Opening eleven episodes from the first season of the popular American comedy series. In 'Pilot', young lawyer Ally McBeal (Calista Flockhart) discovers that both her childhood sweetheart Billy and his gorgeous wife work at her new law firm. Matters then take a turn for the worse when Ally loses her first case. 'Compromising Positions' sees Ally's senior partner Richard inviting her to dinner with potential client Ronald (Tate Donovan), and she soon finds herself falling for this attractive older man. In 'The Kiss', Ally feels that Ronald is holding back when they go on their first 'official' date, while 'The Affair' sees old wounds opened when Ally attends the funeral of her old law professor - with whom she once had an affair. In 'One Hundred Tears Away', Ally finds herself arrested for assault and shoplifting after becoming involved in a supermarket fracas over a packet of Pringles. 'The Promise' sees Ally becoming an object of obsession to an overweight attorney whose life she saves. In 'The Attitude', Ally makes a big impression on a rabbi whom she is trying to convince to grant a divorce to her client, while 'Drawing the Lines' sees former sweethearts Billy and Ally altering the boundaries of their relationship when the former reveals that he is not completely over Ally. In 'The Dirty Joke', Ally attempts to shed her Julie Andrews image by betting that she can tell a dirty joke in front of her colleagues better than Renee. 'Boy to the World' sees Ally deeply moved by the case of a beautiful transvestite prostitute she is asked to represent, while in 'Silver Bells', preparations are under way for the firm's Christmas party. Finally, 'Cro-Magnon' sees Ally dating a nude male model, while simultaneously working on a case in which a 19-year-old has been charged with assault for protecting his date.