The Practice: Season 6

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 23
2001

The Candidate (1)

A man is murdered in a state senator’s house, and Ellenor is called to defend the senator, who also happens to be a personal friend.

2 Sep 23
2001

The Candidate (2)

A sensational homicide case rocks Boston in the series’ two-hour, sixth-season opener. The defendant is a charismatic state senator, who’s charged with killing the…

3 Sep 30
2001

Killing Time

Ellenor learns that Marsha Ellison is guilty of the crime for which her husband was convicted. Ellenor goes to Keith Ellison, who is now in prison, and urges him to come forwar…

4 Oct 07
2001

Liar's Poker

Lindsay represents a young man, Martin Jenks, accused of murder. There is only one eyewitness in the case, but Lindsay doesn’t believe that she can keep Jenks out of jail…

5 Oct 14
2001

Vanished (1)

Bobby represents a couple, the Baldwins, who are haunted by the kidnapping of their son 18 years earlier. The Baldwins believe that a man named John Pierce, who is serving a pr…

6 Oct 21
2001

Vanished (2)

Chad Baldwin, the boy who was kidnapped 18 years ago, shows up at Bobby’s office, along with the woman who raised him, Allison Tucker. She claims that John Pierce “…

7 Nov 18
2001

Honor Code

Bobby, Eugene and Jimmy work with an insurance company to settle the claim of a 10-year-old accident victim. But when the case presents a dilemma of moral and ethical proportio…

8 Nov 25
2001

Suffer The Little Children

After promising the mother of a murdered teen that he’ll find the drive-by shooter responsible, A.D.A. Lowe adopts a ““whatever it takes”“ attitud…

9 Dec 02
2001

Dangerous Liaisons

Bobby fears that his protective feelings for a vulnerable female client may threaten his objectivity in her case. Lucy goes above and beyond the call of duty to help an elderly…

10 Dec 09
2001

Inter Arma Silent Leges

Rebecca faces what could be the greatest challenge of her career when she attempts to uncover why her doctor’s husband, an Arab, was detained by federal agents without an…

11 Jan 06
2002

Eyewitness

A Reverend shares a secret with Jimmy and Lindsay that could drastically affect the ruling on their client, accused of murder, but only if he’s willing to testify; and El…

12 Jan 13
2002

The Test

Bobby makes a judgement call based on a client’s instructions, but it turns out he may have made the call too soon. Meanwhile, Lindsay begs Helen Gamble to order

13 Feb 10
2002

Pro Se

Ellenor is ordered to appear as co-counsel for murderer Ray McMurphy, who insists on defending himself in his latest trial. The trial turns ugly for everyone involved, as McMur…

14 Feb 17
2002

Judge Knot

Helen and Bobby are shocked to learn that the FBI suspects a popular and highly respected judge (Bruce McGill) of accepting bribes. Convinced the judg…

15 Feb 24
2002

Man and Superman

The wife of a schizophrenic who thinks he’s Superman seeks Jimmy’s legal counsel after her husband accidentally causes harm to an innocent victim while under hospit…

16 Mar 10
2002

M. Premie Unplugged

Eugene and Rebecca go head-to-head with Helen Gamble on a case involving a father accused of an unthinkable act of child abuse. Meanwhile, A.D.A. Mitchell Wheeler (Scott Cohen)…

17 Mar 17
2002

Manifest Necessity

Helen Gamble heads up the prosecution of an accused murderer with suspected ties to the mob, a case her boss, D.A. Walsh, has an inexplicably strong interest in. Meanwhile, Lin…

18 Apr 07
2002

Fire Proof

An arson case inflames Jimmy when he has to defend a respected Italian-American businessman who is an old friend. But his suspicious furniture-store fire killed a night watchma…

19 Apr 14
2002

The Return of Joey Heric

John Larroquette reprises his Emmy-winning role as the enigmatic and disturbed Joey Heric, who was acquitted—-twice—-of murdering two of his gay lovers, killings he…

20 May 05
2002

Eat and Run

A client who believes he’s Hannibal Lecter admits to cannibalism but not murder in a trial that’s especially hard on Lindsay, whom the defendant calls Clarice.

21 May 12
2002

Evil-Doers

An accused rapist and his identical twin muddy a trial; the Hannibal Lecter copycat continues to terrify Lindsay during a commitment hearing.

22 May 19
2002

This Pud's for You

Eugene takes charge at the scene, ordering Lindsay and Bobby to avoid talking with police. But the legal team’s ensuing debate on how to proceed leads to questions about…

23 May 19
2002

The Verdict

Lindsay stands trial for shooting Lawrence O’Malley, who became obsessed with her after her firm defended him in his murder trial.

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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