Ally McBeal (1997–2002)
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The New Day 

John decides to leave the firm as a named partner and work part-time. Fish makes Ally partner. Nelle is upset. Ally reviews the books and discovers that Richard has been paying the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bethany Rooney

Writers:

David E. Kelley (created by), David E. Kelley

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Calista Flockhart ... Ally McBeal
Greg Germann ... Richard Fish
Jane Krakowski ... Elaine Vassal
Vonda Shepard ... Vonda Shepard
Portia de Rossi ... Nelle Porter
Regina Hall ... Corretta Lipp
Julianne Nicholson ... Jenny Shaw (credit only)
James Marsden ... Glenn Foy
Josh Hopkins ... Raymond Millbury
Hayden Panettiere ... Maddie Harrington
Peter MacNicol ... John Cage (credit only)
Jon Bon Jovi ... Victor Morrison
Julia Campbell ... Kelly Bridgeman
Albert Hall ... Judge Seymore Walsh
John Aylward ... Owen Cobb
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Storyline

John decides to leave the firm as a named partner and work part-time. Fish makes Ally partner. Nelle is upset. Ally reviews the books and discovers that Richard has been paying the employees out of his own pocket. Richard agrees to Ally's terms of working no later than 5:00pm, no weekends, and missing some days entirely. Ally tells Richard they need to let some people go. The realities of motherhood collide with Ally's fantasy of what motherhood is about. The show starts with Ally squeezing orange juice and milking a cow. Ally then fights with Maddie because Maddie doesn't want to go to school. Maddie tests Ally in several other ways. Ally over-involves herself by attending Maddie's class. Victor steps in and helps clear things up. Maddie has a bad day at school and Ally gives her bad advice for getting even. Victor offers to watch Maddie after school while Ally is at work. Ally comes home to a home-cooked meal made by Victor. Corretta defends Kelly Bridgeman, a junior attorney who ... Written by jsweeney42

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2002 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Ally McBeal: Prejudice comes in smooth reads, by the way, because bigots cannot spell.
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