Boston Legal: The Verdict
(S03E06) Ewwwww! If you watched this week's episode of Boston Legal, then you absolutely know what I'm talking about. If you haven't watched it yet, well, let's just say the reaction is from something that happened at the end of Scott Little's trial. I'll reveal it at the end of the post. So, beware the spoiler alert!
Before we continue with Jeffrey Coho and the trial of Scott Little, I want to talk about the subplot of this week's show, which involved Alan Shore's feelings of sexual insecurity with Sally Heep (guest star Lake Bell). It had absolutely, totally no redeeming value to this week's episode. It just seemed to be filler to what the meat of the episode was about. If they had nothing better than that to fill the remaining time on the show, then they should have taken the subplot out and focused on the secondary characters. Being a fan of the show, and a fan of James Spader's Alan Shore, I was disappointed with the whole thing.
Now that I have that out of the way, let's talk about the trial.
All illusion of Jeffrey being the next Alan Shore went out the window with this episode. The man is ruthless! He grilled everyone on the stand who he needed to cross-examine. When he crossed Dr. Zachary Simon, the man who gave the police a tape of Scott Little saying he wanted to kill the woman he was having an affair with, he asked if it was true he had kissed Gina Gershon (something he had told Claire Simms). Coho actually got an affidavit signed by Gina Gershon saying that she had never met Simon, which pretty much shot down the doctor's credibility.
He even went a bit Perry Mason on Scott's mother. While on the witness stand he accused her of being in love with her son, having sexual relations with him, and then killing the woman Scott was having a relationship with. When it all occurred I really thought Coho believed it was all true. Turns out, it was all staged between Coho and the mother. Pretty savvy, yet dangerous, on his part.
Okay spoiler alert here! By planting the seed that Scott's mother was the murderer, and adding that the police did a terrible job at investigation, the jury ruled Scott not guilty on all counts. Well, um, it turns out that Scott wasn't as innocent as we thought, because his mother did murder the woman he was having an affair with (which you kind of saw coming) and was, er, in love with her son. They proved this with a open-mouth kiss that took place while Jeffrey was out placating the press. Ewwww! Okay, spoiler over.
Very few laughs this episode, which was just fine. The only real significant one was at the end of the show between Denny and Alan. Once again, Bethany Horowitz turned up without Denny even knowing she was around. They can do this for the entire season and it will still be funny.
All right, next week it looks like we lighten things up a bit. I'm going to take a shower now to wash the image of mother and son in an open-mouth kiss. Brr!