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“Boston Legal” :: Six Appearances (2006)

BRIEF SERIES DESCRIPTION

At the Crane, Poole and Schmidt law firm, anything can happen.

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EPISODE PLOT DESCRIPTION “THE CANCER MAN CAN”

The law firm represents Daniel Post (Michael J. Fox), a CEO battling terminal lung cancer who used his status with a pharmaceutical company to ensure that he receive the non-placebo in a promising anti-cancer drug test. Now, another participant in the test study is suing him. During one of Post’s visits to Crane, Poole & Schmidt, the charismatic man meets and becomes romantically involved with the firm’s Denise Bauer. Meanwhile, Denny Crane is attracted to Beverly Bridge (Joanna Cassidy), a fifty-year-old attractive predator trolling for a husband amongst her high-net-worth peers. And Alan Shore advocates on behalf of “Hands” (Christian Clemenson), a fellow quirky employee in his quest for partnership at Crane, Poole & Schmidt. (From SpoilerFix.com)

EPISODE PLOT DESCRIPTION “HELPING HANDS”

Daniel Post (Michael J. Fox) convinces his new love, Denise Bauer, that he should second-chair in her case against overbearing parents who harass their teenaged daughter’s teacher. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt makes life difficult for Alan Shore as he prepares his defense of Jerry “Hands” Espenson (Christian Clemenson), the firm’s brilliant but quirky attorney who held a cake knife to Shirley’s throat. And the partners at Crane, Poole and Schmidt worry about Denny Crane’s impending nuptials and the kind of influence his future wife, Beverly Bridge (Joanna Cassidy), could have over the firm.

EPISODE PLOT DESCRIPTION “TOO MUCH INFORMATION”

Alan Shore bails out Catherine Piper (Betty White) after she goes on a spree of convenience store holdups with a rubber gun. Alan, feeling guilty for not hiring her as his assistant after Shirley fired her, tries to make it go away. Meanwhile, Denise Bauer, consulting Alan, assists Emely Hayden in suing an HMO for inadequate internet security that led to the brutal murder of Emely’s mother — all the while trying to get through to her hospitalized boyfriend, Daniel Post (Michael J. Fox), who won’t take her phone calls. And, as the partners begin to see Beverly Bridge’s influence on Denny Crane, Brad Chase makes her a proposition and tries to convince her to leave Denny.

EPISODE PLOT DESCRIPTION “BREAST IN SHOW”

The terminally ill Daniel Post (Michael J. Fox) hosts his own funeral, an event that Denise Bauer would rather not attend. Meanwhile, Alan Shore takes an interest in a woman who causes a political uproar when she leads a protest with hundreds of bare-breasted women. And Catherine Piper (Betty White), who is now the office building’s new sandwich lady, decides that the office of junior associate Garrett Wells is the perfect spot for her to do her accounting work.
From Spoilerfix: Daniel is dying and his family throws him a funeral, which proves to much for Denise to bear. Alan and Shirley defend Irma, who took off her shirt during a protest and is now being charged with a felony for political reasons. If she is convicted, she will have to register as a sex offender.

EPISODE PLOT DESCRIPTION “LOS ANGELES”

Alan and Denny take a case in Los Angeles defending reality TV star Courtney Rae charged with the attempted murder of a member of the paparazzi. Denise spontaneously poaches a client from Marlene which jeopardizes her chance at partnership, but then gets an unexpected visit from someone from her past.

EPISODE PLOT DESCRIPTION “CAN’T WE ALL GET A LUNG?”

Denise and Schmidt defend Daniel Post (Michael J. Fox) after he’s arrested for trying to buy a lung. Meanwhile, Shore reunites passionately with Marlene (Parker Posey) and defends his pal, Jerry “Hands” Espenson (played by Emmy Award winner Christian Clemenson), after he’s caught driving in the carpool lane with a life-sized sex doll.

GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

GENRE: Drama
SETTING: Law offices of Crane, Poole & Schmidt; Boston, Massachusets, USA
STATION: ABC
AIR DATES: October 3, 2004 – December 8, 2008
NUMBER OF EPISODES: 101
NORMAL RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes

“THE CANCER MAN CAN” EPISODE INFORMATION

AIR DATE: January 10, 2006
EPISODE LENGTH: 60 Minutes
EPISODE NUMBER: 2.11
WRITER: Janet Leahy & Michael Reisz
DIRECTOR: Lou Antonio”

HELPING HANDS” EPISODE INFORMATION

AIR DATE: January 17, 2006
EPISODE NUMBER: 2.12
WRITER: Phoef Sutton & Andrew Kreisberg
DIRECTOR: Bill D’Elia

“TOO MUCH INFORMATION” EPISODE INFORMATION

AIR DATE: January 24, 2006
EPISODE NUMBER: 2.13
WRITER: Andrew Kreisberg & Lawrence Broch
DIRECTOR: Steve Robin

“BREAST IN SHOW” EPISODE INFORMATION

AIR DATE: February 7, 2006
EPISODE NUMBER: 2.14
WRITER: Phoef Sutton & Michael Reisz
DIRECTOR: Arlene Sanford

“LOS ANGELES” EPISODE INFORMATION

AIR DATE: May 16, 2006
EPISODE NUMBER: 2.27
WRITER: Lawrence Broch & Michael Reisz
DIRECTOR: Bill D’Elia

“CAN’T WE ALL GET A LUNG?” EPISODE INFORMATION

AIR DATE: September 19 , 2006
EPISODE NUMBER: 3.1
WRITER: David E. Kelley and Corinne Brinkerhoff
DIRECTOR: Mike Listo

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

CREATOR: David E. Kelley
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: David E. Kelley

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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Alan Shore…James Spader
Denise Bauer…Julie Bowen
Brad Chase…Mark Valley
Paul Lewiston…Rene Auberjonois
Garrett Wells…Justin Mentell
Sara Holt…Ryan Michelle Bathe
Shirley Schmidt…Candice Bergen
Denny Crane…William Shatner
Tara Wilson…Rhona Mitra
Lori Colson…Monica Potter
Sally Heep…Lake Bell

GUEST CAST FOR EPISODE “THE CANCER MAN CAN”

Judge Rose Olsheim….Mary Boucher
Beverly Bridge….Joanna Cassidy
Robert Hopper….Larry CedaR
Peter Clark….Art Chudabala
Jerry ‘Hands’ Espenson….Christian Clemenson
Melissa Hughes….Marisa Coughlan
Daniel Post….Michael J. Fox
Attorney Samantha Fried….Erica Gimpel
Receptionist….Konstantina Mallios
Mark Halpern….Eric Payne
MC….S.E. Perry
Bartender….Ashley Sawdaye

GUEST CAST FOR EPISODE “HELPING HANDS”

Judge Gordon Kolodny….Lou Beatty Jr.
Judge Peggy Zeder….Veronica Cartwright
Beverly Bridge….Joanna Cassidy
Jerry Espenson….Christian Clemenson
Attorney John Hoberg….Kelly Connell
Melissa Hughes….Marisa Coughlan
Clerk….Takayo Fischer
Daniel Post….Michael J. Fox
Gigi Gering….Megan Gallagher
A.D.A. Frank Ginsberg….Currie Graham
Dr. David Cannon….Michael Kostroff
Receptionist….Konstantina Mallios
Man….Robert Frank Telfer
Traci Carpenter….Audrey Wasilewski
Linda…The Gecko

GUEST CAST FOR EPISODE “TOO MUCH INFORMATION”

Officer Lawrence Michaels…Michael C. Alexander
Tom Orchard…John Aylward
Clerk No. 2…Jeff Bowser
Judge Nora Lang…Hildy Brooks
Stan…Regan Burns
Beverly Bridge…Joanna Cassidy
Daniel Post…Michael J. Fox
Foreperson…Shirley Jordan
Emily Hayden…Kayla Mae Maloney
George Keene…Marshall Manesh
Ming…Sharon Omi
A.D.A. Holly Raines…Ana Ortiz
Attorney Adam Jovanka…Mark L. Taylor
Irma Levine…Lisa Vidal
Catherine Piper…Betty White
Ned Hayden…Michael Shamus Wiles

GUEST CAST FOR EPISODE “BREAST IN SHOW”

Michael C. Alexander…Officer Lawrence Michaels
Michael J. Fox…Daniel Post
Lisa Vidal…Irma Levine
Betty White…Catherine Piper
Ana Ortiz…A.D.A. Holly Raines
Thom Gossom, Jr….Judge Blake Winters
Marc Vann…D.A. Scott Bodnar
Scott MacDonald…Officer Michael Minden
Erica Gimpel…Attorney Samantha Fried
Daniel Kash…Patrick
Alex Nevil…Terry
Joleen Lutz…Cathy
Kurt Scholler…bailiff
Ted Lyde…foreman

GUEST CAST FOR EPISODE “LOS ANGELES”

Robert Wagner…Barry Goal
Jeri Ryan…Courtney Reese
Michael J. Fox…Daniel Post
Parker Posey…Marlene Stanger
Jere Burns…A.D.A. Joe Isaacs
Steve Valentine…Dan Rice
Ana Ortiz…A.D.A. Holly Raines
Robin Riker…Candi Springtime
William C. Mitchell…Judge Harold Hasson
Robert Foxworth…Judge Simon Devon
Emily Montague…Hannah Guttman
Lindsay Frost…Beth Guttman
Marty Lodge…Rick Guttman
Sean Blodgett…reporter no. 1
Reggie Jordan…reporter no. 2
Tammy La…reporter no. 3
Saida Rodriguez Pagan…reporter no. 4
Patrick Belton…reporter no. 5
Denise Boutte…reporter no. 6
Patrick Brown…reporter no. 7
Austin Highsmith…Lara Kohn
Gerald Downey…Joel Kohn
Jean Montanti…foreperson
Rebecca Lin…receptionist.

GUEST CAST FOR EPISODE “CAN’T WE ALL GET A LUNG?”

Michael J. Fox …. Daniel Post
Henry Gibson …. Judge Clark Brown
Christian Clemenson …. Jerry “Hands” Espenson
Parker Posey …. Marlene Stanger
Marisa Coughlan …. Melissa Hughes
Jane Lynch …. Joanna Monroe
Currie Graham …. A.D.A Frank Ginsberg
Armin Shimerman …. Judge Brian Hooper
Denis Arndt …. A.D.A. Joshua Wendt
John Hartmann …. Tom Raulston
Marcella Lentz-Pope …. Megan Raulston
Randy Thompson …. Officer Ralston

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EXTRAS

Quotes

Are you really my lawyer or did the Make a Wish Foundation finally come through?–Daniel Post, “The Cancer Man Can”

Daniel Post.
Denny Crane.
I’m a client.
I’m a partner.
CEO, Christberg and Phelem.
My name is on the door.
I love the office.
Thank you. I love your hair.
I got a plane.
Indeed.
Could use a little more color, though.
I’ll make a note. My fiancee sells office furniture.
Congratulations. I’d love to meet her.
My club. Thursday. They serve reubens.
I’ll take you flying. Oh, by the way, I’d love to try a case with Ms. Bauer over here.
Why not? See you Thursday.
Thursday.
–Daniel Post and Denny Crane, “Helping Hands”

Related Sites

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