Law & Order: Season 12, Episode 3

For Love or Money (10 Oct. 2001)

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A career criminal is murdered, and the investigation leads detectives to a manipulative widow who may have hired the victim to murder her husband.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lorraine Cobin (as Cathy Moriarty-Gentile)
Melissa Cobin
Paul Diomede ...
Paul Kasperski
Frankie 'Threads' Polito
Jordan Charney ...
Leslie Denniston ...
Elizabeth Dumas
Joseph La Rocca ...
Tom (as Joseph LaRocca)
Jack Gilpin ...
Maggie Moore ...
Angela McDowell


A career criminal is murdered, and the investigation leads detectives to a manipulative widow who may have hired the victim to murder her husband.

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8 September 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Another one of the great Law and Order episodes is this one with two apparently unconnected murders of an ex-con and the owner of an electrical appliance business get connected by Jerry Orbach and Jesse L. Martin.

The real story here is how the culprit eventually gets justice through the legal system. Cathy Moriarty is the wife of the owner who hired the ex-con to kill her husband and this is one evil woman. I can't say more except the scope of her own malevolence gets turned against her from an unexpected source.

There is one other performance of note here, he has only one scene, in fact it's his sole credit listed on IMDb. But Jamie Lorenzo plays a "bottom feeding shyster" as he's described. He has to be one in real life because he comes over as so oily and so unctuous that he must do this in real life and did this role as a lark.

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