Boston Legal

Season 3 Episode 11

Angel of Death

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 09, 2007 on ABC
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Angel of Death
Alan and Denny head to New Orleans with visiting attorney Vanessa Walker to defend a doctor who euthanized five patients during the Katrina hurricane.

Meanwhile, Claire helps Clarence sue an all-female gym who refused to accept him unless he dressed as a woman, and Denise is overwhelmed by the sexual attention she is getting from the male attorneys.moreless

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  • Great, as always!

    Alan and Denny go on the road again, to New Orleans, and the case is such a moving one. I loved how both sides of the viewpoint was present fairly, and justly- it wasn't overly biased, and represented a different culture within a culture- "up is down here" as Denny said.

    Denny provided some great comic relief in this episode, which was needed. I was intrigued about Vanessa, whos character was strong enough to match Alans, which is something we see all too rarely these days.

    Meanwhile, back at Crane, Poole and Schmit, everyone seems to want Denise. Well, Coho and Brad anyway. Shirleys objection to Coho was a good point- why has he moved on so quick? I feel as if they have missed out part of his character.

    The friends with benefit idea Denise had was quite objectionable as well, although quite funny- why she thinks she will get away with it is beyond me! Anddd- does she ever go to court now???

    Claire represents Clarence/Clarice, and it was nice to delve a little deeper into his character, although the case itself was a little dull.

    Overall, this episode was brilliant in so many ways (as per usual), but, for the first time in a while, there were nigly flaws.moreless
  • A great episode.

    In this episode Denny and Alan go to New Orleans to fight a case for a woman who committed euthanasia on five people during the time Hurricane Katrina hit. So Alan does the case and wins narrowly but re realises that maybe she was wrong for killing the people even if it was for the best. Meanwhile Denny goes out and spends the night with a bed full of girls, and Alan finds out that the woman is he sitting the case with is a new member at Boston.

    Denise realises that she doesn't want to have a relationship with either Brad or Jeffrey so she proposes friends with benefits, if you get what I mean. Shirley is shocked to find this out, after all Jerrfy only just asked Shirley out. So Shirley does her best to break it up but is unsuccessful. This was a good episode. It was funny at times and gripping at others. Loving the show so far.moreless
  • Alan and Denny jet off to New Orleans to defend a doctor who euthanized 5 sick patients in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

    A female doctor stayed with her patients as many of her fellow doctors fled after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Alan and Denny are defending her against charges of murdering her 5 patients. The question is whether she had the "right" to euthanize patients who would die a horrible, painful death within a day or two. The twist here is that these decisions were made in an environment that you had to be there to understand. The show focuses the audience on how desperate the situation was the first week after, and how these marooned people knew that no help was coming. Alan, with the help of Denny, gives an impassioned closing for this doctor, and convinces the jury to acquit her.

    Back in the office, everyone wants to either sleep with or date Denise. In the wacky world of Crane, Poole and Schmidt, she decides that Friends with Benefits works best with both Brad and Jeffrey. This series is so silly at times, but I often find myself laughing at its self-mocking, off-beat ways. It's a long way from The Practice that Boston Legal was built on.moreless
Nia Long

Nia Long

Vanessa Walker

Guest Star

Ann Cusack

Ann Cusack

Dr. Donna Follette

Guest Star

Dakin Matthews

Dakin Matthews

Judge Harvey Fletcher

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Gary Anthony Williams played Stevie's Dad on Malcolm in the Middle. Merrin Dungey played Stevie's mom. In this episode, they are playing opposite each other again where he asks her out on a date.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Denny: I just heard, New Orleans! My penis is already packed!
      Alan: Denny, I would love for you to join but this particular excursion is a rather serious one. Maybe you and I could go another time.
      Denny: Are you nuts? That damned tornado wiped out half the place, there is no time like the present! Alan, we must seize the hookers.. uh.. the day!

    • Alan: Denny, I'm not going to presume you were paying attention in court today, were you?
      Denny: In and out.
      Alan: You were hung-over.
      Denny: It happens!

    • Vanessa Walker: I only have two plane tickets
      Denny: Oh gee, and I only have a Gulfstream.

  • NOTES (4)