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The Practice

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ABC (ended 2004)

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  • Season 8 Episode 22: Cheers (a.k.a Adjourned: ...

  • 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).

    Stay tuned!

  • 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.

  • Season 8 Episode 21: New Hoods on the Block

  • Lenny Pescatore's role is too improbable. A "goombah" like him would simply not have made it through law school, much less passing the bar exam. Notwithstanding that, it was also incredible for Jimmy to have stood up to a guy like that; Jimmy's a straight arrow and his character may have the moral moxie to handle unpopular causes in court, but in terms of the physical confrontation, it was highly improbable.

    The receptionist role was too flat and stereotyped. It would be more interesting to see how Jimmy handled himself in court without Eugene, Eleanor, or the others backing him up, and I'd like to see him go against Alan Shore at least once.

  • Season 8 Episode 20: Comings and Goings

  • Although credited, Rhona Mitra (Tara) does not appear in this episode. She does say the "Previously on the Practice" bit and is seen in the previous scenes.

  • Lucy was mentioned but not seen in this episode.

  • Season 8 Episode 19: The Firm

  • Star Trek link: Andrew Robinson played Garak on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and William Shatner played Capt. Kirk on Star Trek. Shatner's character Denny Crane represents Robinson's character in this episode.

  • Gina Gershon played a private investigator named Glenn in Snoops which was created by David Kelley, and in this episode is playing an investigator named Glenn.

  • Season 8 Episode 18: The Case Against Alan Sho...

  • At the beginning of the episode when att. Noah Burke refers to Jimmy Berluti he calls him "Badalucco" which is the name of the actor playing Jimmy (Michael Badalucco).

  • When Alan Shore is fired, he states that he brought in revenue in excess of $6 million. However, when he sues the firm both he and Denny Crane state the amount at $9 million. How did he make an additional $3 million AFTER he was fired?

  • Season 8 Episode 17: War of the Roses (2)

  • When Ellenor's client is found guilty of assaulting a police officer, the judge immediately sentences her to "8 years at Cedar Junction." MCI-Cedar Junction at Walpole is a Maximum Security prison in Massachusetts, but it is only for male inmates. The only prison for female inmates in Massachusetts is MCI-Framingham.

  • Season 8 Episode 6: The Lonely People (2)

  • The sister of Roland Huff's best friend, Diane Ward, is played by Lisa Edelstein who is also Dr. Cuddy in House. Here she plays the lonely, unmarried, sexually repressed woman that hides in unattractive clothes and covers her face with her hair, while on House, she's the confident, maybe a little sexually repressed woman also, but dressed nicely and hair neatly fixed.

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city living, corruption, ensemble cast, extraordinary situations, issues with authority