Boston Legal: Oral Contracts
(S04E08) "No one takes Ann Coulter seriously." - Guy Flanders
Just when I thought the Star Trek jokes were through...
Remember the old days when Bill Shatner wanted nothing to do with his Sci-fi past? It's nice to see that a few years and an Emmy will soften even the hardest heart.
I can only guess that Denny's arrest for solicitation is DEK's effort to show "the other side." Is it really that easy for extraordinary bathroom behavior to be mistaken for cruising? I hope not, otherwise I'll have to curtail my mid morning respite/operettas at the office.
Robert Wuhl has been a favorite of mine since Hollywood Knights and I was pleased to see him again. Unfortunately I am completely over any stories about wacky deejays and their free speech rights. I have to agree with the station manager. If an an employee becomes cost-prohibitive, he gets the axe. As long as no contracts are broken and there's no discrimination involved, they have a right to fire anyone for any reason. More importantly, with satellite radio becoming more and more of a force to be reckoned with, Bob Binder could easily find another gig.
I was really hoping to see Rene Auberjonois but was initially confused as to why Paul was brought in for this particular case. After all Denny has actually done, is it this trumped-up charge that's finally going to take him down? I find that hard to swallow. What was actually fascinating to watch was the moment when Alan realized that he could lose and be responsible for ending his best friend's career over something he didn't even do.
I guess DEK just wanted to get all his favorites some work before he had to stop production. Loretta Devine and Meredith Eaton were both sights for sore eyes. Watching the two of them reminded me of the chemistry between Doug Wambaugh and Judge Bone on Picket Fences.
I got an early Festivus gift this year with the storyline about Katie's suspicions regarding Lorraine. Firstly, let's be realistic, if someone wants to get a new identity and start a new life, that's perfectly fine, for the most part. Unfortunately, one of the few professions where it's important to be truthful about your past is law. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't falsifying your credentials grounds for legal malpractice? Too bad they didn't stretch out the mystery a little bit. At least the fatwa gives me some semblance of a reason to care about Lorraine.
While I wasn't crazy about the cases in this episode, I did like the acting. I just hope I see more Larroquette before the repeats begin... Oh Crap! Oral contracts! I just got it! Well done, Mr. Kelley.
|Robert Wuhl||18 (9.6%)|
|Rene Auberjonois||68 (36.2%)|
|Loretta Devine||51 (27.1%)|
|Meredith Eaton||28 (14.9%)|
|Henry Gibson||23 (12.2%)|