The Practice - Season 4

ABC (ended 2004)


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Episode Guide

  • Life Sentence
    Life Sentence
    Episode 22
    Commonwealth v Burg Ellenor defends a deaf woman who shot and killed the man who allegedly murdered and raped her young daughter. The client's crime is captured on video in front of dozens of witnesses, leaving no doubt as to who committed the act. The only to way to exonerate the client is to manipulate the jury's heartstrings. Meanwhile Lindsay learns that Bobby hates weddings and decides to spring a surprise elopement.moreless
  • The Honorable Man
    The Honorable Man
    Episode 21
    Eugene is disgusted by his client, a homeless man accused of murdering a woman and raping her corpse. Jimmy represents an old friend who's being sued for notifying employees that one of their co-workers has AIDS.
  • Liberty Bells (2)
    Liberty Bells (2)
    Episode 20
    Time is running short on Stuart Donovan, as well as options to prevent his execution. Eugene, Jimmy and Lucy join Ellenor in Pennsylvania to help investigate, and look for a last minute miracle to save Donovan’s life.
  • Till Death Do Us Part (1)
    Ellenor pursues the Donovan case, hoping to forestall his execution. Meanwhile, Rebecca's case representing a woman with Alzheimer's trying to keep her marriage from being annulled becomes complicated when questions arise about the death of her client's first husband.
  • Death Penalties
    Death Penalties
    Episode 18
    Bobby and Helen clash in an assisted suicide case. Bobby remembers his experiences of 'pulling the plug' on his mother and acts as though he were on trial. Meanwhile, Ellenor flies to Pennsylvania to see if there are possibilities that could exonerate a 31-year-old death row inmate who claims to be innocent of a double homicide.moreless
  • Black Widows
    Black Widows
    Episode 17
    Bobby defends the so-called 'Black Widow'; a woman who's accused of murdering her recently deceased husband and whose two previous spouses also died mysteriously. Helen lies to a 15-year-old girl who killed her unborn child, coercing her into giving a statement.
  • Settling
    Episode 16
    A red flag is raised when Bobby does not show up for a deposition. Little does the firm know, that Bobby has been kidnapped by Patrick Rooney. Rooney is a former client who spent 12 years for a crime, while maintaining his innocence.
  • Race Ipsa Loquitor
    Race Ipsa Loquitor
    Episode 15
    Jimmy is tempted to compromise his integrity to get convicted murder (and insect admirer) Henry Olson released. Eugene and Rebecca represent a woman who's suing a plastic surgeon when her husband dies during a liposuction procedure. They soon realize they're as much on trial as the surgeon when the opposing attorney makes several references to their race.moreless
  • Checkmates
    Episode 14
    Ellenor defends a 'slow' teenager accused of killing a younger boy. A witness comes forward claiming to have information exonerating her client, but Ellenor suspects he's lying. Helen calls in a police officer when his son is under suspicion in a homicide. Representing the accused, Bobby argues the officer was acting as an agent of the court, not a father.moreless
  • Hammerhead Sharks (2)
    California v Mills Dennis Mills maintains his innocence. The firm continues the trial, striving against all odds to exonerate Mills. Lindsay struggles to look for a hail mary to try to save Mills.
  • New Evidence (1)
    New Evidence (1)
    Episode 12
    Lindsay takes the firm to Los Angeles to defend an acquaintance who's on trial for murdering his on-line girlfriend. As evidence mounts against their client, Bobby and the rest deal with a controlling judge, an antagonistic detective and the victim's sister, a nun with issues.
  • Blowing Smoke
    Blowing Smoke
    Episode 11
    Lindsay sues a cigar company for breaking up a friend's marriage. She alleges that the husband's addiction was the deciding factor in the divorce. Rebecca gives legal help to her ex-boyfriend and Boston police officer Armstrong of murder. Armstrong shot and killed a teenage boy in a grocery store claiming he saw a gun. The cashier says otherwise.moreless
  • Day in Court
    Day in Court
    Episode 10
    Tempers flare over a particularly tough case. Bobby defends old client, drug dealer Eddie wick against the murder of an addict. Eddie claims it is self-defense. D.A. Helen brings the coroner to testify that it wasn't. The coroner's testimony is damaged by prior odd behavior. Eddie attacks Helen to try to force the judge into a mistrial. Bobby & Swackheim nearly come to blows. Each of the participants, Bobby, Helen & Swackheim, expresses their outrage with the legal system.moreless
  • Bay of Pigs
    Bay of Pigs
    Episode 9
    Ellenor takes on Richard Bay in a case wherein a little old lady is accused of attempting to run over her husband in her car. Bay and Ellenor clash both in and out of court. Jimmy evaluates his relationship with Judge Kittleson when he represents an old girlfriend in a suit regarding the sale of reproductive eggs.moreless
  • Committed
    Episode 8
    Richard Bay salivates at the prospect of going after Eugene’s son Kendall, his mother’s lover is found dead in her bed. Ellenor is the attorney of record for Kendall. Lindsay tries the petition of Walter The Hummer Arens, a man who was found not guilty of five murders by reason of insanity. The five victims were all woman, and were stabbed. Arens spent 20 years in a mental facility, and petitions to be let out, claiming he is cured.moreless
  • Victimless Crimes
    Victimless Crimes
    Episode 7
    Commonwealth v Darlene Keating Jimmy represents Keating for murdering her rapist. It turns out to be an uphill fight when Keating refuses to say she was temporarily insane at the time. Lucy accuses her dentist, who also happens to be Bobby’s cousin, of sexual battery. When the dentist seeks out Bobby for legal counsel, Lucy becomes more frustrated when it appears that Bobby is willing to defend him.moreless
  • Marooned
    Episode 6
    Rebecca and Eugene defend Jan Carlson who is accused of killing her mother. Carlson claims she suffers from flashbacks involving child molestation by her father and that her mother knew. Carlson’s sister claims she was not molested. Lindsay and Bobby argue over wedding dresses.
  • Oz (2)
    Oz (2)
    Episode 5
    Commonwealth v Raymond Oz The legendary Raymond Oz works on what will likely be his last case, defending himself for the murder of his wife. Oz works to secure his freedom, as well as his legacy. Bobby and Lindsay stay on as co-council. Bobby urges Oz to change his plea to not guilty due to insanity.moreless
  • Legacy (1)
    Legacy (1)
    Episode 4
    Bobby's old mentor, Raymond Oz, calls on Bobby to represent him when his wife tries to have him declared incompetent. Bobby has reservations after observing Oz in a clearly disturbed state of mind. Eugene co-counsels for an incompetent lawyer who's never won a jury trial. Ellenor sinks into depression in the aftermath of the Vogelman affair. Eugene meets the world's worst attorney, Harland Bassett for the first time and has to help him with a casemoreless
  • Loser's Keepers
    Loser's Keepers
    Episode 3
    Commonwealth v Ronald Vega Lucy finds an envelope containing a picture of a nun (from the neckline down), holding a Boston Herald, and the paper is dated the day before. This raises suspicions that Lindsay’s attacker is alive, and getting bolder. And has easy access into the office. Jimmy also fears his apartment has been broken into. Rebecca defends Ronald Vega, a young man who confessed to a hit and run accident. Vega recants his confession after the woman who was hit, dies from her injuries.moreless
  • Boston Confidential
    Bobby gets a murderer off on a technicality when the arresting officer illegally searches the car and finds a corpse. Jimmy urges Henry Olson to come forward with what he saw, to try to clear him of murder. When Olson refuses, Jimmy breaks his confidence. Lindsay tells Helen that she’s moving out so that she can move in with Bobby. Ellenor suggests that she move in with Helen.moreless
  • Free Dental
    Free Dental
    Episode 1
    Commonwealth v. Henry Olson Bobby and Jimmy defend dentist, Dr. Henry Olson, accused of murdering a frequent patient... but eventually discover he's hiding a sordid fetish. Dr. Olson gives Jimmy info that can clear him. But the doctor then orders Jimmy not to use it, or he will confess to the crime. Vogelman is back, looking for more legal services. His co-op voted him out of the building because of allegations of killing Susan Robin. The case later leads to Vogelman inviting Ellenor to his place for dinner.moreless