Ally McBeal

Season 2 Episode 5

Story of Love

Aired Unknown Oct 26, 1998 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Ally gets arrested for fighting with Hanna, a distraught young woman who is struggling with her best friend stealing her boyfriend. Ally offers to represent her later in court, only to learn that Hanna has a habit of firing her lawyers. George Madison meanwhile has come back to the firm to get some legal counsel in starting up his own magazine. He hopes Ally will help him, much to Elaine's chagrin. Elaine, desperate to win George over, sits Ally down for a heart to heart talk and asks Ally not to take George away from her. Cage and Nelle have an awkward moment when she insults his pet frog, which is about to compete in a jumping, contest, which Cage is set on winning. Hanna's case goes to the jury after a brief defense by Oren Koolie, who puts in an impassioned appearance.moreless

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    Josh Ryan Evans

    Josh Ryan Evans

    Oren Koolie

    Guest Star

    LaTanya Richardson

    LaTanya Richardson

    Attorney Yvette Rose

    Guest Star

    Kristin Dattilo

    Kristin Dattilo

    Laura Payne

    Guest Star

    Portia de Rossi

    Portia de Rossi

    Nelle Porter

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The judge mentions that Ally can dress however she likes in his court. This is a reference to the previous episode, when Ally gets in trouble for wearing skirts another judge deems too short.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Elaine: You can have any man you want, Ally. Please don't take mine.

      • Ally: So you physically accosted her?
        Hannah Price: Well, I think I just lost myself...I mean, for me to even be able to lift her shows I had to be on some kind of adrenaline rush - she's at least 25 pounds heavier than me!
        Attorney: Objection! My client would like that stricken from the record.

      • Ally: So knowing Hannah Puck was falling in love with him, you begin to date Mr. Burlington.
        Witness: Okay, in my mind-
        Ally: I don't need you to explain, I'm just looking for a yes or no.
        Witness: Yes.

      • Elaine: So you're unprepared, it's not like people will notice.
        Ally: Excuse me?
        Elaine: I meant that in a good way - you're so great off the cuff!

      • Nelle: I just came by to, uh, do you know the frog is sitting on your head?
        John: Yes, it is a place of comfort to him.

    • NOTES (2)

      • This episode marks Eric Christmas' final filmed TV performance.

      • Featured Music:
        "When the Red-Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob Bobbin Along" by Vonda Shepard
        "Nobody But Me" by Vonda Shepard
        "What become of the Brokenhearted" by Vonda Shepard
        "Take Me Home" by Vonda Shepard
        "Amazing Grace" by Peter McNicol

    • ALLUSIONS (0)