Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the disappearance of Laura Madsen, a successful editor at a book publishing firm. Her car is found parked near a bridge with her shoes and other effects on the front seat. Her body is eventually found in the river and the medical examiner concludes that she was dead before she hit the water. The police initially suspect her ex-husband, Victor Connor, who of course denies having anything to do with her death. He has an alibi for the time she disappeared however. When they learn that her new husband Steve Martell is something of a philanderer he becomes their new prime suspect. Laura's 17 year-old daughter Maggie gives her stepfather an alibi and tells the police they were having an affair. He denies having the affair with his stepdaughter and determining just which of the two is telling the truth is is ADA McCoy's major challenge. Written by
Did You Know?
Chris Noth, as Det. Logan, has a scene with the victim's therapist, played by Mary Beth Peil. Years later, Peil had a recurring role on "The Good Wife" as the mother of Noth's character, Peter Florrick. See more
[speaking of a possible suicide
The East River? I'd ratrher swallow my gun.