Season 4, Episode 5 Hope and Gory

First Aired: October 30, 2007

A woman (Mare Winningham) asks for Alan's advice on how to kill the man who murdered her daughter but was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity; Katie and Jerry try to overturn a child-molester-registry law to save a falsely accused client (Craig “muMs” Grant); and Lorraine tries to help Alan overcome deep-rooted childhood fears that cause him to speak gibberish whenever she's around. Judge Donahue: Paul Dooley.

Guest Cast

Saffron Burrows Lorraine Weller
Tara Summers Katie Lloyd
Betsy Brandt Gwen Richards
Taraji P. Henson Whitney Rome
Mark Moses George McDougal
Peter Onorati ADA. Stewart Betts
Gary Anthony Williams Clarence/Clarice Bell
Mare Winningham Patrice Kelly
Chuck McCann Judge Byron Fudd
Paul Dooley Judge Wendel Donahue
Frank Birney Judge William Howe
Christian Clemenson Jerry Esperson

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  • Premiered: October 3, 2004
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: David E. Kelley's spin-off from 'The Practice,' set at a high-priced Boston law firm, plays smartly on the chemistry between James Spader (as wry and wily lawyer Alan Shore) and William Shatner (as flamboyant, eccentric partner Denny Crane). Both won Emmys… (more)

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