Boston Legal: Season 1, Episode 17

Death Be Not Proud (20 Mar. 2005)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zeke Borns
A.D.A. Glenn Jackson
Judge Lance Abrams
Judge Christopher Serra
Attorney Gerald Litman
Miriam Watson


Alan assist Chelina in Texas, where a former client is getting executed while he is maybe innocent. Denny and Shirley represent an old friend of theirs when she is charged with having sexual encounters for a fee. Lori files a complaint about Denny. Written by bd

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Shore gets a hula girl to take a message to the governor of Texas in order to save a death row inmate. The governor was in Hawaii at the time. If the governor is out of state, he has no power to give a stay. Shore should have gone to see the Lt. governor who was the acting governor See more »


Denny Crane: [thoughtfully says] Judge Brown
Shirley Schmidt: Come again?
Denny Crane: I don't like it when you say that, Shirley. It puts pressure on me.
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Spader out does himself.
13 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alan Shore travels to Texas with an associate (Kerry Washington) in an attempt to save the life of a young man on death row. James Spader's performance in this episode most certainly won him this particular Emmy Award. Thanks to his monumental performance and a courageous teleplay, this is one of the finest hours of television I have seen. David E. Kelly should certainly be credited for modernizing television in the 90's. However, in the year 2006 his particular brand of television has felt somewhat antiquated to me. The new milenium has belonged to new titans such as Aaron Sorkin, JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Ronald Moore. However, to this day, there is one thing that NO ONE has been able to take away from Kelly: he writes INCREDIBLE material for his actors. More actors have won Emmy Awards speaking words written by David Kelly than perhaps anyone else working in television today. The work WILLIAM SHATNER and JAMES SPADER do on this show week in and week out is extraordinary. If BOSTON LEGAL did more episodes like this it would most certainly put Kelly back on top.

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