List of Boston Legal Episodes - Episode List - Season 4: 2007–2008

Season 4: 2007–2008

Starring: James Spader as Alan Shore, John Larroquette as Carl Sack, Christian Clemenson as Jerry Espenson, Gary Anthony Williams as Clarence Bell, Saffron Burrows as Lorraine Weller, Tara Summers as Katie Lloyd, Taraji P. Henson as Whitney Rome (eps 4–20) with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
69 1 "Beauty and the Beast" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley September 25, 2007 (2007-09-25)
Shirley is sued by Stanford University after she reneges on a $3 million donation, and she asks Alan to represent her – only to find him useless against an old flame and opposing counsel, Lorraine Weller (Saffron Burrows); Alan's problems are compounded by Judge Gloria Weldon's desire to be pregnant by him; Denny is arrested for solicitation, but is more enraged to learn that his nemesis, senior partner Carl Sack, has transferred to Boston to run litigation; junior associate and recent Harvard-grad Katie Lloyd tries her first case, a murder trial, with Jerry Espenson; Clarence gets into hot water for entering a dance competition as Clarice.
70 2 "The Innocent Man" Mike Listo David E. Kelley & Susan Dickes October 2, 2007 (2007-10-02)
Lorraine Weller (Saffron Burrows) is hired to work in litigation at the firm, drawing attention from both Alan and Denny; Joseph Washington's trial begins, and Katie, Jerry and Alan defend him; Judge Weldon awaits Alan's decision about fathering her baby.
71 3 "The Chicken and the Leg" James Bagdonas David E. Kelley & Lawrence Broch October 9, 2007 (2007-10-09)
Carl defends a man who runs an illegal cockfighting tournament, and Denny is so convinced that he will lose that he bets an extreme amount of money on it; Alan and Lorraine sue a high school for teaching abstinence-only sex education after a 15-year-old student contracts HIV; Katie and Jerry represent a woman claiming a psychologist caused her husband to commit suicide.
72 4 "Do Tell" Steve Robin Phoef Sutton & Lawrence Broch & David E. Kelley October 16, 2007 (2007-10-16)
Alan's word salad returns, but he refuses to acknowledge the cause; Shirley represents Denny's friend, General "Fitz" Fitzgerald, who is threatened of being discharged from the Army after he revealed his homosexuality; Whitney Rome (Taraji P. Henson) arrives at the firm from New York, and Carl assigns her and Katie to take over the custody battle over a nine-year-old bullfighter.
73 5 "Hope and Gory" Robert Yannetti David E. Kelley October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30)
Patrice Kelly (Mare Winningham) seeks Alan's advice on how to kill her child's murderer after he is acquitted at trial; Katie and Jerry travel to a small town to challenge Megan's Law on behalf of Joseph Washington, who is being persecuted over his criminal record; Lorraine tries to help Alan with his word salad.
74 6 "The Object of My Affection" Eric Stoltz David E. Kelley & Corinne Brinkerhoff November 6, 2007 (2007-11-06)
Alan attempts to prove that Patrice Kelly (Mare Winningham) was temporarily insane when she killed the man who murdered her daughter; everyone thinks Denny has finally lost it when he fires an associate lawyer for being fat; Jerry Espenson (who has Asperger syndrome) helps objectophile Leigh Swift (Mary Gross) (who also has Asperger syndrome) to locate her lost love – a utility box.
75 7 "Attack of the Xenophobes" John Terlesky David E. Kelley & Craig Turk November 13, 2007 (2007-11-13)
Alan helps Denny defend himself in court when he is sued for firing an associate for being fat; Whitney Rome and Katie Lloyd take on a murder case in which the DA plans to use a functional MRI as evidence to prove that the accused former cop is a racist; Carl Sack represents Clarence when he sues an online site for posting an unflattering video of him as "Clarice"; Jerry is overcome with anxiety when he feels it's time to give his very first kiss to former client Leigh, who, like he, has Asperger syndrome: she is an objectophile whom he has been dating; Alan mulls over the thought of having a real, adult relationship with Lorraine Weller.
76 8 "Oral Contracts" Eric Stoltz David E. Kelley & Corinne Brinkerhoff December 4, 2007 (2007-12-04)
Denny is arrested for solicitation – reminiscent of the Larry Craig scandal – and Alan defends him, with Carl Sack and Paul Lewiston keeping a close eye on the proceedings; Shirley goes up against Bethany when she represents a veteran radio shock jock who was fired for his antics; Whitney and Katie begin to suspect Lorraine is hiding a secret.
77 9 "No Brains Left Behind" Stephen Cragg Lawrence Broch & Susan Dickes & David E. Kelley December 11, 2007 (2007-12-11)
When her granddaughter is expelled for protesting the No Child Left Behind Act, Shirley and Whitney sue to get her back in; Alan and Denny sue the National Guard for failing to protect a famous pizza restaurant from a flood; Fearing she has violated a moral clause in her contract, Lorraine comes clean to Shirley about her past; Feeling ineffective, Carl tells Shirley he wants to go back to New York.
78 10 "Green Christmas" Lou Antonio David E. Kelley & Craig Turk & Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18)
Carl and Katie defend the firm after Denny lied to a client about the offices being 'green'; Leigh dumps Jerry for an iPhone; Alan takes on a bank threatening to foreclose Clarence's home; Carl makes a decision about Lorraine's future at the firm.
79 11 "Mad About You" Tom Verica David E. Kelley & Lawrence Broch January 15, 2008 (2008-01-15)
Denny takes on a high-profile murder case, refuses help from Alan and while Denny basks in the spotlight, Shirley Schmidt, Carl Sack and the rest of the firm fear the personal and professional embarrassment from Denny's latest crusade for relevancy; Jerry Espenson and Katie Lloyd are assigned to the case of a woman who wants to sue her husband's law firm for causing their divorce by advertising that divorce is the answer to all marital problems.
80 12 "Roe v. Wade, The Musical" Steve Robin David E. Kelley & Susan Dickes January 22, 2008 (2008-01-22)
Shirley and Katie represent Missy Tiggs (Meredith Patterson), who is being sued by Alan on behalf of a client who wants a court order for her to have an abortion; Jerry represents Leigh, who was fired for hugging one of her students.
81 13 "Glow In The Dark" Vondie Curtis-Hall David E. Kelley & Lawrence Broch February 12, 2008 (2008-02-12)
The firm represents Andrea, a sexually adventurous friend of Shirley's trying to prevent the construction of a nuclear power plant in her town and Shirley is shocked when opposing counsel turns out to be Jack Rice (Scott Bakula), an old flame; after having sex with a stranger, Denny asks Alan to agree to an intimate arrangement; when Leigh threatens Katie, Katie tries to convince Jerry that she is insane.
82 14 "Rescue Me" Mike Listo David E. Kelley & Corinne Brinkerhoff & Susan Dickes February 19, 2008 (2008-02-19)
The sexually adventurous Andrea once again secures the services of the firm and Carl Sack when she sues a company that was supposed to turn her mother's ashes into a diamond for misplacing the ashes and giving her a cubic zirconium instead; Katie Lloyd falls for a client with AIDS who is charged with check forgery; Clarence Bell takes on the case of a woman suing her pastor for causing her to lose her faith after he ends an affair with her; Whitney Rome sets out to sue a high school for causing the death of a woman's daughter who was sleep deprived due to a heavy school workload; Denny Crane and Alan Shore prepare to take the Coast Guard test.
83 15 "Tabloid Nation" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley April 8, 2008 (2008-04-08)
Alan and Jerry go up against Melvin Palmer (Christopher Rich) again when they represent Harry Beckham, a man suing a production company after his daughter was murdered following a talk show stunt; Shirley begins to suspect her friend, Ethan (Stephen Root), is unstable when she learns he has been arrested ten times for shooting seals in Boston Harbor; Denny, despite Sack's warnings, tries a stunt to win Shirley's affection; Lorraine suggests Alan see a psychiatrist after he tells her a dark childhood secret.
84 16 "The Mighty Rogues" Arlene Sanford David E. Kelley & Lawrence Broch & Jill Goldsmith (story)
David E. Kelley & Lawrence Broch (teleplay)
April 15, 2008 (2008-04-15)
Shirley and Denny visit her Alzheimer's stricken father after he breaks several ribs from jumping out his hospital room window. When the doctor refuses to place him on a morphine drip, Shirley takes him to court and has Alan represent her; Carl Sack and Lorraine represent Nantucket when they want to build a nuclear bomb for protection; Jerry's new girlfriend, Dana Strickland (Rachelle Lefevre), sues him for sexual assault.
85 17 "The Court Supreme" Robert Yanetti David E. Kelley & Jonathan Shapiro April 22, 2008 (2008-04-22)
Alan, Denny and Sack travel to the Supreme Court to argue a death penalty case on behalf of a man who raped a young girl; Lorraine divulges information about Jerry's new girlfriend, Dana, to Katie.
86 18 "Indecent Proposals" Mike Listo Craig Turk & Jill Goldsmith & David E. Kelley April 30, 2008 (2008-04-30)
When Shirley's nephew, a Democrat delegate, refuses to vote for Hillary Clinton despite her winning the popular vote in Massachusetts, Alan and Shirley sue the Democratic National Party to try and halt the abuse of power; Denny falls for a female rancher, Sunny Fields (Christine Ebersole) and asks Sack to represent her against the FDA to prevent the sale of cloned meat.
87 19 "The Gods Must Be Crazy" Jeff Bleckner David E. Kelley & Jill Goldsmith May 14, 2008 (2008-05-14)
Shirley and Carl represent Renee Winger (Missi Pyle) who wants to sue the Catholic church when they will not ordain her as a priest; when Dana is arrested for prostitution, she asks for Jerry's help, but Jerry and Katie face difficulty when the DA wants to flip Dana for her boss, Lorraine; Denny is approached by Paul Cruickshank (George Segal) on behalf of several high-ranking politicos who want him to run as a last minute Presidential candidate.
88 20 "Patriot Acts" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley & Jonathan Shapiro & Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver May 21, 2008 (2008-05-21)
Alan is approached by Judge Harvey Cooper (Anthony Heald) on behalf of Concord, Massachusetts, who want him to represent them in their attempt to secede from the United States. Alan takes the case, offending Denny, who appears in court representing the United States; Alan and Denny are accepted into the Coast Guard.

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