Ally McBeal (1997–2002)
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Reasons to Believe 

John's idol, Nicholas Engblume, shows up and needs his help in court, and then Nicholas's wife shows up and needs his help in getting a divorce. John hires Larry to mediate the relationship... See full summary »

Director:

Ron Lagomarsino

Writers:

David E. Kelley (created by), David E. Kelley

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Calista Flockhart ... Ally McBeal
Greg Germann ... Richard Fish
Lisa Nicole Carson ... Renee Raddick
Jane Krakowski ... Elaine Vassal
Vonda Shepard ... Vonda Shepard
Portia de Rossi ... Nelle Porter
Lucy Liu ... Ling Woo
James Le Gros ... Mark Albert (as James LeGros)
Robert Downey Jr. ... Larry Paul
Peter MacNicol ... John Cage
Anne Heche ... Melanie West
Anne Haney ... Brandy Engblume
Albert Hall ... Judge Seymore Walsh
Richard McGonagle ... District Attorney Moon
Gregg Daniel ... Doctor
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Storyline

John's idol, Nicholas Engblume, shows up and needs his help in court, and then Nicholas's wife shows up and needs his help in getting a divorce. John hires Larry to mediate the relationship between Nicholas and Brandy, while John and Ally defend a woman with Tourette's syndrome who is accused of murdering her boyfriend. Written by napierslogs

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Anne Heche guest stars as Melanie West in this episode. Anne Heche dated Ellen DeGeneres for 3 years before breaking up. Years later, Ellen DeGeneres would go on to marry series regular, Portia De Rossi (Nelle). See more »

Quotes

John "The Biscuit" Cage: It's very hard to make any sense of this without - well, at least with any degree of persuasion.
Ally McBeal: Well, does it have to make sense? I mean, the best things don't. Do they?
John "The Biscuit" Cage: Such as?
Ally McBeal: Love... Beauty is another - it's in the eye of the beholder. Even humor doesn't make sense, when you think about it - sense of humor? Who can explain what people find funny? I mean, to me, it's the insistence on making sense that doesn't make sense.
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