Law & Order: Season 8, Episode 17

Carrier (1 Apr. 1998)

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The investigation into a young woman's death leads detectives to a man who has been knowingly spreading the HIV virus to his partners. McCoy pursues murder charges in a case that could have have serious political implications for Schiff.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Denniston ...
Lenore Kiley
Leslie Crowell
Lana Madison
Fran Brill ...
Mrs. Stark
Mr. Kiley
Mark Jacoby ...
Douglas Stark
Audrie Neenan ...
Judge Barbara Kaplan
Judge Alvin Hoyt


While investigating the shooting death of a teenage girl, the detectives learn of a guy who is HIV positive who is infecting girls despite knowing his condition. Jamie makes the health department reveal who this person is. And after being caught his parents want to keep him out of prison so their lawyer claims that using information from the health department is a violation of confidentiality and the judge upholds it and that is basically their whole case. So McCoy has to find some other way to prove his intent. Written by

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The trademark black screen says that one scene's taking place in the chambers of "Judge Barry Abrams". But later, when the judge is on the bench, his nameplate reads "Hon. Barry Abram". See more »


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