Boston Legal

Season 2 Episode 7

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 08, 2005 on ABC
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Truly, Madly, Deeply
Denny is called to defend a man who raped and killed a 13-year-old girl, but decides he'd rather go to jail than spend his days defending murderers. Meanwhile, Alan must face his fear of clowns and Shirley dumps a bizarre bestiality case on Denise.

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  • This was the worst episode ever!

    A man in love with a cow!!!! What were the crazy writers thinking? The only part of this episode that was good was Denny shooting the guy in the knees for raping and killing a little girl. Alan afraid of clowns was just plain stupid. More shows like this and I will stop watching.
  • "Denny Crane...hope you die!"

    This was the first episode I ever saw of Boston Legal, and my god did I fall in love with this show. And it's hardly surprising, as this is easily one of the strongest episodes ever written in the Series.

    The case with the cow had me in stitches, I never saw it coming! Denise's defense of it was also brilliantly handled, making it very watchable. There were so many cleverly crafted lines.

    Denny's case was even better- the first scene I ever saw was Denny shooting his client's kneecaps! How very entertaining that was! We also learn Alan's afraid of clowns, revealing a deeper aspect to his character. I loved the scene with him and Alan in the prison cell- the two really supported each other in this episode. Denny's performance on Larry King was also amazing. I especially loved the balcony scene at the end- "is it fun being you" was really well delivered dialogue.

    Overall, one of my all time favourites, of both entertaining and sentimental value.moreless
  • one of the best episodes this season

    I liked this episode very much! To tell you the truth this episode and "Finding Nimmo", were the best episodes these season so far. It was interesting to watch Denise and Shirley struggling whit the cow case, not to mention when the guy said that his wife was like a cow:)). It was to die for the sens with Garrett this episode: when Denny said he would wipe his shoes for a murder case and then when the judge told Garrett to hop his way out was fun to watch. Something i never expected to see was Alan froze in the court room, but i guess even he had to have a week point, just never expected it to be clowns. And in a way it was nice to see Brad and Alan getting along mostly if you remember how they started in the first episodes, i think they finally learn to get along with each other.moreless
  • One of the best episodes so far this season.

    This episode was really good. Denny gets stuck with a case defending a child rapist and murderer. Denny refueses to defend the client but the judge orders him to take the case. Anyway Denny ends up shooting the murderer and almost has to go to jail. Meanwhile Alan and Brad get a case involving a clown. During the case Alan begins to relive his fears of clowns which stem from his childhood. Luckily Alan is persuaded to get over the fear by Brad. And finally Denise gets a case involving a man who has had a sexual relationship with a cow. The only problem is that the man is an old friend of Shirley. Very good episode, really enjoyed it.moreless
  • This is the epitome of this show. Strange cases like the Cow Case, strange Lawyers like Alan with his clown fear, and strange practices like shooting out the knee-caps of your client.moreless

    This show is most definately the most unexpected comedy on TV, I don't think anyone knew Denny was going to shoot him and I really don't think anyone could have expected the Cow Case to have come along.

    The Clown fear thing was a little strange, I think James Spader is great, he does the best speeches I've ever heard on TV, but when he was doing the afraid thing I was a little confused, I never really like it when he does that stooped forward thing when he's trying to be sensetive or exposed. But thats just me.

    I am happy that they had this episode for Denny it got him to open up a lot more, he really needed to do something. Shooting someone in the kneecaps was just what the doctor ordered. And him on Larry King was classic.

    A thing I didn't like about this episode is the judges I'm tired of them they need to get new ones The Nansy-Pansy guy is too much of a character and having him every week would be too much. Surely they sould afford a few new actors just to sit at the desk and get mad at Denny and Alan once in a while.

    On a completely unrelated topic, I wonder if Lake Bell will ever come back for a guest spot as a lawyer they go against. They obviously left that story open when she left. But now with her own show it doesn't seem likely.moreless
Susan Ruttan

Susan Ruttan

Jeanie Biddle

Guest Star

Lisa Banes

Lisa Banes

Attorney Kimberly Mellon

Guest Star

Francesca P. Roberts

Francesca P. Roberts

Judge Jamie Atkinson

Guest Star

Marisa Coughlan

Marisa Coughlan

Melissa Hughes

Recurring Role

Henry Gibson

Henry Gibson

Judge Clark Brown

Recurring Role

Anthony Heald

Anthony Heald

Judge Harvey Cooper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (13)

    • Judge Harvey Cooper: We like to think that all are entitled to a fair trial in this country, that we have an advocacy system about truth. But the real truth, the ugly one, is that the indigent get anything but fairness. On this side, we have a district attorney with 50 homicide trials under his belt, and here, representing the accused, we have a boy who won his moot court competition in law school. This is how it is, people. The poor get the lawyers who can't get real clients of their own. We have a system where the state matches the best and the brightest against defense attorneys coming out of a pool of inexperience and incompetence. It is an insult to our notion of democracy. It makes a mockery of criminal justice. I will not indulge a mockery in my courtroom. (to Garrett) Turn around, counsel. Put one arm behind your back, as if it were tied. Now stand on one leg as if your client barely has a leg to stand on with you as his counsel. Now you hop on out of here. Tell Denny Crane if he doesn't show up to represent his client, he will be jailed. Hop, now!

    • Paul: You shot out your client's kneecap!

    • Alan: I squeezed a clown's nose tonight.
      Denny: Good for you!

    • Denny: Hope you die. Denny Crane.

    • Denny: Hey kid, front and center. I bet you'd lick my shoes for a murder case, wouldn't you, kid?
      Garrett: Oh, I would, sir.
      Denny: Because I like you, you don't have to lick them. Just dust them with your sleeve.

    • Denny: Indigent are poor. Hate the poor. Can't pay.

    • Denny: It's fun being me. Is it fun being you?
      Alan: Most of the time, yes actually.
      Denny: Well, what else is there?
      Alan: Indeed.

    • Alan: What would you do as mayor, Denny, really?
      Denny: Oh, I don't know. I'd, uh... attack Rhode Island. It's small.

    • Brad: You need to stand up and deliver this closing.
      Alan: Will the clown be there?

    • Denny: (to Judge Harvey Cooper) You're a douche bag. I don't do well with douche bags.

    • Melissa (to Alan): It just hit me. Um, the criterion on which I was hired, and now that I am hired, I just thought that I should be clear. I will not be objectified. I will not be ogled. If I am, I write you up. And no touching, no double entendres, no comments on what I'm wearing. If I get any of that, I write you up. I'm your assistant, not your subordinate. You cross that line, I... I write you up. Follow the rules, we should get along fine. That's all.
      Brad: I told you to interview.

    • Dwight: It's Bumpy, isn't it? I had such a crush on that cow. That doesn't make me gay!

    • Dwight Biddle: We became very close. One night I'd had a bit to drink, I suppose... Jeanie and I had been a little estranged...
      Shirley: You strayed with livestock?
      Dwight Biddle: It's not what you think. It was all very loving.

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