Ally McBeal

Season 5 Episode 12

The New Day

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Aired Unknown Feb 11, 2002 on FOX
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Maddie keeps testing Ally for her patience and love, something that doesn't go through Ally's mind until Victor points it out. Ally, on the other hand, is being way too protective on Maddie, confronting her school principal, teacher and classmates. She decides to hire a nanny, but can't find one that is fits her standards (liking Moulin Rouge, for example), so she ends up hiring Victor, who has developed a very good bond with Maddie. As if she didn't have enough going on in her life, Ally is offered partnership on the firm now that John is gone. After a lot of consideration, Richard decided to ask her and change the firm's name from Cage & Fish to Fish & McBeal, which upsets Nelle, who thinks she should be the next partner, not Ally. After going through the firm's books, Ally discovers that they're losing money and have to fire someone to avoid problems. Since neither Richard nor John had the guts to fire anyone, Ally decides to do so. Meanwhile, Coretta and Raymond face each other in court on a case about a lawyer who was fired because she was dying from AIDS. The case deepens when her employee reveals that his own son died of AIDS and he's only trying to avoid the other partners from further suffering since two of his lawyers died on September 11th.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Julia Campbell

Julia Campbell

Kelly Bridgman

Guest Star

John Aylward

John Aylward

Owen Cobb

Guest Star

Nancy Lenehan

Nancy Lenehan

Principal Deborah Harkness

Guest Star

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi

Victor Morrison

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Albert Hall

Albert Hall

Judge Seymore Walsh

Recurring Role

Sy Smith

Sy Smith

Ikette #1

Recurring Role

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