The Practice

Season 8 Episode 1

We the People

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 28, 2003 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Eugene: What's this embezzling thing?
      Alan: Thank you for asking. It was sort of a haf-Robin Hood kind of thing; I took from the rich.
      Eugene: (pause) And who'd you give to?
      Alan: I kept it, thus the half-Robin Hood. (Eugene looks mad) I've disappointed you.

    • Alan: The defense calls Randy Markham.
      Judge: Why?
      Alan: (stunned) Why?
      Judge: If he did it I don't have to hear why. It takes my time. I value my time, Mr. Shore. When it's wasted my hemmorhoids tend to bubble up.
      Alan: He's the defendant; in Massachusetts I believe the Constitution trumps the bubbled hemmorhoid. I could be wrong.

    • Alan: Mr. Marham, I'm Allen Shore. Your attorney.
      Randy: What happened to Ms. Frutt?
      Alan: She's tied up. Nothing sexual, I assure you. I'll be taking over the case. So, how are we today, sir?

    • Alan Shore: You know this isn't technically relevant to the case, but I touched myself with you in mind last night. (Debbie looks stunned) Your hair was very different. Anyway...

  • Notes

    • First Appearance of James Spader as Alan Shore and Rhona Mitra as Tara Wilson. Both Begin working at Young, Frutt and Berluti to fill the vacant positons left open after last season's mass exodus. Both will go on to star in The Practice spin-off Boston Legal.

    • Although many characters left, they are only given a fleeting mention in this episode. Bobby's leaving was explained last season as was Lindsay's. However, Rebecca Washington is also said to have left as has Helen Gambel, without explanation.

  • Allusions

    • Randy: I just Halle Berried her.

      Adrien Brody was the youngest actor to ever win an Oscar when he took the prize for 2002's The Pianist. When he took the stage he unexpectedly dipped presenter Halle Berry and kissed her passionately.

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