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Public Service Homicide
bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York
7 September 2013
Other than Paul Newman playing Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler and The
Color Of Money with a 25 year gap between those two feature films, I
can't think of any players doing their roles 14 years apart as David
Groh and Marcia Jean Kurtz as those battering and battered Lowensteins
in different episodes of Law And Order 14 years apart.
Back in 1990 in an episode based on the Joel Steinberg case, David Groh
was found guilty and went to prison for the murder of his little
daughter and child abuse of his son. Marcia Jean Kurtz repeats her role
as the battered spouse for whom the question of guilt and complicity
As Jacob Lowenstein, David Groh is run down in the street and Accident
Investigation leaves no doubt this was quite deliberate. He loses a leg
and eventually dies.
But even a public service homicide, a phrase I heard cops use about
certain victims in real life, Jesse Martin and Dennis Farina still have
to find the doer. It turns out to be a prison therapist Tracy Thorne
who believes that Groh was conning her to get release. She's got good
reason to think that it is so and she decides to do something about it.
No doubt she's one appealing defendant and Sam Waterston is going to
have one huge task to get any jury to find her guilty.
You'll have to see this 14 year gap sequel to find out. It's an episode
worth the wait.
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