Season 8 Episodes

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Cheers (a.k.a Adjourned: Series Finale)

Season 8, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/16/2004
How it all ends for the cast: The Firm Closes, Eugene becomes a Judge, Jimmy and Jaime become Neighbourhood Lawyers with their own firm, Ellanor takes a hiatus from practicing law to raise her daughter, Alan Shore hooks up with Sally and continues working for Denny Crane.
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New Hoods on the Block

Season 8, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/2/2004
Eugene considers an exciting new offer for his future... could this mean the end of the practice? Meanwhile, Jimmy is shaken by an ominous run-in with neighborhood lawyer Lenny Pescatore, as their turf war heats up, and Ellenor clashes with sexy and ruthless attorney Hannah Rose of Crane Poole & Schmidt.
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Comings and Goings

Season 8, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/25/2004
Eugene is presented with an offer he finds hard to refuse, and Ellenor is shocked when she hears the news, knowing full well that any departure by Eugene would mean the beginning of the end of the practice.
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The Firm

Season 8, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/18/2004
Friction at the firm gets to Jimmy, who's torn between loyalties and principles. Meanwhile, tension besets Shore as he crosses swords with his brilliant but erratic new boss, whose behavior raises questions of competence.
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The Case Against Alan Shore (3)

Season 8, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/28/2004
Eugene and his firm stand against Alan Shore and his ""new"" firm. The entire episode revolves around Eugene, Ellenor, and Jimmy testifing that Alan doesn't deserve the amount of money Alan proposed.
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War of the Roses (2)

Season 8, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/21/2004
Tensions between Shore and Eugene rise to the boiling point when Shore retains the services of a high-profile law firm to go head-to-head with Young, Frutt & Berluti in the face of his abrupt firing from the firm.
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In Good Conscience (1)

Season 8, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/14/2004
There are major shake-ups at the firm, as tensions rise between Eugene and Alan Shore. Meanwhile, the firm takes the case of a young man who is suing the doctor he feels is responsible for the death of his wife during childbirth.
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Mr. Shore Goes to Town (3)

Season 8, Episode 15 - Air Date: 3/7/2004
Fireworks erupt at Dr. Stewart's trial when shocking testimony is elicited from the defendant's strong-willed mother, a conflicted priest and a crackpot.
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Pre-Trial Blues (2)

Season 8, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/22/2004
An ongoing, sensational murder case besets Shore with pre-trial anxieties centering on jury selection; a hostile judge; a priest's confession; and suspicions of malpractice that involve a manipulative witness for the prosecution.
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Going Home (1)

Season 8, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/25/2004
When his best friend from childhood is accused of murdering his mistress, Alan Shore returns home to defend him.
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Avenging Angels

Season 8, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/18/2004
Jimmy Berluti and Jamie Stringer defend an elderly man, Walter Josephson, who is accused of killing a member of the local Irish mob, and Alan Shore agrees to help a friend — by any means necessary — who discovers his wife is cheating on him.
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Police State

Season 8, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/11/2004
Ellenor defends Carrie Moses on assault charges. Moses punched a policeman who, prior to the arrival of a Presidential motorcade, attempted to relocate her to a designated ""free speech zone"" - three miles away from the motorcade route - because she was holding a handwritten protest sign.
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Equal Justice

Season 8, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/7/2003
Alan Shore uses unorthodox tactics when he's appointed by the court to defend a young man accused of murder.
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Victims' Rights

Season 8, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/30/2003
Alan Shore defends a twelve-year-old girl who is trying to escape an arranged marriage in her home country.
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Concealing Evidence

Season 8, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/23/2003
Alan Shore uses questionable, if not illegal, tactics in representing his clients — Ted Grayson, a mentally unstable man accused of murder, and Karen Evanson, a woman who claims her husband's suicide was induced by a prescription drug.
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Rape Shield

Season 8, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/9/2003
A rape case rattles Jimmy, ill-prepared to defend a client who maintains his innocence despite overwhelming evidence against him.
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The Lonely People (2)

Season 8, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/2/2003
Eugene and Jimmy's defense of the leader of a white supremacist group takes an unexpected turn when surprising new developments come to light.
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The Heat of Passion (1)

Season 8, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/26/2003
A complex murder case implicating a white supremacist embroils Eugene; malpractice fears haunt Jamie; the defense of accused killer Roland Huff embattles Shore, whose tactics astonish Tara and precipitate a run-in with a judge.
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Blessed Are They (3)

Season 8, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/19/2003
Alan Shore is troubled by Sheila Carlisle's increasingly erratic behavior and fears for her mental - and legal - competence.
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Cause of Action (2)

Season 8, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/12/2003
Eccentric attorney Sheila Carlisle, whom Alan Shore hired on a temporary basis without consulting anyone else, takes on a lawsuit on behalf of the firm; and Ellenor finds herself in a moral dilemma when faced with the truth about her client.
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The Chosen (1)

Season 8, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/5/2003
Alan Shore agrees to help friend Sheila Carlisle, a successful attorney who claims God speaks to her, and who has subsequently been fired from her law firm for being mentally incompetent.
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We the People

Season 8, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/28/2003
Eleanor defends a man accused of killing his wife and unborn son. He contests that it was suicide. Eugene and Jimmy defend a woman who shot a crack dealer on her street.