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Helpless 

Dr. Olivet accuses an esteemed gynecologist of rape. However, when she loses her case, the DA's office resorts to a new strategy to bring the doctor to justice.

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Donald Cragen
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Paul Hecht ...
Dr. Alexander J. Merritt
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Diane Perkins
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Nurse Miriam Gregg
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Donna Marks
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Dr. Helman
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Dr. Reitman
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After Dr. Elizabeth Olivet is assaulted by her gynecologist, Dr. Alexander J. Merritt, she turns to Detectives Cerreta and Logan to have him investigated. They certainly believe her story but getting evidence that would stand up in court is another thing. The one woman who made a similar claim against Merritt has serious psychological problem and would unlikely make a good witness. Olivet returns to Merritt but this time records their encounter, where he rapes her. With this evidence, ADA Stone feels he has a strong case but Olivet's close working relationship with the police dooms them. He does come up with another way to get evidence against the doctor. Written by garykmcd

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4 November 1992 (USA)  »

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Speaking about Dr. Elizabeth Olivet, Detective Logan remarked: "She's a psychologist . . ." Dr. Olivet has been portrayed throughout the series as a physician, board certified in psychiatry. In order to function fully within a large metropolitan law enforcement's jurisdiction, a physician is required to speak to both psychiatric as well as psychological disorders. Psychologists cannot treat mental illnesses that fall into the category of medically managed psychiatric illness. See more »

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Paul Robinette: [to Logan] Liz. Is she all right?
Mike Logan: She's a psychologist. If anybody's trained to handle it, she is.
Paul Robinette: Nobody trains you to be a victim.
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Remade as Law & Order: UK: Alesha (2009) See more »

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