Bobby Donnell fails to show up for the final toast among Jimmy, Eleanor, Eugene and Jamie. Rebecca is tied up with a complex Probate matter and Lindsay Dole is mentioned only in passing (but was not invited to attend the farewell gathering...no doubt as the result of Eleanor's animosity towards her). Where was Lucy?
All in all, a bittersweet episode, with promising plot complications involving Alan Shore and the ditsy young lawyer, Sally (Lake Bell). Tara would be much better for Alan (and he knows it), but like the proverbial moth drawn to the flame, he finds Sally much more interesting (possibly because she represents a much greater danger and potential for self-destruction).
Music at the end of this episode: "Hello Brother" by Louis Armstrong
How did Bobby get into the office for the last scene? All the locks were changed and re-changed after Alan Shore was fired.
Tara Elison: Always take the road that is less lonely.
When this episode originally aired, they showed commercials for its upcoming spin-off series which would eventually be titled Boston Legal but in these ads it said the title would be Fleet Street.
Susan Alexander ADA as played by Kate Burton, who by the way is the daughter of Richard Burton, is the only character besides the main ones that played in the very first The Practice episode and the very last one. In the first show she was going up against Bobby Donnell and in the last show she was against Denny Crane.
Boston Legal is the spinoff of The Practice that continues the law practice of Alan Shore, this time in a high public film also in Boston.