ALAN SHORE FILES SUIT AGAINST A PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR REFUSING ADMITTANCE
TO A GIRL WHO CAN�T SMILE; DENNY CRANE�S FIANC�E INSISTS THAT BRAD CHASE SAVE
HER SICKLY CAT FROM POSSIBLE DEATH; AND SHIRLEY SCHMIDT AND JULIE BAUER
DEFEND A RAPED GIRL WHO WANTS TO SUE THE CATHOLIC HOSPITAL THAT
DENIED HER EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION, ON ABC�S �BOSTON LEGAL�
�Smile� � Alan Shore files a discrimination suit against a private school that refuses to admit a gifted nine-year-old girl with nerve damage that makes it impossible for her to smile. Since Brad Chase�s attempt to bribe Denny Crane�s fianc�e, Beverly Bridge (Joanna Cassidy), failed miserably, she threatens to tell Denny what happened unless Brad can find a legal loophole to save her sickly cat from her ex-husband, who wants to take it off of life support. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt and Julie Bauer defend a teenaged girl who was brutally raped and is now pregnant. The girl wants to sue the Catholic hospital where she was treated because they refused to provide her with emergency contraception, on �Boston Legal,� TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Boston Legal� stars James Spader as Alan Shore, Julie Bowen as Denise Bauer, Mark Valley as Brad Chase, Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston, Justin Mentell as Garrett Wells and Ryan Michelle Bathe as Sara Holt, with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.
Guest starring are Joanna Cassidy as Beverly Bridge, Steven M. Porter as Kevin Willhite, Ken Lerner as Howard Bridge, Kelly Smith as Amelia Warner, Mary McDonough as Janice Warner, Hannah Leigh Dworkin as Marissa Deaver, Shannon O�Hurley as Theresa Deaver, Kenneth Kimmins as Dr. James Tusten, Don McManus as Attorney John Lennox, Andy Umberger as Attorney Morrison, Ron Canada as Judge Willard Reese, Richard V. Licata as Judge Dale Melman, Brandon Ford Green as George, Freda Foh Shen as Dr. Ann Kumi and Craig Patton as foreman.
�Smile� was written by Corinne Brinkerhoff and directed by Bob Yannetti.
�Boston Legal� is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.
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