Law & Order: Season 13, Episode 10

Mother's Day (8 Jan. 2003)

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A mother claims self-defense after she kills her schizophrenic son who was involved in a hit-and-run death.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen McLaughlin ...
Diane Payton
Janet Zarish ...
Caroline Milius
Don Billett ...
Judge Ed Richter
Charissa Chamorro ...
Kay Hartley
Ronald Milius
Mark Alan Gordon ...
Dr. David Trask
Helmar Augustus Cooper ...


A mother claims self-defense after she kills her schizophrenic son who was involved in a hit-and-run death.

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Lt. Anita Van Buren: Murder weapon?
Detective Ed Green: We found a carving knife in the dish rack.
Lt. Anita Van Buren: Well, at least our bad guy's tidy.
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A mother shouldn't kill her baby.
8 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another very good episode featuring the best assistant D.A., Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Röhm).

An old acquaintance of Serena's, Diane Payton (Ellen McLaughlin) tries to make her career by defending her aunt and manipulating Serena into helping her get information she couldn't get otherwise.

Fortunately, Serena manages to catch her in a lie that leads to a conviction.

Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) is his usual competent self as he manages to tear apart the mother and get that conviction.

Lt. Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) was especially good in this episode.

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