A civil rights issue depends on the casting`s choice for a version of « Annie »; a struggle for custody becomes ugly; An adultery case concerns Crane. Reverend Al Sharpton portrays himself. Lewiston: René Auberjonois. Poole: Larry Miller. Lewiston as John Michael Higgins Episode Summary Still Crazy of All These Years / Season 1, Episode 2 First Broadcast: October 10, 2004 Alan helps his ex-lover, who tried to kill him, get out of a mental hospital. Brad and Denny take a case where a woman sues the hospital for causing her emotional distress when her husband died during an angioplasty. Denny learns that this new case will help the other partners decide if it`s a burden on the company. Lori tries to keep Sally away from Alan. David E.

Kelley`s legal spin-off was an instant hit thanks to stars James Spader and William Shatner, who won Emmys in the final season of « The Practice. » Spader and Shatner each quickly raised another Emmy for their work in Season 1 of « Boston Legal, » which showcases the wide range of characters walking through the doors of the law firm Crane, Poole & Schmidt. Winning lawyer Alan Shore (Spader) is known for his unorthodox style and questionable ethics in prosecuting justice. He runs the office (and shares scotch and cigars on the balcony) with his founding partner Denny Crane (Shatner), an eccentric former trial lawyer who now notoriously manages alone, for better or worse. Alan and Denny`s exaggerated escapades and the mental instability of another founding partner, Edwin Poole (Larry Miller), prompted managing partner Paul Lewiston (René Auberjonois), Washington, D.C., partner Brad Chase (Mark Valley), and later Shirley Schmidt (Candice Bergen) to call from New York to restore a sense of order and decency in the Boston office. Although Shirley is somewhat embarrassed by a love affair with Denny, she is a direct partner and a confident and competent lawyer with the gravity to prevent the firm from collapsing. Other collaborators include Sally Heep (Lake Bell), Tara Wilson (Rhona Mitra) and Lori Colson (Monica Potter). Notable guest stars from the first season include Carl Reiner, Betty White, Philip Baker Hall, Dana Delany and Shelley Long. Candice Bergen joins the cast as a founding partner of the — company and former lover of Denny Crane— who is zealous for a lawsuit against the United States over his foreign policy in Sudan. Elsewhere, an apparent matrix entangles Shore with a customer who is clearly above the edge.

Freddie Prinze Jr. plays Donny Crane, a legal eagle who is a chip from the block of his namesake. In addition, a sexual harassment case turns into a court battle between Shore and Christine (Elizabeth Mitchell), who is reinstated as a corporate lawyer. Lewiston: René Auberjonois. The personal and professional lives of Boston`s most experienced litigants form the basis of this prime-time comedy-drama, which has been nominated for several Emmy Awards since its premiere in 2004. When attorney Brad Chase (Mark Valley) was transferred to Boston to keep an eye on Denny Crane (William Shatner), a senior partner at Crane, Poole & Schmidt, he had no idea what he was getting into. While Chase does his best to keep an eye on Crane, Alan Shore (James Spader) uses ethically questionable methods to win the business that no one else will touch. Boston Legal, a spin-off of the Emmy Award-winning legal drama The Practice, also featured respected actors such as Candice Bergen, René Auberjonois and John Larroquette.more Ethical issues are disputed by Shore and Crane, who, as co-lawyers, represent a pharmaceutical company in a civil lawsuit that depends on the testimony of an adversarial doctor (Gina Ravera). Tara is also concerned about extrajudicial inadequacy, which fraudulently deceives an opposing lawyer. A showcase for the skillful and rebellious Alan Shore (James Spader), who insults a punctual judge (Henry Gibson); Romances Tara, whom he secretly helps in a delicate criminal case; and supports Crane, who was arrested on charges.

Shea: Jon Bernthal. Mack: Willie Carpenter. Alan helps his once-murderous ex-lover get out of a mental hospital. Lori is determined to keep Sally away from Alan. Did you know. ? For viewers in the Pacific Time Zone, this episode was interrupted by Boston Legal with the news of Christopher Reeves` passing.