Season 5 Episodes

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Last Call

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 12/8/2008
Part 2 of the series finale. Shirley's dream of a church wedding doesn't turn out as she planned. Instead, she and Carl say their "I do's" on a dock at Nimmo Bay, along with another couple in a very special double ceremony.
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Made in China

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 12/8/2008
Part 1 of the series finale. Shirley seeks an injunction to prevent a Chinese company from buying out Crane, Poole & Schmidt.
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Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/1/2008
After Denny learns some disturbing news about the progression of his Alzheimer's disease and that an experimental drug might help, Alan tries to convince the Massachusetts Supreme Court to let his best friend have access to it.
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Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 11/24/2008
Shirley hosts an impromptu Thanksgiving dinner for Carl, Denny, Alan, Katie and Jerry, joined by alumna Edwin Poole and his foster son and, surprisingly, Melvin Palmer (he's a hoot!
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Kill, Baby, Kill !

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/17/2008
Alan and Shirley defend a woman who claims she was fired for voting for McCain while Carl and Denny defend a prison guard who, when an execution goes horribly awry and the prisoner is convulsing in agony, shoots him in the head to put him out of his misery.
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Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/10/2008
Jerry Espenson insists on defending himself in court when he's accused of aggravated assault after a run-in with a bully.
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Mad Cows

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/3/2008
Alan Shore and Denny Crane sue the government when cattle rancher Carol Hober who, Crane believes, is the spitting image of actress Valerie Bertinelli -- accuses the USDA of not allowing her to test all of her cows for Mad Cow Disease, an affliction that's close to Denny's heart.
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Happy Trails

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/27/2008
Alan Shore and Denny Crane take a breather from the office and saddle up at a Dude Ranch in Utah. But the two city slickers soon find themselves at odds with their fellow horse enthusiasts and may need to call on the always irritating attorney Melvin Palmer - who also happens to be at the ranch.
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The Bad Seed

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/20/2008
Alan Shore and Shirley Schmidt take on the armed forces when a man's brother dies in a local military hospital due to malpractice.
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True Love

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/13/2008
Alan Shore is called upon by ex-flame Phoebe Prentice to prove her husband's innocence in the murder of a nurse.
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Dances with Wolves

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/6/2008
Denny Crane is arrested yet again for carrying a concealed firearm after he shoots a man in self defense who's attempting to mug him and Jerry Espenson.
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Guardians and Gatekeepers

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/29/2008
After Denny Crane almost dies from toxic shock due to his unintended misuse of an arsenal of prescription drugs, Alan Shore takes on a pharmaceutical company for employing deceptive advertising to scare people into using their products.
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Smoke Signals

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/22/2008
Bethany Horowitz asks Alan Shore to help her out with a case against a large tobacco company. But when it turns out that the defense attorney is Phoebe Prentice, an old flame of Alan's, he finds himself distracted and fears that he won't be able to perform in court.