Boston Legal

Season 3 Episode 21

Tea and Sympathy

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 01, 2007 on ABC
9.1
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Tea and Sympathy
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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

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  • "He played the ass card"

    9.5
    For once, it was the other storylines that was more entertaining then Denny and Alan.



    I did enjoy the Alan and Denny moments, they were quite entertaining, but I didn't quite enjoy judge Gloria, even though the way Alan handled the case was funny and entertaining. It didn't suit Alan to be all posessive at the end of the episode really.



    The case between Jerry and Clarence had me hooked. I loved how both of their little quirks play on their chemistry, and I also loved how this was explored in future episodes. Jerry's closing was brilliant, as it showed just how very human he is. He has developped brilliantly over the season.



    Shirley and Claire's case was also entertaining, featuring a person who had spontaneously recovered from aids. It included my most favourite senile judge! "Vampire doctor" had me in stitches!



    Overall, another great episode, though I could have done without Gloria- fortunately, she isn't featured too much in the future!moreless
  • Jerry Espenson, Joey Slotnick, and Vampire Doctors, what more could I ask for?

    9.0
    I just don't get why people don't like Christian Clemenson on this show...I love the character...What is wrong with you people that you don't like this character?...The sceanes with Christian Clemenson and Gary Anthony Williams were great, and I really want to see more of the two together in future episodes. Joey Slotnick also guest starred on this episode as man who beat HIV, Joey was also on David E. Kelley's other show Boston Public, but he plays a different character. The storyline was ok, but it didn't seem all flushed out completely, they were trying to make his character come off looking like an ass, as the judge said, but I though it was perfectly reasonable as to what he wanted to do. Shelley Berman for me stole the show with his "Vampire Doctor" line that had me laughing in stitches thought the show.moreless
Joey Slotnick

Joey Slotnick

Simon Griffin

Guest Star

April Grace

April Grace

Attorney Regina Williams

Guest Star

Victor McCay

Victor McCay

Dr. Malcolm Freemont

Guest Star

Currie Graham

Currie Graham

A.D.A. Frank Ginsberg

Recurring Role

Shelley Berman

Shelley Berman

Judge Robert Sanders

Recurring Role

Lou Beatty Jr.

Lou Beatty Jr.

Judge Gordon Kolodny

Recurring Role

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    • The title of this episode is a reference to the film "Tea and Sympathy" (1956). The film is about a young boy whose lack of interest in the "manly" pursuits of sports, mountain climbing and girls labels him "sister-boy" at the college he is attending.

    • The sorority story on this episode is in reference to the Delta Zeta incident at DePauw.

    • When Alan is quizzing Judge Weldon about how many men she has slept with, he wonders if she is "one of Mitt's wives". He is referring to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a practicing Mormon and a Republican candidate for President in 2008. Many Americans believe that Mormon church doctrine advocates a man having multiple wives, although Romney and the church deny such. At this point Judge Weldon breaks the fourth wall and tells Alan "he'll get letters" about the comment.

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