Boston Legal
Season 4

s04e01 / Beauty and the Beast

26th Sep '07 - 2:00am
Beauty and the Beast Summary

New York attorney Carl Sack joins the Boston branch of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, ruffling feathers amongst the staff, including Denny who is arrested for soliciting a prostitute, and Clarence who is targeted for performing in a drag show.



Meanwhile, Alan defends Shirley when she is sued for withdrawing a large contribution to an academic study, but is distracted by the familiar opposing council. Jerry helps freshman lawyer Katie Lloyd try her first case involving a cuddle suspect who refuses to cooperate.

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s04e02 / The Innocent Man

3rd Oct '07 - 2:00am
The Innocent Man Summary

Alan has his hands full trying to keep Denny away from Lorraine when she is hired by Shirley as a new associate at the firm. At the same time, he and Jerry try to mold Katie into a full-fledged lawyer by preparing her for her first cuddle trial, but things go awry when she makes a spur-of-the-moment decision in open court.



Meanwhile, Judge Weldon's request to have a baby makes Alan question his potential for fatherhood.

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s04e03 / The Chicken and the Leg

10th Oct '07 - 2:00am
The Chicken and the Leg Summary

Alan represents a teenage girl who blames her high school's stand on contraceptives for her contracting AIDS, while trying to work alongside Lorraine without distraction.



Meanwhile, Jerry and Katie take on the case of a woman suing her husband's psychologist for causing his passing, and Shirley is furious when Denny and Carl bet a huge sum of money on the outcome of a case involving cockfighting.

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s04e04 / Do Tell

17th Oct '07 - 2:00am
Do Tell Summary

Shirley is compelled to help an old friend of Denny who is discharged from the army for coming out publicly as being gay, but finds resistance from the judge for challenging America during war time.



Meanwhile, Alan's "word salad" returns whenever Lorraine is around, and new associate Whitney Rome is thrown into a case involving a bullfighting child whose mother wants sole custody.

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s04e05 / Hope and Gory

31st Oct '07 - 2:00am
Hope and Gory Summary

Alan is shocked when a woman asks him to represent her for a cuddle she has yet to commit on the basis of "temporary insanity" and turns to Denny for help.



Meanwhile, Katie and Jerry once again represent Joseph Washington who is being persecuted in his home town for a crime he did not commit.

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s04e06 / The Object of My Affection

7th Nov '07 - 3:00am
The Object of My Affection Summary

Denny angers the senior partners when he fires an associate for being fat, consequently bringing a large lawsuit against the firm.



Alan enlists the help of Whitney in the case of Patrice Kelly whose temporary insanity plea is not going over well with the jury in her cuddle trial.



Meanwhile, Jerry helps a client who shares his affliction of Asperger's syndrome and begins to show some affection.

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s04e07 / Attack of the Xenophobes

14th Nov '07 - 3:00am
Attack of the Xenophobes Summary

Whitney and Katie defend an ex-cop charged with cuddle, but are shocked to find that the main piece of evidence is an MRI of his brain that "proves" he is a racist.



Alan defends Denny in court when he is charged with wrongful termination after firing an associate for being too fat.



Meanwhile, Carl is furious when once again Clarence is caught on YouTube in drag, and Jerry is nervous about taking his new relationship with Leigh to the next level.

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s04e08 / Oral Contracts

5th Dec '07 - 3:00am
Oral Contracts Summary

Denny is once again arrested, this time for allegedly soliciting gay sex in the court men's room, and again turns to Alan for representation.



Shirley is surprised to find Bethany as her opposition in court when she defends an old "shock-jock" friend for saying offensive things over-the-air.



Meanwhile, Katie begins snooping around when she suspects Lorraine is not who she says she is.

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s04e09 / No Brains Left Behind

12th Dec '07 - 3:00am
No Brains Left Behind Summary

Alan takes on one of his most outrageous lawsuits to date when he teams up with Denny to sue the National Guard for failing to show up when a flood wiped out a small business.



Shirley is surprised when her granddaughter visits her at the office with the news that she was expelled from school for destroying government standards tests.



Meanwhile, Carl has second thoughts about staying in Boston, and Lorraine comes clean to the firm about her true background.

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s04e10 / Green Christmas

19th Dec '07 - 3:00am
Green Christmas Summary

The firm stands to lose millions of dollars when GreenPeople threatens to sue for all the money they ever spent at Crane, Poole & Schmidt, alleging Denny misrepresented the firm as being environmentally friendly.



Alan helps Clarence take on the bank that foreclosed on his house after he made a bad deal.



Meanwhile, Katie helps Jerry overcome the grief of his breakup with Leigh, and Carl makes a decision regarding Lorraine's employment status.

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s04e11 / Mad About You

16th Jan '08 - 3:00am
Mad About You Summary

Denny puts the whole firm on edge when he unilaterally takes on a high-profile cuddle case and refuses help from anybody else, especially Alan.



Meanwhile, Jerry and Katie represent a woman whose husband divorced her after being "brainwashed" by an ad campaign from a sleazy lawyer.

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s04e12 / Roe v. Wade, The Musical

23rd Jan '08 - 3:00am
Roe v. Wade, The Musical Summary

Alan takes on one of his most controversial cases to date when he represents a man suing Missy Tiggs for stealing his sperm and impregnating herself to have a black baby.



Meanwhile, Jerry has mixed feelings when Leigh asks him to help her get her job back after she's fired for hugging a student.

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s04e13 / Glow in the Dark

13th Feb '08 - 3:00am
Glow in the Dark Summary

Shirley is torn when her law school sweetheart comes back into her life as opposing council, bringing back old feelings and alienating Carl.



Meanwhile, Alan and Denny flirt with the idea of swinging when they both have anonymous sexual encounters in the office, and Katie is threatened by Leigh who is jealous of her relationship with Jerry.

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s04e14 / Rescue Me

20th Feb '08 - 3:00am
Rescue Me Summary

Carl Sack reluctantly helps Andrea who is suing a company that claims to turn loved ones' ashes into jewelry, but gave Andrea a cubic zirconium instead of her mother.



Whitney tries hard to win a hearing when a young girl dies because her high school pushed her too hard to succeed.



Katie begins to fall for a client who was dying of AIDS but is still alive thanks to a new drug treatment, and Clarence helps a woman sue her pastor for falling in love with her.



Meanwhile, Alan and Denny flounder during their Coast Guard training.

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s04e15 / Tabloid Nation

9th Apr '08 - 2:00am
Tabloid Nation Summary

Alan and Jerry take a court case having to deal with a TV tabloid talk show when a woman rejects an ex-boyfriend's wedding proposal on air and then gets cuddled. Shirley defends an old friend who happens to be a war veteran and shoots seals in order to live off of.



Meanwhile, Denny tries to win Shirley's affection back by resorting to drastic measures while going out to dinner with her. Also, Lorraine thinks Alan should get some help after learning that he used to "cuddle" his toys as a child.

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s04e16 / The Mighty Rogues

16th Apr '08 - 2:00am
The Mighty Rogues Summary

Shirley makes a bold decision to help her father end his suffering when he reaches the final stages of Alzheimer's, but needs Alan's help to convince the courts to allow it.



Meanwhile, Carl finds himself defending an impossible case when his client demands the right to build an atomic bomb on the island of Nantucket, and Jerry goes too far in his pursuit of love when he uses spray-on hormones to attract a woman.

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s04e17 / The Court Supreme

23rd Apr '08 - 2:00am
The Court Supreme Summary

Someone is dating a call girl. Alan gets to argue in the supreme court for a fellow convicted rapist that is about to be sentenced to passing. Danny is himself as well.

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s04e18 / Indecent Proposals

1st May '08 - 2:00am
Indecent Proposals Summary

Denny falls for a female cattle rancher who is pushing for the government to stop selling meat which has been cloned. Meanwhile, Shirley demands that Alan sues the Democratic Party after her nephew, a delegate, disagrees with his state's primary vote.

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s04e19 / The Gods Must Be Crazy

15th May '08 - 2:00am
The Gods Must Be Crazy Summary

A group of high ranking politicos ask Denny Crane to run for President of the United States. Jerry Espenson's ex-girlfriend, Dana, asks that he defend her after she's arrested for prostitution. Carl Sack and Shirley Schmidt represent a woman who is suing the Archdiocese for not permitting her to become a priest.

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s04e20 / Patriot Acts

22nd May '08 - 2:00am
Patriot Acts Summary

Patriotism is in the air as Alan and Denny celebrate their acceptance into the Auxiliary Coast Guard. But when the town of Concord, Massachusetts decides to secede from the United States, Alan accepts the case, and deeply offends Denny. The case takes a personal turn when Denny represents the opposing side in court.

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