Boston Legal

Season 1 Episode 5

An Eye for an Eye

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 31, 2004 on ABC
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An Eye for an Eye
With Tara as second chair, Alan defends a hypochondriac who is suing his medical doctor for malpractice. Sally assists Lori defend a man who killed a guy who beat him up four years ago with a martial art punch. Paul and Brad help Denny take on Edwin Poole's old case where their client, Holcomb Pharmaceuticals, is being sued for bilking senior citizens out of millions of dollars.moreless

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  • Another strong episode

    This episode worked brilliantly, combining a great mix of humour and drama. Alan's case didn't enthrall me as it normally did, but it was enterating seeing him and Tara interact- there is a lot more chemistry then there was between him and Sally. Denny was hilarious as usual, I loved the scene between him and the judge, and how he got more time in the trial.

    Lori's case was interesting as well- branching out of her normal speciality, but unable to cope with it was good, well crafted character development. The case was quite dramatic, but also through in elements of humour where appropriate- exactly why I love this show.

    The best scene for me was at the end of the episode, when Alan and Denny were talking about Denny's deteriotation memory in the prison sell- I love the chemistry between William Shatner and James Spader, and I love the friendship these too have.

    Overall, another brilliant episode to this Season- entertaining, dramatic and with some genunine laugh out loud moments.moreless
Christina Cindrich

Christina Cindrich


Guest Star

Fred Koehler

Fred Koehler

Jason Binder

Guest Star

Karl T. Wright

Karl T. Wright

Assistant District Attorney George Martin

Guest Star

Rene Auberjonois

Rene Auberjonois

Paul Lewiston

Recurring Role

Michael Ensign

Michael Ensign

Judge Resnick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Denny: You know what I'm gonna do, Brian? Just to show you there's no hard feelings? I'm gonna sleep with your wife...

    • Paul: Is there some other place you'd rather be, Mr. Shore?
      Alan: Yes, I wanna be on cable. That's where all the best work is being done!

    • Judge: Mr. Shore, while you are a gifted attorney, you bring embarrassment and shame to the legal community.
      Alan: You're very kind, sir.

    • Alan: One last proposal that's entirely possible, I'm kidding by the way depending upon your reaction, 300,000 sealed, we kick back fifty to you under the table.
      Attorney: Mr. Shore I guarantee you I am not that kind of attorney.
      Alan: Really? Gosh I am.
      Attorney: I should report you directly to the bar, if not the district attorney.
      Alan: Well if that's how you feel then I was kidding.

    • Alan: So, shall we?
      Tara: We shall. Do you have Morgan's address?
      Alan: I do, but what I meant is shall we continue where we left off last night?
      Tara: In front of my building with you peeing in the planter.
      Alan: I was about to burst, you should've let me come up.
      Tara: That plant needed watering.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Denny: Put me in a cell with Martha will ya?
      This is in reference to Martha Stewart's five-month sentence for lying about a stock sale.