Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Boston Legal - Long Lists Guest

Angel of Death

Okay, now that the whole Lincoln ordeal is over, and an episode where the originally original but now overused Jerry Espenson (Christian Clemenson) is not in it, and the whole Denny Crane-is-my-midget-girlfriend, Bethany Horowitz (played excellently by Meredith Eaton-Gilden), my-daughter-from-Delta-Burke-is-over, we can move on to the fantastic cast.

Where are they? Since it seems like this episode was taken over again by guest stars. Though this time, I could cheer since it was Nia Long (Third Watch) and Matt Letscher (The New Adventures of Old Christine, which now with Blair Underwood as a viable option for Christine, his character really needs to return to form a perfect triangle) about a doctor euthanizing five people during the New Orleans floods. Meanwhile, Clarence/Clarice (Gary Anthony Williams) and Claire Simms (new full cast member Constance Zimmer) argue against Merrin Dungey (Francie from Alias). Luckily, I like the way Gary Anthon Williams plays Clarence/Clarice so I haven't gotten tired of this story, though it walks a very thin line.

William Shatner's Denny Crane is literally asleep at the wheel (tagging along the New Orleans case with James Spader's Alan Shore and staying asleep on the case). Brad wants more from Denise but makes a deal to be friends with benefits as Jeffrey Coho continues his pursuit for Denise. Isn't there any other women in the place? At least they ARE chasing the worthy Ms. Vessey Denise (Julie Bowen) as opposed to some of the previous female ex-cast members who are already forgotten (except Kerry Washington who is just fantastic in whatever she is in, though I was still shocked she took the Boston Legal re-occuring guest role to being with). Now Nia Long joins for a bit which is great for the female power at Crane, Poole & Schmidt.

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