The Practice

10 Worst Episodes of The Practice

A provocative legal drama focused on young associates at a bare-bones Boston firm and their scrappy boss, Bobby Donnell. The show's forte is its storylines about β€œpeople who walk a moral tightrope.”

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 10, 2023.

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The Practice - S2E13

#10 - The Civil Right (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Jimmy is furious when his mother reveals her love for another woman. He feels obligated to represent her in court when she requests he argue her right to marry her lover. Meanwhile, Eugene refuses to defend a rapist after he runs into one of his client's victims in a clothing store.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 39 votes.

The Practice - S2E26

#9 - Axe Murderer (2) (Season 2 - Episode 26)


Bobby works with the firm of Cage and Fish to help in the defense of Marie Hanson, an apparent axe murderer who may have been Lizzie Borden in a past life. Ellenor discovers that her new boyfriend, Fred Spivak, is the crooked chiropractor treating Rebecca, while Lindsay and Helen discuss Helen's future with the DA's office.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 33 votes.

The Practice - S2E12

#8 - Race With The Devil (Season 2 - Episode 12)

When Bobby's priest performs an exorcism on a parishioner, who dies during the procedure, Bobby must manipulate the system to shield Father Martin from murder charges; Eugene represents Martin Parks in a bizarre malpractice suit. Jimmy decides to tape a television commercial, a decision that proves unpopular with his colleagues.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 36 votes.

The Practice - S2E21

#7 - In Deep (Season 2 - Episode 21)


The Luis Moreno case finally comes to trial with Rebecca more determined than ever to testify. Ellenor rushes off to defend Cruikshank again, leaving Lindsay to defend a man being cited for using too much water in his toilet. Eugene faces his own prejudices during an altercation with a dry cleaner.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 33 votes.

The Practice - S8E5

#6 - The Heat of Passion (1) (Season 8 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 32 votes.

The Practice - S2E1

#5 - Reasonable Doubts (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Bobby's judgment is called into question by the firm's other members when he becomes romantically involved with a beautiful, icy client who shot to death a male neighbor she claims was attempting to rape her. The prosecution says it was murder.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 60 votes.

The Practice - S2E2

#4 - Betrayal (Season 2 - Episode 2)

The firm defends Joey Heric, a colorful client on trial for the murder of his lover. Jimmy is tried on solicitation charges by a vengeful district attorney.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 55 votes.

The Practice - S2E8

#3 - The Means (Season 2 - Episode 8)


A black client is tried for the brutal beating of a department store security guard during a riot. Bobby plans to use a defense very unpopular with both his client and second-chair Eugene. Meanwhile, Ellenor's obnoxious cousin wants to sue the travel agent that booked her honeymoon on allegations of 'emotional distress'.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 47 votes.

The Practice - S8E6

#2 - The Lonely People (2) (Season 8 - Episode 6)

Eugene and Jimmy's defense of the leader of a white supremacist group takes an unexpected turn when surprising new developments come to light. Meanwhile, Shore continues in his quest to free Roland Huff from prison, and Jamie and Eugene must come to terms with their differences.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 37 votes.

The Practice - S2E11

#1 - Hide And Seek (Season 2 - Episode 11)


Bobby and Lindsay second-chair Bobby's old mentor, Raymond Oz, when Oz fears he's losing his memory. Eugene struggles with his conscience when he defends a man on trial for raping and murdering two boys. Jimmy's fantasies come true when a childhood sex symbol seeks his legal counsel.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 41 votes.

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