Boston Legal

Season 5 Episode 12

Made In China

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Dec 08, 2008 on ABC

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    • Denny: Are you telling me we're being bought out by the Chinese?
      Paul: Uh, the good news is, they intend to keep on most of the attorneys here, so as transitions go …
      Denny: Yeah, I've seen their transitions in Tibet. I'm not a fan. We're not selling out to a bunch of commies.
      Paul: Denny …
      Chinese Businessman: How dare you.
      Denny: What … you're not a bunch of commies? You're not getting my firm!

    • Paul: Line of credit? Have you been living on this planet? Credit?
      Shirley: We have assets into the millions.
      Paul: And liabilities in the tens of millions.
      Shirley: So you just make a deal with the devil? That's the way you…
      Paul: They are not the devil.
      Shirley: Yes they are.
      Paul: What, because they're Chinese?
      Shirley: Yes.
      Paul: You're a bigot.
      Shirley: (scoffs) I'm entitled to my opinion. I realize I wouldn't be if I were in China.

    • Alan: Denny, what we've got now is so great. Why … ruin it with marriage?

    • Paul: Shirley, there are many ways to go out. On your ass isn't one of the better ones.
      Carl: You might keep that in mind, Paul.

    • Denny: Shirley going to court?
      Carl: She is.
      Denny: I'm coming with.
      Carl: Well …
      Denny: My name is on the door, too.
      Carl: Understood, but we have to present a rational front. (Denny shoots him with the paint-ball gun) Give it to me.

    • Shirley: I … I understand that the United States may end up working for China one day. I get that. It's a new world order. But … as far as law firms go … (voice breaks) my name is on this one. My life's work has been to build up … Let them start with someone else's firm.

    • Alan: What are you talking about? We've all been fired?
      Carl: "Fired" is such an ugly word, Alan. An accurate one, but …
      Shirley: I am sorry. This is no doubt because I antagonized them.
      Katie: Fired? All of us?
      Denny: Even me?
      Carl: Especially you. They fired you twice.

    • Alan: Here's a little tip - we American's love to trade on fear. Ask W. Ask Dick. Ask Rummy. Fear Sells. Fear works. The fear I'll be trading on is China, Communist China - taking our jobs, first over there, then over here. Where you once were passive investors, now you want active control. That scares Americans - active Communists, made in China, seeking control. Ooh, scary! One last thought, we're giant slayers here. It's what we do. Be it the United States government, big pharmaceutical, big tobacco, big oil - it never gets old. And just when it seemed we were fresh out of bigs, along came you, China, the poster child for big. Oh, to parade you in front of an American jury … Well, here's your out - we'll agree not to fire you, not to sue, on one condition. We stay, and we stay in charge. Do what you want with corporate or tax. But in litigation, we run the show. Shirley Schmidt, Denny Crane, Carl Sack, Jerry Espenson, Katie Lloyd, me - It's our party. Stay out of our way, we'll stay out of yours. That is the deal.

    • Shirley: Thank you, Alan. You … (chuckles) you are really something.
      Alan: Usually, when women tell me that, it's to get inside my …
      Shirley: Alan! See you tomorrow … feels good to say that.

    • Alan: The problem is funding it. Plus, I must admit, I enjoy having money to travel and fish, eat well.
      Denny: You know where this discussion is headed, don't you?
      Alan: Where?
      Denny: Straight to the alter. (Alan chuckles) Alan …I have more money than God, unless he timed the market.

    • Denny: The cleanest, simplest, most efficient transfer of property … is marriage. Plus all those other reasons : medical, spousal privilege, immunity.
      Alan: (laughs) It's beyond ridiculous, even for us.
      Denny: I've always wanted to remarry before I die.
      Alan: Really? Why?
      Denny: (shrugs) I just have. And, like it or not … you're the man I love.

    • Denny: Take my hand, Alan. Take my money.
      Alan: I always thought if I were to get married again … it would be for love and romance.
      Denny: You love me. Romance never lasts. Money can.
      Alan: Okay, Denny, I will marry you.

    • Denny: This could be a television series.
      Alan: On a new network.
      Denny: One that cares.
      Alan: Alan Shore and Denny Crane - Husband and Mad Cow.

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