Ally McBeal

Season 2 Episode 10

Making Spirits Bright

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Aired Unknown Dec 14, 1998 on FOX
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Fish throws his annual Christmas bash as Ally and Billy get drawn into a high stakes case involving a wealthy bond trader claiming wrongful termination. Renée and Matt consummate their affair but with painful consequences. Ling tries out Christmas cheer but it doesn't work. Cage tries to be the aggressor with Nelle with a little help from Ally and some mistletoe.moreless

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  • Dreams and Honesty count in real life!!

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    Among the many wonderful episodes of this serial this one ranks in the creme-la-creme in terms of it\'s sheer emotions and heart tugging power. Ally defends a person who is wrongly terminated for seeing a unicorn. In the course of her case she remebered her own visions of unicorn as a child. Unicorn stands for honesty and purity and is visible only to people pure at heart. She wins her case and our hearts in the process. In the end when she is reunited with the unicorn a definite lump in the throat is felt.



    In this materialistic world it is touching to see a person so honest and pure yet so charming and successful. She is the ideal modern woman.moreless
Richard T. Jones

Richard T. Jones

Matt Griffin

Guest Star

John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Jackson Poile

Guest Star

Mark Linn-Baker

Mark Linn-Baker

Sheldon Maxwell

Guest Star

Lee Wilkof

Lee Wilkof

District Attorney Nixon

Recurring Role

Melanie Taylor

Melanie Taylor

Ikette #2

Recurring Role

Amy Castle

Amy Castle

Young Ally

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • During the scene where Ally walks in on her roommate, Renee, and her boyfriend, there is an old episode of "The Practice" playing on TV in the background. The episode playing was from Season 3, episode 3: "Body Count." Since both shows exist in the same universe, this was most likely a little joke by David E. Kelley to play on die hard "practice" fans who would find this gem amusing.

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  • NOTES (4)

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

    • Portia de Rossi (Nelle Porter) and Lucy Liu (Ling Woo) are added to the opening credits as regulars, after recurring for the first part of this season.

    • Featured Music:
      "Silver Bells" by Vonda Shepard
      "Silent Night" by Vonda Shepard
      "Baby Don't You Break My Heart Slow" by Vonda Shepard
      "Dreaming of a White Christmas" by Vonda Shepard
      "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" by Peter MacNicol
      "Tell Him" by Vonda Shepard
      "Jingle Bells" by Vonda Shepard
      "Run, Run, Rudolph" by Jane Krakowski
      "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Vonda Shepard

    • In an uncredited cameo, actress Lara Flynn Boyle crosses over her character, Helen Gamble, from The Practice in a scene where she runs into Ally in a courthouse.

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