Boston Legal

Season 1 Episode 14

Til We Meat Again

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 13, 2005 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Til We Meat Again
While out with Tara, Alan ends up causing a bar room brawl and as a result, becomes arrested for conspiracy to commit assault and battery. Shirley and Denny represent a man whose steakhouse is being put out of business because the public wants to ban red meat for fear of Mad Cow disease. Denny begins to believe that he may have Mad Cow disease and Tara and Alan grow closer together.moreless

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  • Wonderfully written episode

    I thought this episode was brilliantly written, revealing another layer of Alan Shore's troubled personality. The beginning did make me laugh, however. Alan pays a group of men to beat up a guy that hit him. The resulting bar fracas had me in stitches! Nevertheless, the storyline was even better as it developed- Alan and Tara's relationship being tested, whilst Alan almost getting into a fight with Brad, up to his closing which was so eloquent and strangely moving. The reconcilliation was also very touching between Alan and Tara.

    Denny and Shirley's case was very funny. Denny's manipulation of Judge Brown made me laugh- the storyling was well written and acted. It also marks the start of his "mad cow", which becomes a long running joke in future episodes.

    The balcony scene at the end was also quite touching. I love the troubled aspects of both characters, and there strong if silent (at this point) friendship.

    Overall, a great episode, nicely written and wonderfully well acted.moreless
  • This show is coming together nicely

    Boston Legal is shaping up into a fine show. The acting is top notch and the stories are very complelling, David E. Kelley manages to keep the same humour from Ally McBeal into this show. With the first series almost over i can only wonder how much better it will get. Thsi episode told the story of how Alan got involved in a bar fight or rather how he payed some men to beat up another man who made how look like an idiot infront of Tara. it was quiet sad when Alan gave his closing about how he can not stand up fro himself. Meanwhile Denny and Shirley are on a case about Mad Cow disease and Denny begins to wonder if his brain plack is acutally Mad Cow diease, Shirley continues to make advances at Denny who seems to be drawn to her. A very goos episode in total.moreless
  • the best eva

    i really enjoyed this epiode when alan was handing everyone money that was so good and when he was reapiting that old guy when he as saying cran something and shmit tha was cool and the mad cow case he thinks he has mad cow diese its cool how at the end of episode they were smoking talking like they do most episodes
  • The best part of Boston Legal is the humor. Here is an episode where the humor is in small supply. It's attempt here at being serious are o.k., but it makes the viewer feel like a punch line is coming. Unfortuneately, it never comes.moreless

    Alan Shore is funny. He is rude and crude and unapologetic. At least he is that way most of the time. This is one of those rare opportunities to see the other side of the man. Too bad the soft and gooey side of him is not that interesting.

    The cases here are ridiculous. It is the kind of crazy courtroom stuff that David E. Kelley is famous for doing. This one feels tired. There is a read meat case and a bar room brawl. Whoopee. The episodes best moments are from Shatner and Betty White. All the rest of young wannabe's seem to be wondering around looking for something to do. A decent episode if you are a fan of the series. If you are not, this one will not win you over.moreless
Pat Skipper

Pat Skipper

Attorney Michael Roker

Guest Star

Holmes Osborne

Holmes Osborne

Mayor George Bostwick

Guest Star

Francesca P. Roberts

Francesca P. Roberts

Judge Jamie Atkinson

Guest Star

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Chelina Hall

Recurring Role

Betty White

Betty White

Catherine Piper

Recurring Role

Henry Gibson

Henry Gibson

Judge Clark Brown

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Schmidt and Lewiston were talking about Alan they mentioned that the firm that he worked for previously sued him and lost. If they were referring to what happened in THE PRACTICE, it was Alan who sued Young, Frutt, and Berlutti.

    • On this episode, Denny says that he's 72. Later on season 2, he says he's 82.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Paul: There's no opportunity to plead this out?
      Alan: Only if I plead guilty which is, of course, unacceptable. I have to worry about a three strikes law since I plan to commit future crimes.

    • Alan: (to Paul) If I had a nickel for every time you've threaten to fire me, Paul, I could simply retire.

    • Denny: You would agree, Mr. Mayor, that, by and large, vegetarians are communists?
      Mayor George Bostwick: I certainly would not.
      Denny: We're at war, Mr. Bostwick. Think we can win that war if we suddenly say to our soldiers, "No more meat." Think a nation of fish-eaters can protect the world, you wimp?

    • Alan: When a man turns 40, he begins to take measure of himself. I must admit I don't like what I see.
      Tara: You're turning 43.
      Alan: If you don't mind, I'm trying to appear vulnerable to facilitate my snorkeling up your thighbone later.
      Tara: Alan? You boyfriend. Me girlfriend. You have a season's pass.
      Alan: You're ruining the conquest part, which is all it's really about for me.

    • Denny: We're carnivores. When the pilgrims landed, the first thing they did was eat a few Indians.

    • Chelina: Schmidt! Called?
      Shirley: Chelina? I called you three hours ago! Where have you been?
      Chelina: Patriots parade.
      Shirley: The Patriots parade was last week!
      Chelina: Three Super Bowls. Four years. I'm still on parade.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: September 17, 2010 on JOJ

    • Re-aired on Tuesday, August 30 @ 10 PM, its 2005-2006 timeslot.

    • A third storyline was completely cut from this episode. The plot of it was that Schmidt brought in an associate (Rick Yune as Troi Ran) who refers to himself as "Sexy Man" and Lori and Brad serve as second chair for him. Along with that story was that Lori had an attraction for Troi (whether they had a sexual encounter with each other is unknown). So it is possible that Rick Yune as well as Jason Blicker (as Attorney Timothy Simms) and Kitana Baker (as Beautiful Woman) were part of that storyline and the reason they were credited as part of the guest cast list before the episode aired.

    • In the opening of this episode, Alan is out with Tara celebrating his birthday and James Spader's birthday was on Feburary 7 while the show was on a three week hault.

    • Kerry Washington begins her recurring apperance as Chelina Hall.