A WOMAN ASKS ALAN SHORE'S ADVICE ON HOW TO KILL THE MAN WHO
MURDERED HER DAUGHTER, AND KATIE LLOYD AND JERRY ESPENSON
ATTEMPT TO OVERTURN MEGAN'S LAW IN ORDER TO SAVE A CLIENT
FROM UNJUST PROSECUTION, ON ABC'S "BOSTON LEGAL"
Academy Award-Nominated and Emmy Award-Winning Actress Mare Winningham Guest Stars
"Hope and Gory" � Alan Shore finds himself in a predicament when a woman, Patrice Kelly (Mare Winningham, "Grey's Anatomy"), asks his advice on how to kill the man who murdered her daughter and was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity. Meanwhile, Katie Lloyd and Jerry Espenson attempt to overturn Megan's Law while trying to save their falsely accused client, Joseph Washington, from unjust persecution; and Lorraine Weller tries to help Alan overcome his deep-rooted childhood fears, which are causing him to speak "word salad" gibberish whenever she's around, on "Boston Legal," TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Boston Legal" stars James Spader as Alan Shore, John Larroquette as Carl Sack, Christian Clemenson as Jerry Espenson, Gary Anthony Williams as Clarence/Clarice Bell, Tara Summers as Katie Lloyd, Saffron Burrows as Lorraine Weller, Taraji P. Henson as Whitney Rome, with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.
Guest starring are Mare Winningham as Patrice Kelly, Craig "muMs" Grant as Joseph Washington, Mark Moses as Attorney George McDougal, Paul Dooley as Judge Wendel Donahue, Peter Onorati as A.D.A. Stewart Betts, Chuck McCann as Judge Byron Fudd, Betsy Brandt as Gwen Richards, Frank Birney as Judge William Howe, Michael Wiseman as D.A. Bret Haber and Jill Brennan as Gracie Jane.
"Hope and Gory" was written by David E. Kelley 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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