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(1997–2002)

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2002

7 Jan. 2002
Playing with Matches
With Jenny's mother's wedding approaching, Richard is trying one last time to get with her, while Ally is concerned about all men's philandering ways and may have lost all hope for love. Meanwhile, Kimmie needs John's help to sue a matchmaker who has declared that there is nobody on this planet to love her. Kimmie brings out John's lip twitch and Coretta brings out his anger when she attempts to introduce surprises in the courtroom.
 
14 Jan. 2002
Blowin' in the Wind
A wayward wind blows Ally's hat, causing it to land on a post with a "For Sale" sign. The house is in probate and the bank is anxious to sell it, so Ally buys it. Ally defends a man who is addicted to his wife's happiness, so he commits larceny in order to obtain gifts for his wife. Jenny's neck is hurt, so Corretta recommends a chiropractor who has a vibrating chair that induces orgasms in women.
 
21 Jan. 2002
One Hundred Tears
The staff visit matchmaker Harriet Pumple, who matches Elaine with Victor Morrison. Victor talks to Ally about dumping Elaine. John Cage walks out of the initial session, and later the staff and Harriet do an intervention in his office and sing "We've Got to Get You a Woman". Ally defends a man who is dying of cancer and wants to fly off of his roof using custom-made wings.
 
4 Feb. 2002
A Kick in the Head
Maddie Harrington shows up on Ally's doorstep and announces she is Ally's daughter. Ally had donated an egg for a study years ago, and the clinic accidentally gave them to a man named Robert Harrington. Maddie had run away from her aunt Bonnie Boone, who shows up to bring her home. Bonnie sings TV show themes at the bar. Ally and Bonnie argue, and later that evening over-hears Maddie and Victor talking about Maddie's feelings. Everyone decides that Maddie will stay with Ally on a trial basis. Richard Fish defends his first murder case. The defendant killed his wife by...
 
11 Feb. 2002
The New Day
John decides to leave the firm as a named partner and work part-time. Fish makes Ally partner. Nelle is upset. Ally reviews the books and discovers that Richard has been paying the employees out of his own pocket. Richard agrees to Ally's terms of working no later than 5:00pm, no weekends, and missing some days entirely. Ally tells Richard they need to let some people go. The realities of motherhood collide with Ally's fantasy of what motherhood is about. The show starts with Ally squeezing orange juice and milking a cow. Ally then fights with Maddie because Maddie ...
 
18 Feb. 2002
Woman
In her first duty as senior partner at Fish, Cage & McBeal, Ally has to fire someone. It goes even worse than she expected when Jenny takes it personally and Glenn takes the stand that if she goes, he goes. Nelle does not get fired but Ally makes her sing at the bar and her plan of deception backfires once Richard hires Claire Otoms as a secretary. At home, Ally has to deal with Maddie's first sleepover and leans on Victor for support.
 
25 Feb. 2002
Homecoming
An old woman shows up at Ally's house and mistakes Victor as the former tenant and her soul mate. Ally, concerned that somebody might be able to come and take Maddie away, decides they need to get DNA tests done, but then fails to recognize the cause of Maddie's recent outbursts at school and home. After the loss of Glenn and Jenny, Ally extends a job offer to Raymond but only on the basis that he is not allowed to act like a misogynistic, chauvinistic pig.
 
4 Mar. 2002
Heart and Soul
Ally tries teaching her daughter some moral lessons but they backfire when Maddie suggests that Ally and Victor should be a couple. Richard and Raymond are defending a teenage girl with a heart defect who is trying to get a healthy heart from her father, a convicted felon.
 
15 Apr. 2002
Love Is All Around: Part 1
The firm has a new case where they up against a formidable young lawyer named Lolita ('Christina Ricci'). Concerned about her reputation, Nelle and Richard are off to a Mexican restaurant to retrieve their own Biscuit, John Cage. Ally is attempting to hire a top billing lawyer Todd (Matthew Perry) but she's concerned about the lack of action in her and Victor's relationship and has decided that Todd is attracted to her.
 
15 Apr. 2002
Love Is All Around: Part 2
John is up against Lolita (real name Liza) in court but he has met his match when the young vixen ups the ante of his usual tricks. Todd reminds Ally of Larry and as she tries to pick a fight with Victor she ends up in the arms of Todd. Claire Otoms' wedding is put on hold when the firm decides she needs a pre-nup, but Coretta is off to play matchmaker again.
 
22 Apr. 2002
Tom Dooley
John extended an offer of employment to Liza and she is happy to join the firm with a hire of her own, Wilson. Wilson recruits Nelle to join him in playing cold and dirty lawyer tricks with a sexual harassment case. Liza and John are defending a polygamist who isn't satisfied with only one husband.
 
29 Apr. 2002
Another One Bites the Dust
Ally represents Victor when he's sued by an ex-girlfriend, and is appalled to discover that Victor created a painting of her... complete with cellulite.
 
6 May 2002
What I'll Never Do for Love Again
When Fish's father is sued for sexual harassment, Fish's mother asks for a divorce; Elaine has high hopes when she tries out for a role in A Chorus Line; Fish finds himself increasingly drawn to Liza.
 
13 May 2002
All of Me
The attorneys represent a woman with a split personality: the submissive Helen, who's deeply in love with her husband; and the aggressive Helena, who wants a divorce.
 
20 May 2002
Bygones
When Maddie suffers a nervous breakdown, Ally decides to move to New York, leading to tearful goodbyes with her friends; Fish and Liza decide to wed.
 

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