Ally McBeal Season 3
S03 E01Oct 26, 1999
Car Wash Oct 26, 1999 Without ever engaging in conversation, Ally has a steamy fling with a guy who works at the car wash. Back at the office, Fish assigns her to a case in which a big client's daughter, Risa, is trying to save her wedding. Her minister refuses to perform the service (which is two days away) because he walked in on Risa having sex with a man who is not her fiancé although Risa claims it was just one last fling. Now Risa fears that she will have to tell her fiancé everything. Because of all the female sexual activity in the office, John becomes insecure about his sexual ability. As a result of his insecurities he "loses" the spirit of Barry White. Meanwhile, Renee quits her job to open her own practice. Inspired by Renee's new freedom, Whipper joins the firm as counsel.
S03 E02Nov 2, 1999
Buried Pleasures Nov 2, 1999 Ling's curiosity is piqued when she dreams about kissing Ally. Under the pretense of becoming better friends, Ling and Ally go on a "date". Meanwhile, John overhears Nelle talking about her fantasy, which sends him back into the depths of sexual insecurity. It seems everyone in the office is pre-occupied with the topic of sex and Billy and Renee feel they are the only people actually working. Renee defends a woman who is accused of sexual harassment by her female co-workers. The co-workers claim that she has turned the office into a sexual arena and is suing. Billy represents the company, but finds that he and Renee do not see eye to eye on the case or on the issue of a woman's sexuality in general.
S03 E03Nov 9, 1999
Seeing Green Nov 9, 1999 Ally is plagued with hallucinations of Al Green. She talks about these hallucinations with Dr. Shirley Flott, who is seeing patients while Dr. Tracy is away. Shirley has no patience for Ally's daydreams and wants desperately to put her on Prozac. Wrestling with the idea of going on medication leads Ally to question what is so wrong about hallucinations: they bring her comfort and keep her in perspective? Meanwhile, Nelle and John defend a boy suspended for impulsively kissing one of the most beautiful girls in his class. During all this, Billy has had a series of "off the book" appointments and refuses to tell anyone, including Georgia, where he's going.
S03 E04Nov 16, 1999
Heat Wave Nov 16, 1999 Risa, the bride whose wedding Ally destroyed, decides to sue Ally for intentional infliction of emotional distress; Georgia expresses outrage when Billy hires a sexy twenty-year-old as his new assistant; Ling tells Fish that she has been faking in bed.
S03 E05Nov 23, 1999
Troubled Water Nov 23, 1999 Ally's Thanksgiving turns into a debacle when she invites her colleagues and her parents to her apartment for dinner.
S03 E06Nov 30, 1999
Changes Nov 30, 1999 Richard and Ling officially break up. Billy and Cage represent a sexy, middle-aged woman who's suing her employees for sexual harassment. The woman, Robin Jones, claims that the staff of her magazine held a "sick out" and delayed the May publication because they didn't want to work for a "nymph," which led to her being fired. After they lose the case, she and Billy argue over his chauvinism, but settle their differences with a kiss... just as Georgia walks in on them.
S03 E07Dec 14, 1999
Saving Santa Dec 14, 1999 The first case Georgia brings to Renee's new firm pits them against Cage and Fish. Georgia defends Newman's, an upscale department store against Steve Mallory, who worked as the store's Santa for seventeen years. Cage represents Mallory, who claims that he was wrongfully fired because Newman wants to hire a younger, thinner Santa. Meanwhile, Ally is haunted by visions of herself as a little girl. Ally manages to bring Georgia and Billy together to talk, and Billy sees that he wants Georgia back. But Georgia is not as eager to work things out yet.
S03 E08Dec 21, 1999
Blue Christmas Dec 21, 1999 Elaine finds a real, live six-week-old baby in a nativity scene manger and wants to keep him. Cage and Ally represent Elaine in her fight to gain custody, while the rest of the office (full of child-less lawyers) become enchanted with the baby. Even Ling considers having children. Billy attempts to reconcile with Georgia. Meanwhile, Ally and Renee bet $1000 that one can "out-sex" the other by singing suggestive holiday songs on stage at the bar.
S03 E09Jan 11, 2000
Out In The Cold Jan 11, 2000 Ally befriends a homeless man who turns out to be a writer doing research on homelessness. They hit it off and just when Ally starts to think the man could be Mr. Right, she is stunned by what she finds about him. Meanwhile, Ling is arrested for running a brothel when one of her escorts has sex with a high school boy. Billy, still on his pro-testosterone kick, hires six of Ling's escorts to follow him around and be his ''assistant.'' to add to the office disruption, Cage and Nelle have a post break-up argument.
S03 E10Jan 18, 2000
Just Friends Jan 18, 2000 Ally has a romantic dream about Cage and wakes up thinking that he may be the one for her. When she finally gets up the courage to tell him, he admits that he often thought she might be the one for him also. Meanwhile, Elaine goes on a date with a great guy only to learn that he asked her out because his friend said she was easy.
S03 E11Feb 8, 2000
Over The Rainbow Feb 8, 2000 Georgia sues Cage, Fish and the firm for the destruction of her marriage. She cites many issues as leading to Billy's breakdown and the ultimate dissolution of their marriage.
S03 E12Feb 15, 2000
In Search Of Pygmies Feb 15, 2000 Ling defends a dear old friend who is asked to leave his retirement home because the director finds his exuberant imagination disruptive for other residents. While Ling tries to decide whether her friend truly believes in his make-believe world or just pretends to, he suffers from a hallucination that has fatal results. Meanwhile, Ally spots a potential cute guy and proceeds to go after him.
S03 E13Feb 22, 2000
Pursuit Of Loneliness Feb 22, 2000 Ally is pursued by Hammond, the server at her usual coffee shop, but is turned off by his forwardness. When pressed, she admits that a coffee server is not necessarily that attractive to her. She also learns he owns a chain of coffee joints. Still not impressed, Ally continues to snub Hammond, only to walk into an appeals court and find he is also a presiding judge in her case. When Ally is rude to him in court, Hammond throws her in jail for contempt. When she gets out of jail the two of them get together and kiss. Meanwhile, John begins to worry that Nelle is a snob and Billy finally kisses his assistant Sandy.
S03 E14Feb 29, 2000
The Oddball Parade Feb 29, 2000 Cage and Fish represent a group of "oddballs" who were fired by a boss who claims their "oddities" were preventing them from fulfilling a new job requirement to bring in new clients, even claiming they offended some clients. Cage begins to take the case personally, considering himself an oddball. Meanwhile, Ally and Elaine enter a dance contest in which the winner gets to perform as one of Tina Turner's back-up singers at the bar and, in the end, both ladies win. Despite their differences, Billy and Ally agree to move their relationship in a different direction.
S03 E15Mar 21, 2000
Prime Suspect Mar 21, 2000 Cage's 'oddball' client (from the previous episode) is accused of murdering his old boss and the firm gets involved in their first murder trial. Suspecting he's been set up, Ally plays detective and goes snooping for additional information. Meanwhile, back at the office, Nelle has a few surprises up her sleeve.
S03 E16Mar 28, 2000
Boy Next Door Mar 28, 2000 Billy represents a woman in an annulment action case, who's deeply religious husband wants out of the marriage. Meanwhile, John gets trapped in an elevator with his legs dangling out the door. Nelle pulls another sleazy stunt.
S03 E17Apr 11, 2000
I Will Survive Apr 11, 2000 Gloria Gaynor stalks Ally around singing ''I Will Survive.'' Meanwhile, Ally and Ling team up to represent a woman who beat her cheating husband to death with his prosthetic leg. Fish brings in a new lawyer and assigns him to Ally's case.
S03 E18May 2, 2000
Turning Thirty May 2, 2000 The firm defends a woman accused of murdering her eighty-nine-year-old husband by suffocating him...with her breasts. Meanwhile, Ally struggles with turning thirty. She goes to church to find God, but instead finds an angry Reverend Newman who has a pet peeve about women who only need God between relationships. Ally's next stop at a plastic surgeon has even more devastating results.
S03 E19May 9, 2000
Do You Wanna Dance? May 9, 2000 Ally engages in a little virtual sex, with a guy she’s been writing to online for the past few months. At Renee’s prompting, Ally tries to arrange a meeting. Eventually, she does. By this time, Ally, or “Lover Lips” as she calls herself, thinks she’s found her “Thunder Thighs”. Upon seeing Brian, the opposing counsel in a case she and Mark are trying, she immediately is drawn to him. Later, Ally is in hot water when she realizes she's been chatting with underage kid.
S03 E20May 16, 2000
Hope & Glory May 16, 2000 Nelle schemes to leave Cage & Fish in order to start her own firm and it leaves both Richard and John furious. Elaine accepts Nelle's offer to leave the firm and go with her. Ally dates Brian Selig.
S03 E21May 23, 2000
Ally McBeal: The Musical... Almost May 23, 2000 Things go awry when Ally introduces Brian to her parents, resulting in conjuring up old pains and hurt feelings. Nelle regrets her decision to leave Cage and Fish, and takes steps to rectify it. A good season ender -- emotional, entertaining, and lots of musical numbers.