After Denny Crane learns some disturbing news about the progression of his Alzheimer's disease and that an experimental drug which could slow his deterioration is available but not FDA approved, Alan Shore tries to convince the Massachusetts Supreme Court to let his best friend have access to it.
Meanwhile the murderous Catherine Piper returns, and Jerry Espenson and Katie Lloyd take on the case of an ambitious student fighting to maintain her acceptance to Harvard after being disqualified for using a brain-enhancing drug during her SATs.
original airdate--December 1,2008 rating--8.1 million
music--Theme Song--"Babylon" by David Gray
Trivia: Catherine Piper's cell phone ringtone is the theme from _"The Practice" (1997)_, the show from which Boston Legal is a spin-off.