Alan helps Denny fight for the right to take a still-unapproved Alzheimer's drug, Carl helps Catherine Piper sue the networks for ageism, and Jerry and Katie take a case involving "academic doping."

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As Denny finds out he's in the early stages of Alzheimer's, he also learns that there may be a drug not available to him that may prolong his life. Katie and Jerry agree to help a client get back into Harvard after admitting to academic doping. Catherine Piper returns, out of sheer boredom, to be a pain in Carl's side while Shirley is away. Written by Moviedude1

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Catherine Piper's cell phone ringtone is the theme from The Practice (1997), the show from which Boston Legal is a spin-off. See more »

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Denny Crane: [Discussing their upcoming case - and the series finale] Hey, maybe I'll retire after this.
Alan Shore: Don't be ridiculous...
Denny Crane: Well, what better way to go out? My last case - in front of the Supreme Court. Now there's a finale, Alan.
Alan Shore: They should put it on TV.
Denny Crane: We'd get ratings.
Alan Shore: If they promoted us. Of course, I think there's a law against promoting us.
Denny Crane: Seems to be.
Alan Shore: [Later in scene] Oh, won't they be so happy to see us again?
Denny Crane: The rematch.
Alan Shore: [laughs] The rematch.
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Clip of Candace Bergen
3 January 2009 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

Towards the end of the episode, Denny is having a flashback of a younger Candace Bergen swimming. I'm curious to know where that clip is from.

Oh, yeah, I'm over 50, too. (LOL) I was glad to see Judge Clark Brown's ruling in Katherine's case.

One of the things I've always loved about Boston Legal is the consistent 'violation' of the 4th wall. I've always wondered how David Kelley was consistently able to mock the networks without any repercussions. But then again, the show was ultimately canceled, so I guess I got my answer.

I for one, will miss the brilliance of this show. It entertained, made me think, sparked debates, and more. Sure the show was definitely geared towards the left, but I thought that it treated both the left and right with respect.


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