Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate when the partial remains of a woman are found in the river. The autopsy reveals the woman was cut up with a large knife, like a machete, and was likely cut up when she was still alive. She had cosmetic surgery and they manage to identify her as Heidi Ellison, the president of a Mattawin Studios in Hollywood. They focus on her personal trainer, Evan Grant, but he goes off to Los Angeles before they can get a blood test from him. The detectives follow him there but have trouble getting the blood sample when the court order ADA McCoy obtained is quashed. They find a way around that and Grant is returned to New York. He may have a reasonable alibi however. They then focus on Ellison's ex-husband, director Eddie Newman. Curtis meanwhile ends up on a date with an attractive studio executive, Lisa Lundquist. Written by
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This episode features Lauren Graham and Scott Cohen who will later play Lorelai Gilmore and Max Medina on Gilmore Girls. See more
Detective Lennie Briscoe
[to Lisa Lundquist, after she has asked Curtis to take a look at a screenplay
Hey, why don't you take him to dinner? Go ahead, pick his brain all night!
Well, that'd be great! I don't expect you to do it for free. We can work out some sort of consulting fee.
Detective Rey Curtis
Not eating with Lennie is payment enough.
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