The Practice: Season 7

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 29
2002

Privilege

The strain of Lindsay’s incarceration begins to affect her marriage and she lashes out at Bobby. Meanwhile, a zealous law-school grad who seeks to join the firm has a run…

2 Oct 06
2002

Convictions

Lindsay’s murder conviction tries Rebecca, who’s handling the appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court; Jimmy’s kidnapping case turns confrontational, in and out…

3 Oct 13
2002

Of Thee I Sing

A resolution reached in Lindsay’s murder conviction has emotional repercussions; and First Amendment issues figure oddly in Jamie’s first trial, the defense of an a…

4 Oct 20
2002

The Cradle Will Rock

Religious freedom figures in a criminal case. On trial: a Christian Science couple charged with the murder of their ill child, whose parents’ faith forbids medical treatm…

5 Nov 03
2002

Neighboring Species

Political, religious and moral issues surface in a trial involving medical research. Also, Lindsay, now on her own, defends a client whose singing gives a neighbor the blues.

6 Nov 10
2002

The Telltale Nation

A sexual-abuse case involving victims of a former priest embroils Eugene; a nuisance suit filed by ex-lovers escalates into violence that rattles an already shaky Lindsay.

7 Nov 17
2002

Small Sacrifices

An accused molester’s defense rattles Bobby, who’s also unnerved by the reproach of a venerable priest; a case involving animal sacrifices embroils Ellenor.

8 Dec 01
2002

Bad to Worse

Ellenor and Eugene defend a fiery yet frightened client named Cassie Ray, a murder suspect with a shadowy past. Moreover, Cassie’s alibi witness has significant skeletons…

9 Dec 08
2002

The Good Fight

A cop-killing case rattles Bobby, whose anemic defense of an unsavory client leads Helen to suspect that he’s “tanking the trial”; a drug bust raises search-a…

10 Dec 15
2002

Silent Partners

Bobby has been benched due to his erratic behavior, so Eugene must take his place as lead counsel in a controversial murder case. Meanwhile Lindsay defends a killer, against he…

11 Jan 27
2003

Down The Hatch (1)

Ellenor fights to save Denise Freeman, a rehabilitated death-row prisoner who has devoted her prison time to helping younger inmates. In a last-ditch effort to stay her executi…

12 Feb 03
2003

Final Judgment (2)

Ellenor continues her desperate attempt to stop the execution of a mentally ill woman Denise Freeman on death row. The firm is torn over a controversial settlement in their cas…

13 Feb 10
2003

Character Evidence

Jimmy Berluti defends his high school crush, who is under investigation for a suspicious homicide, and Claire Wyatt interviews for a job at Lindsay’s newly formed law fir…

14 Mar 03
2003

The Making of a Trial Attorney

A wrongful-imprisonment suit occupies Bobby, whose client spent 15 years in jail for a killing he didn’t commit; a case involving a youth’s soccer injury tests Clai…

15 Mar 10
2003

Choirboys (1)

Helen faces up against the firm in a case involving an accused killer whose protective mother provides alibis. A disturbed former client jarringly reenters Lindsay’s life…

16 Mar 24
2003

Special Deliveries (2)

Psychopaths plague Lindsay and Helen. The latter is sued by an acquitted killer for defaming his mother; the former is hounded by a deviant she once defended.

17 Mar 24
2003

Burnout

The firm defends Kyle Healy, a wheelchair-bound man whose wife is charged with murdering his brother, the heir to a multimillion-dollar estate. Jimmy and Ellenor’s defens…

18 Mar 31
2003

Capitol Crimes

The death penalty comes under scrutiny in a controversial hearing centering on a troubled teen and admitted killer, whose case parallels Bobby’s reinvolvement with a form…

19 Apr 07
2003

Les Is More

A crazed fame-seeker takes CBS CEO Les Moonves hostage in a ploy for TV time to be negotiated by Jimmy, also a hostage.

20 Apr 21
2003

Heroes and Villians

A date-rape case links the accused to Jamie, a former victim; the return of crazed Stanley Deeks prompts terrified Lindsay to take drastic action that could jeopardize her care…

21 May 05
2003

Baby Love (1)

The collapse of Bobby’s marriage is a prelude to a professional crisis. Also, the firm defends a wife on trial for slaying her abusive husband and represents a 10-year-ol…

22 May 05
2003

Goodbye (2)

Shocking twists in the trial of an accused wife-killer rattle Jimmy and Rebecca. Bobby’s news to the firm devastates Eugene and has an impact on Lindsay.

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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