Harry's Law

Season 1 Episode 12

Last Dance

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 04, 2011 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Last Dance
Harry assists Josh after he suffers a nervous breakdown. Meanwhile, Adam and Rachel defend a death-row inmate, and Jenna and Malcolm have an argument.

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  • There's something about David E. Kelley's last creation that makes me want to keep it around for many more years.

    Kelley has a way of making his characters very quirky and unique but still very human. It's a gift that keeps on giving and that makes all the cases and law suits warm at hart. The season finale was a perfect example, featuring a guy on death row who missed the date for a second appeal. It was nice to have the case be about something technical als a post office clerk not following up on a returned letter. The final confrontation was strongly duble sided and left me as a viewer pondering who was right with every argument. A strong treat. Meanwhile, on the relationship front, I found myself rooting for the poor guy in love with the beautiful girl slated to be engaged. The beautiful thing was that there wasn't great chemistry between the two, the other guy didn't have to show up and yet there was a sense of belonging that made the final scene between the two golden.

    The addition of the always wonderful Paul McCrane made the episode that more dynamic. Bates' Harry didn't have much going on but her wondering through the story lines worked well enough. A season finale that worked very well. It has me booking the first season and a summer treat and hoping for a second one next fall.moreless
  • Well we've come to the end of the season for one of the most innovative, and interesting new series, to come along in a long while. That it was on NBC is somewhat amazing; I'm surprised they didn't cancel it after two episodes.moreless

    You can tell I have a bias for network tv in general, and NBC, in particular. The summary really tells you what the episode was about; I will only add it was not the best episode in a season of great ones. But I want to take this opportunity to "dish"; or offer some random thoughts/suggestions (I'm sorry to say, very few people read these reviews anyway; I could probably talk about Fringe and no one would notice):

    1) Harry's Law introduced to television, characters who were gutsy, unusual, and definitely, "three-dimensional", i.e., not your cookie-cutter, cardboard, ho-hum, usual archetypes; particularly found in most legal dramas.

    2) If you've seen Sesame Street, your familiar with the game, "which of these things is not like the other?" On Harry's Law I would choose Adam. He's the one character whose story arcs were the least interesting, and as a character, didn't fit in at Harry's Law and Fine Shoes. He comes across as extremely wimpy, but also as a person struggling to be seen as the exact opposite. To have two extremely attractive young ladies in love with him seemed ludicrous. Didn't Tommy Jefferson call him an "..insignificant, little bug", among other things? He doesn't ruin the show, but in future, they could whittle down his role.

    3) And finally, make Tommy Jefferson a regular (and lose the Paul McCrane character. Tommy is just wonderful - he is idiosyncratic, without being too cartoonish, as William Shatner became on Boston Legal.

    Well, that's it for now - I've heard this show stands a good chance of being renewed - don't make us wait too long.moreless
  • 112

    The season finale of Harry's Law is here and I have to say that while it was a step up from the recent episodes, it was not really anything to rave about. The gala ending just seemed so cliched and I do not know what kind of gala would even attract people from both sides of the law, and both experienced and young lawyers, but I digress.

    Too much relationship drama on this show. Having one couple in the thick of things might work, but shoving two struggling courtships down our throats is too much.

    The Harriet Corne character was an innovative creation and I think that the show might get a second season. But they need fresher cases and not as light-hearted drama to truly succeed.moreless
Tracie Thoms

Tracie Thoms

ADA Katherine Kepler

Guest Star

Nora Dunn

Nora Dunn

Judge Sandra Killiam

Guest Star

Quinton Aaron

Quinton Aaron

Brian Jones

Guest Star

Paul McCrane

Paul McCrane

Josh Peyton

Recurring Role

Amy Aquino

Amy Aquino

Judge Marylin Coulis

Recurring Role

Christopher McDonald

Christopher McDonald

Thomas "Tommy" Jefferson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • District Attorney Josh Peyton performs "Is It Okay If I Call You Mine?", the same song Paul McCane wrote and performed for the 1980s version of Fame.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Josh: Thanks, Harry, you've been a good friend.

    • Kim Mendelsohn: You OK, Puck?
      Josh: I'll be fine thank you.
      Kim Mendelsohn: Well for what it's worth, I'm really sorry I wasn't around, you know, to see you get naked in court.
      Josh: Another time.

    • Harry: I'm proud of you, Adam. I know I don't say it enough. You're a good man, and a good lawyer. You make me proud. Still a pain in the ass.
      Adam: Couldn't leave it at proud.
      Harry: I'm just saying.
      Adam: Yeah, yeah.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 4, 2011 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: December 19, 2011 on Universal Channel/Universal Channel HD
      Germany: September 20, 2012 on Sat.1