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Season 8

28 Sep. 2003
We the People
As the 8th season begins, nothing in the firm is as we remember. Bobby, Linsay, Rebecca and Lucy are all gone, leaving Ellenor, Eugene and Jimmy at the helm. Ellenor also hires an old friend, attorney Alan Shore, recently fired from his firm for embezzlement. Jimmy and and Eugene defend a woman who killed a drug dealer in her neighborhood in cold blood, desperate to stop him from selling drugs to children. Ellenor and Jaimie defend a man accused of killing his wife and unborn child, but begin to suspect he is actually protecting the real killer.
 
5 Oct. 2003
The Chosen
Alan takes the case of a lawyer (Sharon Stone), who was fired for being cuckoo. Stanfield (Chris O'Donnell, takes the stand but doesn't come off well, but appears innocent when his daughter exposes a secret.
 
12 Oct. 2003
Cause of Action
Alan invites Shelia (Sharon Stone) to join the practice. Brad Stanfield shocks Ellen with the truth. She conveys it to Alan, who takes it to the D.A., thereby risking disbarment.
 
19 Oct. 2003
Blessed Are They
Alan defends a man arrested for his attraction to public toilets. Brad Stanfield's attorney moves to suppress the truth about his client. Sheila defends a taxidermist who has stuffed his mother's head, and believes the head is Saint Katherine. Tara promises Roland Huff that she and Eugene will get him out of jail. Alan tells Sheila she has to leave the firm.
 
26 Oct. 2003
The Heat of Passion
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2 Nov. 2003
The Lonely People
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9 Nov. 2003
Rape Shield
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23 Nov. 2003
Concealing Evidence
Alan Shore hacks into opposing counsel's computer to win a settlement for a client suing a drug manufacturer for causing her husband's suicide; Shore hides a murder weapon to protect a mentally unbalanced client accused of murder.
 
30 Nov. 2003
Victims' Rights
Alan Shore defends a twelve-year-old girl who is trying to escape an arranged marriage in her home country. Meanwhile, Eugene tries to help a man who is seeking justice for the brutal murder of his wife.
 
7 Dec. 2003
Equal Justice
Alan Shore uses unorthodox tactics when he's appointed by the court to defend a young man accused of murder. Meanwhile, Tara must try her first case when she's thrown into covering Shore's previously scheduled client.
 
11 Jan. 2004
Police State
After a policeman is shot to death, Jamie and Tara arrive at the hospital where the suspect is being treated, and are shocked to find the police torturing him for information. But the real shock is when they discover no one seems to have the authority or the willingness to put a stop to it.
 
18 Jan. 2004
Avenging Angels
Jimmy and Jamie defend an elderly man, retired dock worker Walter Josephson, who is accused of killing a member of the local Irish mob, and Alan Shore agrees to help his friend Dwight Haber - by any means necessary - who discovers his lawyer wife Eve is cheating on him.
 
25 Jan. 2004
Going Home
Alan returns to his childhood home of Dedham, Mass. to defend a childhood friend; Paul Stewart who is wanted for the brutal murder of the town party girl. Alan tries to come to terms with secrets of his Dedham past, and learns that when it comes to going home, nothing ever changes; nothing stays the same.
 
22 Feb. 2004
Pre-Trial Blues
An ongoing, sensational murder case besets Shore with pre-trial anxieties centering on jury selection; a hostile judge; a priest's confession; and suspicions of malpractice that involve a manipulative witness for the prosecution.
 
7 Mar. 2004
Mr. Shore Goes to Town
Shore plays hardball to defend his client, exposing a priest friend's secret, as well as the affair he had with the accused's mother.
 
14 Mar. 2004
In Good Conscience
Eugene and Jimmy conspire to get rid of Shore without telling Ellen. Jamie sues a hospital for negligence in the death of a pregnant woman.
 
21 Mar. 2004
War of the Roses
Shore sabotages the firm's computers, and he hires Crane, Poole and Schmidt to sue them for wrongful termination. Alan meets Denny Crane (William Shatner) for the first time. Ellen defends a woman who slapped a cop.
 
28 Mar. 2004
The Case Against Alan Shore
The firm fights Shore and Denny Crane in court. Ellen tries to re-hire Tara to get her back on the side of the firm.
 
18 Apr. 2004
The Firm
Friction at the firm gets to Jimmy, who's torn between loyalties and principles. Meanwhile, tension besets Shore as he crosses swords with his brilliant but erratic new boss, whose behavior raises questions of competence.
 
25 Apr. 2004
Comings and Goings
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2 May 2004
New Hoods on the Block
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16 May 2004
Adjourned (a.k.a. Cheers)
Eugene becomes a Superior Court Judge, and is furious when his first case includes Alan Shore. Shore tries to fend off the advances of a co-worker, and Bobby Donnell tries to sidestep a final farewell party with the members of the practice.
 

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