Season 1 Episodes

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These Are the Days

Season 1, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/18/1998
Cage must represent his second cousin, a harmless but eccentric man with a Cupid Complex. His cousin was brought up on assault charges for swatting couples in the head with a paddle to goose them into realizing they're in love.
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Alone Again

Season 1, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/11/1998
John Cage must confront the cowardice of his convictions when he comes face to face with an ex-law school classmate who is coincidentally trying the case he's representing.
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Being There

Season 1, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/4/1998
Cage prepares Ally for Renee's trial. Renee is fast becoming a basket-case because she's convinced Cage's untraditional tactics are going to cost her job.
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The Inmates (1)

Season 1, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/27/1998
A wealthy client is brutally murdered and the wife is implicated. Her only defense when caught red-handed is that she has no recollection of what had taken place.
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Happy Birthday, Baby

Season 1, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/6/1998
Ally is in denial about her birthday but her co-workers aren't. Elaine orchestrates a party at the bar and asks Dr.
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The Playing Field

Season 1, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/16/1998
Ally is a passenger in a car accident with the firm's client Greg Butters, a handsome doctor to whom she finds herself attracted.
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Theme of Life

Season 1, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/9/1998
Ally, Georgia and Renee sign up for a kick boxing class to relieve stress. Ally and Georgia wind up having to fight each other because they're both beginners.
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Forbidden Fruits

Season 1, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/2/1998
The firm takes on a high profile case involving a jilted spouse who is suing a US Senator for "interfering with happy marital relations".
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Once in a Lifetime

Season 1, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/23/1998
Fish brings in a client, an 80-something world famous artist, who is battling his heirs to regain control of his estate.
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Body Language

Season 1, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/1/1998
Ally and Renee are bridesmaids at a friend's wedding. They both bristle at the absurdity of the rituals performed, and swear to never do it.
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The Blame Game

Season 1, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/19/1998
Ally has a chance encounter with Glenn, the well-endowed artists' model, at a local Starbucks, and makes it very clear that she is irritated with him.
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Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/5/1998
Ally is shocked to discover that her biological clock is ticking, unleashing strange libidinal impulses in her.
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Silver Bells

Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/15/1997
Three intelligent, successful and motivated adults approach Judge Whipper Cone about the possibility of getting legal representation in their quest to have the courts approve a legal, binding, three-way marriage.
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Boy to the World

Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/1/1997
Judge Whipper Cone asks Ally to take on a pro-bono case of a young prostitute up on her third solicitation charge.
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The Dirty Joke

Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/17/1997
The attorney, Caroline Poop, who represented Elaine in her short lived suit against Fish and Cage regarding the constant gawking directed at a beautiful delivery woman, returns.
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Drawing the Lines

Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/10/1997
Billy and Georgia are faced with a crisis of confidence in their marriage. Elaine threatens to sue the firm for sexual harassment if Fish and Cage don't meet her demands for improved working conditions.
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The Attitude

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/3/1997
Ally represents a Jewish woman who needs her Rabbi to grant her a spiritual release from her marriage to her comatose husband.
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The Promise

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/27/1997
Ally has to defend a friend of Whipper brought up on solicitation charges. She is serving as second chair to Cage, whose idiosyncrasies become increasingly apparent and mystifying to Ally as well as the other attorneys.
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One Hundred Tears Away

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/20/1997
Ally is arrested for aggravated assault and attempted shoplifting. Renee bails her out, but word spreads quickly, and Ally is brought before the State Bar Review Board.
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The Affair

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 9/29/1997
Ally is asked to be a pallbearer at the funeral of her ex-law professor. The widow, Katherine Dawson, invites her to give the eulogy, but Ally's initial reluctance betrays the reason.
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The Kiss

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 9/22/1997
Ally senses Cheanie is withholding something when he neglects to kiss her goodnight after their first official date.
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Compromising Positions

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/15/1997
Fish's partner, John Cage faces fines, jail, and public humiliation. To her dismay, Ally is assigned to be a litigator.
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/8/1997
Ally McBeal, 28, and a recent graduate of Harvard Law School, is harassed on the job by a senior associate.