A homeless man with bipolar disorder accused of killing a schizophrenic woman refuses to take his medications during the trial.



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Episode credited cast:
Myrna Bauer
Phil Bauer
Teresa Brewster
Pippa Pearthree ...
Bill Marcus ...
Ron Brewster
Harvey Bower
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Madison Arnold ...
Patrick Clarke


Detectives Lennie Briscoe and Ed Green investigate an attack on a schizophrenic woman, Karen Brewster, in Riverside Park. They eventually find her dead, locked in the storage container she lived in. The medical examiner determines she was manually strangled and there is evidence of sexual activity, most likely rape. The investigation leads them to Harvey Bauer who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is possibly psychotic. His lawyer Danielle Melnick wants to plead an insanity defense but Dr. Skoda is convinced Bauer is faking the psychotic part and ADA McCoy gets a court-ordered prohibition to using the defense. McCoy also needs a court order to force Bauer to take take his medication. As they continue to investigate however, they discover a unique relationship between Bauer sand the victim. Written by garykmcd

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26 January 2000 (USA)  »

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In the hospital room scene, Briscoe says to McCoy and Carmichael, "Be our guest." as he leaves. This was the title of a song sung by Jerry Orbach, in Beauty and the Beast (1991). See more »


Danielle Melnick: Before you go anywhere near a death sentence you have to prove rape.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Are you alleging his semen beamed into her vagina?
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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