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Ellenor Frutt (Character)
from "The Practice" (1997)

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"The Practice: Race Ipsa Loquitor (#4.15)" (2000)
Bobby Donnell: Richard Bay's the D.A. on... Clyde Miller.
[So it's true]
Ellenor Frutt: Oh, my God.
Lucy Hatcher: Tell me.
Bobby Donnell: In my office.
Jimmy Berluti: I can't. They transfer Henry back to the courthouse. I have to go...
Bobby Donnell: [Bobby doesn't care] In my office.

Lucy Hatcher: [Ellenor got back to the law offices and slams the door closed. Lucy raised her hands] I didn't do anything.
Ellenor Frutt: Where's Jimmy?
Jimmy Berluti: Right here. What?
Ellenor Frutt: You signed-off on murder two with Clyde Miller just like that?
Jimmy Berluti: We had to take it or leave. One time offer.
Ellenor Frutt: So why did you take it?
Jimmy Berluti: Because he was looking at first degree.
Ellenor Frutt: We still could have tried the thing.
Jimmy Berluti: And lost.
Ellenor Frutt: But maybe won. There evidence...
Jimmy Berluti: Oh, please.
Ellenor Frutt: Jimmy, there were no witnesses. I just beat a much tougher case on this one a month ago with Darryl Hutchins.

Bobby Donnell: [Bobby finds out what's with the noise] What's going?
Ellenor Frutt: Clyde Miller. He just copped to second degree.
Jimmy Berluti: There were no rabbits to pull on this one, Ellenor, they had them dead to center.
[Telephone ringing. Lucy answer the phone]
Ellenor Frutt: Even so, Jimmy, this seems a little rush, and since I am second chair. I think you could have run this by me before...
Jimmy Berluti: I didn't think you wanted to be bothered.
Lucy Hatcher: [Lucy got a telephone call and she has some good news in the results] Okay. Good news. Henry passed the polygraph.
Jimmy Berluti: He did?
Lucy Hatcher: Yes. They transfer him to the courthouse.
Bobby Donnell: What's he taking the polygraph for?
Jimmy Berluti: Richard Bay, I worked with him up last night. He said if he passed the lie detector, he endorsed his release.
Bobby Donnell: Bay's going to recommend release now?
Jimmy Berluti: He said a polygraph will sell him.

"The Practice: Poor Richard's Almanac (#5.21)" (2001)
Bobby Donnell: We can't put him up there.
Jackson 'Jackie' Cahill: It's still an alibi. They can't prove he's lying, which he isn't.
Ellenor Frutt: They wouldn't have to prove he's lying. He looks like it, he sounds like it, he - he personifies dishonesty, and by putting him up there, we would be helping the prosecution, trust me.
Jackson 'Jackie' Cahill: Why the hell didn't you protect him? You should have been objecting or something.
Bobby Donnell: The questions weren't objectionable, and it was a discovery. Look, 30 years is better than life, if it's still on the table.
Jackson 'Jackie' Cahill: No!
Bobby Donnell: Try to get this - we got no rabbits to pull.
Jackson 'Jackie' Cahill: What about your plan "b" strategy?
Bobby Donnell: A witness saw you pull the trigger. Plus this DA and he knows us. And I know him, he is not going to drop the ball. We cannot win this case.
Jackson 'Jackie' Cahill: All right. Let me think about. Can I think about it?
Bobby Donnell: We're not scheduled to go again till tomorrow, so, yeah.
Bobby Donnell: Take the night.
Ellenor Frutt: Look, we don't like you, which is true. You think because we don't like you, we are not doing everything we possibly can, which is not true.
Jackson 'Jackie' Cahill: Okay. Okay.

Bobby Donnell: In his own garage?
Helen Gamble: Yes. I assuming that you gave him no indication.
Bobby Donnell: Of course not.
Helen Gamble: Does he know that knocking off the D.A. won't do much good? We do have more.
Bobby Donnell: We may have led him to believe that this particular D.A. was a nemesis. We will set him straight on that.
Ellenor Frutt: What an idiot.
Bobby Donnell: And so where are we?
Helen Gamble: Richard's bent on continuing. And you know him. Now you will have a conversation with your client.
Bobby Donnell: Oh, yes.

Jackson 'Jackie' Cahill: I'm as shocked as you are.
Bobby Donnell: Don't give me that.
Ellenor Frutt: Are you that stupid? You think killing the district attorney will actually help you?
Jackson 'Jackie' Cahill: I will never hurt anybody, Ms. Frutt, but you know what? Our relationship is so deteriorating here, that maybe you two should get off this case. I should find myself new representation.
Ellenor Frutt: So you can buy time? Time to execute the witness?
Bobby Donnell: We'd love to get off, Jackie, but the judge will never let that happened, not at this point.
Jackson 'Jackie' Cahill: If you told him that your disgust prevents you from doing you best work.
Bobby Donnell: The problem is I do my best work with disgusting client. We're stuck with each other. The trial is going on. There's plenty more district attorneys where Richard Bay came from, so going after him will get you nothing.
Jackson 'Jackie' Cahill: Nothing? No. You underestimate the value of a smile. It's the simple pleasures, counsel.

"Boston Public: Chapter Thirteen (#1.13)" (2001)
Steven Harper: I understand you've had a tragedy with one of your partners and these aren't the happiest of times, but if you think you can intimidate me, not gonna happen.
Ellenor Frutt: You project nicely. You don't need to be in my face, but while you're here, look into my eyes. Do I look scared? And by the way, you're not better looking up close.
Susan Gallipagamus: All right, enough with the chest thumping.

"The Practice: The Return of Joey Heric (#6.18)" (2002)
Eugene Young: Wait, wait, wait... you went to law school, took the bar exam.
Joey Heric: It was my therapist's idea. He thought one way of weaning myself off of killing people was to help others who did get away with it. I've got a case now. That's why I'm here.
Bobby Donnell: What kind of case?
Joey Heric: Homicide! The problem I'm having is this... I think the kid might actually be innocent. And as good as I am, my conscience says I should bring someone else on board with experience.
Ellenor Frutt: So, in addition to getting a law degree, you also picked up a conscience?
Joey Heric: Drives like new, hardly any miles on it.

"The Practice: Eyewitness (#6.10)" (2002)
Ellenor Frutt: [talking to her client, Maynard Parish, in his jail cell] You promised me you'd stop shoplifting!
Maynard Parish: I didn't boost nothin'... I'm innocent this time!
Ellenor Frutt: You're innocent...
Maynard Parish: Yes!
Ellenor Frutt: You had the stereo in your coat.
Maynard Parish: That was a present for my mom's birthday. No... h-h-how can it be stealin' if it's for someone else?
Ellenor Frutt: OK... THAT'S a defense we're NOT putting on.