Season Cast 136

  1. James Spader

    James Spader

    Alan Shore (27 Episodes)

  2. William Shatner
  3. Candice Bergen
  4. Mark Valley

    Mark Valley

    Brad Chase (27 Episodes)

  5. Julie Bowen

    Julie Bowen

    Denise Bauer (27 Episodes)

  6. Justin Mentell
  7. René Auberjonois
  8. Ryan Michelle Bathe
  9. Marisa Coughlan

    Marisa Coughlan

    (9 Episodes)

  10. Betty White

    Betty White

    (8 Episodes)

  11. Christian Clemenson

    Christian Clemenson

    (5 Episodes)

  12. Joanna Cassidy

    Joanna Cassidy

    (5 Episodes)

  13. Ana Ortiz

    Ana Ortiz

    (4 Episodes)

  14. Takayo Fischer

    Takayo Fischer

    (3 Episodes)

  15. Kurt Fuller

    Kurt Fuller

    (3 Episodes)

  16. Michael Ensign

    Michael Ensign

    (3 Episodes)

  17. Parker Posey

    Parker Posey

    (3 Episodes)

  18. Shelley Berman

    Shelley Berman

    (3 Episodes)

  19. John Thaddeus

    (3 Episodes)

  20. Currie Graham

    Currie Graham

    (3 Episodes)

  21. Howard Hesseman

    Howard Hesseman

    (3 Episodes)

  22. Adam Arkin

    Adam Arkin

    (3 Episodes)

  23. Henry Gibson

    Henry Gibson

    (3 Episodes)

  24. Anthony Heald

    Anthony Heald

    (3 Episodes)

  25. Leslie Jordan

    Leslie Jordan

    (3 Episodes)

  26. Meredith Patterson

    Meredith Patterson

    (2 Episodes)

  27. Allan Louis

    Allan Louis

    (2 Episodes)

  28. Mark Derwin

    Mark Derwin

    (2 Episodes)

  29. Richard Fancy

    Richard Fancy

    (2 Episodes)

  30. Erica Gimpel

    Erica Gimpel

    (2 Episodes)

  31. Patrick Renna

    Patrick Renna

    (2 Episodes)

  32. Tamara Feldman

    Tamara Feldman

    (2 Episodes)

  33. Richard Portnow

    Richard Portnow

    (2 Episodes)

  34. Marc Vann

    Marc Vann

    (2 Episodes)

  35. Robin Riker

    Robin Riker

    (2 Episodes)

  36. Ed Begley Jr.

    Ed Begley Jr.

    (2 Episodes)

  37. Lisa Vidal

    Lisa Vidal

    (2 Episodes)

  38. Jeri Ryan

    Jeri Ryan

    (2 Episodes)

  39. Gregory Itzin

    Gregory Itzin

    (2 Episodes)

  40. Steve Valentine

    Steve Valentine

    (2 Episodes)

  41. Robert Wagner

    Robert Wagner

    (2 Episodes)

  42. Shawn Christian

    Shawn Christian

    (2 Episodes)

  43. Jesse D. Goins

    Jesse D. Goins

    (2 Episodes)

  44. Lindsay Frost

    Lindsay Frost

    (2 Episodes)

  45. Ellen Crawford

    Ellen Crawford

    (2 Episodes)

  46. Michael J. Fox

    Michael J. Fox

    (2 Episodes)

  47. Tom Selleck

    Tom Selleck

    (2 Episodes)

  48. Aramis Knight

    Aramis Knight

    Tito Perez (2 Episodes)

  49. Joel McKinnon Miller
  50. Craig Anton

    Craig Anton

    (1 Episode)

  51. Nicole Sullivan

    Nicole Sullivan

    (1 Episode)

  52. Alex Nevil

    (1 Episode)

  53. John Berg

    (1 Episode)

  54. Jere Burns

    Jere Burns

    (1 Episode)

  55. Regan Burns

    Regan Burns

    (1 Episode)

  56. Ken Davitian

    Ken Davitian

    (1 Episode)

  57. James Eckhouse

    James Eckhouse

    (1 Episode)

  58. Scott Paulin

    Scott Paulin

    (1 Episode)

  59. Wes Craven

    Wes Craven

    (1 Episode)

  60. Nakia Burrise

    Nakia Burrise

    (1 Episode)

  61. Richard Riehle

    Richard Riehle

    (1 Episode)

  62. Carolyn Lawrence

    Carolyn Lawrence

    (1 Episode)

  63. William Russ

    William Russ

    (1 Episode)

  64. Megan Gallagher

    Megan Gallagher

    (1 Episode)

  65. Annabelle Gurwitch

    Annabelle Gurwitch

    (1 Episode)

  66. Kenneth Kimmins

    (1 Episode)

  67. Bob Morrisey

    Bob Morrisey

    (1 Episode)

  68. Monica Potter

    Monica Potter

    (1 Episode)

  69. Lisa Banes

    Lisa Banes

    (1 Episode)

  70. Josh Braaten

    Josh Braaten

    (1 Episode)

  71. Jenny O'Hara

    Jenny O'Hara

    (1 Episode)

  72. Tony Denison

    Tony Denison

    (1 Episode)

  73. Stacy Edwards

    Stacy Edwards

    (1 Episode)

  74. Maury Chaykin

    Maury Chaykin

    (1 Episode)

  75. Joel Polis

    Joel Polis

    (1 Episode)

  76. Rupert Everett

    Rupert Everett

    (1 Episode)

  77. John Aylward

    John Aylward

    (1 Episode)

  78. Susan Ruttan

    Susan Ruttan

    (1 Episode)

  79. Steven Eckholdt

    Steven Eckholdt

    (1 Episode)

  80. Robert R. Shafer

    Robert R. Shafer

    (1 Episode)

  81. Paul Perri

    Paul Perri

    (1 Episode)

  82. Kerry Washington

    Kerry Washington

    (1 Episode)

  83. Larry Miller

    Larry Miller

    (1 Episode)

  84. Marty Belafsky

    Marty Belafsky

    (1 Episode)

  85. Larry Cedar

    Larry Cedar

    (1 Episode)

  86. Zach Grenier

    Zach Grenier

    (1 Episode)

  87. Michael Kostroff

    Michael Kostroff

    (1 Episode)

  88. Fran Bennett

    Fran Bennett

    (1 Episode)

  89. Alice Drummond

    Alice Drummond

    (1 Episode)

  90. Andrew Prine

    Andrew Prine

    (1 Episode)

  91. Denise Boutte

    Denise Boutte

    (1 Episode)

  92. Freda Foh Shen

    Freda Foh Shen

    (1 Episode)

  93. Michael McKean

    Michael McKean

    (1 Episode)

  94. Steve Ryan

    Steve Ryan

    (1 Episode)

  95. Lucas Grabeel

    Lucas Grabeel

    (1 Episode)

  96. Stacy Galina

    (1 Episode)

  97. Suzanne Whang

    Suzanne Whang

    (1 Episode)

  98. Corbin Bernsen

    Corbin Bernsen

    (1 Episode)

  99. Romy Rosemont

    Romy Rosemont

    (1 Episode)

  100. Cristine Rose

    Cristine Rose

    (1 Episode)

  101. Robert Foxworth

    Robert Foxworth

    (1 Episode)

  102. Kristin Bauer van Straten
  103. Stephanie Venditto

    Stephanie Venditto

    (1 Episode)

  104. Peter MacNicol

    Peter MacNicol

    (1 Episode)

  105. Joan McMurtrey

    (1 Episode)

  106. Shania Accius

    Shania Accius

    (1 Episode)

  107. Freddie Prinze Jr.

    Freddie Prinze Jr.

    (1 Episode)

  108. Jason Brooks

    Jason Brooks

    (1 Episode)

  109. Michael Raymond-James
  110. Kevin Dunn

    Kevin Dunn

    (1 Episode)

  111. Johnny Sneed

    Johnny Sneed

    (1 Episode)

  112. Lauren Stamile

    Lauren Stamile

    (1 Episode)

  113. Patricia Belcher

    Patricia Belcher

    (1 Episode)

  114. Page Kennedy

    Page Kennedy

    (1 Episode)

  115. Scarlett Chorvat

    Scarlett Chorvat

    (1 Episode)

  116. Mark L. Taylor

    Mark L. Taylor

    (1 Episode)

  117. Thom Gossom Jr.

    Thom Gossom Jr.

    (1 Episode)

  118. Christopher Rich

    Christopher Rich

    (1 Episode)

  119. Larry King

    Larry King

    (1 Episode)

  120. Jim Lau

    Jim Lau

    (1 Episode)

  121. Lakshmi Manchu

    Lakshmi Manchu

    (1 Episode)

  122. Julie Claire

    Julie Claire

    (1 Episode)

  123. David Burke

    David Burke

    (1 Episode)

  124. Randy Oglesby

    Randy Oglesby

    (1 Episode)

  125. Sara Erikson

    Sara Erikson

    (1 Episode)

  126. A. Russell Andrews

    A. Russell Andrews

    (1 Episode)

  127. Hugh Holub

    Hugh Holub

    (1 Episode)

  128. Marty Lodge

    (1 Episode)

  129. Austin Highsmith

    Austin Highsmith

    (1 Episode)

  130. Heather Locklear

    Heather Locklear

    (1 Episode)

  131. Emily Montague

    Emily Montague

    (1 Episode)

  132. Matt Malloy

    Matt Malloy

    (1 Episode)

  133. Norma Michaels

    Norma Michaels

    (1 Episode)

  134. Anne Betancourt

    Anne Betancourt

    (1 Episode)

  135. Robert Noble

    Robert Noble

    (1 Episode)

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Season Crew 23

Directing

  1. Mike Listo

    Mike Listo

    Director (5 Episodes)

  2. Bill D'Elia

    Bill D'Elia

    Director (4 Episodes)

  3. Lou Antonio

    Lou Antonio

    Director (2 Episodes)

  4. Arlene Sanford

    Arlene Sanford

    Director (2 Episodes)

  5. James R. Bagdonas
  6. Jeff Bleckner

    Jeff Bleckner

    Director (2 Episodes)

  7. Steve Robin

    Steve Robin

    Director (1 Episode)

  8. Ellie Kanner

    Director (1 Episode)

  9. Jeannot Szwarc

    Jeannot Szwarc

    Director (1 Episode)

  10. Adam Arkin

    Adam Arkin

    Director (1 Episode)

  11. Mel Damski

    Director (1 Episode)

  12. Ron Underwood

    Ron Underwood

    Director (1 Episode)

  13. Stephen Cragg

    Director (1 Episode)

  14. Oz Scott

    Oz Scott

    Director (1 Episode)

Writing

  1. David E. Kelley

    David E. Kelley

    Writer (8 Episodes)

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Episodes 27

September 27, 2005

Alan Shore and Brad Chase represent Kelly Nolan who is on trial for poisoning her husband. Meanwhile, Tara Wilson second-chairs for Shirley Schmidt and is shocked to find that the opposing counsel is her former lover, Malcolm Holmes. Garrett Wells and Sara Holt assist Denise Bauer on a case where a Jewish man felt violated when his Christian co-workers held Bible readings in the workplace. To make things worse, Denise is served with divorce papers.

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October 4, 2005

The Kelly Nolan trial continues, but Alan, Denny and Brad run fear the worst when Kelly's cold demeanor begins to turn off the jury. Meanwhile, Garrett and Sara are enlisted to help Denise in her divorce settlement and Malcolm convinces Tara to represent Johnny Damon, Edwin Starr's nephew, whose performance of War strikes a nerve at a nightclub.

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October 11, 2005

Denny takes Alan to Nimmo Bay, British Columbia, Canada, to help him get over his breakup with Tara. Catherine confesses to Bernard's murder. Sara and Garrett take extreme measures to help Denise challenge her husband's alimony demands in their divorce proceedings.

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October 18, 2005

Denny's strong conservative values are put to the test when the firm represents a Democratic congressman who refused to keep a promise to his supporters. Alan tries to forget about Tara as he prepares to defend Catherine who is on trial for murder. Meanwhile, Sara is given a bizarre ultimatum.

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Men to Boys

October 25, 2005

Denise finds herself in a difficult position when an auto-injury case she neglected for three years comes up for trial and she is unprepared. While Garrett researches, he meets Cassie, a young paralegal whose strange sexual tendencies hide a painful past. Meanwhile Denny learns he must apologize to Lori or face a sexual harrassment suit, and Alan takes Sara out for dinner and a "show."

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November 1, 2005

The firm takes on two milestone cases. First, Shirley and Denise represent Christian and Wiccan parents who are outraged by a public school's Halloween celebrations, but the case takes a turn for the worse when the clients begin arguing amongst themselves. Meanwhile, Denny and Alan's friendship is tested when Alan helps Cassie sue the US military for the loss of her brother.

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November 8, 2005

Denny is called to defend a man who raped and killed a 13-year-old girl, but decides he'd rather go to jail than spend his days defending murderers. Meanwhile, Alan must face his fear of clowns and Shirley dumps a bizarre bestiality case on Denise.

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November 15, 2005

Denise finds herself wanting to sue her own client when Boston's most celebrated plastic surgeon is under fire for unorthodox techniques. Shirley takes on a difficult case involving an Alzheimer's patient which touches her personally. Meanwhile, Alan and Denny fight their own demons as Alan asks his new secretary to protect him from night terrors and Denny undergoes an MRI.

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Gone

December 6, 2005

When the FBI's hands are tied with red tape, Brad helps Denise go undercover as a rogue agent in order to find a missing boy who is close to her heart. But when legal and ethical roadblocks appear, they must make some difficult decisions.

Meanwhile, Denny's nonchalance regarding the use of firearms becomes a real concern for the other senior partners when he shoots a homeless man in the head with a paintball gun.

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December 13, 2005

After kidnapping a witness and physically assaulting a priest, Brad is put on trial and enlists the help of Denny and Shirley to bail him out.

Meanwhile, Alan's hands are full with his secretary's financial troubles when her credit card company charges ridiculous interest rates putting her $50,000 in debt.

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January 10, 2006

Paul recruits Denise to help him defend a cancer patient who used his wealth to guarantee he would not get a placebo during a drug study.

Meanwhile, Alan goes too far in trying to convince the senior partners to promote "Hands" to partner, and Denny finds himself falling in love with a woman he meets at a charity event.

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Helping Hands

January 17, 2006

Alan finds himself all alone against the firm when he decides to defend Jerry Espenson from charges of attempted murder, torture and terrorist threats.

Denise and Daniel Post get closer as Daniel second chairs a case against parents who are constantly harassing their daughter's teacher.

Meanwhile, Paul is worried about the impact Denny's pending nuptials may have on the firm.

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January 24, 2006

Alan and Denise take on the case of a young girl whose father killed her mother after finding the mother's whereabouts through her HMO's website.

Catherine Piper comes back into Alan's life - by robbing convenience stores.

Beverly Bridge, Denny's fiancée, flexes her muscle around the firm -- meanwhile, Brad attempts to manage the situation for Shirley and Paul.

Daniel goes in for chemotherapy, and attempts to shut out Denise.

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February 7, 2006

After meeting Irma for a date, Alan finds himself defending her when she is charged with a sex crime by protesting topless.

Meanwhile, Denise finds it difficult to remain close to Daniel when he invites her to his own funeral, and Garrett faces his toughest challenge yet when Catherine invades his office.

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Smile

February 14, 2006

Alan's friendly demeanor quickly turns into anger when a prestigious private school turns away a child prodigy because she lacks the face muscles to smile.

Meanwhile, Shirley and Denise take on a hospital that refused to administer emergency birth control to a rape victim due to religious beliefs, and Brad is put on special assignment by Denny.

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Live Big

February 21, 2006

Alan and Denny defend a man charged with murder after he euthanized his wife with Alzheimers.

Meanwhile, long-lost family members return when Shirley's ex-husband asks her to be "best man" at his wedding and Paul tracks down his estranged daughter.

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February 28, 2006

Shirley, Paul and Brad batten down the hatches as Bev files for divorce hours after her marriage to Denny, and demands half of his assets.

Alan helps defend an old friend who was fired for smoking on her private time.

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March 7, 2006

Shirley covertly asks Alan for help when nude photographs of her surface for auction.

Paul sends Brad in undercover when he suspects his daughter is once again using drugs, and Denny is inspired by a case involving self-defense electrocution.

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Stick It

March 14, 2006

Alan once again goes to bat for Melissa, this time with much less confidence, who is in serious trouble with the IRS.

Meanwhile, Paul and Brad enact a plan to help Rachel get into rehab, and Denise re-enters the world of dating with disastrous results.

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March 21, 2006

Shirley defends a long-time client who doesn't want his Victorian erotica collection lost in his divorce, but she is shocked when Ivan is opposing council.

Alan takes drastic steps to help Catherine's friend who is being taken advantage of in a nursing home.

Meanwhile, Paul cuts back on his time at the firm when Fiona begins to take priority, causing worry among the other partners.

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March 28, 2006

After beginning to speak gibberish in court, Alan turns to Denny for help in curing his new, debilitating condition.

Meanwhile, Paul and Brad defend a video game company when a mother claims the company's addictive game killed her teenage son, and Denise challenges the polygamy law.

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April 18, 2006

Alan decides to help Jerry with his first big attempted-murder case, but has to take drastic action when Jerry's courtroom outbursts jeopardize the case.

Meanwhile, Shirley is shocked to discover that Ivan has yet to inform Missy that they are "divorced," and Brad becomes uncomfortable with a reoccurring word in his new relationship.

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Race Ipsa

April 25, 2006

When Denny shoots his therapist in self-defense, the senior partners, fed up with his rogue behavior, begin to enact plans to remove him from the firm.

Meanwhile, Alan enlists the help of Chelina in a racially-charged case involving a black man being arrested for being in a white neighborhood, and Brad asks Denise to teach him to be a better kisser.

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May 2, 2006

Name partner Edwin Poole returns from a mental institution to Crane, Poole and Schmidt, ready to jump back in, but Shirley has reservations when he decides to sue a candy company.

An A.D.A. with a grudge against Alan brings charges, accusing him of advising his client to flee when a guilty verdict was inevitable.

Meanwhile, Brad and Denise decide where to take their relationship.

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Squid Pro Quo

May 9, 2006

Denny once again goes head-to-head with his non-son, Donny, when he shows up in his new role as a Lawyers Without Borders representative. But Alan finds it difficult to support Denny's defense when Denny makes light of the case.

Meanwhile, Marlene Stanger, known as "The Squid," is hired at the firm, and immediately attracts Alan and repels Denise.

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Spring Fever

May 16, 2006

Shirley once again helps Professor Cabot, whose research into human sexual behavior gets him into trouble when he's caught with a prostitute. Marlene and Denise continue their fight for the spot to become partner by trying to assist.

Meanwhile, Denny takes Alan to LA when he pays a visit to the West Coast branch of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, but his motives become clear once Alan meets Barry Goal. And Brad is shocked to discover his niece is arrested for participating in a drug "pharming" party.

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May 16, 2006

While in LA, Alan takes on the case of TV star Courtney Rae, who is arrested after shooting a photographer who she mistakes for a stalker. But Denny and Barry make life difficult when they won't stop making sexual advances toward their client.

Meanwhile, Denise resorts to underhanded tactics to eliminate Marlene from the picture, but the plan backfires when she is caught by Paul. And Brad enlists Shirley's help in trying to persuade the judge in his niece's trial to lower the sentence.

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