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Ally McBeal Season 1 Episodes

23 Episodes 1997 - 1998

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

Mon, Sep 8, 1997 60 mins

In the series pilot, Ally (Calista Flockhart) goes to work for a former classmate (Greg Germann). Billy: Gil Bellows. Georgia: Courtney Thorne-Smith. Renee: Lisa Nicole Carson. Elaine: Jane Krakowski.

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Episode 2

Compromising Positions

Mon, Sep 15, 1997 60 mins

Ally faces a moral dilemma when she's assigned to defend Richard's partner, who was arrested for solicitation. Meanwhile, Richard tries to use Ally to snag a client. Whipper Cone: Dyan Cannon. Ronald Cheanie: Tate Donovan. Richard: Greg Germann. Billy: Gil Bellows. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 3

The Kiss

Mon, Sep 22, 1997 60 mins

Georgia asks Ally to work on an age-discrimination case involving a TV newsanchor (Kate Jackson). Ron Cheanie: Tate Donovan. Judge Witt: Alaina Reed Hall. Georgia: Courtney Thorne-Smith. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 4

The Affair

Mon, Sep 29, 1997 60 mins

Ally's racked with guilt when she's asked to give the eulogy at the funeral of a law-school prof with whom she once had an affair. Katherine: Kathy Baker. James Dawson: Brett Cullen. Cheanie: Tate Donovan. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 5

One Hundred Tears Away

Mon, Oct 20, 1997 60 mins

A simple altercation in the supermarket leads to Ally's arrest. Billy gets her acquitted, but she must defend herself before the bar. Whipper: Dyan Cannon. Mary Clarkson: Audrie Neenan. Judge Hawk: Keene Curtis. Judge Pink: Zeljko Ivanek. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 6

The Promise

Mon, Oct 27, 1997 60 mins

Ally reexamines male-female relationships when a lawyer develops an unrequited crush on her, and she defends a prostitute (Jamie Rose). Harry: Jay Leggett. Angela: Rusty Schwimmer. John Cage: Peter MacNicol. Ally: Calista Flockhart

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Episode 7

The Attitude

Mon, Nov 3, 1997 60 mins

Ally's efforts to help a divorcée (Brenda Vaccaro) make her separation legal in Jewish law go awry when she offends the woman's rabbi (Jason Blicker). John Cage: Peter MacNicol. Jason Roberts: Andrew Heckler. Georgia: Courtney Thorne-Smith. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 8

Drawing the Lines

Mon, Nov 10, 1997 60 mins

Billy's revelation unsettles Ally. Meanwhile, Elaine hires an attorney (Sandra Bernhard) in a sex-discrimination suit; and Ally and Georgia turn tough in a divorce case. Marci: Cristine Rose. Jason Hatfield: Stan Ivar. Ally: Calista Flockhart. Billy: Gil Bellows.

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Episode 9

The Dirty Joke

Mon, Nov 17, 1997 60 mins

Ally tries to shake off her prudish image; and the firm is sued again---this time by the object of Elaine's lawsuit. Caroline: Sandra Bernhard. Rabbi Stern: Jason Blicker. Jennifer Higgin: Brooke Burns. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 10

Boy to the World

Mon, Dec 1, 1997 60 mins

Ally defends a young transvestite (Wilson Cruz) on charges of prostitution, using a modified insanity defense. Meanwhile, Richard fights to have his dead uncle's unusual last request carried out. Whipper: Dyan Cannon. Rev. Newman: Harrison Page. Dr. Harper: Amy Aquino. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 11

Silver Bells

Mon, Dec 15, 1997 60 mins

Ally's anything but jolly when she's assigned to represent a threesome (Eric Pierpoint, Amanda Carlin, Katie Mitchell) who want to make their "marriage" legal. Jake Vermont: Harry Groener. Whipper: Dyan Cannon. Georgia: Courtney Thorne-Smith. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 12

Cro-Magnon

Mon, Jan 5, 1998 60 mins

Ally confronts primitive drives when she goes out with a gorgeous guy (Michael Easton), and defends a man who threw a punch to save his date's honor. Austin Gill: Henry Woronicz. Clinton Gill: Eddie Mills. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 13

The Blame Game

Mon, Jan 19, 1998 60 mins

Ally considers embarking on more cerebral activities with male-model Glenn (Michael Easton), but the sexual nature of the relationship has already turned Billy off on Ally. Ballard: Harry J. Lennix. Judge Stoller: Susan Merson. Hoverless: Ben Siegler. Ally: Calista Flockhart. Billy: Gil Bellows.

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Episode 14

Body Language

Mon, Feb 2, 1998 60 mins

Whipper ditches Richard after she catches him succumbing to his neck fetish with the Attorney General. Janet Reno: Linda Gehringer. Janie: Kathleen Wilhoite. Whipper: Dyan Cannon. Richard: Greg Germann. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 15

Once in a Lifetime

Mon, Feb 23, 1998 60 mins

A case involving a "mentally incompetent" elderly man's right to marry stirs up Ally's old feelings for co-counsel Billy. Seymore Little: Richard Kiley. Sam Little: Steven Flynn. Paula: Brigid Brannagh. Ally: Calista Flockhart. Billy: Gil Bellows. John: Peter MacNicol.

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Episode 16

Forbidden Fruits

Mon, Mar 2, 1998 60 mins

A lawsuit involving a love triangle arouses Georgia's suspicions about Ally's feelings for Billy, leading to a confrontation---and a strange proposal from Georgia. Sen. Foote: J. Patrick McCormack. Nancy Foote: Elaine Giftos. Georgia: Courtney Thorne-Smith. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 17

Theme of Life

Mon, Mar 9, 1998 60 mins

A high-pressure case and more visions of the dancing baby prompt Ally to go into therapy with the Biscuit's therapist (Tracey Ullman). Meanwhile, Richard pursues Janet Reno (Linda Gehringer). Greg: Jesse L. Martin. Hanna Goldstein: Liz Torres. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 18

The Playing Field

Mon, Mar 16, 1998 60 mins

After Ally's first date with Greg Butters (Jesse L. Martin) ends in a car accident, she defends him in court against the plaintiff's lawyer---a 9-year-old genius (Josh Evans). Dr. Clark: Tracey Ullman. Ally: Calista Flockhart. Karen Coolie: Miriam Flynn.

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Episode 19

Happy Birthday, Baby

Mon, Apr 6, 1998 60 mins

Her upcoming birthday and Greg's lack of sexual interest are stressing Ally out. Meanwhile, Elaine plans a celebration for her. Cheryl: Harriet Sansom Harris. Greg: Jesse L. Martin. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 20

The Inmates

Mon, Apr 27, 1998 60 mins

The lawyers are forced to consult another law firm when they encounter a murder case. Bobby Donnell: Dylan McDermott. Marie Hanson: Donna Murphy. Eugene: Steve Harris. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 21

Being There

Mon, May 4, 1998 60 mins

Ally and John provide Renee's defense, but their antics in court have her baffled. Meanwhile, Georgia and Billy get news that they---and Ally---receive with mixed feelings. Michael Rivers: Isaiah Washington. Glenn: Michael Easton. Renee: Lisa Nicole Carson.

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Episode 22

Alone Again

Mon, May 11, 1998 60 mins

Ally urges John to ask out an old friend (Cynthia Stevenson) to whom he's attracted; Georgia and Richard represent a bride jilted at the altar. Whipper: Dyan Cannon. Robbins: Dabbs Greer. Mary: McNally Sagal. Ally: Calista Flockhart.

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Episode 23

These Are the Days

Mon, May 18, 1998 60 mins

Bobby Donnell (Dylan McDermott) of "The Practice" comes to Ally for help with a case. Meanwhile, John Cage admits that he's "drawn to" Renee. Gilson: Richard Schiff. Michaelson: Bob Gunton. Ally: Calista Flockhart. Renee: Lisa Nicole Carson.

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