Law & Order: Season 16, Episode 10

Acid (30 Nov. 2005)

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Van Buren relentlessly pursues a cocky suspect she believes was responsible for driving a friend's daughter to suicide, because he allegedly attacked her with drain cleaner. But her resulting actions could put the case in jeopardy.

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After the daughter of one of Van Buren's college friends is found dead in her room, a suicide, Van Buren joins Green and Fontana in hunting down the man who burned her face with acid months earlier, ultimately leading to her suicide. Van Buren is unsuccessful in getting a lot of help from her friend, who is terrified that the man who destroyed her elder daughter's life with also destroy her younger daughter as well. McCoy and Borgia's case hits a snag when Van Buren takes the stand and comes close to committing perjury to keep Jason Corley behind bars. Written by Anonymous

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Jack McCoy: If I don't leave here with a guilty plea, Mr. Corley, I promise, you'll do 45 years hard time. They'll wheel me out of my retirement home to be at your parole hearings.
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Skirting Perjury
23 June 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This episode is belongs to S. Epptha Merkerssen who gets good and involved in a case that Lieutenant Van Buren takes a personal interest in. A young woman who turns out to be a daughter of an old friend of her's is found hanging in her apartment, her system loaded with drugs. The drugs were an anesthetic to prevent her gag reflexes from kicking in. There's also a healed scar, similar to the one Gloria Grahame had after Lee Marvin through hot coffee on her in The Big Heat.

That's what intrigues Van Buren when Fontana and Green bring her the crime scene photographs. They were the result of her former boyfriend who has a history of battering women and a history of intimidating them not to testify.

Van Buren almost ruins her career skirting perjury at the trial of John Mese who is one hateful man. It all works out in the end.

Michael Tucker who cut his teeth playing lawyers in LA Law is Mese's attorney and in the end shows how disagreeable a job that was. Nicely done story with S. Epptha Merkersen shining in this one.


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