Title: Ally McBeal
Series: 5
Episodes: 112
First Transmission: 1997

Ally McBeal is a single lawyer who has to deal with her talented and eccentric colleagues and an incredibly overactive imagination which works overtime!

Best Episode

Boy Next Door (2000) – Billy represents a woman in an annulment action case, whose deeply religious husband wants an end to the marriage. John gets trapped in an elevator with his legs dangling out the door.

2nd Best Episode

Cloudy Skies, Chance of Parade (2001) – It’s Ally’s birthday and she feels all alone. Larry needs to come up with something big to make up for missing her birthday.

3rd Best Episode

Angels and Blimps (1999) – Ally meets a boy dying of leukemia who wants to sue God.  Richard and John are up to their usual antics in court.

4th Best Episode

The Wedding (2001) –Malcolm Wyatt is suing a girl for not going to the prom with him after she said yes. Ally is nervous about the court case.

5th Best Episode

Boy to the World (1997) – Ally is forced to defend a young prostitute on yet another solicitation charge and she finds to her surprise that her client is a transgender woman named Stephanie.

Worst Episode

One Hundred Tears (2002) – Ally and Victor return from their Bermuda trip. Ally feels that their relationship is in trouble as they didn’t gel without Maddie around. Victor is being sued by his former girlfriend for breach of contract.

 

Notes & Comments

Info Updated: 2022-02-12

The data on this page is updated when any major changes occur to episode rankings (which is less common with older series), or when new episodes are added as is the case with current television series.

The overall spread in the rating distribution is equal to 1.7 rating points.

The top-rated episode, Boy Next Door (2000), differs from the second-rated episode, Cloudy Skies, Chance of Parade (2001), by 29 percent of the overall spread.

The bottom-rated episode, One Hundred Tears (2002), differs from the second bottom-rated episode, Story of Love (1998), by 5 percent of the overall spread.

The middle-rated episode is Compromising Positions (1997).

 

Episode Rating Graph for Ally McBeal (1997)

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Pilot (1997)
#2 Compromising Positions (1997)
#3 The Kiss (1997)
#4 The Affair (1997)
#5 One Hundred Tears Away (1997)
#6 The Promise (1997)
#7 The Attitude (1997)
#8 Drawing the Lines (1997)
#9 The Dirty Joke (1997)
#10 Boy to the World (1997)
#11 Silver Bells (1997)
#12 Cro-Magnon (1998)
#13 The Blame Game (1998)
#14 Body Language (1998)
#15 Once in a Lifetime (1998)
#16 Forbidden Fruits (1998)
#17 Theme of Life (1998)
#18 The Playing Field (1998)
#19 Happy Birthday, Baby (1998)
#20 The Inmates (1998)
#21 Being There (1998)
#22 Alone Again (1998)
#23 These Are the Days (1998)
#24 The Real World (1998)
#25 They Eat Horses, Don’t They? (1998)
#26 Fools Night Out (1998)
#27 It’s My Party (1998)
#28 Story of Love (1998)
#29 Worlds Without Love (1998)
#30 Happy Trails (1998)
#31 Just Looking (1998)
#32 You Never Can Tell (1998)
#33 Making Spirits Bright (1998)
#34 In Dreams (1999)
#35 Love Unlimited (1999)
#36 Angels and Blimps (1999)
#37 Pyramids on the Nile (1999)
#38 Sideshow (1999)
#39 Sex, Lies and Politics (1999)
#40 Civil War (1999)
#41 Those Lips, That Hand (1999)
#42 Let’s Dance (1999)
#43 Only the Lonely (1999)
#44 The Green Monster (1999)
#45 Love’s Illusions (1999)
#46 I Know Him by Heart (1999)
#47 Car Wash (1999)
#48 Buried Pleasures (1999)
#49 Seeing Green (1999)
#50 Heat Wave (1999)
#51 Troubled Water (1999)
#52 Changes (1999)
#53 Saving Santa (1999)
#54 Blue Christmas (1999)
#55 Out in the Cold (2000)
#56 Just Friends (2000)
#57 Over the Rainbow (2000)
#58 In Search of Pygmies (2000)
#59 Pursuit of Loneliness (2000)
#60 The Oddball Parade (2000)
#61 Prime Suspect (2000)
#62 Boy Next Door (2000)
#63 I Will Survive (2000)
#64 Turning Thirty (2000)
#65 Do You Wanna Dance? (2000)
#66 Hope and Glory (2000)
#67 Ally McBeal: The Musical, Almost (2000)
#68 Sex, Lies and Second Thoughts (2000)
#69 Girls’ Night Out (2000)
#70 Two’s a Crowd (2000)
#71 Without a Net (2000)
#72 The Last Virgin (2000)
#73 Tis the Season (2000)
#74 Love on Holiday (2000)
#75 The Man with the Bag (2000)
#76 Reasons to Believe (2001)
#77 The Ex-Files (2001)
#78 Mr. Bo (2001)
#79 Hats Off to Larry (2001)
#80 Reach Out and Touch (2001)
#81 Boy’s Town (2001)
#82 Falling Up (2001)
#83 The Getaway (2001)
#84 The Pursuit of Unhappiness (2001)
#85 The Obstacle Course (2001)
#86 In Search of Barry White (2001)
#87 Cloudy Skies, Chance of Parade (2001)
#88 Queen Bee (2001)
#89 Home Again (2001)
#90 The Wedding (2001)
#91 Friends and Lovers (2001)
#92 Judge Ling (2001)
#93 Neutral Corners (2001)
#94 Fear of Flirting (2001)
#95 I Want Love (2001)
#96 Lost and Found (2001)
#97 Nine One One (2001)
#98 Playing with Matches (2002)
#99 Blowin’ in the Wind (2002)
#100 One Hundred Tears (2002)
#101 A Kick in the Head (2002)
#102 The New Day (2002)
#103 Woman (2002)
#104 Homecoming (2002)
#105 Heart and Soul (2002)
#106 Love Is All Around: Part 1 (2002)
#107 Love Is All Around: Part 2 (2002)
#108 Tom Dooley (2002)
#109 Another One Bites the Dust (2002)
#110 What I’ll Never Do for Love Again (2002)
#111 All of Me (2002)
#112 Bygones (2002)