Ally McBeal: Season 1

21/02/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 21/02/2005
  |  978 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

All 22 episodes from the first season of the popular American comedy series set in a law firm. 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. '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. 'The Blame Game' sees Ally and Cage taking on a case which Fish believes to be a strong potential money-spinner for the firm. In 'Body Language', Fish asks Ally to flirt with a new client. 'Once in a Lifetime' finds Ally trying to weasel her way out of a date with Cage, and in 'Forbidden Fruits', Ally and her colleagues get involved in a case where a jilted spouse sues a US Senator. 'Theme of Life' sees Ally visiting Cage's smile therapist, while 'The Playing Field' focuses on a bizarre sexual harassment case and an encounter with a child prodigy. 'Happy Birthday Baby' finds Ally defending a foot fetishist while her colleagues plan her birthday surprise, and 'The Inmates' has Renee arrested for assault and battery - with Ally called in to defend her. 'Being There' sees Renee's assault and battery case culminating in a confrontation with Ally, while Elaine's spying creates an uncomfortable situation for Billy and Georgia. 'Alone Again' has Cage fighting a case against a former classmate from law school; a woman he has always had a special feeling about. Finally, in 'These are the Days', Renee and Cage come face-to-face in a bizarre romantic court case.

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