Season 1 of American series Ally McBeal aired on FOX television network.

Synopsis Edit

Ally McBeal is a young attorney, working at the renowned but bizarre firm, Cage & Fish. The independent Ally is also single and has a unique view of the world, especially the men in it.

Starring Edit

Calista Flockhart as Ally McBeal
Courtney Thorne-Smith as Georgia Thomas
Greg Germann as Richard Fish
Lisa Nicole Carson as Renée Raddick
Jane Krakowski as Elaine Vassal
with Peter MacNicol as John Cage (17 episodes)
and Gil Bellows as Billy Thomas

Special Appearances By

Dyan Cannon as Whipper Cone (6 episodes)
Sandra Bernhard as Caroline Poop (2 episodes)
Linda Gehringer as Attorney General Janet Reno (2 episodes)
Tracey Ullman as Dr. Tracey Clark (2 episodes)
Dylan McDermott as Bobby Donnell (2 episodes)
Kate Jackson as Barbara Cooker ("The Kiss")
Željko Ivanek as Judge Marshal Pink ("One Hundred Tears Away")
Brenda Vaccaro as Karen Horowitz ("The Attitude")
Lisa Gay Hamilton as Rebecca Washington ("The Inmates")
Steve Harris as Eugene Young ("The Inmates")
Camryn Manheim as Ellenor Frutt ("The Inmates")
Kelli Williams as Lindsay Dole ("The Inmates")
Dabbs Greer as Vincent Robbins ("Alone Again")

Recurring Cast

Vonda Shepard as Herself (18 episodes)
Guest starring
Phil Leeds as Judge Dennis 'Happy' Boyle (4 episodes)
Tate Donovan as Ronald Cheanie (3 episodes)
Alaina Reed Hall as Judge Elizabeth Witt (3 episodes)
Michael Winters as Judge Herbert Spitt (3 episodes)
Michael Easton as Glenn (3 episodes)
Jesse L. Martin as Dr. Greg Butters (3 episodes)
Richard Riehle as Jack Billings (2 episodes)
Keene Curtis as Judge Johnson Hawk (2 episodes)
Lee Wilkof as District Attorney Nixon (2 episodes)
Isaiah Washington as Michael Rivers (2 episodes)
Gibby Brand as Judge William McGough (2 episodes)
Larry Brandenburg as Judge Raynsford Hopkins ("Pilot")
David Spielberg as TV Station Executive Colkod ("The Kiss")
Jerry Hardin as Minister ("The Affair")
Brett Cullen as John Dawson ("The Affair")
Kathy Baker as Katherine Dawson ("The Affair")
Carol Locatell as Judge Henrietta Fullem ("One Hundred Tears Away")
Audrie Neenan as Mrs. Clarkson ("One Hundred Tears Away")
Jay Leggett as Harry Pippen ("The Promise")
Rusty Schwimmer as Angela Tharpe ("The Promise")
Jamie Rose as Sandra Winchell ("The Promise")
Michael Bofshever as Judge Allen Stephenson ("The Promise")
James Mathers as Dr. Carpenter ("The Promise")
Steve Vinovich as Jerry Burrows ("The Attitude")
Jason Blicker as Rabbi Stern ("The Attitude")
Andrew Heckler as Jason Roberts ("The Attitude")
Cristine Rose as Marci Hatfield ("Drawing The Lines")
Stan Ivar as Jason Hatfield ("Drawing The Lines")
Mark Metcalf as Attorney Walden ("Drawing The Lines")
Brooke Burns as Jennifer Higgin ("The Dirty Joke")
Wilson Cruz as Stephanie Grant ("Boy to the World")
Amy Aquino as Dr. Harper ("Boy to the World")
Armin Shimerman as Judge Walworth ("Boy to the World")
Harrison Page as Reverend Mark Newman ("Boy to the World")
Jennifer Holliday as Lisa Knowles ("Boy to the World")
Eric Pierpoint as James Horton ("Silver Bells")
Katie Mitchell as Patti Horton ("Silver Bells")
Amanda Carlin as Mindy Horton ("Silver Bells")
Henry Woronicz as Austin Gil ("Cro-Magnon")
Eddie Mills as Clinton Gil ("Cro-Magnon")
Derk Cheetwood as Dwayne Stokes ("Cro-Magnon")
Harry J. Lennix as Ballard ("The Blame Game")
Elizabeth Ruscio as Cynthia Pierce ("The Blame Game")
Ben Siegler as Hoverless ("The Blame Game")
Adrian Sparks as Katz ("The Blame Game")
Susan Merson as Judge Stoller ("The Blame Game")
Kathleen Wilhoite as Janie Bittner ("Body Language")
Lawrence Pressman as Judge Harland Smart ("Body Language")
J. Kenneth Campbell as Donald Yorkin ("Body Language")
John Thaddeus as Michael Young ("Body Language")
Steven Flynn as Sam Little ("Once in a Lifetime")
Brigid Brannagh as 'Paula ("Once in a Lifetime")
Bruce Nozick as Attorney ("Once in a Lifetime")
Richard Kiley as Seymore Little ("Once in a Lifetime")
Dina Meyer as Anna Flint ("Forbidden Fruits")
J. Patrick McCormack as Senator Foote ("Forbidden Fruits")
Marty Rackham as Joe Bepp ("Forbidden Fruits")
Gary Bullock as Judge Kenneth Steele ("Forbidden Fruits")
Andrew Bloch as Colson ("Forbidden Fruits")
Liz Torres as Hanna Goldstein ("Theme of Life")
Dawn Stern as Jeanette ("Theme of Life")
John Fink as President of Brigham Health Management ("Theme of Life")
Paul Guilfoyle as Harold Lane ("Theme of Life")
Josh Evans as Oren Koolie ("The Playing Field")
Christine Dunford as Eva Curry ("The Playing Field")
Wren T. Brown as Mr. Stone ("The Playing Field")
Shea Farrell as Mr. Tyler ("The Playing Field")
Miriam Flynn as Karen Koolie ("The Playing Field")
Jerry Sroka as Joel Tyler ("The Playing Field")
Harriet Sansom Harris as Cheryl Bonner ("Happy Birthday, Baby")
Barry Miller as Mark Henderson ("Happy Birthday, Baby")
Kelly Connell as Dr. Peters ("The Inmates")
Michael Brandon as D. A. Adam Dawson ("The Inmates")
David Burke as Harry ("The Inmates")
Tony Amendola as Judge Walter Swan ("The Inmates")
Al Pugliese as Joel Hurt ("The Inmates")
Daniel Dae Kim as Police Officer ("The Inmates")
George Cedar as Judge Jonathan Harker ("The Inmates")
Donna Murphy as Marie Hanson ("The Inmates")
Eric McCormack as Kevin Kepler ("Being There")
Cynthia Stevenson as Hayley Chisolm ("Alone Again")
McNally Sagal as Mary Halliday ("Alone Again")
Michael Hagerty as Michael Huttle ("Alone Again")
Neal Lerner as George Pullman ("Alone Again")
Jocko Marcellino as Prison Guard ("Alone Again")
Willie Garson as Alan Farmer ("These Are The Days")
Richard Schiff as Bernie Gilson ("These Are The Days")
Albert Hall as Judge Seymore Walsh ("These Are The Days")
Rhonda Dotson as Julie Martin ("These Are The Days")
Ken Abraham as Hendrix ("These Are The Days")
Bob Gunton as Michaelson ("These Are The Days")


1 Pilot
Young lawyer Ally McBeal experiences emotional turmoil when she takes a job at a firm where her childhood sweetheart and first love also works.
2 Compromising Positions
Ally meets the firm's other founding partner - when she defends him on charges of soliciting a prostitute - and feels like a prostitute herself when Fish asks her to date a prospective client.
3 The Kiss
Ally has a confusing first date with client Ronald Cheanie... and teams up with Georgia to represent a television anchorwoman fired because of her age and sex.
4 The Affair
The widow of Ally's former law professor asks Ally to speak at his funeral... not knowing she once had an affair with him.
5 One Hundred Tears Away
In a fight over who should get the last package of potato chips in a supermarket, Ally is provoked into an act which gets her arrested for assault and shoplifting.
6 The Promise
Ally saves a man's life - only to become the object of his affection.
7 The Attitude
Ally clashes with a client's rabbi - and dates a handsome District Attorney - while Georgia considers suing her law firm for sex discrimination.
8 Drawing the Lines
The firm helps the wife of a rich man negate a prenuptial agreement; Elaine's sexual harassment complaint comes to a head; and Ally and Billy negotiate personal boundaries in their still-tenuous friendship.
9 The Dirty Joke
The delivery girl sues the firm for sexual harassment; Ally tries to prove she's no Goodie Two-shoes by learning how to appreciate, and tell, dirty jokes.
10 Boy to the World
Ally defends and befriends a young trans sex worker; Fish sues for the right to discuss his dead uncleıs prejudices in a eulogy; and Cage ponders dating Ally.
11 Silver Bells
As Elaine recruits singers for the firm's musical Christmas party, Fish asks Ally to take the case of James, Mindy and Pattie Horton, who would like to be a legally-married threesome.
12 Cro-Magnon
Ally and Renee take a sculpture class, where one of the nude male models appears prodigiously well endowed. When Georgia hears about the model, she decides to take up sculpting as well, even though Billy disapproves.
13 The Blame Game
As Ally, Cage and Georgia try a case about liability in an airplane crash, Ally is reunited with male model Glenn, her recent one-night-stand, who makes her feel guilty about using him as a sexual object.
14 Body Language
Ally comes up with a "creative" strategy to convince a prison superintendant that an inmate should be allowed to marry; Whipper breaks up with Fish; and Cage undergoes "smile therapy."
15 Once in a Lifetime
Representing an artist who can't forget his dead wife conjures up ghosts of once-in-a-lifetime love for Ally and Billy; Cage worries about kissing Ally as their first date looms.
16 Forbidden Fruits
The firm represents a U.S. Senator accused of breaking up his wife's former marriage; Ally's legal arguments about true love get her into trouble with Georgia and Billy.
17 Theme of Life
Ally defends a doctor accused of transplanting a pig's liver into a woman without her permission; Ally and Georgia square off in a kickboxing match; and Whipper dumps Fish for toying again with Janet Reno.
18 The Playing Field
Ally faces off against a child prodigy-attorney; a woman claims she is the victim of harassment because, unlike her female co-workers, she refused to use sex as a means of advancing her career.
19 Happy Birthday, Baby
Ally is mortified when her friends throw her a surprise birthday party. A man with a foot fetish refuses to use insanity as a defense.
20 The Inmates
The firm joins forces with Bobby Donell and his staff when a client is accused of killing her husband; Renee is arrested for assault; a waiter alleges he was fired because he isn't gay.
21 Being There
Cage defends Renee against assault charges; a home pregnancy test reveals that Georgia is pregnant.
22 Alone Again
Cage defends a long-time convict who used a trampoline to break out of prison a month before his release; a woman intends to sue her ex-fiancé for leaving her at the altar.
23 These Are the Days
Bobby Donnell asks for the firm's help when two men seek an operation to switch hearts. Cage's cousin is arrested for assaulting "happy people" with a paddle.
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