Queen Bee

Season: 4

Episode: 21

Production Code: AM-421

First Air Date: May 07, 2001

Writer: David E. Kelley

Director: Bethany Rooney

# of Times Richard said Bygones: 0

Guest Stars:

Robert Downey Jr. as Larry Paul
Taye Diggs as Jackson Duper
Christine Lahti as Sydney Gale
Anastacia as herself
Jennifer Holliday as Lisa Knowles
Harrison Page as Reverend Mark Newman
Albert Hall as Judge Seymore Walsh
Christopher Neiman as Mathers
Maurice Godin as Mr. Kensington
Cleo King as Mrs. Parks
B.J. Crosby as Buttons
Blair Hickey as Mr. Jacobs
Daniel D'Amico as Foreman


All work and no play makes this a dull...

Dull is too harsh, maybe just stuck in neutral. Lisa Knowles and Mark Newman? Lisa's the choir gal who sings Alanis style gospel rants in lieu of, I guess, stomping her reverend ex-Mark into wee bits. Mark’s now dating Buttons another choir member and Lisa voiced her displeasure in song. Things haven’t changed other than instead of Ally and Richard, Nelle and Jackson must trump up some sort of case out of this.

Given her antagonistic relationship with John, should Nelle have been more sympathetic to Lisa?

Did I say antagonistic? Ling practically wages all out war against Jackson if he blinks. The latest pothole the self-proclaimed smoothie dove into was a harmless glance at Richard’s new pheromone drenched client Sydney (Christine Lahti).

Considering that Jackson pretty much doesn’t breathe right for her, do you really believe that Ling is in love with him?

There are some images you just don’t want in your head, and toe sucking has to be in everyone's top ten list. Number one on that list may be seeing Richard and John in any sort of lustful state. You see Sydney’s the Queen Bee of an all-male ad agency and now she’s being sued for some sort of sexual harassment because she’s too darn irresistible, blah, blah, blah. A) Sting last week, now there’s irresistible and B) Fergie’s tabloid hijinks will never be sexy.

Was the borderline pubescent sexual innuendo all in good fun or were you screaming at your TV screen to grow up?

Let’s chalk this one up to forced last minute editing and not that David E. Kelley’s lost his creative mind. At least let’s hope so.

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