Boston Legal/Helping Hands

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Helping Hands
Season 2, Episode 12
Airdate January 17, 2006
Production Number 2F09 (2AJQ09)
Written by Phoef Sutton &
Andrew Kreisberg
Directed by Bill D'Elia
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Helping Hands is the twelfth episode of the second season of Boston Legal, and the twenty-ninth episode overall.

Starring: James Spader (Alan Shore), Julie Bowen (Denise Bauer), Mark Valley (Brad Chase), Rene Auberjonois (Paul Lewiston), Justin Mentell (Garrett Wells), Ryan Michelle Bathe (Sara Holt)(credit only)

with Candice Bergen (Shirley Schmidt)

and William Shatner (Denny Crane)

Special Guest Star: Michael J. Fox (Daniel Post)

Guest Starring: Marisa Coughlan (Melissa Hughes), Christian Clemenson ((Jerry "Hands" Espenson)), Currie Graham (A.D.A. Frank Ginsberg), Veronica Cartwright (Judge Peggy Zeder), Megan Gallagher (Gigi Gering), Audrey Wasilewski (Traci Carpenter), Lou Beatty, Jr. (Judge Gordon Kolodny), Kelly Connell (Attorney John Hoberg), Michael Kostroff (Dr. David Cannon)

and Joanna Cassidy (Beverly Bridge)

Co-Starring: Takayo Fischer (Clerk), Robert Frank Telfer (Man)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

  • Awards: For his role as Daniel Post in this episode, Michael J. Fox was nominated for an IVy Award for the 2005-06 season for Best Guest Actor or Actress in a Drama Series.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments