The new season completes different tracks while Sparks Ally and this attorney appear to fly between him. At the company, Cage and Fish represents a woman who wants to cancel her marriage for six years. This woman appears to be trying to do this because she suspects her husband married her for her money. In these moments, the woman says, unattractive, that she and her husband have always been great friends while he doesn't know sex.
Creator David E. Kelley's slapstick musical paean to the modern working woman reached a pinnacle of excellence in its fourth season... a study in how to push your series' lead to her breaking point without ringing a single false note.
Fortunately, the arrival of Downey to play Flockhart's new guy provides an instant change of course that's much easier to accept... Downey brings, dare one say, sanity and stability to a series that has been revelling in inane nuttiness.
The Fox series Ally McBeal, after an offputting, oddball last season, is back in the romantic comedy groove, helped in no small part by the temporary addition of rehabbing actor Robert Downey Jr. to an already great cast.
Downey's "Ally" portrayal of lawyer Larry Paul is one of the high points of current television. He takes the romantic byplay David E. Kelly has written for Larry and Calista Flockhart's Ally and runs with it.