Ally McBeal

Season 5 Episode 15

Heart and Soul

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Aired Unknown Mar 04, 2002 on FOX
7.7
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Richard and Raymond are hired to represent Serena Feldman, a 16 year-old girl who will die unless Judge Hall consents her a heart transplant from her convicted father, who is the her only match. Serena's aunt is against the transplant because Serena's dad murdered her mother , and Claire interferes with both her and the judge in order to help save Serena. The case is tough, and afraid his daughter will die after Judge Hall denies the transplant, Serena's father escapes and kills himself. Meanwhile, Maddie is caught smoking and reveals to Victor that she wanted to be suspended to avoid father-daughter day at school. She questions Ally why she and Victor can't be together, and Victor overhears Ally telling Maddie that they come from different worlds. Angry at Ally for being elitist, Victor quits, but Ally goes after him to ask him on a date. In the last minute she freaks out, and Victor is called in for help. Ally is still in love with Larry and thus can't date Victor.moreless

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  • Why did the writers do ths?

    5.5
    I have refrained before from making this point, but with this episode I feel I must. No, I am not talking about the ridiculous courtroom behavior, nor the conflicts of interest that always seems to pop up between the lawyers, though this episode surely stretches the limits even further. I am also not talking about a man that serving life in prison going to court and not wearing shackles and being supervised. What I'm talking about is the Maddie character, Ally's daughter. The actress was 13 when this was produced, so why did the writers make her 10. She doesn't behave like a ten year old, nor does she talk like one. What would have been the cost of making her 13? Just plain dumb, in my humble opinion. Thankfully, the other storyline actually worked well, and the Serena character was brilliant. It's easy to see why this show was so uneven.moreless
Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

Larry Paul (uncredited)

Guest Star

Graham Beckel

Graham Beckel

Peter Feldman

Guest Star

Nancy Lenehan

Nancy Lenehan

Principal Deborah Harkness

Guest Star

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi

Victor Morrison

Recurring Role

Albert Hall

Albert Hall

Judge Seymore Walsh

Recurring Role

Lee Wilkof

Lee Wilkof

District Attorney Nixon

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Similar to this episode, in the first season finale "These Are the Days," Ally petitions the court to allow two men to switch hearts when one, a family man, is dying from heart problems, and his single friend wants to give him his healthy heart.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Victor is cooking dinner when Maddie mentions she saw a tip in Victor's Men's Health instructing a man to cook a woman dinner to "get some")
      Ally: So, that's what this is all about - you plan to bed me down?
      Victor: You are so funny.
      Ally: I'm being serious.
      Victor: I know you're serious - that what makes it so funny. It was your idea for me to cook.
      Ally: (pauses) Right.

    • Ally: Well, you know, I don't really feel like going out but if you wanted to cook, I'd eat it.
      Victor: Why are you so good to me?

    • (Ally is having a hallucination when Maddie walks in)
      Maddie: Why are you talking to the door?
      Ally: (looks around) Uh, I do that sometimes, I talk to doors, windows, ceilings, whatever.
      Maddie: Do they ever talk back?

    • Richard: Ally's not coming in again?
      Elaine: Well, she'll be here, but-
      Richard: But what? She's a partner now!
      Elaine: Evidently Maddie was caught smoking at school.
      Richard: What? She's ten!!
      Claire Otoms: I better not catch her doing that around me - I'm flammable!

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Victor: I did go to college. I do have a degree.

      I believe this line to be a variation on two lines from the song "Save the World" on Bon Jovi's "Crush" album. The actual line goes "I never went to college, I don't have a degree."

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