Ally McBeal

Genre: Comedy
Premiere: 1997 - 2002
Network: FOX
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
Sessons: 5
Full Episodes: 112
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Full Show Summary

Ally McBeal was one of the biggest successes of the prolific TV writer David E. Kelley, also creator of shows like Boston Legal, Picket Fences and Doogie Houser, M.D. What distinguished Ally McBeal from other lawyer shows was its somewhat humorous take on the subject. Choosing a female as the lead was also an original touch at the time, catering to a whole new sector of the audience. Ally, the titular character, is a brilliant lawyer, but at the same time she’s full of doubts and insecurities. Her struggle to become a more self-assured person and her romantic troubles will play an integral part of the story. But not everything revolves around Ally - her law firm is full of colorful characters, like John Cage, aka “the Biscuit”, who despite his fragile appearance and mannerisms is the most brilliant lawyer of the company; Richard Fish, a classic male chauvinist who refuses to adapt to the times, with humorous results; or Ling Woo (played by Lucy Liu), who, with her ferocious and dominating attitude, is in many ways the opposite of Ally. The company where they work is quite liberal, and men and women share the bathrooms, a location where many hilarious scenes take place. The episodes usually end with the staff visiting the local karaoke, where they forget the tensions of the day. Ally McBeal was praised for its balanced mix of law drama, personal relationships and humor, sometimes of the surreal kind (Ally has often visions where her thoughts get materialized). Many of the judicial cases presented in the show are unusual and weird, but surprisingly a good number of them are based on real life trials. Calista Flockhart, who plays Ally, was key on the show’s success, thanks to her personal attractive and charm, which brought her character very close to the viewers.
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Last Episode, 20 May 2002: Season 5, Episode 22: Bygones
  • Episode Guide
  • Cast
Date Aired Ally McBeal Episodes
Season 1
08 September 1997 Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot
15 September 1997 Season 1, Episode 2: Compromising Positions
22 September 1997 Season 1, Episode 3: The Kiss
29 September 1997 Season 1, Episode 4: The Affair
20 October 1997 Season 1, Episode 5: One Hundred Tears Away
27 October 1997 Season 1, Episode 6: The Promise
03 November 1997 Season 1, Episode 7: The Attitude
10 November 1997 Season 1, Episode 8: Drawing the Lines
17 November 1997 Season 1, Episode 9: The Dirty Joke
01 December 1997 Season 1, Episode 10: Boy to the World
15 December 1997 Season 1, Episode 11: Silver Bells
05 January 1998 Season 1, Episode 12: Cro-Magnon
19 January 1998 Season 1, Episode 13: The Blame Game
02 February 1998 Season 1, Episode 14: Body Language
23 February 1998 Season 1, Episode 15: Once in a Lifetime
02 March 1998 Season 1, Episode 16: Forbidden Fruits
09 March 1998 Season 1, Episode 17: Theme of Life
16 March 1998 Season 1, Episode 18: The Playing Field
06 April 1998 Season 1, Episode 19: Happy Birthday, Baby
27 April 1998 Season 1, Episode 20: The Inmates
04 May 1998 Season 1, Episode 21: Being There
11 May 1998 Season 1, Episode 22: Alone Again
18 May 1998 Season 1, Episode 23: These Are the Days
Season 2
14 September 1998 Season 2, Episode 1: The Real World
21 September 1998 Season 2, Episode 2: They Eat Horses, Don't They?
28 September 1998 Season 2, Episode 3: Fools Night Out
19 October 1998 Season 2, Episode 4: It's My Party
26 October 1998 Season 2, Episode 5: Story of Love
02 November 1998 Season 2, Episode 6: World's Without Love
09 November 1998 Season 2, Episode 7: Happy Trails
16 November 1998 Season 2, Episode 8: Just Looking
23 November 1998 Season 2, Episode 9: You Never Can Tell
14 December 1998 Season 2, Episode 10: Making Spirits Bright
11 January 1999 Season 2, Episode 11: In Dreams
18 January 1999 Season 2, Episode 12: Love Unlimited
08 February 1999 Season 2, Episode 13: Angels and Blimps
15 February 1999 Season 2, Episode 14: Pyramids on the Nile
22 February 1999 Season 2, Episode 15: Sideshow
01 March 1999 Season 2, Episode 16: Sex, Lies and Politics
05 April 1999 Season 2, Episode 17: Civil War
19 April 1999 Season 2, Episode 18: Those Lips, That Hand
26 April 1999 Season 2, Episode 19: Let's Dance
03 May 1999 Season 2, Episode 20: Only the Lonely
10 May 1999 Season 2, Episode 21: The Green Monster
17 May 1999 Season 2, Episode 22: Love's Illusions
24 May 1999 Season 2, Episode 23: I Know Him By Heart
Season 3
25 October 1999 Season 3, Episode 1: Car Wash
01 November 1999 Season 3, Episode 2: Buried Pleasures
08 November 1999 Season 3, Episode 3: Seeing Green
15 November 1999 Season 3, Episode 4: Heat Wave
22 November 1999 Season 3, Episode 5: Troubled Water
29 November 1999 Season 3, Episode 6: Changes
13 December 1999 Season 3, Episode 7: Saving Santa
20 December 1999 Season 3, Episode 8: Blue Christmas
10 January 2000 Season 3, Episode 9: Out in the Cold
17 January 2000 Season 3, Episode 10: Just Friends
07 February 2000 Season 3, Episode 11: Over the Rainbow
14 February 2000 Season 3, Episode 12: In Search of Pygmies
21 February 2000 Season 3, Episode 13: Pursuit of Loneliness
28 February 2000 Season 3, Episode 14: The Oddball Parade
20 March 2000 Season 3, Episode 15: Prime Suspect
27 March 2000 Season 3, Episode 16: Boy Next Door
10 April 2000 Season 3, Episode 17: I Will Survive
01 May 2000 Season 3, Episode 18: Turning Thirty
08 May 2000 Season 3, Episode 19: Do You Wanna Dance?
15 May 2000 Season 3, Episode 20: Hope and Glory
22 May 2000 Season 3, Episode 21: Ally McBeal: The Musical, Almost
Season 4
23 October 2000 Season 4, Episode 1: Sex, Lies and Second Thoughts
30 October 2000 Season 4, Episode 2: Girls' Night Out
06 November 2000 Season 4, Episode 3: Two's a Crowd
13 November 2000 Season 4, Episode 4: Without a Net
20 November 2000 Season 4, Episode 5: The Last Virgin
27 November 2000 Season 4, Episode 6: 'Tis the Season
04 December 2000 Season 4, Episode 7: Love on Holiday
11 December 2000 Season 4, Episode 8: The Man with the Bag
08 January 2001 Season 4, Episode 9: Reasons to Believe
15 January 2001 Season 4, Episode 10: The Ex-Files
22 January 2001 Season 4, Episode 11: Mr. Bo
05 February 2001 Season 4, Episode 12: Hats Off to Larry
12 February 2001 Season 4, Episode 13: Reach Out And Touch
19 February 2001 Season 4, Episode 14: Boys Town
26 February 2001 Season 4, Episode 15: Falling Up
19 March 2001 Season 4, Episode 16: The Getaway
26 March 2001 Season 4, Episode 17: The Pursuit of Unhappiness
16 April 2001 Season 4, Episode 18: The Obstacle Course
23 April 2001 Season 4, Episode 19: In Search of Barry White
30 April 2001 Season 4, Episode 20: Cloudy Skies, Chance of Parade
07 May 2001 Season 4, Episode 21: Queen Bee
14 May 2001 Season 4, Episode 22: Home Again
21 May 2001 Season 4, Episode 23: The Wedding
Season 5
29 October 2001 Season 5, Episode 1: Friends and Lovers
05 November 2001 Season 5, Episode 2: Judge Ling
12 November 2001 Season 5, Episode 3: Neutral Corners
19 November 2001 Season 5, Episode 4: Fear of Flirting
26 November 2001 Season 5, Episode 5: I Want Love
03 December 2001 Season 5, Episode 6: Lost and Found
10 December 2001 Season 5, Episode 7: Nine One One
07 January 2002 Season 5, Episode 8: Playing with Matches
14 January 2002 Season 5, Episode 9: Blowin' in the Wind
21 January 2002 Season 5, Episode 10: One Hundred Tears
04 February 2002 Season 5, Episode 11: A Kick in the Head
11 February 2002 Season 5, Episode 12: The New Day
18 February 2002 Season 5, Episode 13: Woman
25 February 2002 Season 5, Episode 14: Homecoming
04 March 2002 Season 5, Episode 15: Heart and Soul
15 April 2002 Season 5, Episode 16: Love Is All Around (1)
15 April 2002 Season 5, Episode 17: Love Is All Around (2)
22 April 2002 Season 5, Episode 18: Tom Dooley
29 April 2002 Season 5, Episode 19: Another One Bites The Dust
06 May 2002 Season 5, Episode 20: What I'll Never Do for Love Again
13 May 2002 Season 5, Episode 21: All of Me
20 May 2002 Season 5, Episode 22: Bygones