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1999

11 Jan. 1999
In Dreams
Ally's favorite teacher from high school is dying, but she has a wonderful dream life which she would like to remain in. Ally decides to get a court order to force the hospital to put her into a coma. But things get complicated for Ally when she realizes that her teacher's doctor is Greg Butters. John pushes Nelle to the breaking point over his unwillingness to move their relationship into a physical one.
 
18 Jan. 1999
Love Unlimited
Richard and Ally passionately defend a woman whose husband is seeking an annulment to their 9-year marriage. Ally has a horrible nightmare that she was named Professional Woman of the Year and Time magazine put her as the face of feminism - ugh, how disgusting! Ling tries to get Richard to consider something other than sex for their relationship, while Nelle is still trying to get John to consider sex for theirs. But is it possible John has missed out on his one true love?
 
8 Feb. 1999
Angels and Blimps
When Ally is visiting Greg in the hospital, she meets a boy dying of leukemia who wants to sue God. But Ling shows up, and then the gang at Cage & Fish learn something pretty surprising about her. Richard and John are up to their usual antics in court against Renee when they're defending a man who has been accused of attempted murder.
 
15 Feb. 1999
Pyramids on the Nile
Richard hires Ling, and Billy, Ally and Georgia want to band together so they don't lose the firm to Ling, but Billy and Ally seem to be forming their own coalition as the lines of their friendship blur. John and Nelle make a name for the firm as they take on another big profile sexual harassment case.
 
22 Feb. 1999
Sideshow
Ally frets over her kiss with Billy, and tries to figure out what it says about her and Billy, and also about her and Greg. But in Tracey's office, there's a showdown between Billy and Ally and their true feelings are forced to come out.
 
1 Mar. 1999
Sex, Lies and Politics
Although Ally has finalized things with Billy, now she's trying to patch things up with Greg, but the jealousy gets to both of them. John and Ling are in court together in a case against a Senator, and John trains Ling on his usual tricks.
 
5 Apr. 1999
Civil War
In court, John and Ally are arguing against Richard and Georgia. This creates civil unrest in the firm, as well as a girl-on-girl-on-girl-on-girl cat fight.
 
19 Apr. 1999
Those Lips, That Hand
John and Ally are on a murder case, but to Ally turning 29 is much, much worse. John is turning 35 and decides he wants to live life on the edge; Nelle gives him a birthday present he'll never forget. Richard wants to break-up with Ling since she won't have sex, but he finds a way to tease her.
 
26 Apr. 1999
Let's Dance
With the help of Barry White, John has changed. Nelle doesn't see it, but Renee does and agrees to go on a date with him. Billy and Georgia go to couples therapy, but even there they have to invite Ally in. Richard and Nelle are defending a firm that doesn't hire women, John joins them but he has a hard time understanding or accepting the case. Elaine is competing in a dance contest but needs a last minute partner. Turns out that Ling knows how to tango, but being nice is much more difficult for her.
 
3 May 1999
Only the Lonely
Elaine's face bra invention should make her rich and famous, instead she has to get a lawyer. Ally defends her, but she's the only one who believes her. Billy comes off as a chauvinistic pig as he defends a man in a sexual harassment case. John seeks advice from Richard and Ally to try and get Nelle back, but when she agrees to go out with him, she actually wants to leave the building.
 
10 May 1999
The Green Monster
Ally misses Greg, but when her loneliness gives Ling a headache, Ling hires one of her escorts (a really, really attractive one) for Ally. Ally embarks on a game of jealousy with Greg that ends up involving the whole firm, especially John - even though he's currently in court. He and Richard are exasperatedly trying to defend a volatile wife. Billy becomes an over-protective husband when Georgia starts dressing sexy around the office.
 
17 May 1999
Love's Illusions
Ally and John are defending a woman who has created her perfect man in her head. The case causes big problems for Ally as she starts seeing Al Green and doesn't know if he is real or not. It also causes big problems for John as he finds himself in jail. Ling finally agrees to have sex with Richard, but now he's the one with the problem and seeks pharmaceutical help. Meanwhile, Billy and Georgia's sex life has gone straight to the toilets, literally.
 
24 May 1999
I Know Him by Heart
Ally has retreated to her room where she is still seeing Al Green who can sing her life. Her neediness angers Nelle who is upset that John can connect to her inner world. Ally decides she's going to become a dating machine, but it causes a whole lot of awkwardness when Margaret Camaro shows up in the office, especially when Ling as lined up a parade of men for Ally to choose from.
 
25 Oct. 1999
Car Wash
It's the season of over-sexed women at Cage & Fish. Ally has just had a spontaneous sexual fling in a car wash, her client's minister won't perform her wedding because of a last-minute affair, Nelle has sexual fantasies, and Renee and Whipper are using their womanly ways in hiring for their new firm. Ally can help her client get her wedding back on, but she may be more helpful in calling it off, and off again. Elaine (and Barry White) help John find his innate sexiness within.
 
1 Nov. 1999
Buried Pleasures
Ally and Ling decide to try and be friends, but lesbian urges over-take them and they decide to have a little fun. When John learns what Nelle's fantasy is, they are both in for a world of shock. Billy has two clients both defending sexual harassment charges and he teams up with Renee in court, but Renee takes him to task for his sexist views.
 
8 Nov. 1999
Seeing Green
Tracey's replacement, Dr. Flott, is a pill-pushing septuagenarian, and thinks Ally needs to be on Prozac. Everybody agrees, but is Ally ready to let Al Green go? Nelle and John defend a high school boy who kissed a girl; John sees himself in the boy, and doesn't think that Nelle has any compassion in her. Billy joins a club of like-minded men, but Georgia isn't very understanding.
 
15 Nov. 1999
Heat Wave
There's a new Billy in town and he's not foolin' 'round, so Georgia meets an older man at the bar. Homewrecker Ally is back when she is sued by former client, Risa. Whipper and Renee try to defend her, but when all possible resolutions seem to lead through Joel, Ally could find herself in deep financial trouble. Richard and John are concerned that they don't know how please their women in bed.
 
22 Nov. 1999
Troubled Water
It's Thanksgiving, and Ally has invited everybody to her place, but the number of affairs that have occurred is too much for Ally to handle. In Tracey's office, Ally tries to work things out between her parents and between her and her father. Meanwhile, Georgia has given up on Billy, and Richard seeks comfort with Whipper.
 
29 Nov. 1999
Changes
Billy and John are in a high-profile sexual harassment case. John is humiliated and extremely agitated when his stuttering airs on television and he gets fired from the case when his tricks malfunction. While Billy might go too far with the client, Mrs. Jones, Georgia moves on, in more ways than one. Richard and Ling try to have an actual conversation about the future of their relationship.
 
13 Dec. 1999
Saving Santa
It's the "new" Christmas, where an over-weight Santa is fired and put on trial. But with Renee and Georgia versus John and Ally, the court room becomes a crying and screaming match. Ally keeps seeing a younger version of herself and decides she needs to try and save Billy and Georgia.
 
20 Dec. 1999
Blue Christmas
Elaine becomes a mother when she finds a real, live baby abandoned in a Christmas nativity display. She wants to keep him and with the support of the entire office, she, Ally and John fight a tough court battle. In preparation for the Christmas party, Elaine convinces Ally to sing a sexy song but Richard and Billy have their reservations.
 

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