The Practice

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

Season 8, Ep 22, Aired 5/16/04
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  • Episode Description
  • How it all ends for the cast: The firm closes, Eugene becomes a Judge, Jimmy and Jaime become neighbourhood lawyers with their own firm, Ellanor takes a hiatus from practicing law to raise her daughter, Alan Shore hooks up with Sally and continues working for Denny Crane. The final shot is of old music playing as the camera moves through the firm's offices which are packed up and all the lights are still on. Bobby Donell is sitting at his old desk crying. Despite all he had said he was the only person not to move on.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rhona Mitra

    Tara Wilson (season 8)

  • Michael Badalucco

    Jimmy Berluti (episodes 4-168, recurring previously)

  • Steve Harris

    Eugene Young

  • Camryn Manheim

    Ellenor Frutt

  • Bill Smitrovich

    D.A. Kenneth Walsh (episodes 118-146, 157, 165, recurring previously)

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Those who enjoyed the show may want to know . . . .

    By JenellScherbel, Oct 20, 2009

  • This is what happens when a show lasts past its prime.

    By p3epe, Nov 27, 2008

  • Disappointing

    By cwbybri, Aug 06, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Tara Elison: Always take the road that is less lonely.

    Notes (3)

    • When this episode originally aired, they showed commercials for its upcoming spin-off series which would eventually be titled Boston Legal but in these ads it said the title would be Fleet Street.

    • Susan Alexander ADA as played by Kate Burton, who by the way is the daughter of Richard Burton, is the only character besides the main ones that played in the very first The Practice episode and the very last one. In the first show she was going up against Bobby Donnell and in the last show she was against Denny Crane.

    • Boston Legal is the spinoff of The Practice that continues the law practice of Alan Shore, this time in a high public film also in Boston.

    Trivia (3)

    • Bobby Donnell fails to show up for the final toast among Jimmy, Eleanor, Eugene and Jamie. Rebecca is tied up with a complex Probate matter and Lindsay Dole is mentioned only in passing (but was not invited to attend the farewell doubt as the result of Eleanor's animosity towards her). Where was Lucy? All in all, a bittersweet episode, with promising plot complications involving Alan Shore and the ditsy young lawyer, Sally (Lake Bell). Tara would be much better for Alan (and he knows it), but like the proverbial moth drawn to the flame, he finds Sally much more interesting (possibly because she represents a much greater danger and potential for self-destruction). Stay tuned!

    • Music at the end of this episode: "Hello Brother" by Louis Armstrong

    • How did Bobby get into the office for the last scene? All the locks were changed and re-changed after Alan Shore was fired.

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