Production Code: AM-315
First Air Date: March 20, 2000
Writer: David E. Kelley
Director: Rachel Talalay
# of Times Richard said Bygones: 0
Anthony Anderson as Matthew Vault
How could we have survived these past few years without the simplicity of Matlock? Never fear, Calista Flockhart will do her best Jessica Fletcher impression just to show the youngings what they’ve been missing.
Are these leftover table scraps from Snoops or what?
The firm once again teamed up with the four employees who lost their jobs due to their varying absurdities. Repetition Paul (because he’s a freak) was accused of murdering his boss. Nancy Drew, uh, Ally was ever so eager to take the case even though criminal law scared her to death in year one. Whatever.
Are we more prone to believing freaks capable of awful things? Michael Jackson comes to mind.
Watching John and Richard attempting to be inconspicuous while scarfing down a mountain of food may have been momentarily funny but it certainly wasn’t enough to warrant this farce. A lesbian literally comes out of the closet and conspired to murder her husband! Wow. Pretty inventive stuff. The Baywatch lesson of the week must’ve been, don’t judge a book by its cover.
However, I love where Nelle is heading, even her new couture corporate look. Backstabbing colleagues is far more like the power hungry blonde bombshell introduced last season.
Would you like to see Nelle succeed and be the boss of everyone or fail miserably? Underling Richard=great television.
Finally, Billy and the tumor must be addressed. First they presented it as comedic hallucinations seeing supermodel Roshumba as a transvestite or claymation-like versions of Georgia and Ally. Then all of a sudden there was this deadening somber moment at the end where he’s telling Georgia the diagnosis. The biggest clunker of a transition this show has ever done.
Is there really a place for tumors in comedy or are they crossing the line?
I don’t know, maybe I’m wrong, and the ‘who done it’ era should be reinvigorated. Who doesn’t ache for the day when we can see Matlock and Barney Fife going for prostate exams in between locating the most convenient of clues?