Ally McBeal

Season 1 Episode 8

Drawing the Lines

Aired Unknown Nov 10, 1997 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Billy and Georgia are faced with a crisis of confidence in their marriage. Elaine threatens to sue the firm for sexual harassment if Fish and Cage don't meet her demands for improved working conditions. Ally, Georgia, and Cage take on a lucrative divorce case. Fish uses some tactics, which causes a debate between the two parties as to which side is the most amoral.moreless

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Cristine Rose

Cristine Rose

Marci Hatfield

Guest Star

Stan Ivar

Stan Ivar

Jason Hatfield

Guest Star

Mark Metcalf

Mark Metcalf

Hatfield's Lawyer

Guest Star

Peter MacNicol

Peter MacNicol

John Cage

Recurring Role

Vonda Shepard

Vonda Shepard


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Ally: What's so important about this case?
      Richard: First off, money. Secondly, money.

    • Richard: Elaine, you're a fathead.
      Billy: Richard.
      Elaine: This doesn't have to turn personal.
      Richard: Why did it have to turn stupid? Fathead!

    • Ally: I mean, with all due respect, you sort of walk around with uppity breasts and the hair flips aren't the most subtle. And your perfume -- you could be flammable. Now, what if somebody shut you down as a safety hazard, how would you feel then?
      Elaine: That's with all due respect?

    • Ally: I love it here. It doesn't mean I have to like what I do all the time.
      Richard: Wha-- what we do -- that's slightly connected to what the place is, Ally. It's a little inconsistent to like it here and not like what you do here.
      Ally: What this place is, is evolving. I mean, we-- we are a bunch of young lawyers. I mean, we're kids. You work on me, I'll be working on you. And-- and I look forward to one day... when I wake up and I come here and I find you with character. Now, that is the whole challenge of it. And that... is fun.

    • Renée: People think you're strange, you know, if you sit there and don't talk.
      John: I'm an enigma.
      Renée: You're a cute little enigma.

    • Ally: When we say we're friends, we say it like it's a consolation prize. But the truth, uhm, for me... our friendship -- it's the greatest thing I got going. I cherish it. And to put honesty boundaries on it, I-- I don't want to.
      Billy: Me neither. So?
      Ally: So... Free fall with the truth. Hope we both survive. Deal?
      Billy: Deal.

    • Billy: It's not a good feeling to be married to a person who I am in love with and still not be over another.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "The Only Love I Had" by Vonda Shepard
      "The Boy From New York City" by Vonda Shepard
      "It's My Party" by Vonda Shepard