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The Practice: Cheers (a.k.a Adjourned: Series Finale)

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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x22
Production Number: 8P22
Airdate: Sunday May 16th, 2004

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Special Guest Stars
Dylan McDermott
As Bobby Donnell
William Shatner
As Denny Crane

Guest Stars
Adriana Demeo
As Suzy Paponi
Billy Gardell
As Manny Quinn
Frank Birney
As Judge West
Garrett M. Brown
As Walter Shepley
Kate Burton
As A.D.A Susan Alexander
Lake Bell
As Sally Heep
Rebecca De Mornay
As Hannah Rose
Stanley Anderson
As Psychiatrist
Vincent Pastore
As Lenny Pescatore
Alyssa Shafer
As Zoey Frutt
Betsy Brandt
As Lynda Hobbs
Jacquie Barnbrook
As Angelina Torelli
Lenny Venito
As Eddie
Lydia Blanco
As Clerk
Episode Notes
Stars coming from The Practice that transfer to Boston Legal: James Spader & Rhona Mitra. Lake Bell & William Shatner have been special guest stars and also will make the jump.

Episode Quotes
Manny Quinn: I’m not the actual lawyer. You gotta talk to one of the boys about . . .
Lenny Pescatore: He brings in cases.
Jimmy: Fraud cases. He’s got doctors on the take.
Lenny Pescatore: We don’t need to know none of that. We wanna help people that need help. We need
cash flow. That man over there’s a cash cow. Look at the size of him.

A.D.A. Susan Alexander: Am I ready to plead?
Denny Crane: The jury has a legal right to free him if they want to, and that’s where I come in. When I get up to speak, they’re gonna want to let him go.
A.D.A. Susan Alexander: Ya think?
Denny Crane: It’s our nature, Susan. We’re Americans. It’s our God-given duty to free people, even if they don’t particularly want to be freed. We’re liberators at our core, Susan. (Stands nose-to-nose with ADA Alexander)
A.D.A. Susan Alexander: I’ll ask you not to stand so close to me.
Denny Crane: (Steps back) All I need is one—one juror who thinks that Walter Shepley is a victim. Do you
really want to bet I can’t get one?

Episode References
Jimmy Berluti: I thought Bec was coming.
Ellenor Frutt: She got tied up in probate.

This is a reference to Lisa Gay Hamilton who played Rebecca Washington for the first 7 seasons of the show, who was fired along with Dylan McDermott and Kelli Williams at the end of the 7th season.

Warning: The Practice season 8 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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