Boston Legal - Season 3

ABC (ended 2008)




Episode Guide

  • Trial of the Century
    Alan and Denny co-council two brothers accused of murdering their father. But when Alan predicts a losing verdict, Denny concocts a plan to cast reasonable doubt on their guilt.
    Meanwhile, Shirley is furious when Jerry and Clarence take the case of a woman suing a casino for losing money.
  • Duck and Cover
    Duck and Cover
    Episode 23
    Brad and Denise's storybook wedding is interrupted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who arrest the priest for giving sanctuary to illegal immigrants. Alan takes the case, while Denise goes into labor, forcing Brad to find an immediate substitute priest.
    Meanwhile, Jerry Espenson takes his first case as an associate at Crane, Poole and Schmidt when he defends a woman who is evicted because of her pet duck.moreless
  • Guantanamo By the Bay
    Alan and Denny's political differences again come into play when they defend an innocent man who was held at Guantanamo Bay for 2 years.

    Meanwhile, upset at the lack of humanity at his private practice, Jerry begs Shirley to give him back his old job, despite having held a knife to her throat the year before.moreless
  • Tea and Sympathy
    Tea and Sympathy
    Episode 21
    When Judge Weldon is charged with possession of an illegal substance, she turns to Alan for help, rekindling their romance. But Denny's attraction to her begins to upset Alan.

    Shirley and Claire defend a man who miraculously recovered from HIV, but whose blood was patented by the US government.

    Meanwhile, Clarence battles Jerry Espenson in a case involving a woman being kicked out of her sorority for being socially awkward, and Denise becomes upset when Brad wants to be married in his military attire.moreless
  • Guise N' Dolls
    Guise N' Dolls
    Episode 20
    Alan once again takes on Jerry Espenson in a case involving a department store selling inappropriate dolls to children, but is hurt when Jerry's new persona begins making personal attacks.

    Meanwhile, Denny is in hot water after making a racist comment to a potential employee, and Shirley forces Denise to reconsider her feelings towards Brad after his proposal.moreless
  • Brotherly Love
    Brotherly Love
    Episode 19
    Alan recruits Denny to help him defend a man who is on trial for helping his brother kill his wife, but Denny is distracted by thoughts of Raquel Welch.

    Meanwhile, Brad is furious when the firm asks him to sign a "love contract", and Claire is shocked to find Clarence with another woman.moreless
  • Son of the Defender
    Son of the Defender
    Episode 18
    Denny's first client shows up with the son of a woman that was allegedly killed by Denny's client. Furious with a verdict that allowed the alleged killer to go free many years ago, he takes the firm hostage and forces them to recreate the trial. During the experience, Denny remembers the case and his own father.
    Meanwhile, Alan is repeatedly thrown into jail for contempt of court while defending his neighbor for prostitution.moreless
  • The Bride Wore Blood
    When an old girlfriend shows up at the courthouse wearing a wedding gown and covered in blood, Alan decides to help her defend charges of murdering her groom.

    Meanwhile, Claire finds it difficult to take her client seriously when he is accused of stealing a cell phone, and Denny tries to win back Bethany by going to rehab.moreless
  • The Good Lawyer
    The Good Lawyer
    Episode 16
    When Alan tries two separate cases, one includes the defense of a therapist who was fired for his belief in UFO's. In the meantime Clarence is worried by Claire's dinner invitation; and Bethany attempts to bring out Denny's spirituality.
  • Fat Burner
    Fat Burner
    Episode 15
    Alan must once again defend Denny when he is arrested, this time for smuggling medical waste out of the country in order to create a new source of energy.

    Meanwhile, Clarence finds himself in over his head when his first case turns out to be a first-degree murder charge, involving a Haitian slave who stabbed her owner.

    In the wake of Denise's decision to keep Brad's baby, Jeffrey makes a bold decision.moreless
  • Selling Sickness
    Selling Sickness
    Episode 14
    Judge Brown turns to Denny when he sues a company for not curing his "same-sex attraction disorder", but Denny's homophobia forces him to ask Alan to help.

    Shirley takes on the case of a young girl who wants to take a pill to help her forget a traumatic molestation.

    Meanwhile, Denise finds out she is pregnant, and asks both Brad and Jeffrey for paternity tests, and Clarence takes his relationship with Claire to the next level.moreless
  • Dumping Bella
    Dumping Bella
    Episode 13
    Denny finds it unusually difficult to break up with Bella when she asks him to represent her in her claim against an animal-rights group who is harassing her cosmetic business.

    Meanwhile, Alan opens up to Vanessa when she shows up in a yellow dress, and Brad and Jeffrey continue their feud at Paul's mandatory costume party.moreless
  • Nuts
    Episode 12
    Denny is outraged when he is not permitted to board a plane because his name is on a "no-fly" list, and asks Alan for help suing Homeland Security.

    Meanwhile, Shirley and Vanessa defend a teacher who is accused of negligence when one of her students dies from anaphylactic shock in class.

    Denise becomes nervous when Alan begins to suspect she is sleeping with both Brad and Jeffrey, and Claire continues to help Clarence with his self-esteem issues.moreless
  • Angel of Death
    Angel of Death
    Episode 11
    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
  • The Nutcrackers
    The Nutcrackers
    Episode 10
    Alan defends a mother fighting for custody of her preteen daughters, who happen to be white supremacist singers.

    Brad and Denise try to persuade a new client against suing God for the death of her husband by lightning, and Denny tries his first major case in a while when he helps a waitress try to regain custody of her anorexic child.moreless
  • On the Ledge
    On the Ledge
    Episode 9
    The firm rallies together to find and rescue Shirley who they believe has been taken captive by Lincoln Meyer.

    Meanwhile, Denny becomes jealous of Alan's relationship with Jerry, as their murder case comes to a climax.
  • Lincoln
    Episode 8
    Alan helps Jerry Espenson with a client who is a suspect in her girlfriend's hanging murder, but she herself isn't sure if she's guilty. Denny defends Lincoln Meyer who is accused of killing the judge in his trial, but begins to lose interest when Lincoln's behavior becomes more and more strange. Meanwhile, Bethany's mother fights to get Denny back, and Brad and Jeffrey fight each other.moreless
  • Trick or Treat
    Trick or Treat
    Episode 7
    Denise begins a bizarre search for the remains of her fiancé, who has been scattered around the country, and Alan once again must defend Jerry Espenson, who is accused of perjury. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Coho is sued by Lincoln Meyer for defamation of character in the Judge Hooper trial, and a meeting between Denny and Bethany\'s mother leads to an unexpected reunion.moreless
  • The Verdict
    The Verdict
    Episode 6
    Jeffrey, Denise and Claire prepare for the verdict in the Judge Hooper murder trial by making one final accusation. Meanwhile, Alan feels sexually inadequate when Sally refuses to stay after sex.
  • Whose God Is It Anyway?
    Alan Shore again defends Jerry Espenson, this time against an ex-employee who claims wrongful termination, but is taken aback when opposing council turns out to be Sally Heep.

    Meanwhile, the Judge Hooper trial begins with shocking revelations, forcing Jeffrey to rethink his strategy, and Denny's relationship with Bethany is tested.
  • Fine Young Cannibal
    Alan and Shirley defend a homeless man, on trial for eating his dead friend to stay alive, while Alan's pleas to Denny for permission to sleep with Shirley result in a bizarre contest. Meanwhile, Denny helps Bethany in her case against a ruthless HMO and Claire flirts with a key witness in the Judge Hooper murder trial.moreless
  • Desperately Seeking Shirley
    Alan shocks the firm when he decides to represent Ivan Tiggs, as he sues Shirley for creating an iron-clad post-nup in his marriage to Missy.

    Meanwhile, Jeffrey Coho continues his unethical practices, determined to discover the truth behind the murder of Judge Hooper, and Denny Crane comes to an agreement with Bethany.moreless
  • New Kids on the Block
    New partner Jeffrey Coho takes on his first case at the Boston firm involving a murdered judge. Alan finds Claire's attitude towards people somewhat harsh as they both defend a transvestite who was fired for using the ladies' room. Meanwhile, Denny's blind date reveals his bigotry which comes back to haunt him.moreless
  • Can't We All Get a Lung?
    Denise shocks the firm by announcing her marriage to Daniel Post, who is subsequently arrested for attempting to illegally buy a lung from a fellow cancer patient.

    Alan once again defends Jerry Espenson when he assaults a police officer, and attempts to get him counseling to help with his sexual difficulties.

    Meanwhile, Shirley is freaked-out when she stumbles upon Denny and his "special doll".moreless