Boston Legal

10 Best Episodes of Boston Legal - Season 2

Alan Shore and Denny Crane lead a brigade of high-priced civil litigators in an upscale Boston law firm in a series focusing on the professional and personal lives of brilliant but often emotionally challenged attorneys. A spin-off of long-running series The Practice.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 26, 2023.

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Boston Legal - S2E17

#15 - ...There's Fire! (Season 2 - Episode 17)

Shirley, Paul and Brad batten down the hatches as Bev files for divorce hours after her marriage to Denny and demands half of his assets. Alan helps defend an old friend who was fired for smoking on her private time.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 244 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E24

#14 - Deep End of the Poole (Season 2 - Episode 24)


Name partner Edwin Poole returns from a mental institution to Crane, Poole and Schmidt, ready to jump back in, but Shirley has reservations when he decides to sue a candy company. An A.D.A. with a grudge against Alan brings charges, accusing him of advising his client to flee when a guilty verdict was inevitable. Meanwhile, Brad and Denise decide where to take their relationship.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 234 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E14

#13 - Breast in Show (Season 2 - Episode 14)

After meeting Irma for a date, Alan finds himself defending her when she is charged with a sex crime by protesting topless. Meanwhile, Denise finds it difficult to remain close to Daniel when he invites her to his own funeral, and Garrett faces his toughest challenge yet when Catherine invades his office.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 254 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E5

#12 - Men to Boys (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Denise finds herself in a difficult position when an auto-injury case she neglected for three years comes up for trial and she is unprepared. While Garrett researches, he meets Cassie, a young paralegal whose strange sexual tendencies hide a painful past. Meanwhile, Denny learns he must apologize to Lori or face a sexual harrassment suit, and Alan takes Sara out for dinner and a "show."

The episode was rated 7.99 from 284 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E15

#11 - Smile (Season 2 - Episode 15)

Alan's friendly demeanor quickly turns into anger when a prestigious private school turns away a child prodigy because she lacks the face muscles to smile. Meanwhile, Shirley and Denise take on a hospital that refused to administer emergency birth control to a rape victim due to religious beliefs, and Brad is put on special assignment by Denny.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 253 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E10

#10 - Legal Deficits (Season 2 - Episode 10)


After kidnapping a witness and physically assaulting a priest, Brad is put on trial and enlists the help of Denny and Shirley to bail him out. Meanwhile, Alan's hands are full with his secretary's financial troubles when her credit card company charges ridiculous interest rates, putting her $50,000 in debt.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 261 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E13

#9 - Too Much Information (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Alan and Denise take on the case of a young girl whose father killed her mother after finding the mother's whereabouts through her HMO's website. Catherine Piper comes back into Alan's life - by robbing convenience stores. Beverly Bridge, Denny's fiancΓ©e, flexes her muscle around the firm, while Brad attempts to manage the situation for Shirley and Paul. Daniel goes in for chemotherapy and attempts to shut out Denise.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 266 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E9

#8 - Gone (Season 2 - Episode 9)


When the FBI's hands are tied with red tape, Brad helps Denise go undercover as a rogue agent in order to find a missing boy who is close to her heart. But when legal and ethical roadblocks appear, they must make some difficult decisions. Meanwhile, Denny's nonchalance regarding the use of firearms becomes a real concern for the other senior partners when he shoots a homeless man in the head with a paintball gun.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 259 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E6

#7 - Witches of Mass Destruction (Season 2 - Episode 6)

The firm takes on two milestone cases. First, Shirley and Denise represent Christian and Wiccan parents who are outraged by a public school's Halloween celebrations, but the case takes a turn for the worse when the clients begin arguing amongst themselves. Meanwhile, Denny and Alan's friendship is tested when Alan helps Cassie sue the US military for the loss of her brother.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 269 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E11

#6 - The Cancer Man Can (Season 2 - Episode 11)


Paul recruits Denise to help him defend a cancer patient who used his wealth to guarantee he would not get a placebo during a drug study. Meanwhile, Alan goes too far in trying to convince the senior partners to promote "Hands" to partner, and Denny finds himself falling in love with a woman he meets at a charity event.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 259 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E12

#5 - Helping Hands (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Alan finds himself all alone against the firm when he decides to defend Jerry Espenson from charges of attempted murder, torture and terrorist threats. Denise and Daniel Post get closer as Daniel second chairs a case against parents who are constantly harassing their daughter's teacher. Meanwhile, Paul is worried about the impact Denny's pending nuptials may have on the firm.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 254 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E4

#4 - A Whiff and a Prayer (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Denny's strong conservative values are put to the test when the firm represents a Democratic congressman who refused to keep a promise to his supporters. Alan tries to forget about Tara as he prepares to defend Catherine, who is on trial for murder. Meanwhile, Sara is given a bizarre ultimatum.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 279 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E23

#3 - Race Ipsa (Season 2 - Episode 23)

When Denny shoots his therapist in self-defense, the senior partners, fed up with his rogue behavior, begin to enact plans to remove him from the firm. Meanwhile, Alan enlists the help of Chelina in a racially-charged case involving a black man arrested for being in a white neighborhood, and Brad asks Denise to teach him to be a better kisser.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 229 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E3

#2 - Finding Nimmo (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Denny takes Alan to Nimmo Bay, Canada, to help him get over his breakup with Tara. Catherine confesses to Bernard's murder. Sara and Garrett take extreme measures to help Denise challenge her husband's alimony demands in their divorce proceedings.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 289 votes.

Boston Legal - S2E27

#1 - BL: Los Angeles (Season 2 - Episode 27)

While in LA, Alan takes on the case of TV star Courtney Rae, who is arrested after shooting a photographer who she mistakes for a stalker, but Denny and Barry make life difficult when they won't stop making sexual advances toward their client. Meanwhile, Denise resorts to underhanded tactics to eliminate Marlene from the picture, but the plan backfires when she is caught by Paul, and Brad enlists Shirley's help in trying to persuade the judge in his niece's trial to lower the sentence.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 217 votes.

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