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Death Be Not Proud 

Alan assist Chelina in Texas, where a former client is getting executed while he is maybe innocent. Denny and Shirley represent an old friend of theirs when she is charged with having ... See full summary »


Matt Shakman


David E. Kelley (created by), David E. Kelley | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Alan Shore
Monica Potter ... Lori Colson
Rhona Mitra ... Tara Wilson
Mark Valley ... Brad Chase
Rene Auberjonois ... Paul Lewiston
Candice Bergen ... Shirley Schmidt
William Shatner ... Denny Crane
Kerry Washington ... Chelina Hall
Henry Gibson ... Judge Clark Brown
Sterling K. Brown ... Zeke Borns
Conor O'Farrell ... A.D.A. Glenn Jackson
John Considine ... Judge Lance Abrams
Donovan Scott ... Judge Christopher Serra
Liam Craig ... Attorney Gerald Litman
Shelley Long ... Miriam Watson


Alan assist Chelina in Texas, where a former client is getting executed while he is maybe innocent. Denny and Shirley represent an old friend of theirs when she is charged with having sexual encounters for a fee. Lori files a complaint about Denny. Written by bd

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20 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Shore gets a hula girl to take a message to the governor of Texas in order to save a death row inmate. The governor was in Hawaii at the time. If the governor is out of state, he has no power to give a stay. Shore should have gone to see the Lt. governor who was the acting governor See more »


Lori Colson: If a man tries to nail everything that moved he would be called...
Denny Crane: [walks up to group to chime in] Denny Crane!
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Spader out does himself.
13 October 2006 | by jkimgantSee all my reviews

Alan Shore travels to Texas with an associate (Kerry Washington) in an attempt to save the life of a young man on death row. James Spader's performance in this episode most certainly won him this particular Emmy Award. Thanks to his monumental performance and a courageous teleplay, this is one of the finest hours of television I have seen. David E. Kelly should certainly be credited for modernizing television in the 90's. However, in the year 2006 his particular brand of television has felt somewhat antiquated to me. The new milenium has belonged to new titans such as Aaron Sorkin, JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Ronald Moore. However, to this day, there is one thing that NO ONE has been able to take away from Kelly: he writes INCREDIBLE material for his actors. More actors have won Emmy Awards speaking words written by David Kelly than perhaps anyone else working in television today. The work WILLIAM SHATNER and JAMES SPADER do on this show week in and week out is extraordinary. If BOSTON LEGAL did more episodes like this it would most certainly put Kelly back on top.

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