The Practice

Rhyme and Reason

Season 2, Ep 28, Aired 5/11/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Bobby defends a young boy who killed his mother over a seemingly inconsequential argument. Eugene wrestles with his conscience over the morality of his profession and its possible effects on his son, Kendall. Lindsay tries to land a class action asbestos suit.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dylan McDermott

    Bobby Donnell (seasons 1-7, recurring afterwards)

  • Michael Badalucco

    Jimmy Berluti (episodes 4-168, recurring previously)

  • Lisa Gay Hamilton

    Rebecca Washington (seasons 1-7)

  • Steve Harris

    Eugene Young

  • Camryn Manheim

    Ellenor Frutt

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Bobby: What I'll go home and celebrate a little tonight is that you and I spent the last few days fighting for people no firm in town would touch, and we both lost. Maybe it's right we lost, I don't know. But what I do know is what makes the court room a noble place is that people like you go in there and fight, sometimes on principle alone. Eugene: I don't know how long I can keep doing it. Bobby: Me neither.

    • Brad: But the constitution, that's like, uh, sacred to those judges, right? Eugene: Sacred, I don't know. But yeah, most of them have read it.

    • Ellenor: Asbestos? Lindsay: Plaintiffs. We’d be on the side of merit, Ellenor. And the case is huge. You’d be able to fill your other ear with metal. Ellenor: Funny.

    • Kendall: If somebody kills somebody, you keep the police from proving it, and you get the guy off.

    • Helen: As much as I feel for this boy, and I do, I can’t escape . . . I can’t look at him and say he’s just a kid. Bobby: You can say that, Helen. Because he is a kid. And if you’re saying there is no chance of rehabilitation of a 13 year old then, you’re saying rehabilitation shouldn’t exist as a concept.

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    Notes (1)

    • First appearance of Billee Thomas starring as Eugene's son, Kendall.

    Trivia (1)

    • The episode opens with an exterior shot of a home. It is the same house the Brock family occupies in another David E. Kelley show, Picket Fences.

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