Boston Legal

Season 5 Episode 9

Kill, Baby, Kill

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 17, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Usual partners are mixed up when Carl and Denny travel to Virginia to defend an officer who is accused of murder after shooting a man on death row whose lethal injection caused him to have seizures. Meanwhile, Alan and Shirley take on an employer who allegedly fired one of his workers for voting for John McCain.moreless

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  • Why does a show with so much potential continue to disappoint.

    This show is going down in flames fast. In this episode Denny and Carl defend a man who expatiated a death penalty, while Alan and Shirley defend a woman who was fired for voting for John McCain. When I read the description I was hoping it would be some sort of chance for Alan and Shirley to be somewhat balanced in their opinions. It wasn't, it was just a cheap plot devise so that the wise liberals could show how intellectually superior they are to all who disagree with Obama. At this point they should just call the show Democrats Legal. The show went from being about law, with not agenda; to a show about law, that has an agenda; to a preachy show that occasionally takes a law case; to the Barack Obama hour! I mean seriously, I didn't vote Republican in the last election, I voted Libertarian, but 40% of the voters chose McCain. The writers are completely insulting half that population. Insulting may be treating that lightly, they're equating righteousness and justice with their opinions, and evil and stupidity with the other side. What does this have to do with a legal drama? What happened to defending criminals and having compelling arguments? This show has denigrated to a preachy diatribe about how amazing the Democratic Party and their philosophy is. With that mentality you are alienating half your audience right off the bat, and even those who aren't insulted, aren't tuning in to see that. It makes me sad that the show has reduced itself to this. I wouldn't consider watching another season of this, and am glad that this its final season. I'd consider letting it go if the characters were ideologically consistent, but they're not, they preach whatever the party preaches from week to week. Enough is Enough!moreless
  • Here we go again...and in your face.

    It used to be a fun show with mild to medium political banter, now I just wonder what deal he struck with Obama to use the free TV airwaves to make a show just for Obama. Here goes David Kelly again on his political bandwagon beating his opinion down the viewers' throats. It should have been gratifying enough for him to have his candidate win, but he continues episode after episode with this one actually having Alan LOSE a case because his client was fired for being "stupid." The verification of her stupidity was that she voted for McCain. David Kelly's Boston Legal may be on its last season, but ticking off 45% of the McCain voting public is not a good policy if he wants to continue with new shows. Then again, his head is likely so fat that he doesn't see reality. Who would ever think of a show that so openly degrades women unless they are Candice Bergan or Democrats. "I cried that night" (Shirley Schmidt about the outcome of the election), oh, pulleeez!moreless
  • Carl and Denny go to Virginia to defend a Corrections Officer accused of 2nd Degree Murder. Alan and Shirley represent a woman Alan knew from high school who gets fired from her job for being too stupid.moreless

    The ordeal at the beginning of the episode where the officer shoots the prisoner was very emotional. You hear of things like that happening and you wonder how you would react in the same situation. People yelling and panicking around you and you can solve the problem. Officer Holt did what he thought was right at the moment and I don't think he played God. Denny's suggestion to represent this as an attack on corporeal punishment was clever. Especially in a state with the Death Penalty.

    When will Denny really get in trouble for firing a loaded gun (including blanks) in public. It is a little extreme. Denny Crane!!!

    The other case was even stranger than usual. I was surprised that Alan would take a case like that. I live in a state that does not require companies to tell you why the let someone go. It is impossible to prove cause in all but very few cases. To be honest this case did nothing for me and did you notice that Alan lost! Does Alan ever loose?

    The show seems to get more and more out there the closer to the ending of the series. Maybe it wasn't such a good idea for David E. Kelly and crew to know too much beforehand. Oh well, too late now so we'll see how crazy they get. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • THis show was good mainly because of the DENNY CRAIN bits..

    An interesting episode to say the least.....although what makes it is DENNY CRAIN. Great shot of him pinching the lady's bottom after winning the verdict in Virginia, PLUS, again DENNY CRAIN discussing with Alan, Shirley, and mad cow. Both with Denny Crain really made this week's episode. The Alan/Shirley bit and the "stupid" lady was a bit hard to swallow.

    But I guess it had to fill out the show....Looks better for next week's "Thanksgiving" episode that bring back some previous "guests" that should make for a great holiday show. Makes you wonder how they will "end" it all since they say it's their FINAL season.moreless
Cheri Oteri

Cheri Oteri

Martha Headly

Guest Star

Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Judge Walter Yardley

Guest Star

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

Officer Preston Holt

Guest Star

Roma Maffia

Roma Maffia

Judge Victoria Peyton

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Denny: (On being allowed to attend a trial in Virginia) Carl, Virginia's a swing state; I've always wanted to swing.
      Carl: Denny...
      Denny: Carl, we need to bond. Hell man, this is our last season.

    • Alan: People forgo newspapers for the Internet, where instead of relying on credentialed journalists, they turn to these bloggers, sort of entry-level life-forms, that intellectually have yet to emerge from the primordial ooze.

    • Alan: I need a new woman to objectify. What do you think of Sarah Palin?
      Denny: Those pouty lips. Those down to earth slutty good looks. I got two things to say about Sarah Palin: Right here, right now.

    • Denny: You're not my brother anymore. Which, I believe, leaves me free to have sex with your sister.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Judge Yardley told Sack to go back to Massachusetts. That's the same thing Judge Cooper told Lindsay in episodes "New Evidence" and "Hammerhead Sharks" on 'The Practice' which is the show that spawned this show.