tension between Tara Wilson and Alan Shore grows, and Jamie and Eugene's interracial relationship is tested.
Guest Stars: Brionna Canada as Amanda Kenner | Andrew Leeds as Danny Grant | Rick Lenz as Evan Ashford | Capathia Jenkins as Melissa Kenner | John Walcutt as Jonathan Macklin | Bari Hochwald as Nancy Huff | Bill Doyle as Richard Ward | Jan Munroe as Dr. Charles Emory | Kenneth Welsh as Judge Harrod | Susan Blommaert as Judge Fox | Denis Arndt as Roland Hill | Ken Hudson Campbell as Roland Huff
Director: Nick Gomez

152 :08x06 - The Lonely People (2)

Nov/02/2003
Eugene and Jimmy's defense of the leader of a white supremacist group takes an unexpected turn when surprising new developments come to light. Meanwhile, Shore continues in his quest to free Roland Huff from prison, and Jamie and Eugene must come to terms with their differences.
Guest Stars: Kenneth Welsh as Judge Harrod | David Starzyk as Martin Adler | Julie Janney as Foreperson | Andrew Leeds as Danny Grant | Alpha Richards as Bernice Johnson | Lisa Edelstein as Diane Ward | Ken Hudson Campbell as Roland Huff | Chris Gardner (1) as Thomas Coleman | Denis Arndt as Roland Hill | Susan Blommaert as Judge Fox | Mike Muscat as Ralph | John Walcutt as Jonathan Macklin | Tucker Smallwood as Dr. Henry Matthews

153 :08x07 - Rape Shield

Nov/09/2003
As a court-appointed attorney, Berluti takes an unexpected path in defending a man accused of rape. Meanwhile, Eugene and Ellenor confront both Jamie and Alan Shore when evidence of some questionable behavior comes to light.
Guest Stars: Elisabeth Moss as Jessica Palmer | Janet Song as Foreperson | Capathia Jenkins as Melissa Kenner | Laz Alonso as Derrick Mills | Tom Kemp as Samuel Palmer | Lisa Edelstein as Diane Ward | Holland Taylor as Judge Kittleson | Bruce Weitz as D.A. Robert Webb
Director: Jeannot Szwarc

154 :08x08 - Concealing Evidence

Nov/23/2003
Alan Shore uses questionable, if not illegal, tactics in representing his clients — Ted Grayson, a mentally unstable man accused of murder, and Karen Evanson, a woman who claims her husband's suicide was induced by a prescription drug.
Guest Stars: Sam Vance as Officer Hunt | Robert Joseph as Officer Jones | Asante Jones as Officer Smith | Barry Sigismondi as Det. Mills | Paula Nicolas as Receptionist | Obie Smith as Orderly | Serena Spencer as Sylvie Winslow | David Jung as Michael Lee | Christopher Shea as A.D.A. Martin Beckham | Herb Mitchell as Judge White | Amy Aquino as Judge Moreno | Ron Leibman as Robert Colby | Lisa Sheridan as Karen Evanson | Tony Amendola as Dr. Bernard Gorman | Michael Tighe as Ted Grayson
Director: Bill D'Elia

155 :08x09 - Victims' Rights

Nov/30/2003
Alan Shore defends a twelve-year-old girl who is trying to escape an arranged marriage in her home country. Meanwhile, Eugene tries to help a man who is seeking justice for the brutal murder of his wife.
Guest Stars: Julius Tennon as Detective | Edmund L. Shaff as Judge Kirkland | Yasen Peyankov as Mr. Viorka | Bill Moseley as Jake Spooner | Marguerite MacIntyre as Jake Spooner's Attorney | William Dennis Hurley as Daniel Cogan | Josh Hamilton as Lawrence Gilbert | David Garrison as Asst. U.S. Attorney Theodore McNally | David Andrews as Judge Stucky | Kate Burton as A.D.A Susan Alexander | Mim Drew as Reporter | Svetlana Efremova as Mrs. Viorka | Becca Gardner as Anna Viorka
Director: Jeannot Szwarc

156 :08x10 - Equal Justice

Dec/07/2003
Alan Shore uses unorthodox tactics when he's appointed by the court to defend a young man accused of murder. Meanwhile, Tara must try her first case when she's thrown into covering Shore's previously scheduled client.
Guest Stars: Hank Stratton as Attorney for the Gas Station | Freda Foh Shen as Judge Okubo | Tzi Ma as Tang Jingyu | Reggie Jordan as Bailiff | Brenden Jefferson as Marshall Bagnelle | Angela Hughes as Tamara Bagnelle | Remy Ryan Hernandez as Andrea Mills | Steven Flynn as D.A. Martin | Jordan Baker as Judge Robbins | Steven Lee Allen as Gas Station Attendent
Director: Andy Wolk

157 :08x11 - Police State

Jan/11/2004
When the police torture a man they believe shot one of their own, Eugene, barely able to contain his emotion, takes the lead in seeking justice.
Guest Stars: Michael Patrick McGill as Officer Gailey | S.E. Perry as Officer Chandler | Gary A. Rodriguez as Officer Jones | Anne Rutter as Marcia Flippen | Stephen Alvarez as Reporter | Tyrone LaForrest as Officer White | Jeff LeBeau as Officer Gailey | Richard Gross as Wesley Pollack | Alejandro Furth as Dr. Mills | Blake Heron as Joe Morgan | Ray Abruzzo as Det McGuire | Steven Lee Allen as Gas Station Attendent | Marshall Allman as Todd Beck | James Moses Black as Officer | Nadine Ellis as Officer Carroll | Femi Emiola as Sharon White
Director: Andy Wolk

158 :08x12 - Avenging Angels

Jan/18/2004
Jimmy Berluti and Jamie Stringer defend an elderly man, Walter Josephson, who is accused of killing a member of the local Irish mob, and Alan Shore agrees to help a friend — by any means necessary — who discovers his wife is cheating on him.
Guest Stars: Anne Wilde as Connie | Ralph Waite as Walter Josephson | Tim Snay as Judge Weeks | Michael Nouri as Dwight Haber | Maria McCann as Eve Haber | Tess Lina as A.D.A Alexandra Hartig | Charles Hutchins as Tommy Moynihan | Jessa French as Annie | Colby French as Richie Price | Jeremy Flynn as Charlie Haden | James Eckhouse as Anthony Selig

159 :08x13 - Going Home (1)

Feb/15/2004
When his best friend from childhood is accused of murdering his mistress, Alan Shore returns home to defend him.
Guest Stars: Betty White as Catherine Piper | Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Paul Stewart | Gretchen Weiss as Clerk | Javier Ronceros as Det. Whistler | Pat Matthews as Reporter #4 | Justin Montgomery Bretter as Young Alan Shore | Lisa Steinmetz as Reporter #1 | Morgan York as Melissa Stewart | Johnny Asuncion as Det. Ed Ramos | Rick Hoffman as D.A. Harvey Clarke | Colleen Flynn as Wendy Stewart | Karis Campbell as Cheryl Bell | Taylor Nichols as Father Tom Dugan | Steven Shaw as Judge James | Michael Reilly Burke as Det. McCarley | Jill Clayburgh as Victoria Stewart | Mary Strong as Reporter #3 | Rich Skidmore as Reporter #2 | Cynthia Madvig as Brenda Wilbur | Joey Hiott as Michael Stewart
Director: Michael Zinberg

160 :08x14 - Pre-Trial Blues (2)

Feb/22/2004
Alan Shore and Jimmy Berluti's mutual antagonism began the moment they met, and tensions mount when Shore is forced to seek Jimmy's help with the case of his childhood friend, Paul Stewart (Patrick Dempsey). Meanwhile, Catherine Piper (Betty White) makes a shocking revelation that could have a devastating impact on the outcome of the trial.
Guest Stars: Traber Burns as Prospective Juror #2 | Cynthia Madvig as Brenda Wilbur | Michael Reilly Burke as Det. McCarley | Pat Battistini as Prospective Juror #1 | Earnestine Phillips as African-American Woman | Gary Poux as Dennis Hopper | Betty White as Catherine Piper | Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Paul Stewart | Colleen Flynn as Wendy Stewart | Edward Asner as Judge Winnaker | Rick Hoffman as D.A. Harvey Clarke | Jill Clayburgh as Victoria Stewart | Marc Vann as Terry Glazer | Taylor Nichols as Father Tom Dugan | James Shanklin as Dr. Heinrick Schmidt

161 :08x15 - Mr. Shore Goes to Town (3)

Mar/07/2004
With childhood friend Paul Stewart's freedom hanging in the balance, Alan Shore braces for the jury's return.
Guest Stars: Gary Poux as Dennis Hopper | Susan M. Carr as Foreperson | Betty White as Catherine Piper | Rick Hoffman as D.A. Harvey Clarke | Taylor Nichols as Father Tom Dugan | Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Paul Stewart | Jill Clayburgh as Victoria Stewart | Colleen Flynn as Wendy Stewart | Michael Reilly Burke as Det. McCarley | Marc Vann as Terry Glazer | Edward Asner as Judge Winnaker

162 :08x16 - In Good Conscience (1)

Mar/14/2004
There are major shake-ups at the firm, as tensions rise between Eugene and Alan Shore. Meanwhile, the firm takes the case of a young man who is suing the doctor he feels is responsible for the death of his wife during childbirth. Kelli Williams returns to the show to make her directorial debut.
Guest Stars: Marla Sokoloff as Lucy Hatcher | John Keefe as Tom Quillen | Naibe Renoso as Julie Bench | King Stuart as Judge Zeldin | Parker Shipp as Mary Quillen | Jeremy Davidson as Dr. Robert Platt | Gary Cole as Brian Seabury | John Sterling Carter as Judge Mantle | Stephen Mendillo as Dr. Miller | Monia Joblin as Foreperson | Tari Tabakin as Nurse | Richard Holden as Micheal Harper | Helen Carey as Dr. Kobatch
Director: Kelli Williams

163 :08x17 - War of the Roses (2)

Mar/21/2004
Tensions between Shore and Eugene rise to the boiling point when Shore retains the services of a high-profile law firm to go head-to-head with Young, Frutt & Berluti in the face of his abrupt firing from the firm.
Special Guest Stars: William Shatner as Denny Crane |
Guest Stars: Sherri Parker Lee as Carrie Moses | Stan Ivar as Judge Gleason | Marla Sokoloff as Lucy Hatcher | Vince Colosimo as Matthew Billings | James Hornbeck as Judge Clarke | Conor O'Farrell as D.A. Albert Bellamy | David L. Crowley as Officer Kale | Moira Price as Foreperson | Jim Jansen as Stephen Gould | Phillip Palmer as Newscaster | Joe Shea as Stanley Brenner

164 :08x18 - The Case Against Alan Shore (3)

Mar/28/2004
In a dramatic courtroom showdown, Alan Shore sues his former friends and partners at Young, Frutt & Berluti for wrongful termination, but is it justice he's after, or simply revenge.
Special Guest Stars: William Shatner as Denny Crane |
Guest Stars: Vince Colosimo as Matthew Billings | Marla Sokoloff as Lucy Hatcher | Gordon Michaels as Foreperson | Stan Ivar as Judge Gleason | Adam Goldberg as Noah Burke | Anne Stedman as Caryn Davis
Director: Bill D'Elia

165 :08x19 - The Firm

Apr/18/2004
Jimmy Berluti takes the firm by surprise when he leaves to pursue his own practice, and Alan Shore gets an immediate taste of what life is like at the law firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt.
Special Guest Stars: William Shatner as Denny Crane |
Guest Stars: Loren Lester as Mitchell Gore | Leo Marks as Kevin Herr | Herb Mitchell as Judge White | Benita Krista Nall as Candice Watson | Randy Thompson as William Finnerty | Judith Flanagan as Sarah Finnerty | David Brownstein as Mark Quinlen | Dennis Ure as Atty. Collins | Lisa Kaminir as Atty Hanson | Daniel Jay Shore as Darryl Solomon | Currie Graham as Sheldon Modry | Andrew J. Robinson as Edmond Solomon | Lake Bell as Sally Heep | Vince Colosimo as Matthew Billings | Rebecca De Mornay as Hannah Rose | Nicole Bilderback as Paralegal | Willie C. Carpenter as Steven Watson | Billy Gardell as Manny Quinn | Gina Gershon as Glenn

166 :08x20 - Comings and Goings

Apr/25/2004
Eugene is presented with an offer he finds hard to refuse, and Ellenor is shocked when she hears the news, knowing full well that any departure by Eugene would mean the beginning of the end of the practice. Meanwhile, Jimmy is confronted by crooked lawyer Lenny Pascatore (Vincent Pastore), who claims that the neighborhood only has room for one practicing attorney. Across town at Crane, Poole & Schmidt, Denny Crane ruffles some feathers by making Tara his personal paralegal, and Hannah Rose (Rebecca De Mornay) enlists Shore's help in handling an assault case involving two hockey players.
Special Guest Stars: William Shatner as Denny Crane |
Guest Stars: Donna Pieroni as Milli Trevalli | Patrick John Hurley as Mr. Burke | Paul Jene as Mike Sears | Tina Kim as Waitress | Chuck Licata as Frank Calzone | Tamara Mark as Marcy | Vincent Pastore as Lenny Pescatore | Debi Mazar as GiGi | Joe Marinelli as Rocco | Billy Gardell as Manny Quinn | Adriana Demeo as Suzy Paponi | Rebecca De Mornay as Hannah Rose | Vince Colosimo as Matthew Billings | Ivar Brogger as Kevin Stadler | Lake Bell as Sally Heep | Gregory Alan Williams as District Attorney

167 :08x21 - New Hoods on the Block

May/02/2004
Eugene considers an exciting new offer for his future... could this mean the end of the practice? Meanwhile, Jimmy is shaken by an ominous run-in with neighborhood lawyer Lenny Pescatore (Vincent Pastore), as their turf war heats up, and Ellenor clashes with sexy and ruthless attorney Hannah Rose (Rebecca De Mornay) of Crane Poole & Schmidt.
Special Guest Stars: William Shatner as Denny Crane | Dylan McDermott as Bobby Donnell |
Guest Stars: Jack Stehlin as Halberry | Tony Rossi as Terranova | Claudette Roche as Warton | Paul Raci as Ralph 'Spinny' Spinaci | Vincent Pastore as Lenny Pescatore | Andrea Nittoli as Eileen | Philip Digiacomo as Man with Leg Prosthesis | Debi Mazar as GiGi | Lake Bell as Sally Heep | Ivar Brogger as Kevin Stadler | Sandra Cusimano as Client #2 | Rebecca De Mornay as Hannah Rose | Michael Fairman as Governor's Council Interviewer | Billy Gardell as Manny Quinn | Tony Giorgio as Client #1 | Joe Marinelli as Rocco

168 :08x22 - 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.
Special Guest Stars: William Shatner as Denny Crane | Dylan McDermott as Bobby Donnell |
Guest Stars: Billy Gardell as Manny Quinn | Garrett M. Brown as Walter Shepley | Vincent Pastore as Lenny Pescatore | Alyssa Shafer as Zoey Frutt | Lenny Venito as Eddie | Adriana Demeo as Suzy Paponi | Rebecca De Mornay as Hannah Rose | Kate Burton as A.D.A Susan Alexander | Betsy Brandt as Lynda Hobbs | Lydia Blanco as Clerk | Frank Birney as Judge West | Stanley Anderson as Psychiatrist | Lake Bell as Sally Heep | Jacquie Barnbrook as Angelina Torelli
Warning: The Practice guide may contain spoilers
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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