I would rather endure the beating that Bobby took last week than have to listen to these stupid credits. Oh, wait, Hunky D.A.; oh, okay, continue the beating.
I was just at the hairdressers and she gave me InStyle to read. There was a bit in there about how a rumour started circulating that David E. Kelley's production team was so cheap, they recycled wardrobe from Ally McBeal over to The Practice. Hum. Apparently, this is not true and DEK's production team dresses Dylan McDermott only in the finest. And I got to thinking that I can't believe the show would balk at the fact that people thought the clothes were recycled, considering that every original plot idea DEK's ever had has been shredded through the pasta-maker, buzzed up in a blender, and then barfed up from one show to the next with the consistency of a yogurt smoothie. The dude recycles more plots then John Irving -- and that's saying a lot.
The Firm Where They Argue The Merits Of Pain. Jimmy "The Lump" Berluti is fulfilling his annoying sidekick quota early in the episode: "There's nothing you can challenge?" Nope. Ray's confession was voluntary. On top of that, it was also vividly incriminating. Plus, forget self-defense, because Ray admitted that the victim was asleep when he stabbed him. Lucy wants to know why he did it in the first place. Ellenor: "I don't know. He won't tell me." Then, for some reason, Jimmy asks how many times Ellenor has represented Ray over the years. She says, "This makes four." Whew. Career criminal that hates spending time in jail. You'd think that Ray would have found another line of work by now. ["Or another defense attorney." -- Sars] Ellenor: "And to be honest, I've always liked the guy, but since he's been in prison, I don't know." Wait for this little nugget of wisdom from Jimmy "O Wise Sage" Berluti: "After a while it drives them all crazy." Un-huh. Isn't that kind of the point? To punish guilty people so much that they don't commit any further crimes? Idiots. Ellenor is happy Ray's at least admitted that she can try to plead the case.