Season 5 Episodes

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Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/20/2002
After Maddie passes out Ally finds out she is suffering from a nervous reaction to all the changes in her life, so Ally decides that the only way she can help her daughter is to move back to New York.
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All of Me

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/13/2002
The lawyers at Cage, Fish & McBeal split when both personalities of the same woman hires them to represent each in court.
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What I'll Never Do for Love Again

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/6/2002
Elaine auditions for "A Chorus Line", but doesn't get a call back. She accidentally bumps into the casting director, whom she finds attractive and nice.
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Another One Bites The Dust

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/29/2002
Ally and Victor return from their Bermuda trip. Ally feels their relationship is in crisis because they weren't able to connect without Maddie around.
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Tom Dooley

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/22/2002
Ally is going to the Bermudas with Victor, and welcomes Liza as the firm's newest attorney. Nelle doesn't like that or the fact that she took John's office.
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Love Is All Around (2)

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 4/15/2002
The judge forbids the lawyers to interfere on Claire's engagement, and her fiancé decides to call the wedding off.
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Love Is All Around (1)

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 4/15/2002
Ally is about to go on her 3rd date, a.k.a. the "sex date", with Victor. Everybody knows about it, but Ally is nervous because on the 2nd date the tension was so high they couldn't even kiss.
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Heart and Soul

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 3/4/2002
Richard and Raymond are hired to represent Serena Feldman, a 16 year-old girl who will die unless Judge Hall consents her a heart transplant from her convicted father, who is the her only match.
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Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/25/2002
Ally decides to take the DNA test after having recurring dreams where Maddie's real parents show up claiming her.
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Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/18/2002
Ally decided that in order for the firm to get out of the financial crisis it's going through, someone will have to be let go.
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The New Day

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/11/2002
Maddie keeps testing Ally for her patience and love, something that doesn't go through Ally's mind until Victor points it out.
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A Kick in the Head

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/4/2002
10 year-old Maddie Harrington shows up on Ally's door saying she's her daughter. She's the result of a mixup on the egg bank Ally deposited her eggs ten years ago.
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One Hundred Tears

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 1/21/2002
Ally defends a man who broke into his old house to jump out of his old bedroom window. Harvey Hall believes he can fly using wings he made himself.
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Blowin' in the Wind

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 1/14/2002
Ally impulsively buys a house, to which Dr. Milter concludes is a way of her to take care of herself, since Ally sees herself as a 'work in progress'.
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Playing with Matches

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 1/7/2002
Jenny's mom's wedding is approaching, and Ally is shocked when Tim gives her a certain look that suggests a move.
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Nine One One

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 12/10/2001
Ally helps a minister who was fired from his church for not believing in God. Ever since his wife was brutally murdered, he has been questioning his beliefs and he asks Ally to talk to his son.
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Lost and Found

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 12/3/2001
John makes a surprise return and is shocked after hearing from Raymond that Richard threw a party in his "hole".
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I Want Love

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 11/26/2001
Jenny's mother comes to hire the firm to take her wrongful termination case. She's being fired from her job for dating a 20 year-old.
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Fear of Flirting

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 11/19/2001
Ally and Glenn continue their flirtation, which leads to their conscious avoidance of each other, which does not go unnoticed by the others at Cage and Fish.
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Neutral Corners

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 11/12/2001
Ally has a dream about Raymond and Glenn. She thinks it's a sign they'll lose the phone company case, and Glenn sees it as a secret attraction of Ally for him.
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Judge Ling

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 11/5/2001
Jenny insists that Ally should go out with Glenn, and Ally insists she doesn't have a crush on him. The three are assigned to chair the telemarketing case.
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Friends and Lovers

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 10/29/2001
It's a new year at the firm, which means changes - big changes! Still getting over Larry and renewing her faith in love, Ally decides to start fresh and let nothing get in her way.