A Whiff and a Prayer
Episode 4 of 27 within Season Two. Item 21 of 102 overall.
Production number 2AJQ01.
David E. Kelley - Writer
Bill D'Elia - Director
5 votes

Denny's strong conservative values are put to the test when the firm represents a Democratic congressman who refused to keep a promise to his supporters. Alan tries to forget about Tara as he prepares to defend Catherine who is on trial for murder.

Meanwhile, Sara is given a bizarre ultimatum.

original airdate--October 18,2005    rating--7.8 million


songs--Theme Song--"Babylon" by David Gray

  1. "Cell Block Tango" by Chicago Motion Picture Cast
  2. "Battle Hymn of the Republic"


cases--Catherine Piper's Murder Trial


Goofs: Alan Shore is finalizing the Catherine Piper murder case with closing arguments to the jury. He's walking back and forth in front of the jury. When the camera suddenly cuts to a sitting Catherine Piper, he's also seen sitting next to her, listening to whoever is speaking, in this case, HIMSELF!

  • While Alan is standing in front of the jury giving his closing the camera cuts back to Catherine at the defense table and he is sitting next to her.

Trivia: The music (whistled) that closes out this episode is the theme from The Andy Griffith Show. The connection being that that show opened with Andy Taylor (Griffith) and his son Opie (Ron Howard) walking toward their fishing hole.


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regional titles

Een vleugje en een gebed
A Whiff and a Prayer
Un parfum et une pričre
Ein Hauch and a Prayer
Whiff agus Paidir
Un soffio e una preghiera
Un soplo y una oración