Law & Order: Season 14, Episode 3

Patient Zero (8 Oct. 2003)

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A carjacking murder investigation becomes complicated by a SARS outbreak in New York City, and the discovery of medical container with the virus in the stolen car.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Charles Blanchard
Elaine Blanchard
Helen Carey ...
Phoebe Jonas ...
Jeannine Wilson
Ian Hopkins
Dr. Dorothy Hunter
Marylou Mellace ...
Judge Antonia Mellon (as Mary Lou Mellace)
Mark Kenneth Smaltz ...
P.J. Benjamin ...
Owen Franks


Detectives Briscoe and Green investigate the shooting death of Anna Hopkins, the apparent victim of a carjacking. Several witnesses saw a man pull her from her SUV and have three of them picked the carjacker out of a line up, so the case is open and shut. The real problem is the container of medical waste they find in the SUV containing the SARS virus. The dead woman was a lab tech in a university research project and the project director, Dr. Charles Blanchard, suggests she may have been a terrorist. When a woman and her son are diagnosed SARS, the police soon learn however that Blanchard and the woman, Jeanine Wilson, had been having an affair. She's convinced that Blanchard tried to kill her and he's charged with murder. Doubt arises when it turns out Jeanine had been to Blanchard's lab just a few weeks before she fell ill. Written by garykmcd

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