The Practice: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 20
1997

Reasonable Doubts

Bobby’s judgment is called into question by the firm’s other members when he becomes romantically involved with a beautiful, icy client who shot to death a male nei…

2 Sep 23
1997

Betrayal

The firm defends Joey Heric, a colorful client on trial for the murder of his lover. Jimmy is tried on solicitation charges by a vengeful district attorney.

3 Sep 27
1997

The Blessing

Bobby and Gamble clash in and out of the courtroom when an emotional assisted-suicide case forces them to confront painful memories. Meanwhile, Lindsay goes head-to-head with h…

4 Oct 04
1997

Dog Bite

Jimmy finally gets his first case, that of a little girl bitten by a dog. A juror approaches Lindsay with inside information on a case. Eugene defends a one-legged mugger.

5 Oct 11
1997

First Degree (1)

Ellenor and Lindsay face disbarment proceedings for their unethical conduct. Bobby defends a man accused of murdering his lover’s husband. Eugene represents a police offi…

6 Oct 18
1997

Sex, Lies And Monkeys (2)

Ellenor is sued by George Vogelman, her podiatrist friend, for causing him emotional distress, while Jimmy defends a man who lost his job because in the eyes of his boss, he lo…

7 Oct 25
1997

Search And Seizure

Rebecca’s friend enlists the firm to try to set a legal precedent by forcing his wife to have a C-section against her wishes. Benny Small is tried for drug possession.

8 Nov 08
1997

The Means

A black client is tried for the brutal beating of a department store security guard during a riot. Bobby plans to use a defense very unpopular with both his client and second-c…

9 Nov 15
1997

Save The Mule

Lindsay is hired by a drug dealer to defend his ““mule”“ who’s been caught smuggling drugs over the border. Jimmy takes on a case of a community s…

10 Nov 22
1997

Spirit Of America

Donnell & Associates travel to Redland Hills in a last minute attempt to get a stay of execution for convicted murderer Randall Jefferson while a documentary crew watches t…

11 Nov 29
1997

Hide And Seek

Bobby and Lindsay second-chair Bobby’s old mentor, Raymond Oz, when Oz fears he’s losing his memory. Eugene struggles with his conscience when he defends a man on t…

12 Dec 13
1997

Race With The Devil

When Bobby’s priest performs an exorcism on a parishioner, who dies during the procedure, Bobby must manipulate the system to shield Father Martin from murder charges; Eu…

13 Dec 20
1997

The Civil Right

Jimmy is furious when his mother reveals her love for another woman. He feels obligated to represent her in court when she requests he argue her right to marry her lover. Meanw…

14 Jan 03
1998

The Pursuit of Dignity

Bobby reconnects with an old girlfriend who needs his help after she is arrested for prostitution. Ellenor and Rebecca fight to keep a 12-year old girl with Tourette’s Sy…

15 Jan 05
1998

Line of Duty

Bobby is arrested and tried for the deaths of three police officers, after he tips off a client, using information obtained during a sleepover at Helen’s, that the police…

16 Jan 12
1998

Truth and Consequences

Rebecca’s life is threatened after she witnesses a murder and picks the killer out of a police lineup. Jimmy continues his case against the electric company.

17 Jan 19
1998

Burden of Proof

The trial against Boston Electric begins, with Jimmy bringing both a weak case and doubts as to whether his star witness will be sober, into court.

18 Feb 02
1998

Ties that Bind

Lindsay and Ellenor defend a pornographic star accused of killing her co-star. Complications arise in the Moreno case when it appears Rebecca’s ID of the suspect may have…

19 Feb 09
1998

The Trial (1)

Bobby defends Dr. Jeffrey Winslow, on trial for the brutal murder (and decapitation) of his mistress. Neither Bobby nor Helen (the D.A. on the case) will back down, sending the…

20 Feb 16
1998

Cloudy with a Chance of Membranes (2)

The saga of Dr. Jeffery Winslow continues. Bobby uses every trick in the book to keep Dr. Winslow out of jail.

21 Mar 02
1998

In Deep

The Luis Moreno case finally comes to trial with Rebecca more determined than ever to testify. Ellenor rushes off to defend Cruikshank again, leaving Lindsay to defend a man be…

22 Mar 09
1998

Another Day

Bobby is called on to defend Joey Heric on murder charges once again. Lindsay goes up against her former professor, Anderson Pearson, when she represents a client who’s a…

23 Mar 16
1998

Checkmate

Joey’s case comes to trial. Ellenor represents a woman heckled by a carnival clown.

24 Mar 30
1998

Trees in the Forest

Tensions rise when Lindsay requests a partnership. Eugene defends a gang member on murder charges while Rebecca receives an animal rights activism award.

25 Apr 06
1998

Food Chains

The furor over Lindsay’s demand for partnership continues. Bobby discovers that Lindsay’s not the only associate looking for another job. Rebecca is involved in a c…

26 Apr 27
1998

Axe Murderer

Bobby works with the firm of Cage and Fish to help in the defense of Marie Hanson, an apparent axe murderer who may have been Lizzie Borden in a past life. Ellenor discovers th…

27 May 04
1998

Duty Bound

Jimmy’s faith in his priest is shaken when Father Ryan is arrested for the murder of a 16-year-old boy. Jimmy desperately tries to track down the real killer before Fathe…

28 May 11
1998

Rhyme and Reason

Bobby defends a young boy who killed his mother over a seemingly inconsequential argument. Eugene wrestles with his conscience over the morality of his profession and its possi…

About The Practice

David E. Kelley’s Emmy Award-winning legal drama, The Practice, had eight amazing seasons, with promising, provocative, issue-related stories, coupled with the writer’s trademark humor.

Set in Boston, The Practice centers on a firm of passionate attorneys to whom every case is important and every client worth a fight to the end. Legal maneuvering is the firm’s modus operandi, and they have it down to a science, making even the most questionable arguments convincing. And while they can’t – and don’t – win every trial, the pursuit of justice remains the priority until the final verdict is announced … and sometimes afterwards. Pursuing justice, however, often confronts them with serious ethical and moral issues of conscience.

The end of last season saw Bobby Donnell quitting the firm and leaving Eugene Young (Steve Harris) in charge. In the final season, we find Eugene not only tackling his new role as head of the firm, but also the new dynamic with co-workers Ellenor Frutt (Camryn Manheim), a single mom known for her fervent commitment to clients and for refusing to take “no” for an answer; Jimmy Berluti (Michael Badalucco), a hard-working “good guy” with a winning record and unparalleled loyalty to the firm; and a budding relationship with Jamie Stringer (Jessica Capshaw), a young associate recently out of law school.

In addition to returning cast members Manheim, Harris, Badalucco and Capshaw, in the final season, Kelley injected the series with intriguing new characters, including acclaimed film actor James Spader, who will play Alan Shore, a complicated and ethically challenged lawyer, and Rhona Mitra, who will play Tara Wilson, a confident paralegal in her third year of law school who is also the firm’s new tough-as-nails assistant.

The multiple Emmy Award-winning drama has also earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series, a Peabody Award, a Viewers for Quality Television Award, an American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award and, most recently, a coveted Humanitas Award.

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