Law & Order: Season 7, Episode 13

Matrimony (19 Feb. 1997)

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Evidence suggests that the murder of an elderly philanthropist was part of a conspiracy involving his lawyer and his much-younger trophy wife.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
George Grizzard ...
Kim Triandos
Anna Kathryn Holbrook ...
Velma Darcy (as Anna Holbrook)
Michael Lombard ...
Robert Mallors
Oliver Shain
Roger Serbagi ...
Lázaro Pérez ...
Luis Polanco (as Lazaro Perez)
Alex Toma ...
Ronnie Polanco
Maya McLaughlin ...
Cassie Jordan


Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the death of septuagenarian Peter Triandos who is found dead - strangled - in his apartment. While still investigating the scene, the dead man's much younger wife, Kim Triandos, arrives claiming she was at a museum ball while her husband was entertaining a group of disadvantaged students from his old primary school to whom he promised, years before, that if they stayed in school he would pay for their college education. A total of 17 students were at the party. So was Kim Triandos' mother who says one of the parents, Luis Polanco, got into an argument with Peter. The police quickly return to the young wife however when they catch her in a lie. She denies killing her husband but the DA's office think she conspired with her husband's lawyer, Oliver Shain. They soon learn that someone else was involved with with Shain. Written by garykmcd

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Velma Darcy: [to Kim Triandos] You wanna dance naked in Wichita Falls? You want me to dance naked too? The Dancin' Naked Idiot Family?
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Ms. Bareikis is terrific
5 May 2009 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This episode was my first introduction to the exotically-named yet All-American-looking Arija Bareikis. She plays Kim Triandos, the drastically younger wife of a Manhattan philanthropist. Turns out she had conspired with Triandos' financial adviser to meet and marry him, and get his will changed in her favor. But did she murder her husband and hasten getting her hands on her inheritance? This is a terrific episode of the classic series, with an interesting story, a good red herring lead, and featured performances by Broadway stalwart Boyd Gaines and Anna Holbrook, a frequent guest star. She's fantastic as Kim's mom who came to help her "get settled after her marriage" and stayed on for over a year. She has the best line towards the end of the episode; I won't give it away here and spoil it for you. But Ms. Bareikis is charming and even a little flirty with Ray. She genuinely seems to have liked her poor old husband too, which adds a nice level of complexity to her character.

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