The show opens with Ally
dancing to her theme song, "Tell Him". She tries to really hear the song as she's dancing to it, but her efforts don't
seem to be too successful. The song keeps screeching to a halt, and she becomes frustrated and starts kicking and
throwing things. She throws a cushion in anger, and it hits an incoming Renee in the face. Renee wants to know
what's going on with Ally, and Ally brushes it off as a Thanksgiving ritual. Ally breaks into this huge sarcastic
speech about what she's thankful for. She looks like she's about ready to crack going through this whole speech.
One look at Renee's face tells you she's probably thinking the same thing.
Ally is in the courtroom now, and she has approached the judge, as has opposing counsel. Ally is trying some ploy, and is giving opposing counsel some looks without saying any words. She's trying to make a point, and it obviously worked since she won in summary judgment. Richard congratulates Ally on her win and tells Georgia that "From now on, Georgia, I see you naked without a saddle." Georgia says thanks, but Ally did it. They ask where Ling is, and Nelle interrupts, saying she's in Ally's office with Elaine. She then leaves, with her hair bouncing. The whole gang stares at Nelle's outit and the men admire her as Georgia and Ally smack them. Ally and Georgia enter Ally's office as Elaine is putting a neck brace on Ling. She's trying to make her look sympathetic for the jury. Ally makes her remove it, since it's stupid.
Billy walks into John's office to give him a file, and finds him sitting on the floor. Billy closes the door so they can talk in private. John confides Nelle wants to go out on a real date. He had wanted to covet her from afar, but he does have "glandular pulls". He doesn't think he sees himself with Nelle for the long run, and admits a short term thing does draw him. He's afraid he could fall in love with her. Billy says worse things could happen. John weighs the pros and cons of dating Nelle. John asks Billy honestly if he thinks it could work out with Nelle. Billy says no.
Ling is on the stand, explicitly describing the looks that Mr. Whitten was giving her at work. She says she couldn't even go into the plant for fear of "sexual ooglement" Ally questions her about the looks, saying she likes it when men look at her. Ling says you only like it when it's the right man, and if it's the wrong man, it sickens you.
John is in his office dancing to a song when Nelle opens the door and bumps into him. He is still nervous and says he'd feel more comfortable just going to the bar downstairs.
Ally is at the bowling alley, and is being introduced to her date, Wally. He is a small man with glasses, and a very sour looking face. Ally is complaining about the bowling balls, and she leaves with Renee to find one that has smaller holes.
Downstairs at the bar, Ling and Richard are dancing. Richard says that maybe after this case is over, she could take some time off from suing people. Ling says, "In which case, how would you milk me?" Richard congratulates Ling on making a joke, and she gives a rare smile. Nelle and John are at the bar too, and they aren't talking much. They both look uncomfortable, and John is worried that Nelle isn't having a good time. She says she is, but hopes to get him out of his cocoon sometime soon. A man then approaches, and introduces himself to Nelle. Nelle is friendly to him, and then introduces the man to John, who gets the hint and leaves. Nelle asks John to dance, but he wants to cut the date short, and they leave the bar. They take a taxi home together, and Nelle gives him a quick kiss on the cheek.
Ally is still complaining about the bowling ball holes at the alley. An older man comes up to them, and says he couldn't help but notice that she's using too big of a ball. He explains that he's a widow, but his wife loved to bowl, and he still brings her ball with him. He tells Ally she can use it, and she tries it out. Ally exclaims, "Finally, a snug fit." Ally gears up to throw the ball, but it must have been too snug of a fit, because she ends up going down the alley with the ball.
Ally has been taken to the ER to have the bowling ball removed from her hand. Wally asks Ally if she's menstruating, that could make her hands swell up. Renee tells Wally that "You're just a walking HBO special." Ben cracks up after hearing that. The doctor says that Ally could wait until the swelling goes down, but it could swell more, and she could face circulation problems. Renee says to cut it off, but the kind man who lent her the ball doesn't want to hear of that. It's the only thing he has to remember his deceased wife by. Ally says she has court tomorrow, she can't go with a bowling ball on her hand.
Ally goes into the office the next morning, still attached to the bowling ball. She obviously decided to honor the man's wishes. The whole gang says she can't go into court like that, but Billy says maybe she could use it to her advantage in court. Wally has come in to see Ally, bearing flowers. Ally thanks him, then seeks refuge in her office with Elaine.. Ally tries to convince Elaine to get rid of Wally for her. Wally is outside Ally's office serenading her with "You are my sunshine". All of a sudden the bowling ball falls off of Ally's hand, and right smack on her foot- OUCH..
Richard and Billy are asking John about his date the previous evening. Billy mentions the guy who came up to Nelle. John gets ready to tell the guys about it, and but stops short since Nelle has come into the office. She says she doesn't care if he tells the guys what's going on, but she would appreciate if he would at some point tell her what's going on. John then excuses himself, saying he'd like to be alone.
Ling comes into Richard's office, upset that she lost her case. Richard said these things are bound to happen, since Ling is ahead of her time. Ling must have not liked his speech, because she then leaves.
Nelle goes into Billy's office to confront him about talking to John. She says that John doesn't need him to feel sorry for him. She says it's bad enough that Billy judges people by looks, he shouldn't presume that she does the same. She starts to leave, and says believe it or not, she actually likes John.
Ling and Nelle are commiserating over a drink. Ling says it's hard being
beautiful, because only the handsome men ask them out, because they're the only ones who think they have a chance.
Nelle says handsome men are dolts. Ling says the only true happiness can be found in one thing- shopping.
Ally is in her office, and Wally has come in to see her. He wants to know why she went out with him if she likes women. Ally says it's denial, and calls for Georgia. He takes it all wrong, and thinks that she would like to change to men, that's why she went out with him. He offers her some scripture about how lesbians can change. He doesn't believe in homosexuality, so that's the end of their relationship. He tells her he will pray for her though.
The gang is all down at the bar, and this time everyone has a dancing partner. Ling and Richard are dancing, and Renee comments that Ling looks happy. Ally, Renee, and Elaine all dance together, Billy and Georgia are dancing, and John and Nelle are dancing. John tries out his move on Nelle and causes her to fall to the floor. Neither makes much of it, and they continue dancing. Everyone is dancing and having fun as the credits roll.
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