Denny takes Alan fishing to Nimmo Bay to help him get over his breakup with Tara. Sara and Garrett target the lawyer of Denise's husband, a priest, to settle the divorce. Catherine Piper confesses that she murdered Bernhard.



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Denny takes Alan fishing to Nimmo Bay to help him get over his breakup with Tara. Sara and Garrett target the lawyer of Denise's husband, a priest, to settle the divorce. Catherine Piper confesses that she murdered Bernhard.

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11 October 2005 (USA)  »

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In the episode "Finding Nimmo" there is a reference to William Shatner's career in Star Trek. While resting in the cabin, Alan Shore (James Spader) mentions to Denny (Shatner) that there are parasites called "Cling ons". Denny reacts with a shocked look and says "Did you say Klingons?" There are also other references to Star Trek in other episodes. Some examples being Denny's cell phone and a metal detector making the communicator chirp and Denny saying "What am I supposed to do, beam to Boston everyday?" See more »


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Boston Legal - Finding Nimmo
22 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think there are some clever winks to us considering William Shatner's casting (he plays this very pro-materialistic, conservative, gun-loyal, profit-loving, pro-oil-drilling rich fat cat reputed lawyer that bangs the Pro-America drum when in fact he's almost right the opposite…including being from Canada!), including the nickname of a fish lice killing wild salmon at Nimmo Lake in a Canadian camp called "cling-ons"! When Shatner reacts to that turn of description ("Did you say, "Klingons?"), it just made my day! This episode has two running subplots with a third working as a male-bonding vacation: Denise's attorney-lackeys (Justin Mentell and Ryan Michelle Bathe) work on the reverend lawyer (Kurt Fuller) representing her money-grubbing golf bum husband hoping to get a nice alimony in a divorce settlement, while Catherine (Betty White) goes to Shirley (Candice Bergin) about her killing Bernie.

Bathe will work to exploit Fuller's weakness in the flesh (he has three sexual harassment claims in his past), as Mentell hopes to record this at the benefit of their boss! Denny (Shatner) takes Alan (James Spader) on the salmon fishing trip to get his mind off of his deteriorating relationship (and ultimate break-up) with Tara (Rhona Mitra). When Alan starts catching salmon (flyfishing taught to him on this very trip…talk about beginner's luck!) hand over fist, Denny starts to get jealous as he can't even get the fish to bite! The "bed scene" is priceless! Meanwhile, Shirley approaches her team about Catherine's chances in court. Catherine wants Alan to represent her, but while he is away with Denny, Shirley will work on her behalf…the firm's main vocal protector, Paul (Rene Auberjonois), insists that Catherine turn herself in and save Crane, Poole, & Schmidt from damaging scrutiny (the idea of the firm harboring the secret of a murderer among them—particularly the murder of a client of theirs—doesn't bode well for those working in said firm). While this episode is rather relaxed in its melodramatic story arcs (besides the Bernie murder case), you do get the usually awesome Alan Shore closing argument: the lice-killing-the-salmon monologue is a knockout! It will certainly be fun seeing Alan trying to help Catherine escape a jail term in which the deck seems certainly not stacked in her favor!

The cherry on the ice cream sundae of this episode is the verbal sparring that often results in age-insult daggers between Betty White and Candice Bergin. Betty White getting arrested, having photos taken, and seen in a prison suit, in a cell is just too surreal!

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