Review of These are the Days

Written by Dana Hagerty

"If you think back and replay your year, if it doesn't bring you tears, either of joy or sadness, consider the year wasted." I wonder how many "Ally McBeal" cast members sat down and did exactly what Ally did at the end of this episode – thought back over the past year. It's been a wild year for all of them. And I don't think any of them truly expected this show to be as successful as it has been. But it was a success because David E. Kelley put together a fantastic ensemble that simply clicked.

I know this show has it critics, but I think Kelley did a fabulous job entertaining us and keeping us interested week after week. Fans laughed, cried, mused over how much they were like Ally, or how much they wanted to meet someone just like her.

I thought this show was going to bring about some romance between Cage and Renee? I definitely didn't see it and I was really looking forward to it.

I also was a bit disappointed in all the hoopla over seeing Georgia's behind, and we only saw a tiny bit of it. Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather see Billy's behind, but if you are going to make a big deal about something, then make it a big deal. I think we are all sick of teasers that tease us, but don't deliver.

If John Cage is going to lose a case, what better way than with my favorite line of the night:

Jury Foreman: "We the jury, find the defendant, say it with me…"
Jury, all together: "Guilty."

Other favorite lines:

Bobby: "Interested?"
Ally: "In you?"

Cage: "Objection to the words 'awful' and 'vicious.' I'd also be seeking to strike 'thwap' on grounds of ambiguity."
Judge Boyle: "I'll strike 'awful' and 'vicious'."

Judge Boyle, asking the witness: "Was it a vicious hit?"
Cage: "Objection!"
Judge Boyle: "Sustained."

Judge Boyle: "I don't think it's a real word. 'Ip'."

Farmer: "I was an apostle of love."
Renee: "Yeah. Spank me."

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