Ms. McKendall advises clients on compliance with legal requirements in the workplace, including workplace laws and policies relating to anti-discrimination, sexual harassment, accommodation of persons with disabilities, sick leave, exemption and non-exemption status of employees, pay issues, employment contracts, employee safety, reductions and terminations. Episode reviews> Into The Next Life by Abney [written for TV Tome] Wow. I mean, wow. Probably the strongest episode of the series, dramatically speaking. From the few episodes of The Practice I saw before Alan Shore`s introduction in season 8, this seemed true as an episode that could have come from this series, with a classic subplot of Boston Legal ironic to undermine the seriousness of the main plot, which was nothing short of phenomenal. Alan is so effective in this role – because, for once, he is not sardonic or complacent. He`s passionate about a case he truly believes in, and he doesn`t have the upper hand – he`s fighting an uphill battle that he knows he probably won`t be able to win. But he fought anyway.
For Chelina, for Zeke – for his personal convictions. This is admirable, whether you are morally upright or not. I`m not going to say whether the death penalty is virtuous or a monstrous institution, and I won`t even touch on the fact that Texas is responsible for so many death sentences imposed by our nation`s state. David E. Kelley did a lot of that for both of us. Instead, I want to look at the people who make up this show – it`s the characters who transport us through the story on a case-by-case basis. That`s why I watch the show first and foremost, and that`s why I stick to it. I`ll tell you, plain and simple, now – Alan Shore is THE most interesting, involving, sarcastic and at the same time extremely serious character on television. Period. I couldn`t help but watch with admiration his last speech to the Texas judges, trying to find a way to prevent Zeke`s execution in any way possible. He loves that people like Chelina turn to him for help in this insurmountable situation, and he hates that he sometimes fails.
But that makes him more real than the (pleasantly) one-dimensional Denny. Which was from the first day we entered the Boston office of Crane, Poole, Schmidt, rude, vulgar. You understand the picture. Tara doesn`t seem to care, and although Sally struggled with this sort of thing from time to time, it wasn`t really a problem for her. But Lori isn`t like her, and she can`t look any further when he makes his classic comments. Sure, they win her lawsuits, as well as bribes and intimidation from judges, but perhaps Lori`s formal complaint will be the catalyst for a power struggle within the office that could tear apart our already struggling lawyers, most of whom can`t stand each other`s company, even more separated than they are now. And I`m for any kind of overlapping story. The other story, which involved a nymphomaniac (are you serious!?), did not seem correct, which corresponded to Zeke`s case. It is twice in a row, that two cases that do not fit together at all have been grouped into a single episode. In fact, I think this episode would have been much better with just one case for once. Humor served to break the tension, but it also trivialized it and did not do it justice at all. (Very intentional pun.) At the end of the day, everyone who heard Zeke`s story judged him.
Not only those who convicted him or failed to prevent his possibly illegal execution, but also our legal heroes Alan and Chelina. Chelina was so willing to believe he was innocent, that she had destroyed any interference with the Texas court system and made an unwinnable case even less winnable before she even called Alan. However, it is not that she is to blame; She didn`t feel like she, Zeke or her case were being treated the way they deserved, and that was an injustice that Alan testified to. However, it is not difficult to see both sides of the story. I sympathize with Zeke and Chelina`s trick, but I`m not a Texan, and I`m not going to criticize the way they do things in Texas, no matter how suspicious their system may seem.