The Practice 1/27

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  1. Rob T

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    anybody hear how much was awarded to the defense?
    I wasn't paying attention for that second and missed it. [​IMG]
     
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    $125,000,000. Thsi episode, like many this season, seemed to come to a rather implausible conclusion.
     
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    Plus $600,000 actual damagaes. The above amount was the punitive damages.
     
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    I was aghast at the jury's verdict. Going on what was presented to them and the viewing audience, I don't think Eugene made even a halfway decent case to find for culpability for the brewer.

    However, Ellenor's case raises a good question: is it better to be executed, having experienced some life sane and having made an impact on people, or better to stay alive yet remain insane?
     
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    Only watched this because it was inbetween Veritas & Miracles. I've seen an episode or two in the past.


    As was I. Just reconfirmed for me that I was correct in not watching this show.
     
  6. Rob T

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  7. Dan Rudolph

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    The Practice] seems to be getting increasingly improbable this season. The earlier episode when the guy was convicted of murder and Lindsey's client actually killed the guy is a good example. There was almost no evidence against him.

    Also, that one where the woman was convicted of murder and they found out it was her housekeeper, then seemed to be confident they could never win on appeal. Based on what they had, I think a new trial would be ordered pretty quickly.
     
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    ***SPOILER****

    My guess is that they will win a stay but not be able to get her back on the meds and we will see her go crazy in her cell with somber music in the b/g. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm also think there won't be a way to get her back on her meds. Eleanor worded the documents so that there's no way to force them and she quite likely won't want them.
     
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    Mikah Cerucco
     
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    Tonight's episode made last week's make much more sense. Essentially, a recognition the alcohol verdict was luck and they'd better settle. A Eleanor's case dealt with actual legal issues.

    On the downside, where are Rebecca, Lindsay, Lucy and Helen? They're in the credits, but we've had two straight episodes where they're completely absent (theough Rebecca may have gotten a few seconds last week, I'm not sure.) Don't these people have contracts?
     
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    Have they lost yet? I watched this show since the beginning, but this season and a bit of last season, I haven't really cared. Besides appeals and other things that could interfere with the verdict, has the firm ever actually lost a case?

    It would have been nice to see a show that didn't have invincible lawyers. If they did that, then at least have celebrity guest starts posing as themselves and taking on a OJ Simpson like case.
     
  15. Dan Rudolph

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    They've lost at least three times this season. In The Cradle Will Rock, Bad to Worse and Silent Parteners.

    The latter was rather unbelievable as they lost a murder case when there appeared to be no real evidence against their client. In Bad to Worse, after losing, they seemed unoptomistic about the chance of winning an appeal that seemed almost like a gimme.
     
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    What's that? Someone's going to get an Emmy?

    Seriously, though. The female inmate that went off her meds and all that (forget her name) was amazing. Definitely someone I'd see winning an Emmy.
     
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    Alfre's already won 3 Emmys, but she could always use another. She's never become a big star, but she's in a lot of stuff and is good in everything.
     

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