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Son of the Defender 

Denny is forced to recount a trial with his father from fifty years earlier when the victim's son--carrying a gun and wired to a bomb--returns demanding justice. Meanwhile, Alan is found in... See full summary »

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Denny is forced to recount a trial with his father from fifty years earlier when the victim's son--carrying a gun and wired to a bomb--returns demanding justice. Meanwhile, Alan is found in contempt of court again while defending his neighbor. Written by jgp3553@yahoo.com

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3 April 2007 (USA)  »

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Denny Crane is forced to recall a trial with his father where they defended a murder suspect. It includes flashbacks of a very young William Shatner as the son of Ralph Bellamy. The flashbacks are from a TV show called Studio One in Hollywood (1948), and the name of the two-part episode was Studio One in Hollywood: The Defender: Part 1 (1957). The Joseph Gordon character, played by James Keane on this show, was played by Steve McQueen in 1957. See more »

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Judge Floyd Hurwitz: Step up here, Counsel.
Alan Shore: This is never good when they ask me to step up.
Judge Floyd Hurwitz: You think I'm an idiot?
Alan Shore: Judge, I cannot be held accountable for what I do with straight lines lobbed right over the plate.
Judge Floyd Hurwitz: How would you like to be held in contempt, Mr. Wisenheimer?
Alan Shore: Again, Judge, that was a beach ball straight down the middle.
Judge Floyd Hurwitz: Two days. Put him in the same cell with his client. They can discuss her wedding plans.
Alan Shore: You can't plan a wedding in two days!
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A Classical episode and brilliant acting
23 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

There is no doubt that i am a fan of Boston Legal, even though it did start to make to much fun of itself and the legal practice by the end of the show 5th season. This episode takes us back to Danny Crane'first trial case, and the emotional stress that it caused not only to the patrons involved in the case, but also the beginning of the incredible career that Danny Crane had.

This episode was an amazing portrayal and evidence of how great of an actor William Shatner really is. The episode took archive footage from "Studio One in Hollywood" from the episode of "The defender Part one & two" it is great to see, how much William Shatner can embark and bring emotion two different characters but make them the same emotional traits with over 50 years of a gap "The Defender" aired 27th of Feb 1957, Boston Legal, Son of the Defender April 3, 2007

The story of the son plotting "Justice"/ revenge on the "killer" and Danny Crane was a brilliant story and executed very dramatically with less humor then usual for Boston Legal. The second story involving Alan Shore was less then exciting premises of a local politician being caught red handed with a prostitute, was not one of my favorite, The politicians was very over the top, but it didn't matter. This was Danny Cranes time to shine, and did he!!


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