A prep school headmaster is accused of murdering his school's admissions director after overruling her on a controversial admissions selection.



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Episode credited cast:
Anita Van Buren (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glynis Bell ...
Shelby Jennings
Olivia Birkelund ...
Clarissa Wagner
Justine Caputo ...
Chloe Wagner
Mrs. Koven
Susan Greenhill ...
Leslie Beecham


A prep school headmaster is accused of murdering his school's admissions director after overruling her on a controversial admissions selection.

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30 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Detective Ed Green: Mrs Wagner, we need to know where you were on Sunday night.
Clarissa Wagner: Uh, my husband and I were looking for a house in Greenwich. Well, no point in staying in the city humiliated.
Detective Ed Green: Humiliated?
Clarissa Wagner: Now everybody knows that Chloe didn't get into Knowles, so we have to go someplace else and start over. It's a shame, because we'd just finished putting Botticelli's Primavera on our bedroom ceiling.
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The Knowles School
20 January 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This episode of Law And Order, Kid Pro Quo, takes us into a world of exclusivity like we plain folk rarely see. Like Jerry Orbach and Jesse Martin, I can't wrap myself around the concept that it's so important that kids get into a prep school kindergarten. I have trouble turning over in my mind the idea of a prep school kindergarten. As Orbach says he's got a legacy his father went to PS 26 and so did he.

Roger Rees as the headmaster of the Knowles School who puts on such highfalutin' condescending airs and yet is not above a little upper crust bribery to bump some kid out of a scholarship to get dibs on an otherwise expensive Co-op totally dominates this episode. He's such a condescending twit you want to smack him on general principles even before Briscoe and Green arrest for murdering the woman who was the admissions director at the Knowles School.

I remember years ago seeing a production of The Cherry Orchard and one of Chekov's great characters was that of Piers who was the house servant to the aristocratic Russian family who were the protagonists. He totally identifies with them and their point of view that he thinks of himself as one of them. But when they flee to Crimea until this peasant revolution blows over, he's left behind like the furniture in the mansion. And as the play ends he's wandering around like a lost soul not believing he was abandoned.

Something very similar like that happens after Sam Waterston does a devastating cross examination to Rees. He's left high and dry after the verdict. He thought he was one of the upper crust and he finds out he's just hired help like poor Piers.

Nice episode of the fabled anthology series, don't miss what Roger Rees does with the pompous and pretentious Wyatt Scofield.

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