List of Ally McBeal episodes

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Ally McBeal, a comedy-drama television series created by David E. Kelley, premiered on September 8, 1997 on FOX network in the United States and ended on May 20, 2002. The show spans five seasons of 112 episodes. The episodes were approximately 45 minutes long excluding commercials. FOX decided to cancel the series due to a significant ratings drop in the final season, caused by the introduction of various new characters and the departure of cast members in the previous season.[1]

All seasons of Ally McBeal were released on DVD in the region 2 in 2002 and 2003, respectively.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] Until fall 2009, only several episodes of the first season of Ally McBeal were available in the United States, due to music rights issues. On October 6, 2009, Fox released a 6-disc set of all 23 season-one episodes, with their original music.[12]

Ally McBeal follows an eccentric lawyer, Allison Marie "Ally" McBeal, and her group of friends from work, focusing on their personal and romantic lives, as well as their business cases which would often contrast or reinforce a character's drama. The series starred Calista Flockhart as Ally, Greg Germann as Richard Fish, Jane Krakowski as Elaine Vassal, Peter MacNicol as John Cage, Lisa Nicole Carson as Renée Raddick, Portia de Rossi as Nelle Porter, Lucy Liu as Ling Woo, Gil Bellows as Billy Thomas, Courtney Thorne-Smith as Georgia Thomas, Vonda Shepard as herself, Robert Downey Jr. as Larry Paul, and many others.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release
(region 2 only)
Season premiere Season finale
1 23 September 8, 1997 May 18, 1998 October 7, 2002[2][3]
2 23 September 14, 1998 May 24, 1999 October 7, 2002[4][5]
3 21 October 25, 1999 May 22, 2000 October 7, 2002[6][7]
4 23 October 12, 2000 May 21, 2001 February 10, 2003[8][9]
5 22 October 29, 2001 May 20, 2002 February 10, 2003[10][11]

Season 1: 1997–98[edit]

Series # Season # Title Director
Writer(s)
Original air date Production
code
1 1 "Pilot" James Frawley David E. Kelley September 8, 1997 (1997-09-08) AM00
2 2 "Compromising Positions" Jonathan Pontell David E. Kelley September 15, 1997 (1997-09-15) AM01
3 3 "The Kiss" Dennie Gordon David E. Kelley September 22, 1997 (1997-09-22) AM02
4 4 "The Affair" Arlene Sanford David E. Kelley September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29) AM03
5 5 "One Hundred Tears Away" Sandy Smolan David E. Kelley October 20, 1997 (1997-10-20) AM04
6 6 "The Promise" Victoria Hochberg David E. Kelley October 27, 1997 (1997-10-27) AM05
7 7 "The Attitude" Michael Schultz David E. Kelley November 3, 1997 (1997-11-03) AM06
8 8 "Drawing the Lines" Mel Damski David E. Kelley November 10, 1997 (1997-11-10) AM07
9 9 "The Dirty Joke" Dan Attias David E. Kelley November 18, 1997 (1997-11-18) AM08
10 10 "Boy To The World" Thomas Schlamme David E. Kelley December 1, 1997 (1997-12-01) AM09
11 11 "Silver Bells" Joe Napolitano David E. Kelley December 15, 1997 (1997-12-15) AM10
12 12 "Cro-Magnon" Allan Arkush David E. Kelley January 5, 1998 (1998-01-05) AM11
13 13 "The Blame Game" Sandy Smolan David E. Kelley January 19, 1998 (1998-01-19) AM12
14 14 "Body Language" Mel Damski David E. Kelley, Nicole Yorkin & Dawn Prestwich February 2, 1998 (1998-02-02) AM13
15 15 "Once In A Lifetime" Elodie Keane David E. Kelley & Jeff Pinkner February 23, 1998 (1998-02-23) AM14
16 16 "Forbidden Fruits" Jeremy Kagan David E. Kelley March 2, 1998 (1998-03-02) AM15
17 17 "Theme of Life" Dennie Gordon David E. Kelley March 9, 1998 (1998-03-09) AM16
18 18 "The Playing Field" Jonathan Pontell David E. Kelley March 16, 1998 (1998-03-16) AM17
19 19 "Happy Birthday Baby" Thomas Schlamme David E. Kelley April 6, 1998 (1998-04-06) AM18
20 20 "The Inmates" Michael Schultz David E. Kelley April 27, 1998 (1998-04-27) AM19
21 21 "Being There" Mel Damski David E. Kelley May 4, 1998 (1998-05-04) AM20
22 22 "Alone Again" Dennis Dugan David E. Kelley May 11, 1998 (1998-05-11) AM21
23 23 "These Are The Days" Jonathan Pontell David E. Kelley May 18, 1998 (1998-05-18) AM22

Season 2: 1998–99[edit]

Series # Season # Title Director
Writer(s)
Original air date Production
code
24 1 "The Real World" Jonathan Pontell David E. Kelley September 14, 1998 (1998-09-14) 2M01
25 2 "They Eat Horses, Don't They?" Mel Damski David E. Kelley September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21) 2M02
26 3 "Fool's Night Out" Peter MacNicol David E. Kelley September 28, 1998 (1998-09-28) 2M03
27 4 "It's My Party" Jace Alexander David E. Kelley October 19, 1998 (1998-10-19) 2M04
28 5 "The Story of Love" Tom Moore David E. Kelley October 26, 1998 (1998-10-26) 2M05
29 6 "Worlds Without Love" Arvin Brown David E. Kelley November 2, 1998 (1998-11-02) 2M07
30 7 "Happy Trails" Jonathan Pontell David E. Kelley November 9, 1998 (1998-11-09) 2M08
31 8 "Just Looking" Vincent Misiano David E. Kelley & Shelly Landau November 16, 1998 (1998-11-16) 2M09
32 9 "You Never Can Tell" Adam Nimoy David E. Kelley November 23, 1998 (1998-11-23) 2M06
33 10 "Making Spirits Bright" Peter MacNicol David E. Kelley December 14, 1998 (1998-12-14) 2M10
34 11 "In Dreams" Alex Graves David E. Kelley January 11, 1999 (1999-01-11) 2M11
35 12 "Love Unlimited" Dennie Gordon David E. Kelley January 18, 1999 (1999-01-18) 2M12
36 13 "Angels And Blimps" Mel Damski David E. Kelley February 8, 1999 (1999-02-08) 2M13
37 14 "Pyramids On The Nile" Elodie Keane David E. Kelley February 15, 1999 (1999-02-15) 2M14
38 15 "Sideshow" Alex Graves David E. Kelley February 22, 1999 (1999-02-22) 2M15
39 16 "Sex, Lies, And Politics" Arlene Sanford David E. Kelley March 1, 1999 (1999-03-01) 2M16
40 17 "Civil Wars" Billy Dickson David E. Kelley April 5, 1999 (1999-04-05) 2M17
41 18 "Those Lips, That Hand" Arlene Sanford David E. Kelley April 19, 1999 (1999-04-19) 2M18
42 19 "Let's Dance" Ben Lewin David E. Kelley April 26, 1999 (1999-04-26) 2M19
43 20 "Only The Lonely" Vincent Misiano David E. Kelley May 3, 1999 (1999-05-03) 2M20
44 21 "The Green Monster" Michael Schultz David E. Kelley May 10, 1999 (1999-05-10) 2M21
45 22 "Love's Illusions" Allan Arkush David E. Kelley May 17, 1999 (1999-05-17) 2M22
46 23 "I Know Him By Heart" Jonathan Pontell David E. Kelley May 24, 1999 (1999-05-24) 2M23

Season 3: 1999–2000[edit]

Series # Season # Title Director
Writer(s)
Original air date Production
code
47 1 "Car Wash" Bill Dickson David E. Kelley October 25, 1999 (1999-10-25) 3M01
48 2 "Buried Pleasures" Mel Damski David E. Kelley November 1, 1999 (1999-11-01) 3M02
49 3 "Seeing Green" Peter MacNicol David E. Kelley November 8, 1999 (1999-11-08) 3M03
50 4 "Heat Wave" Alex Graves David E. Kelley November 15, 1999 (1999-11-15) 3M04
51 5 "Troubled Water" Joanna Kerns David E. Kelley November 22, 1999 (1999-11-22) 3M05
52 6 "Changes" Arlene Sanford David E. Kelley November 29, 1999 (1999-11-29) 3M06
53 7 "Saving Santa" Rachel Talalay David E. Kelley December 13, 1999 (1999-12-13) 3M07
54 8 "Blue Christmas" Jonathan Pontell David E. Kelley December 20, 1999 (1999-12-20) 3M08
55 9 "Out in the Cold" Dennie Gordon David E. Kelley & Josh Caplin (story)
David E. Kelley (teleplay)
January 10, 2000 (2000-01-10) 3M09
56 10 "Just Friends" Michael Schultz David E. Kelley January 17, 2000 (2000-01-17) 3M10
57 11 "Over the Rainbow" Alan Myerson David E. Kelley February 7, 2000 (2000-02-07) 3M11
58 12 "In Search of Pygmies" Arvin Brown David E. Kelley & Josh Caplan (story)
David E. Kelley (teleplay)
February 17, 2000 (2000-02-17) 3M12
59 13 "Pursuit of Loneliness" Jonathan Pontell David E. Kelley February 21, 2000 (2000-02-21) 3M13
60 14 "The Oddball Parade" Bryan Gordon David E. Kelley February 28, 2000 (2000-02-28) 3M14
61 15 "Prime Suspect" Rachel Talalay David E. Kelley March 20, 2000 (2000-03-20) 3M15
62 16 "Boy Next Door" Jack Bender David E. Kelley March 27, 2000 (2000-03-27) 3M16
63 17 "I Will Survive" Barnet Kellman David E. Kelley April 17, 2000 (2000-04-17) 3M17
64 18 "Turning Thirty" Jeannot Szwarc David E. Kelley & Jill Goldsmith May 1, 2000 (2000-05-01) 3M18
65 19 "Do You Wanna Dance?" Michael Lange David E. Kelley May 8, 2000 (2000-05-08) 3M19
66 20 "Hope and Glory" Mel Damski David E. Kelley May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15) 3M20
67 21 "Ally McBeal: The Musical, Almost" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley May 22, 2000 (2000-05-22) 3M21

Season 4: 2000–01[edit]

Series # Season # Title Director
Writer(s)
Original air date Production
code
68 1 "Sex, Lies and Second Thoughts" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley October 23, 2000 (2000-10-23) 4M01
69 2 "Girls' Night Out" Jeannot Szwarc David E. Kelley October 30, 2000 (2000-10-30) 4M02
70 3 "Two's a Crowd" Rachel Talalay David E. Kelley November 6, 2000 (2000-11-06) 4M03
71 4 "Without a Net" Mel Damski David E. Kelley November 13, 2000 (2000-11-13) 4M04
72 5 "The Last Virgin" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley November 20, 2000 (2000-11-20) 4M05
73 6 "'Tis the Season" Arlene Sanford David E. Kelley November 27, 2000 (2000-11-27) 4M06
74 7 "Love on Holiday" Bethany Rooney David E. Kelley, Alicia Martin & Barb Mackintosh (story)
David E. Kelley (teleplay)
December 4, 2000 (2000-12-04) 4M07
75 8 "The Man with the Bag" Billy Dickson David E. Kelley December 11, 2000 (2000-12-11) 4M08
76 9 "Reasons to Believe" Ron Lagomarsino David E. Kelley January 8, 2001 (2001-01-08) 4M09
77 10 "The Ex Files" Jack Bender David E. Kelley January 15, 2001 (2001-01-15) 4M10
78 11 "Mr. Bo" Michael Schultz David E. Kelley January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22) 4M11
79 12 "Hats Off to Larry" Jeannot Szwarc David E. Kelley, Melissa Rosenberg & Barb Mackintosh (story)
David E. Kelley & Melissa Rosenberg (teleplay)
February 5, 2001 (2001-02-05) 4M12
80 13 "Reach Out And Touch" Kenny Ortega David E. Kelley February 12, 2001 (2001-02-12) 4M13
81 14 "Boys Town" David Grossman David E. Kelley February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19) 4M14
82 15 "Falling Up" Oz Scott David E. Kelley February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26) 4M15
83 16 "The Getaway" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley March 19, 2001 (2001-03-19) 4M16
84 17 "The Pursuit of Unhappiness" Kenny Ortega David E. Kelley, Kerry Lenhart & John J. Sakmar (story)
David E. Kelley (teleplay)
March 26, 2001 (2001-03-26) 4M17
85 18 "The Obstacle Course" Joanna Kerns David E. Kelley & Kayla Alpert April 15, 2001 (2001-04-15) 4M18
86 19 "In Search of Barry White" Adam Arkin David E. Kelley April 23, 2001 (2001-04-23) 4M19
87 20 "Cloudy Skies, Chance of Parade" Billy Dickson David E. Kelley April 30, 2001 (2001-04-30) 4M20
88 21 "Queen Bee" Bethany Rooney David E. Kelley May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07) 4M21
89 22 "Home Again" Michael Schultz David E. Kelley May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14) 4M22
90 23 "The Wedding" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley May 21, 2001 (2001-05-21) 4M23

Season 5: 2001–02[edit]

Series # Season # Title Director
Writer(s)
Original air date Production
code
91 1 "Friends and Lovers" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley October 29, 2001 (2001-10-29) 5M01
92 2 "Judge Ling" Oz Scott David E. Kelley November 5, 2001 (2001-11-05) 5M02
93 3 "Neutral Corners" Arvin Brown David E. Kelley November 12, 2001 (2001-11-12) 5M03
94 4 "Fear of Flirting" Greg Germann David E. Kelley, Constance M. Burge & Roberto Benabib November 19, 2001 (2001-11-19) 5M04
95 5 "I Want Love" Michael Schultz David E. Kelley November 26, 2001 (2001-11-26) 5M05
96 6 "Lost and Found" Mel Damski David E. Kelley & Peter Blake (story)
David E. Kelley (story)
December 3, 2001 (2001-12-03) 5M06
97 7 "Nine One One" Billy Dickson David E. Kelley December 10, 2001 (2001-12-10) 5M07
98 8 "Playing with Matches" David Semel David E. Kelley, Constance M. Burge & Roberto Benabib (story)
David E. Kelley (teleplay)
January 7, 2002 (2002-01-07) 5M08
99 9 "Blowin' in the Wind" Rachel Talalay Constance M. Burge, Roberto Benabib & Cindy Lichtman January 14, 2002 (2002-01-14) 5M09
100 10 "One Hundred Tears" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley January 21, 2002 (2002-01-21) 5M10
101 11 "A Kick in the Head" David Grossman & Jeannot Szwarc David E. Kelley February 4, 2002 (2002-02-04) 5M11
102 12 "The New Day" Bethany Rooney David E. Kelley February 11, 2002 (2002-02-11) 5M12
103 13 "Woman" Jeannot Szwarc David E. Kelley February 18, 2002 (2002-02-18) 5M13
104 14 "Homecoming" Billy Dickson David E. Kelley, Constance M. Burge & Roberto Benabib (story)
David E. Kelley (teleplay)
February 25, 2002 (2002-02-25) 5M14
105 15 "Heart and Soul" Steve Gomer David E. Kelley March 4, 2002 (2002-03-04) 5M15
106 16 "Love is All Around (1)" Arlene Sanford David E. Kelley, Constance M. Burge, Roberto Benabib & Cindy Lichtman (story)
David E. Kelley (teleplay)
April 15, 2002 (2002-04-15) 5M16A
107 17 "Love is All Around (2)" Arlene Sanford David E. Kelley, Constance M. Burge, Roberto Benabib & Cindy Lichtman (story)
David E. Kelley (teleplay)
April 15, 2002 (2002-04-15) 5M16B
108 18 "Tom Dooley" Sarah Pia Anderson David E. Kelley April 22, 2002 (2002-04-22) 5M17
109 19 "Another One Bites the Dust" Kenny Ortega David E. Kelley, Constance M. Burge & Roberto Benabib (story)
David E. Kelley (teleplay)
April 29, 2002 (2002-04-29) 5M18
110 20 "What I'll Never Do for Love Again" Billy Dickson David E. Kelley May 6, 2002 (2002-05-06) 5M19
111 21 "All of Me" Bethany Rooney David E. Kelley & Peter MacNicol May 13, 2002 (2002-05-13) 5M20
112 22 "Bygones" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley May 20, 2002 (2002-05-20) 5M21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ally McBeal Slips in the Ratings". Buzzle.com. Retrieved 2001-12-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Ally McBeal: Season One, Part One". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Ally McBeal: Season One, Part Two". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Ally McBeal: Season Two, Part One". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Ally McBeal: Season Two, Part Two". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  6. ^ a b "Ally McBeal: Season Three, Part One". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  7. ^ a b "Ally McBeal: Season Three, Part Two". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  8. ^ a b "Ally McBeal: Season Four, Part One". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  9. ^ a b "Ally McBeal: Season Four, Part Two". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  10. ^ a b "Ally McBeal: Season Five, Part One". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  11. ^ a b "Ally McBeal: Season Five, Part Two". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  12. ^ "Ally McBeal: The Complete Season One: Selection". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 

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