Boston Legal

Season 2 Episode 2

Schadenfreude

3
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 04, 2005 on ABC
8.9
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Schadenfreude
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The Kelly Nolan trial continues, but Alan, Denny and Brad fear the worst when Kelly's cold demeanor begins to turn off the jury. Meanwhile, Garrett and Sara are enlisted to help Denise in her divorce settlement and Malcolm convinces Tara to represent Johnny Damon, Edwin Starr's nephew, whose performance of War strikes a nerve at a nightclub.moreless

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  • TWO David E. Keeley moments in one episode! Gotta love it.

    9.4
    OK, a David E. Kelley moment must include the following:



    *it is totally unexpected, yet makes perfect sense after the fact.

    *It makes you laugh out loud like a hyena

    *it would never work in any other show



    Now the two moments that make this episode amazing:



    1) Alan stretching his arm in court to "warm-up" for the accusatory point and "Did YOU kill _____"



    2) The edit between the divorce story and the club singer: "This is war. This... is..." / "WAR! Huh. Good God y'all! What is it good for?..."



    Freakin' genius I must say.moreless
  • Concluding the two-parter.

    9.5
    The Black Widow trial continues, and Alan and Brad worry that their client is too cold to be of any sympathy to the jury.



    I thought the case was brilliantly written, and I loved James Spader's performance as usual. Denny's advice for his closing was brilliant- and I think it marks a change in Alan's closing- the running joke that his closings are too long comes in later! It was both a dramatic and humour case, which is what Boston Legal is all about. I still can't work out whether she done it or not, and I've these episodes so many times!



    Denise's divorce didn't really interest me either, but I thought the reverand/lawyer was interestingly creeping! I think it made the newbies a bit more interesting.



    Tara also gets closing with her ex- I liked the Edwin Starr case, which made me laugh so much. I really felt for Alan when he said "She's gone".



    Also, Catherine Piper kills Bernie! I didn't see that coming! I loved the two characters, especially Catherine- it marks an interesting development!



    Overall, an excellent episode, and an improvement on the premiere episode.moreless
  • Here is where Heather Locklear plays someone who with the help of Joh Spader, exemplifies the plight of the celebrity & the rich. Sang-froid? No.

    8.9
    If anyone could make the media circus & obsessive intrusion around the celebrity & elite personalities of this world somewhat defendable, then it's James Spader.



    But it more so, in this episode's Spader Monologe, that the human condition is further uncovered. When anyone, normal private citizen or gold digging Hollywood femme fatale can react in the same way to loss & the media.



    Some temperaments & personalities can take pressure, invasion of privacy, constant questioning, camera mongerring, and accusing. Others know they are innocent & become angry, drained of emotion or ability to carry on despite inner feelings. Appearance of confidence are cured to a rock hard facade of cruelness, though they are only icicles brought on by the outside shelling on said person. In this case the defendant. No matter. Decent episode.moreless
  • nice episode

    9.4
    Personally i liked these episode very much it had allot going in it and two of my favorite phrases: DENNY: "I have the mad cow disease...i think you do two" ALAN: " i had to do something distracting it was either accuse somebody or drop my pants." These episode was very entertaining not only because of Denny and Alan's case but because of Denise and her divorce, one of my favorite sens with her was when she give her divorce case to the two new lawyers(if i can say so) and told them that it meant war.I'm curious on how will things turn up in the future.moreless
  • Did she do it?

    10
    I really liked this episode because we never really got to find out whether Aman's client actually killed her husband. Alan gave a great closing and narrowly won the case, but he still believes that she may be guilty. Also in this episode Tara begins to move further from Alan and closer to her ex so much so that Alan even notices it. Soon i think she will have to chose between them. Also Denise is trying to win the case against her ex husband but not with much luck. Shirely wasn't around much in this episode. Also Alan is gonig to jail apparently for a few day... Overall loved this episode.It was slightly better than the first episode of season 2 but it was pretty great very complelling and intresting.moreless
Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Kelly Nolan

Guest Star

Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett

Malcolm Holmes

Guest Star

Rhona Mitra

Rhona Mitra

Tara Wilson

Guest Star

Betty White

Betty White

Catherine Piper

Recurring Role

Anthony Heald

Anthony Heald

Judge Harvey Cooper

Recurring Role

Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan

Bernard Ferrion

Recurring Role

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