Ally McBeal: Season 5 (2001 - 2002)

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Critic Consensus: The perpetually lovesick lawyer finds her closure, but Ally McBeal's happy ending is marred by constant shuffling of the ensemble, some harebrained subplots, and the crestfallen feeling that the series ran out of compelling variations on the same theme.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 29, 2001
2
Air date: Nov 5, 2001
3
Air date: Nov 12, 2001
4
Air date: Nov 19, 2001
5
Air date: Nov 26, 2001
6
Air date: Dec 3, 2001
7
Air date: Dec 10, 2001
8
Air date: Jan 7, 2002
9
Air date: Jan 14, 2002
10
Air date: Jan 21, 2002
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Cast

Calista Flockhart
as Ally McBeal
Greg Germann
as Richard
Peter MacNicol
as John Cage
Portia de Rossi
as Nelle Porter
Regina Hall
as Corretta Lipp
Josh Hopkins
as Raymond Milbury
Hayden Panettiere
as Maddie Harrington
Albert Hall
as Judge Walsh
Jon Bon Jovi
as Victor Morrison
Barry Humphries
as Claire Otoms
Bobby Cannavale
as Wilson Jade
Vatrena King
as Ikette #2
Sybil Smith
as Ikette #1
Bruce French
as Simon McCallister
Joe Colligan
as Ronald Spaner
Jacqueline Bisset
as Frances Shaw
Lee Wilkof
as Atty. Henry Nixon
Melanie Taylor
as Ikette #3
Nancy Lenehan
as Principal Deborah Harkness
Nell Carter
as Harriet Pumple
Jeremy Garrett
as Tim Boyle
Shirley Jordan
as Street Woman
Christian Ebner
as Geekhead #1
Austin Tichenor
as ADA Kenneth Tisbury
Tom Leonard
as Geekhead #2
Harper Roisman
as Judge Whitaker
Jean Sincere
as Mary Ellen Stone
Matthew Perry
as Todd Merrick
Jonathan Redford
as Geekhead #3
Michael Gaston
as Mark Horace
Terry Tocantins
as Geekhead #4
Alicia Coppola
as Holly Richardson
Mary Wickliffe
as Cindy Meyers
Linda Kerns
as Pamela Whoop
Eric Payne
as Network Manager
John Pankow
as Barry Dekumbis
Julieann Campbell
as Kelly Bridgman
Nestor Carbonell
as Miles Josephson
Earl Billings
as Ray's Client
Eddie Conna
as Coroner's Assistant
Tom Berenger
as Harrison Wyatt
Loudon Wainright
as Jerome Trouper
Lily Knight
as Mrs. Nichols
Graham Bickel
as Serena Feldman
Heather Locklear
as Nicole Naples
Lily Mariye
as Dr. Franklin
Jane Sibbett
as Beth Herman
Michael Hyatt
as Cindy Barnes
Allie Habberstad
as Ally (age 8)
Kyra Sedgwick
as Helen/Helena Greene
Roma Maffia
as Julie Beckenworth
Josh Groban
as Malcolm Wyatt
Shirley Knight
as Helen Apple
Graham Beckel
as Peter Feldman
David Selby
as William Rohr
Christopher Neiman
as Attorney Bob Mathers
Mike Rnadleman
as Warren Stephenson
Eric Fleeks
as Trainer Joe
Anita Barone
as Sarah Werner
Richard Topol
as Dr. Walter Ober
Ron Ostrow
as Martin Fixx
Ralph P. Martin
as Trainer Jim
Holmes Osborne
as Gerard Billow
Scott Adsit
as Dr. Ted Slipp
Tim DeKay
as Kendall Willis
Charles Kimbrough
as Charlie Fish
Christian Clemenson
as Harold Hookland
Jesse D. Goins
as Detective Chouinard
Craig Anton
as Roger Clayton
Nikki Fuller
as Body Builder (female)
Debra Lee Ortega
as Martha Strickland
Dwier Brown
as Steven Greene
Jami Gertz
as Kimmy Bishop
Judith Moreland
as DA Sharon Aderson
Mark Moses
as Robert Hoover
Bradford English
as Marshall Polk
Melinda McGraw
as Nancy Gower
Michael Tomlinson
as Dr. Reynolds
Charley Lang
as Martin Brickle
Julia Campbell
as Kelly Bridgeman
Jack Shearer
as Judge Rancor
Janet Carroll
as Ellen Fish
Stephon Fuller
as Photographer
Michael O'Neill
as Dr. Bernard Colbert
Jerry Giles
as Foreman
Joe Regalbuto
as Harvey Hall
John Aylward
as Owen Cobb
Ben Livingston
as Gerry Bird
Patricia Belcher
as Marsha Forrester
Natalija Nogulich
as Melissa Bloom
Colette Kilroy
as Martha Crystal
Christopher Nieman
as Barry Mathers
Ashley Johnson
as Serena Feldman
Jordan Baker
as Dr. Heather Winston
Kurt Fuller
as Phillip Paget
Hunter Grey
as Destiny
Carl Reiner
as Reverend Johnson Buck
Peter Scolari
as Brian Hooley
French Stewart
as Michael Walker
Romy Rosemont
as Marie Hall
Earl K. Kim
as Foreman
Alex Zimmerman
as Security Officer
Missy Yager
as Molly Stewart
Mary Ostrow
as Woman with Twins
Kevin Farrell
as John Pax
Maggie Egan
as Foreperson
Missy Doty
as Holden
Amy Warner
as Dr. Wazard
Mike Randleman
as Warren Stephenson
Terry Rhoades
as Furnwall
Bryan Anthony
as Young Man
Tia Riebling
as Melissa Walker
Ryan Horner
as Emerson
Norman Large
as Kranepool
Kirsten Nelson
as Connie Staples
Mariah Carey
as Candy Cushnip
Brad Kalas
as Foreman
Sharline Liu
as Angela Winters
Gil Bellows
as Billy Alan Thomas
Tick Boggs
as Man on the Street
Norma Michaels
as Irene Bootle
David Doty
as Mayfield
Mark Mueller
as Foreman
Randy Thompson
as Police Officer
Sandy Simmons
as Mrs. Smith
Eric Ziemann
as Paramedic
Warren Sweeney
as Ken Falco
Daniel Nathan Spector
as Joshua Campbell
Felice Heather Montieth
as Richard's Elderly Date
John Ducey
as Randy Peterson
Amick Byram
as John Martin
Geoff Koch
as Patron
James Earley
as Lawrence Franklin
Amber Corwin
as Calista's Skating Double
Matt Reithmayr
as Michael Flynn
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Critic Reviews for Ally McBeal Season 5

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (11)

On Ally McBeal, the characters' cuteness and narcissism are tiring. The once-amusing comedy wants to coast by on whimsy, and the results are just too precious. Rather than being screwball comedy, the results are simply screwy.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Although the show is mainly driven by comedy, there is a more real human side to it... One can only hope that the show will eventually find its feet this season and also go up and up

Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The problem with a show that made a name for itself with flights of fancy is that those flights tend to get higher, longer and more fanciful until the show spins out of orbit. And "Ally" left Earth behind some time ago.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

The show is seriously over-heating. What was once zany has been upped several notches and passed through the stratosphere of absurdity... Yet even when dreadfully surreal, Ally McBeal still entertains as it explodes in self-ridicule.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a show with little concern for sensible plots; what mattered were the vibrant, offbeat characters and dazzling fantasy sequences.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

I won't pretend that the quality of the show didn't decline towards the end: the ludicrous decision to introduce Dame Edna Everage as a character (what? No). That pretty much killed it for me.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

The show faded quickly over the last two seasons and while it was once considered iconic, it's now an embarrassment.

Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Ally McBeal, in her final unsurprising swansong, is a disturbing and humour-deficient parody of herself. The appointment of the very talented Dame Edna Everage to a role is ill-conceived, and recycling of scripts is frankly unforgivable.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Fantasy permeated all the characters' lives and made real life seem paltry by comparison... In this way, "Ally McBeal" played like an extended anti-fantasy public service announcement.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

In the past two series the show has got tired, its quirks more irritating, its once outrageous court cases too try-hard.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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