Season 4 Episode 5

Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 25, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Larry Watt, a defense attorney who has caused trouble in Allison's past, asks Allison to be a consultant for him. Low on money, Allison accepts his offer. She later has a dream that his client murdered his wife.

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  • It just didn't do it for me.

    I have to say, though I really like this show, this episode was a bit of a disappointment. I have been struggling this season. I miss Allison working with Scanlon and Devalos. They were such a great team. Frankly, I'm not clear about why they are not together. Devalos was forced to take a vacation because it came out he was using a psychic and they were all discredited when it seemed Allison was wrong. BUT- Allison used her abilities to solve it all and prove them all wrong. Doesn't it seem that Devalos should now be able to come back? Anyway, back to this episode. I'm sorry - not a good story line. If the father was covering up a murder for one of his daughters, why would he hire a psychic. Better yet, why would his attorney let him? The attorney hires her but then stops her when she tries to share her dream? Allison - who has this tremendous sense of right and wrong - never reveals the true killer, does nothing to save the innocent man, and tells the real killer "I'll be watching you."???? Really??? Did I miss the episode where Allison had a labotomy and her personality was altered??? It just doesn't work for me. I expect better from this show.moreless
  • awesome episode

    Allison dreams about Larry Watt coming to her rescue. She visits the office of Devalos who is now practicing law again but on a private level. Allison accepts a small defense job for Devalos, since she's desperate for an income, she takes it. Everything's fine until she comes to work and finds out that it was actually Larry Watt who hired her. Watt asks her to get some sense from a defendant, at first it seems like he's a normal guy, but she finds out soon enough that there's something darker that she finds very troubling. It's a really cool episode, it doesn't end like the other episodes, but it's still a very interesting episode to watch.moreless
  • Ariel earns some money in an ususual way and Allison agrees to take on a case.

    Allison agrees to take on a case where a client is presumed to be guilty but Larry Watt is trying to mount a defense on his behalf. He brings Allison in for her "ability" and at first Allison thinks the client is guilty. Meanwhile, Ariel wants a make up case and earns the money by doing a reading for a fellow classmate. The episode was good by all means but half way through it I knew who the real murderer was. The ending was unexpected with the real murderer getting away and the client pleading guilty. I hope that the next episodes are better written than this one was. It's not good viewing when you know who the murderer is before the script reveals it.moreless
William Sadler

William Sadler

John Edgemont

Guest Star

John Prosky

John Prosky

D.A. Tom Van Dyke

Guest Star

Paige Howard

Paige Howard

Myra Edgemont

Guest Star

Conor O'Farrell

Conor O'Farrell

Larry Watt

Recurring Role

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Allison is in the shower arguing with Joe, she pulls the curtain back to yell at him. For a brief moment the wrap on her upper body, used to hide her body from the crew, can be seen.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Joe: (knocks on Ariel's door) Ariel!
      Ariel: (removes headphones) Dad, don't you knock?
      Joe: I did knock.
      Ariel: Yeah, well, you're supposed to wait until I say "Come in."
      Joe: I would have, but then there's this whole issue of life expectancy to deal with.

    • (Allison knocks on the door of Devalos' new office)
      Devalos: (opens the door) No, no, no, no, this won't do.
      Allison: What won't do?
      Devalos: We have a problem - you're better dressed than I am.
      Allison: If you don't open that door I'm going to kick it down.
      Devalos: You've been warned.

    • Larry: (to Allison) After our client is declared innocent, you wanna be a Girl Scout and go tell someone about his daughter go ahead. But for now, take his money and pay your bills.

    • Allison: We have to tell someone!
      Larry: Tell 'em what? I mean no disrespect. Where did you get this? Fortune cookie? Burning bush?

    • Allison: Now, what was your thing?
      Joe: Ah no, that's not fair, I can't possibly follow your dilemma.
      Allison: What are you talking about?
      Joe: You've got this like, seven-course meal of a moral quandary going on. I got this little fast-food burger of a problem.

    • Allison: Thank you for feeding everybody and bathing everybody.
      Joe: They're my kids too, you know.

    • Larry: The guy is paying you good money and he is innocent. This is as close as you get to a straight flush in the defense attorney business.

    • Bridgette: I never actually had a sloppy joe before, except I really like them. This kid named Brett told me the sandwich was actually made out of the guts of some guy named "Joe" who was really sloppy, but I don't believe that. Do you believe that, Mom?
      Allison and Joe: (in unison) I really need to speak with you.
      Allison: (a bit later, inside the house) You first.
      Joe: No, you first.

    • Joe: I just think it's funny that you not only want to get paid, but you wanna be on the side of right as well.
      Allison: Doesn't everybody?
      Joe: Honestly, not everyone has that luxury.
      Allison: Well, right now, I do, so please, stop raining on my parade.
      Joe: Yes, ma'am. All rain will hereby promptly cease and desist.
      Allison: Well, it'd better. Are you laughing?

    • Allison: Larry Watt for the defense.
      Larry: It's okay, Mrs. Dubois. I'm not goinna bite. It's been a long time.
      Allison: I recognized your pitchfork.

    • Bridgette: Hey Mom, can we have Sloppy Joes for breakfast sometime?
      Allison: (not paying attention) Sure babe.
      Joe: Allison, put the phone down.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: March 16th, 2008 on Net 5
      Sweden: May 8th, 2008 on TV4
      Australia: June 9th, 2008 on Network 10
      Norway: July 1st, 2008 on TV2
      United Kingdom: October 1st, 2008 on BBC1
      Czech Republic: March 25th, 2009 on Prima
      Finland: October 28th, 2009 on Nelonen

    • The original broadcast of this episode on NBC was promoted in the closing credits of the season premiere episode "And Then". It was then delayed for unknown reasons.


    • Episode Title: Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble

      This is also the title of a song by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff from their 1987 debut album Rock the House.