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Series cast summary:
...  Ally McBeal 112 episodes, 1997-2002
...  Richard Fish 112 episodes, 1997-2002
...  Elaine Vassal 112 episodes, 1997-2002
...  Vonda Shepard 109 episodes, 1997-2002
...  John Cage 103 episodes, 1997-2002
...  Renee Raddick 91 episodes, 1997-2002
...  Nelle Porter 89 episodes, 1998-2002
...  Ling Woo 74 episodes, 1998-2002
...  Georgia Thomas 69 episodes, 1997-2002
...  Billy Thomas 68 episodes, 1997-2002
...  Judge Seymore Walsh 51 episodes, 1998-2002
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Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy to Harvard law school despite having no interest in law. But when Billy chose to pursue a career in law away from Ally, their relationship came to an end. In the present, an old classmate of Ally's named Richard Fish gives Ally a job at his law firm, where Billy and his new wife are also working. This puts Ally in a predicament since she still has feelings for Billy which she's laboring to get over. At the office, Ally puts up with a nosy, gossiping secretary named Elaine, and an oddball lawyer named John Cage never seems to lose a case. At home, Ally's friend and house-mate Renée regularly advises her on her love life. The series follows Ally's trials and tribulations in life through her eyes, and caricaturizes her personal thoughts and fantasies. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.cyberverse.com>

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[catch-phrases]
Richard Fish: Bygones.
Richard Fish: Fishism.
Richard Fish: Vulgarism.
Richard Fish: Bugger.
Richard Fish: Ouch!
Richard Fish: Kidding.
Richard Fish: No biggie.
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Searchin' My Soul
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I'm in the middle of season four as i write these words. It's been a few years since the last time i watched Ally McBeal but somehow it was time again to visit the old gang at Cage & Fish.

I absolutely fell in love with this show, it's characters and story's a few years ago and I'm falling in love all over again. This show, it's heart, gentleness and (sometimes)idealistic look at life and love can get me to weep like a little schoolgirl (and I'm a man, age 32).

The story's about fulfilled and unfulfilled dreams, lost loves, Christmas spirit, special friendships,The passing of time and meandering moments, etc. have me glued to my television once again.


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