Boston Legal - Season 4

ABC (ended 2008)




Episode Guide

  • Patriot Acts
    Patriot Acts
    Episode 20
    Patriotism is in the air as Alan and Denny celebrate their acceptance into the Auxiliary Coast Guard. But when the town of Concord, Massachusetts decides to secede from the United States, Alan accepts the case, and deeply offends Denny. The case takes a personal turn when Denny represents the opposing side in court.moreless
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy
    A group of high ranking politicos ask Denny Crane to run for President of the United States. Jerry Espenson's ex-girlfriend, Dana, asks that he defend her after she's arrested for prostitution. Carl Sack and Shirley Schmidt represent a woman who is suing the Archdiocese for not permitting her to become a priest.moreless
  • Indecent Proposals
    Indecent Proposals
    Episode 18
    A cattle rancher enlists Denny to stop the peddling of cloned meat by suing the FDA. Shirley's nephew, a delegate, notifies her that he will be voting for a different presidential candidate than the one his state voted on. Alan helps Shirley out by taking her nephew and the Democratic National Party to court.moreless
  • The Court Supreme
    The Court Supreme
    Episode 17
    Alan and Denny finally get to argue in the Supreme Court, at the request of a colleague, on the appeal of a convicted rapist who has been sentenced to death. Meanwhile, someone at the firm is revealed to be dating a call girl.
  • The Mighty Rogues
    The Mighty Rogues
    Episode 16
    Shirley makes a bold decision to help her father end his suffering when he reaches the final stages of Alzheimer's, but needs Alan's help to convince the courts to allow it. Meanwhile, Carl finds himself defending an impossible case when his client demands the right to build an atomic bomb on the island of Nantucket, and Jerry goes too far in his pursuit of love when he uses spray-on hormones to attract a woman.moreless
  • Tabloid Nation
    Tabloid Nation
    Episode 15
    Alan and Jerry take a court case having to deal with a TV tabloid talk show when a woman rejects an ex-boyfriend's wedding proposal on air and then gets murdered. Shirley defends an old friend who happens to be a war veteran and shoots seals in order to live off of. Meanwhile, Denny tries to win Shirley's affection back by resorting to drastic measures while going out to dinner with her. Also, Lorraine thinks Alan should get some help after learning that he used to "murder" his toys as a child.moreless
  • Rescue Me
    Rescue Me
    Episode 14
    Carl Sack reluctantly helps Andrea who is suing a company that claims to turn loved ones' ashes into jewelry, but gave Andrea a cubic zirconium instead of her mother. Whitney tries hard to win a hearing when a young girl dies because her high school pushed her too hard to succeed. Katie begins to fall for a client who was dying of AIDS but is still alive thanks to a new drug treatment, and Clarence helps a woman sue her pastor for falling in love with her. Meanwhile, Alan and Denny flounder during their Coast Guard training.moreless
  • Glow in the Dark
    Glow in the Dark
    Episode 13
    Shirley is torn when her law school sweetheart comes back into her life as opposing council, bringing back old feelings and alienating Carl. Meanwhile, Alan and Denny flirt with the idea of swinging when they both have anonymous sexual encounters in the office, and Katie is threatened by Leigh who is jealous of her relationship with Jerry.moreless
  • Roe v. Wade, The Musical
    Alan takes on one of his most controversial cases to date when he represents a man suing Missy Tiggs for stealing his sperm and impregnating herself to have a black baby. Meanwhile, Jerry has mixed feelings when Leigh asks him to help her get her job back after she's fired for hugging a student.moreless
  • Mad About You
    Mad About You
    Episode 11
    Denny puts the whole firm on edge when he unilaterally takes on a high-profile murder case and refuses help from anybody else, especially Alan. Meanwhile, Jerry and Katie represent a woman whose husband divorced her after being "brainwashed" by an ad campaign from a sleazy lawyer.
  • Green Christmas
    Green Christmas
    Episode 10
    The firm stands to lose millions of dollars when GreenPeople threatens to sue for all the money they ever spent at Crane, Poole & Schmidt, alleging Denny misrepresented the firm as being environmentally friendly.

    Alan helps Clarence take on the bank that foreclosed on his house after he made a bad deal.

    Meanwhile, Katie helps Jerry overcome the grief of his breakup with Leigh, and Carl makes a decision regarding Lorraine's employment status.moreless
  • No Brains Left Behind
    Alan takes on one of his most outrageous lawsuits to date when he teams up with Denny to sue the National Guard for failing to show up when a flood wiped out a small business.

    Shirley is surprised when her granddaughter visits her at the office with the news that she was expelled from school for destroying government standards tests.

    Meanwhile, Carl has second thoughts about staying in Boston, and Lorraine comes clean to the firm about her true background.moreless
  • Oral Contracts
    Oral Contracts
    Episode 8
    Denny is once again arrested, this time for allegedly soliciting gay sex in the court men's room, and again turns to Alan for representation. Shirley is surprised to find Bethany as her opposition in court when she defends an old "shock-jock" friend for saying offensive things over-the-air. Meanwhile, Katie begins snooping around when she suspects Lorraine is not who she says she is.moreless
  • Attack of the Xenophobes
    Whitney and Katie defend an ex-cop charged with murder, but are shocked to find that the main piece of evidence is an MRI of his brain that "proves" he is a racist. Alan defends Denny in court when he is charged with wrongful termination after firing an associate for being too fat. Meanwhile, Carl is furious when once again Clarence is caught on YouTube in drag, and Jerry is nervous about taking his new relationship with Leigh to the next level.moreless
  • The Object of My Affection
    Denny angers the senior partners when he fires an associate for being fat, consequently bringing a large lawsuit against the firm. Alan enlists the help of Whitney in the case of Patrice Kelly whose temporary insanity plea is not going over well with the jury in her murder trial. Meanwhile, Jerry helps a client who shares his affliction of Asperger's syndrome and begins to show some affection.moreless
  • Hope and Gory
    Hope and Gory
    Episode 5
    Alan is shocked when a woman asks him to represent her for a murder she has yet to commit on the basis of "temporary insanity" and turns to Denny for help. Meanwhile, Katie and Jerry once again represent Joseph Washington who is being persecuted in his home town for a crime he did not commit.moreless
  • Do Tell
    Do Tell
    Episode 4
    Shirley is compelled to help an old friend of Denny who is discharged from the army for coming out publicly as being gay, but finds resistance from the judge for challenging America during war time. Meanwhile, Alan's "word salad" returns whenever Lorraine is around, and new associate Whitney Rome is thrown into a case involving a bullfighting child whose mother wants sole custody.moreless
  • The Chicken and the Leg
    Alan represents a teenage girl who blames her high school's stand on contraceptives for her contracting AIDS, while trying to work alongside Lorraine without distraction. Meanwhile, Jerry and Katie take on the case of a woman suing her husband's psychologist for causing his death, and Shirley is furious when Denny and Carl bet a huge sum of money on the outcome of a case involving cockfighting.moreless
  • The Innocent Man
    The Innocent Man
    Episode 2
    Alan has his hands full trying to keep Denny away from Lorraine when she is hired by Shirley as a new associate at the firm. At the same time, he and Jerry try to mold Katie into a full-fledged lawyer by preparing her for her first murder trial, but things go awry when she makes a spur-of-the-moment decision in open court. Meanwhile, Judge Weldon's request to have a baby makes Alan question his potential for fatherhood.moreless
  • Beauty and the Beast
    New York attorney Carl Sack joins the Boston branch of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, ruffling feathers amongst the staff, including Denny who is arrested for soliciting a prostitute, and Clarence who is targeted for performing in a drag show. Meanwhile, Alan defends Shirley when she is sued for withdrawing a large contribution to an academic study, but is distracted by the familiar opposing council. Jerry helps freshman lawyer Katie Lloyd try her first case involving a murder suspect who refuses to cooperate.moreless