Ally McBeal - Season 3

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  • 5/22/00
    7.9
    Brian and Ally go to dinner with her parents. A nervous Ally and her hostile father make the dinner dreadful. Not even the entire restaurant engaged in a musical number can help the situation. Elsewhere, Nelle tells her lawyer, Hope, that she thinks she made a mistake leaving the firm and wants to go back. Renée sings the blues at the bar, and all join in. Meanwhile, Hope talks to Fish about Nelle coming back to the firm. He discusses it with John who nixes the idea. Next day, Ally's father visits and tells her she hurt her mother's feelings at the abysmal dinner the night before. Ally blames the situation on her father. They argue and Ally admits she's upset that her father didn't attend Billy's funeral. Ally heads home to meet Brian.moreless
  • Hope and Glory
    Episode 20
    5/15/00
    8.3
    Nelle schemes to leave Cage & Fish in order to start her own firm and it leaves both Richard and John furious. Elaine accepts Nelle's offer to leave the firm and go with her. Ally dates Brian Selig.
  • Do You Wanna Dance?
    Episode 19
    5/8/00
    7.9
    Ally engages in a little virtual sex, with a guy she's been writing to online for the past few months. At Renée's prompting, Ally tries to arrange a meeting. Eventually, she does. By this time, Ally, or "Lover Lips" as she calls herself, thinks she's found her "Thunder Thighs". Upon seeing Brian, the opposing counsel in a case she and Mark are trying, she immediately is drawn to him. Later, Ally is in hot water when she realizes she's been chatting with underage kid.moreless
  • Turning Thirty
    Episode 18
    5/1/00
    8.1
    The firm defends a woman accused of murdering her eighty-nine-year-old husband by suffocating him...with her breasts. Meanwhile, Ally struggles with turning thirty. She goes to church to find God, but instead finds an angry Reverend Newman who has a pet peeve about women who only need God between relationships. Ally's next stop at a plastic surgeon has even more devastating results.moreless
  • I Will Survive
    Episode 17
    4/10/00
    7.5
    Gloria Gaynor stalks Ally around singing ''I Will Survive.'' Meanwhile, Ally and Ling team up to represent a woman who beat her cheating husband to death with his prosthetic leg. Fish brings in a new lawyer and assigns him to Ally's case.
  • Boy Next Door
    Episode 16
    3/27/00
    9.2
    Billy represents a woman in an annulment action case, who's deeply religious husband wants out of the marriage. However, the case gets sidetracked when Billy reveals the truth about his health. Meanwhile, John gets trapped in an elevator and must do his work while his legs dangle.
  • Prime Suspect
    Episode 15
    3/20/00
    8.0
    Cage's 'oddball' client is accused of murdering his old boss and the firm gets involved in their first murder trial. Ally plays detective and goes snooping when things in the case turn dismal.
  • The Oddball Parade
    Episode 14
    2/28/00
    8.5
    Cage and Fish represent a group of oddballs who have been fired from their jobs. One client is a transvestite, one has an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and one is obese. Cage begins to take the case personally, considering himself an oddball. Meanwhile, Ally and Elaine enter a dance contest in which the winner gets to perform as one of Tina Turner's back-up singers at the bar. Elaine is devastated because Ally wins the contest. Billy and Ally agree to rekindle their relationship.moreless
  • 2/21/00
    8.2
    Ally is pursued by Hammond, the server at her usual coffee shop, but is turned off by his forwardness. When pressed, she admits that a coffee server is not necessarily that attractive to her. She also learns he owns a chain of coffee joints. Still not impressed, Ally continues to snub Hammond, only to walk into an appeals court and find he is also a presiding judge in her case. When Ally is rude to him in court, Hammond throws her in jail for contempt. When she gets out of jail the two of them get together and kiss. Meanwhile, John begins to worry that Nelle is a snob and Billy finally kisses his assistant Sandy.moreless
  • 2/14/00
    8.6
    Ling defends a dear old friend who is asked to leave his retirement home because the director finds his exuberant imagination disruptive for other residents. While Ling tries to decide whether her friend truly believes in his make-believe world or just pretends to, he suffers from a hallucination that has fatal results. Meanwhile, Ally spots a potential cute guy and proceeds to goes after him.moreless
  • Over the Rainbow
    Episode 11
    2/7/00
    8.8
    Georgia sues Cage, Fish and the firm for the destruction of her marriage. She cites many issues as leading to Billy's breakdown and the ultimate dissolution of their marriage.
  • Just Friends
    Episode 10
    1/17/00
    8.3
    Ally has a romantic dream about Cage and wakes up thinking that he may be the one for her. When she finally gets up the courage to tell him, he admits that he often thought she might be the one for him also. Meanwhile, Elaine goes on a date with a great guy only to learn that he asked her out because his friend said she was easy.moreless
  • Out in the Cold
    Episode 9
    1/10/00
    8.4
    Ally befriends a homeless man who turns out to be a writer doing research on homelessness. They hit it off and just when Ally starts to think the man could be Mr. Right, she is stunned by what she finds about him. Meanwhile, Ling is arrested for running a brothel when one of her escorts has sex with a high school boy. Billy, still on his pro-testosterone kick, hires six of Ling's escorts to follow him around and be his ''assistant.'' to add to the office disruption, Cage and Nelle have an argument about his previous experience with an escort.moreless
  • Blue Christmas
    Episode 8
    12/20/99
    8.8
    Elaine finds a real, live six-week-old baby in a nativity scene manger and wants to keep him. Cage and Ally represent Elaine in her fight to gain custody, while the rest of the office (full of child-less lawyers) become enchanted with the baby. Even Ling considers having children. Billy attempts to reconcile with Georgia. Meanwhile, Ally and Renée bet $1000 that one can "out-sex" the other by singing suggestive holiday songs on stage at the bar.moreless
  • Saving Santa
    Episode 7
    12/13/99
    8.1
    The first case Georgia brings to Renée's new firm pits them against Cage and Fish. Georgia defends Newman's, an upscale department store against Steve Mallory, who worked as the store's Santa for seventeen years. Cage represents Mallory, who claims that he was wrongfully fired because Newman wants to hire a younger, thinner Santa. Meanwhile, Ally is haunted by visions of herself as a little girl. Ally manages to bring Georgia and Billy together to talk, and Billy sees that he wants Georgia back. But Georgia is not as eager to work things out yet.moreless
  • Changes
    Episode 6
    11/29/99
    7.4
    Billy and Cage represent sexy, middle-aged women who are suing her employees for sexual harassment. The woman, Robin Jones, claims that the staff of her magazine held a "sick out" and delayed the May publication because they didn't want to work for a "nymph". She was subsequently fired. Cage becomes a bad lawyer and Billy ends up taking him off the case. Meanwhile Richard and Ling officially break up. As they lose their case Billy and Robin argue over his chauvinistic principles, but settle it with a kiss - as Georgia walks in on them.moreless
  • Troubled Water
    Episode 5
    11/22/99
    8.7
    The day before Thanksgiving, Billy goes completely crazy, driving Georgia to kiss "George" in the bar. Ally invites everyone over to her place for a holiday dinner that proves to be explosive, at the very least. Ally cannot take any more of this chaos and makes an emergency appointment with Tracey. Ally's other guests exit her apartment to finish dinner at Fish's place.moreless
  • Heat Wave
    Episode 4
    11/15/99
    8.5
    Risa, the bride whose wedding Ally destroyed, decides to sue Ally for intentional infliction of emotional distress. The amount is enough to keep Ally working for Risa for the rest of her life. Ally tries to get Risa's ex-fiancé, Joel, to help her, but he tells her that he really did love Risa and that Ally ruined his life.moreless
  • Seeing Green
    Episode 3
    11/8/99
    8.5
    Ally is plagued with hallucinations of Al Green. She talks about these hallucinations with Dr. Shirley Flott, who is seeing patients while Dr. Tracy is away. Shirley has no patience for Ally's daydreams and wants desperately to put her on Prozac. Wrestling with the idea of going on medication leads Ally to question what is so wrong about hallucinations: they bring her comfort and keep her in perspective? Meanwhile, Nelle and John defend a boy suspended for impulsively kissing one of the most beautiful girls in his class. During all this, Billy has had a series of "off the book" appointments and refuses to tell anyone, including Georgia, where he's going.moreless
  • Buried Pleasures
    Episode 2
    11/1/99
    8.8
    Ling's curiosity is piqued when she dreams about kissing Ally. Under the pretense of becoming better friends, Ling and Ally go on a "date". Meanwhile, Cage overhears Nelle talking about her fantasy, which sends him back into the depths of sexual insecurity. It seems everyone in the office is pre-occupied with the topic of sex and Billy and Renée feel they are the only people actually working. Renée defends a woman who is accused of sexual harassment by her female co-workers. The co-workers claim that she has turned the office into a sexual arena and is suing. Billy represents the company, but finds that he and Renée do not see eye to eye on the case or on the issue of a woman's sexuality in general.moreless
  • Car Wash
    Episode 1
    10/25/99
    8.8
    Without ever engaging in conversation, Ally has a steamy fling with a guy who works at the car wash. Back at the office, Fish assigns her to a case in which a big client's daughter, Risa, is trying to save her wedding. Her minister refuses to perform the service (which is two days away) because he walked in on Risa having sex with a man who is not her fiancé, although Risa claims it was just one last fling. Now Risa fears that she will have to tell her fiancé everything. Because of all the female sexual activity in the office, John becomes insecure about his sexual ability. As a result of his insecurities he "loses" the spirit of Barry White. Meanwhile, Renée quits her job to open her own practice. Inspired by Renee's new freedom, Whipper joins the firm as counsel.moreless
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