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The Practice

Season 4 1999 - 2000

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  • 1999-09-26T04:00:00Z on ABC
  • 44 mins
  • 15 hours, 55 mins (22 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama
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22 episodes

4x01 Free Dental

  • Season Premiere

    1999-09-26T04:00:00Z — 44 mins

Bobby and Jimmy defend a dentist accused of murdering a frequent patient... but eventually discover he's hiding a sordid secret. Ellenor dines with George Vogelman.

4x02 Boston Confidential

  • 1999-10-03T04:00:00Z — 44 mins

Bobby gets a murderer off on a technicality when the arresting officer illegally searches the car and finds a corpse. Jimmy goes against Henry Olson's wishes and confronts Olson's son to try to convince him to confess to the murder. Lindsay decides to move in with Bobby, leaving her possessions...including her answering machine, at Helen's.

4x03 Loser's Keepers

  • 1999-10-10T04:00:00Z — 44 mins

Tensions flare when the 'male nun' starts infiltrating the office. Ellenor buys a gun for protection. Rebecca suspects that a wealthy man has bought a client's guilty plea.

4x04 Legacy (1)

  • 1999-10-17T04:00:00Z — 44 mins

Bobby's old mentor, Raymond Oz, calls on Bobby to represent him when his wife tries to have him declared incompetent. Bobby has reservations after observing Oz in a clearly disturbed state of mind. Eugene co-counsels for an incompetent lawyer who's never won a jury trial. Ellenor sinks into depression in the aftermath of the Vogelman affair.

4x05 Oz (2)

  • 1999-10-24T04:00:00Z — 42 mins

Bobby acts as Raymond Oz's co-counsel while Oz persists in forging ahead with a self-defense strategy.

4x06 Marooned

  • 1999-11-07T05:00:00Z — 43 mins

Rebecca defends a girl accused of killing her mother. The girl claims she suffers from flashbacks involving child molestation. Lindsay and Bobby argue over wedding dresses.

4x07 Victimless Crimes

  • 1999-11-14T05:00:00Z — 42 mins

Jimmy defends a remorseless rape victim who murdered her attacker. Lucy is bitten by her dentist while under anesthesia.

4x08 Committed

  • 1999-11-21T05:00:00Z — 44 mins

Lindsay represents a serial murderer confined in an asylum when his case is up for review. Eugene's son is a prime suspect when his mother's lover is beaten to death in her bed.

4x09 Bay of Pigs

  • 1999-11-28T05:00:00Z — 43 mins

Ellenor takes on Richard Bay in a case wherein a little old lady is accused of attempting to run over her husband in her car. Bay and Ellenor clash both in and out of court. Jimmy evaluates his relationship with Judge Kittleson when he represents an old girlfriend in a suit regarding the sale of reproductive eggs.

4x10 Day in Court

  • 1999-12-12T05:00:00Z — 43 mins

Tempers flare over a particularly tough case. Bobby defends old cling/drug dealer Eddie against the murder of an addict. Eddie claims it is self-defense. D.A. Helen brings the coroner to testify that it wasn't. The coroner's testimony is damaged by prior odd behavior. Eddie attacks Helen to try to force the judge into a mistrial. Bobby & Swackheim nearly come to blows. Each of the participants, Bobby, Helen & Swackheim, express their outrage with the legal system.

4x11 Blowing Smoke

  • 2000-01-09T05:00:00Z — 41 mins

Lindsay sues a cigar company for breaking up a friend's marriage. She alleges that the husband's addiction was the deciding factor in the divorce. Rebecca & Ellenor defend a police officer who killed a teenage boy in a grocery store. The officer claims he saw a gun. The cashier says otherwise.

4x12 New Evidence (1)

  • 2000-01-30T05:00:00Z — 44 mins

Lindsay takes the firm to Los Angeles to defend an acquaintance who's on trial for murdering his on-line girlfriend. As evidence mounts against their client, Bobby and the rest deal with a controlling judge, an antagonistic detective and the victim's sister, a nun with issues.

4x13 Hammerhead Sharks (2)

  • 2000-02-06T05:00:00Z — 44 mins

Dennis Mills maintains his innocence. The firm continues the trial, striving against all odds to exonerate Mills.

4x14 Checkmates

  • 2000-02-13T05:00:00Z — 44 mins

Ellenor defends a 'slow' teenager accused of killing a younger boy. A witness comes forward claiming to have information exonerating her client, but Ellenor suspects he's lying. Helen calls in a police officer when his son is under suspicion in a homicide. Representing the accused, Bobby argues the officer was acting as an agent of the court, not a father.

4x15 Race Ipsa Loquitor

  • 2000-02-20T05:00:00Z — 44 mins

Jimmy is tempted to compromise his integrity to get convicted murder (and insect admirer) Henry Olson released. Eugene and Rebecca represent a woman who's suing a plastic surgeon when her husband dies during a liposuction procedure. They soon realize they're as much on trial as the surgeon when the opposing attorney makes several references to their race.

4x16 Settling

  • 2000-03-12T05:00:00Z — 43 mins

Bobby is kidnapped by an irate former client who claims Bobby's incompetence in a manslaughter trial forced him to spend 12 years in prison.

4x17 Black Widows

  • 2000-04-02T05:00:00Z — 43 mins

Bobby defends the so-called 'Black Widow'; a woman who's accused of murdering her recently deceased husband and whose two previous spouses also died mysteriously. Helen lies to a 15-year-old girl who killed her unborn child, coercing her into giving a statement.

4x18 Death Penalties

  • 2000-04-09T04:00:00Z — 43 mins

Bobby and Helen clash in an assisted suicide case. Bobby remembers his experiences of 'pulling the plug' on his mother and acts as though he were on trial. Meanwhile, Ellenor flies to Pennsylvania to try to exonerate a 31-year-old death row inmate who claims to be innocent of a double homicide.

4x19 Till Death Do Us Part (1)

  • 2000-04-30T04:00:00Z — 44 mins

Ellenor pursues the Donovan case, hoping to forestall his execution. Meanwhile, Rebecca's case representing a woman with Alzheimer's trying to keep her marriage from being annulled becomes complicated when questions arise about the death of her client's first husband.

4x20 Liberty Bells (2)

  • 2000-05-07T04:00:00Z — 44 mins

Ellenor continues the Donovan case, following up on the various leads to exonerate her client.

4x21 The Honorable Man

  • 2000-05-14T04:00:00Z — 44 mins

Eugene is disgusted by his client, a homeless man accused of murdering a woman and raping her corpse. Jimmy represents an old friend who's being sued for notifying employees that one of their co-workers has AIDS.

4x22 Life Sentence

  • 2000-05-21T04:00:00Z — 44 mins

Ellenor defends a deaf woman who shot and killed the man who allegedly murdered her young daughter. The client's crime is captured on video in front of dozens of witnesses, leaving no doubt as to who committed the act. The only to way to exonerate the client is to manipulate the jury's heartstrings. Meanwhile Lindsay learns that Bobby hates weddings and decides to spring a surprise elopement.

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