Ally McBeal: Season 1, Episode 20

The Inmates (27 Apr. 1998)

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Billy tries to get the firm into homicide law, something Ally has trouble coping with. Ally also needs to defend Renee who broke a man's neck.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Connell ...
Dr. Peters
Michael Rivers
Judge Elizabeth Witt


A rich client might have just killed her husband. Ally is scared of murderers, Billy wants to get into criminal law, but John and Richard want to outsource the case to another firm. Elaine is attracted to Bobby Donnell, the lawyer brought in for the case, but he is exasperated with the childishness of Cage & Fish. Meanwhile, Renee's overt sexuality could land in her a lot of trouble. Written by napierslogs

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Season 1's 20th episode "The Inmates" was a crossover with the hit legal drama "The Practice". Featuring Dylan McDermott, Steve Harris and Camryn Manheim from that show, the storyline was completed in "The Practice" episode "Axe Murderer" which guest starred Calista Flockhart and Gil Bellows. Dylan McDermott reappeared in "Ally McBeal"s season finale "These Are the Days". See more »


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