Law & Order: Season 8, Episode 16

Divorce (4 Mar. 1998)

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The murder of a couples psychologist is connected to a bitterly-contested Catholic annulment and the couple's two feuding lawyers.

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A marriage counselor who also works on Roman Catholic annulment cases is murdered in her office. The suspect is a woman who was contesting the annulment of her marriage because it would make her son, for the church, illegitimate. The lawyer who handled her legal divorce uses the situation to squeeze more money from the ex-husband. Written by Hops Splurt

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Det. Lennie Briscoe: Divorce lawyers... God's way of telling you to stay single.
Det. Rey Curtis: Or married.
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Off the Wall
17 June 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of my two favorite episodes of Law and Order is this one. Tony Roberts and Jill Clayburgh play a pair of divorce attorneys who happen to represent a couple getting divorced.

As I believe Carey Lowell commented these two represent the legal system on steroids. Roberts and Clayburgh were in fact married to each other at one time. These two happen to be retained by the husband the wife going through a divorce.

They use the legal system as an athletic arena in which they exercise their hate for each other. One of them actually kills a psychiatrist who was going to give an evaluation that would have torpedoed part of one of the divorce cases.

Usually Law and Order plots are grounded in a whole lot of realism. This one however could have been a movie of the week.

Roberts and Clayburgh were never better. For a Law and Order episode this is one bizarre plot, but its basic nuttiness makes it so effective. Especially when one of the lawyers wears a wire to trap the other in confessing to the murder.


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