Briscoe and Logan get an anonymous call that a Manhattan millionaire playboy has been murdered. But his widow and her lawyer claim that the death was natural causes, and the detectives are getting nowhere, until the dead man's son produces evidence he says proves that his stepmother committed murder. Written by
Did You Know?
Based on the Sunny von Bulow murder case. On December 21, 1980, Sunny von Bülow slipped into a coma. Her friends and family have never known for certain if Sunny attempted suicide, or if her husband, Claus von Bülow, had tried to kill her by injecting her with insulin. Claus was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to thirty years in prison, but the conviction was reversed in 1984. Von Bulow was granted a second trial in 1985 and was acquitted. The case was also famously portrayed in the book and the film Reversal of Fortune
(1990). Both the real life case and this episode involve insulin injections and family interference with the investigation. See more
Mr. Quinn claimed to have found Lance Keyes "a little after 8:30. I found him on the bathroom floor, naked." But the view of Keyes at 1:38 of "Black Tie" clearly shows him lying on the bathroom floor and clad in what looks like boxer shorts. See more
[an elderly witness has called the police department
Lt. Anita Van Buren
[Hangs up phone
Any one of you have a girlfriend in a nursing home?
Det. Mike Logan
That would be Lennie.