Boston Legal: The Mighty Rogues
(S04E16) "During the strike, I fell in love." Jerry Espenson
I think I have finally figured out how Crane, Poole & Schmidt can justify keeping so many nutcases on staff. It's because there isn't one sane person on the entire payroll. In fact, it seems that the higher you rise in the firm, the nuttier you become. Think about it, one named partner is legally insane and another is famous for his dementia. I don't know why Carl Sack hasn't figured this out yet.
In Shirley's case, I suppose she still has a few things keeping her grounded. Although having a father who is losing his battle with Alzheimer's is certainly enough to send anyone over the edge.
While I really enjoyed watching Candy Bergen and Shatner work together, I was upset by their case. How is it that thousands of elderly people can die every year due to poor living conditions or mismanaged health care but when you actually want them to end your loved ones' suffering, the medical community suddenly has too many ethics? I won't take up too much space arguing for assisted suicide, you can do that in the comments section, but I will say this...if a person lives every day in constant confusion and fear because of a disease that has no cure, I consider that a terminal case.
I'm glad John Larroquette finally has something to do. I was worried when he joined the cast that the show just wouldn't be big enough for him and Shatner both. Turned out I was right. The curse of the ensemble drama is that sometimes the ensemble is just too good. Inevitably, one or more characters end up getting more screen time and your favorite disappears. Heck, I barely recognized Clarence.
Speaking of Clarence, he really needs to be fired. I'm just saying if one of my employees refused to do the job he was hired for, he'd be dismissed. I applaud Clarence for his ethics but a high-powered firm like CP&S is not the place to wave them about. I'm sure Boston has plenty of legal aid outlets that help the underprivileged and pay about a tenth of what he's making.
While Carl's client was, at the least, misguided, I applaud him for telling the associates why they needed to take the case. As with most law firms it is all about money. One thing that has always bothered me with BL is how they always seem to take on pro bono cases and rarely have any paying clients. Finally, we get an example of where most of the firms income is from. I would imagine the bill for having a partner work a case like this is astronomical.
The best part of Carl's case was the Machiavellian reason it was even started. I guess spending thousands of dollars on absurd lawsuits is how the obscenely rich stage protests.
I'm really done with Jerry and his freaky dating life. Firstly, I have enough dating problems of my own to care about Jerry's and secondly, if Katie really cared about Jerry like she claims, she would realize that when it comes to women, the guy is hopeless. Her pep talks and kind words are just not cutting it.
Jerry's case was simply ludicrous. For his date to insist that he damaged her somehow is laughable. Seeing how smoking hot she is, she must have been damaged to even go out with Jerry in the first place. At least she admitted that her lawsuit was out of line.
In closing, I must say that I am amazed that after so many balcony scenes, I can still be moved by the brilliant combination of writing and acting that made tonight's one of the best I've ever seen.
By the way, the song that was being played in the bar was called "Who's Next" and was written by Tom Lehr. Now watch and see how many idiots post a comment asking the name of the song.