A close call to Denny, which includes prescription drugs, inspires Alan to sue a pharmaceutical company for its unscrupulous advertising tactics. Meanwhile, Carl defends Shirley`s 17-year-old granddaughter after she was caught voting illegally, and Jerry and Katie help a girl who was sexually assaulted in a private detention center. Alan and Shirley help a minor in a legal battle over her pregnancy, and Jerry defends himself when he is charged with aggravated assault after a meeting with a bully. Series finale, part 1 of 2. Financial problems can lead to the sale of Crane Poole & Schmidt. Meanwhile, Alan is asking the Supreme Court for Denny`s access to a drug not approved by the FDA; and Shirley and Carl are planning their wedding. Disorders, to be discovered now exclusively on CANAL+ Denny is arrested for concealed weapons after shooting a man who was trying to steal him and Jerry. Meanwhile, a case becomes personal to Alan as he tries to help a sexual surrogate in a custody battle for her daughter. After an old friend (Ally Walker) hires Alan to help her husband bring a murder charge, he faces a moral and professional dilemma when his persistent feelings for her evoke a secret desire for conviction. When Denny receives bad news about the state of his Alzheimer`s disease, Alan travels to the Massachusetts Supreme Court to argue for access to an experimental drug that could help his condition. Meanwhile, Jerry and Katie try to help a girl get to Harvard after her SAT results arouse suspicion, and Catherine Piper (Betty White) returns. Alan and Denny are suing the USDA on behalf of a farmer (Valerie Bertinelli) who wants to test her entire herd for mad cow disease. The idea that Jerry plans to become a partner depends on an up or down vote on the company`s board of directors, which includes Paul Lewiston (René Auberjonois).
Julie Bowen plays lawyer Denise Bauer, who is on maternity leave. If you`re addicted to TV shows, you know how hard it is to stay up to date comfortably on your watch list. Between the holidays and the shows that come back unexpectedly, it`s sometimes a waste. Shirley defends the infamous Catherine Piper (Betty White) after accidentally blowing up her doctor. Meanwhile, Alan and Denny take a break from the office, but they`re not in their element at a guy ranch in Utah. Carl and Denny travel to Virginia to defend a prison guard who shot dead a death row inmate when an execution was botched by a lethal injection. Meanwhile, Alan and Shirley help a woman (Cheri Oteri) who says she lost her job after voting for John McCain. Alan and Shirley prepare to fight with the army on behalf of a man whose brother died under suspicious circumstances. Meanwhile, Jerry helps his sister (Annie Potts) find the identity of her son`s father, who was conceived by an anonymous donor.
Denny Crane is again arrested for carrying a hidden gun after shooting a man in self-defense who was trying to assault him and Jerry Espenson. Meanwhile, Alan Shore fights for a sexual surrogate mother`s right to joint custody of her daughter – as she grapples with the fact that he was a former client of her peaceful Thanksgiving with Carl, becomes much stronger when she opens her door to other members of the firm, including Alan, Denny, Jerry, Katie and her emotionally unstable partner Edwin Poole (Larry Miller), who brings her 6-year-old adopted son. In the premiere of the fifth and final season, Alan responds to a call for help from Bethany Horowitz in a lawsuit against a tobacco giant, but he suffers from a crisis of confidence when the opposing lawyer (Ally Walker) turns out to be an old friend. Meanwhile, Denny is plagued by a case of performance anxiety. The percentage of approved Tomatometer reviews that gave this film a positive rating.