The Practice

Season 8 Episode 9

Victims' Rights

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 30, 2003 on ABC
8.6
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Victims' Rights
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Alan Shore defends a twelve-year-old girl who is trying to escape an arranged marriage in her home country. Meanwhile, Eugene tries to help a man who is seeking justice for the brutal murder of his wife.

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  • The last show that Eugene is prominent in the story line without being a foil to Alan Shore.

    9.0
    The story where Alan Shore defends a twelve-year-old girl who is trying to escape an arranged marriage in her home country is a filler role for the Shore character. DEK attemps here to show that Shore besides being a darkly disturbed man also has a heart. The main story line belongs to Eugene when he tries to help a man who is seeking justice for the brutal murder of his wife. Little does Eugene know that the man picked Eugene because it was Eugene that years earlier got the man off on a technicality. The look on Eugenes face when the man extracts his justice is alone makes this a special episode.moreless
  • A great Season 8 episode and one I will remember being on the edge of my seat for...

    10
    This episode was a fine example of the awesome writing, acting, and casting of the Practice. It was a heartfelt episode involving one storyline of a young girl trying to escape an arranged marriage and a man coping with the loss of his wife by exacting revenge on his wifes\' killer. Although Eugene\'s plot was the more prominent one, James Spader\'s portrayl of Alan Shore trying to acheive asylum for this young girl was a valiant crusade that left me crying at the end. A very sorrowful episode with twists and turns and I believe has qualities in becoming a classic.



    Also housing one of my favorite lines...



    \"...These practices are barbaric\" -Anna

    \"Barbaric... Did your lawyer tell you to use that word?\" -Defense Attorney

    \"No... I told her to use reprehensible, repugnant, or repulsive... she came up with barbaric on her own.\" - Alan Shoremoreless
  • An episode that shows the goodness in Alan Shore that's usually disguised in his snide comments and sexual remarks & the past catching up to Eugene as one of his past defendants is accused of murdermoreless

    8.4
    I believe in kharma & i thought that that's whats been happening to the remaining original cast of the practice. They start losing innocents clients, previously acquitted guilty ones commit the same crimes again, I used to hate it so much that they just keep winning their guilty clients out but now it saddens me to see that they too are feeling the repercussions of those actions and it's going on them. That's partly why i think bobby left as well. THey just cant stand to let a knowingly guilty man go free.

    Alan Shore on the other hand, is definitely something else. His character is so different from the image of the practice, serious lawyers working towards a dream. He on the other hand, seems like he's already been to the top, an excellent lawyers with unorthodox methods. Still a good one at that & from what i've seen, he's not about just winning a case but winning for a cause that he believes is Good.moreless
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)

Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton

Gilbert

Guest Star

David Andrews

David Andrews

Judge Rosenkranz

Guest Star

Becca Gardner

Becca Gardner

Anna Viorka

Guest Star

Bill Smitrovich

Bill Smitrovich

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

Recurring Role

Kate Burton

Kate Burton

Susan Alexander

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Anna: ...They are forcing me into these practices, which are barbaric...
      AAG Bennett: Barbaric... Did your lawyer tell you to use that word?
      Alan Shore: No... I told her to use reprehensible, repugnant, or repulsive... she came up with barbaric on her own.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Roles Not Yet Cast/Unknown: AAG Bennett, Anna, Atty. Willow, Daniel Cogan, Det. Louden, Fredric Spooner, Ivan, Judge Rosenkranz, Natasha, Reporter.

      Anna Viorka played by Becca Gardner.
      Daniel Cogan played by William Dennis Hurley.
      If Ivan is Mr Viorka, he's played by Yasen Peyankov.
      If Natasha is Mrs Viorka, she's played by Svetlana Efremova.
      The Reporter's played by Mim Drew.

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