Ally McBeal

Love's Illusions

Season 2, Ep 22, Aired 5/17/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Ally is having weird dreams about moments from her childhood, some good, some painful. But each compels her to wrestle with the question of true love. Can it be real or must it inevitably be just an illusion? Ally's latest case is calling the issue into question as she and John Cage are representing a woman charged in Criminal Court with fraud. Barry Philbrick has testified that his wife, Kelly Philbrick married him solely for his money. He claims that at the time of their marriage, she wasn't in love with him, that her wedding vow was a lie and that she admitted it in a letter to a close friend that Barry found. Kelly readily admits to her lack of feelings for Barry: she loved him but she was never in love with him. On the stand Kelly admitted that she had been writing to an imaginary friend: the man of her dreams, who then became the standard by which every real man in her life had to measure up too.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Calista Flockhart

    Ally McBeal

  • Courtney Thorne-Smith

    Georgia Thomas

  • Greg Germann

    Richard Fish

  • Lisa Nicole Carson

    Renée Raddick

  • Jane Krakowski

    Elaine Vassal

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  • Notes (3)

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special.

    • Vonda Shepard performs in this episode, but doesn't make an actual appearance.

    • Featured Music: "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green "Both Sides Now" by Vonda Shepard "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" by Rod Stewart "Keep On Pushing Love" by Al Green "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" by Barry White "Dulsenia" by Vonda Shepard "Love Machine" by Miracles

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