The Practice

Season 8 Episode 16

In Good Conscience (1)

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 14, 2004 on ABC
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In Good Conscience (1)
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There are major shake-ups at the firm, as tensions rise between Eugene and Alan Shore. Meanwhile, the firm takes the case of a young man who is suing the doctor he feels is responsible for the death of his wife during childbirth.

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  • It's the beginning of the end - but the moment has been prepared for.

    10


    Wait was that part of an an old school Tom Baker Doctor Who quote I used just there - hell yes! And like the writers of Doctor Who, David E. Kelly has set the stage for a new beginning. I never watched The Practice (I know I must have been on a bender or something) but I loved Boston Legal and am finally getting around to watching the excellent Season 8 of The Practice. Alan is even more devious here than he was in Boston Legal, and Eugene has had enough. Bad call Eugene. Bad bad bad. Ellenor is pissed and Tara's on the outs as well. This was a wild episode to watch as I've always wondered how Alan and Tara ended up working for Crane, Poole and Schmidt in Boston Legal - and this is where it all starts. The story of the week was a tad weak but I'm still giving this episode a 10/10 for the stage it has set in Alan vs Eugene. Even if I didn't know the outcome, would you REALLY bet against Alan Shore if you were Eugene? I mean really? He's going to regret it big time. Can't wait to see how it all plays out. David E. Kelly will go down in history as one of the great television minds of our time - along with Joss Whedon. It doesn't get much better than this people.moreless
  • It was a really explosive episode that finally has Eugene act on Alan Shores actions.And Ellenor and Jamie represent a man who's suing a docter for the death of his wife.moreless

    9.1
    I was always impressed by some episodes of season 8 but was'nt a fan of how season eight was finished.



    This episode was very powerful.Eugenes performance was emotion filled.And Alan Shore done his best to hold back his sadness.But Spaders performance as always was funny ans serious when needed.



    The shows most memorable scene was the scene where Ellenor was first told that Alan was fired.It hit hard when Eugene said that Bobby Donnell built tis firm and Shore was disgraces it.



    Also Jamie and Ellenor's case had some inspiring bits too.Namely where Jamie crosses the docter.



    Great episodemoreless
Rhona Mitra

Rhona Mitra

Tara Wilson (season 8)

Michael Badalucco

Michael Badalucco

Jimmy Berluti (episodes 4-168, recurring previously)

Steve Harris

Steve Harris

Eugene Young

Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim

Ellenor Frutt

Jessica Capshaw

Jessica Capshaw

Jamie Stringer (seasons 7-8)

James Spader

James Spader

Alan Shore (season 8)

Naibe Reynoso

Naibe Reynoso

Reporter Julie Bench

Guest Star

Richard Holden

Richard Holden

Atty. Michael Harper

Guest Star

Tari Tabakin

Tari Tabakin

Nurse

Guest Star

Bill Smitrovich

Bill Smitrovich

D.A. Kenneth Walsh (episodes 118-146, 157, 165, recurring previously)

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Alan's voice mail message: Hello, you've reached Alan Shore. I'm currently with a prostitute. If you'd like to leave a message...

    • Ellenor: I didn't figure you'd go so quietly.
      Alan: Who said anything about going quietly? Ellenor, I give you my word... this is going to get very... ugly. Not to worry.

    • Eugene: Why?
      Jamie: Because he hired us, Eugene.
      Eugene: To win a judgment that now you cannot get.
      Jamie: This judge is fair, and…
      Eugene: She's a partner billing out at $400 an hour. You bill out at $250. This case could take a week.
      Alan: Pay no attention to him, Jamie. Good for you. I feel the mean man glaring at me.
      Eugene: This doesn't concern you.
      Alan: Oh, but it does, Eugene. I can tell her how to win.
      Jamie: How?
      Alan: I know Judge Mantle. He's a man given to compassion. And better yet, politics. If you shock his conscience, get some media down there to shed some light on that conscience, out of the goodness of both heart and career, he'll probably do the right thing. I have a reporter... from WXDE... she owes me a favor. It's biblical, but I'm sure she'd be thrilled to compromise herself professionally instead. Go! Tell your story, Jamie. The cap is wrong. The woman died having a baby, for God's sake, the man deserves more than $20,000 -- be an advocate. Fix the problem. Go, team, go. Rah!

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