Law & Order (1990–2010)
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Promises to Keep 

The D.A. tries to hold a psychiatrist criminally responsible when a client she is accused of having sexual relations with kills his girlfriend.


(as Ed Sherin)


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Airs Tue. Feb. 27, 8:00 PM on WE



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lennie Briscoe
Mike Logan
Donald Cragen
Ben Stone
Paul Robinette
Adam Schiff
Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Diane Meade
Larry Weber
Ellen Gorham
Carol Janssen
Leonard Gorham
Dan Garrett
Roger Serbagi ...
Judge Robert Quinn


Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the murder of Jennifer Gorham who is found in Central Park. They quickly realize it isn't a mugging as they first thought as someone left a trail for them to follow. All of the evidence points to Jennifer's fiancé Dan Garrett who searched her apartment after the incident. He eventually claims Jennifer's death was an accident but also that he had been having an affair with his therapist, Dr. Diane Mead, who told him him that he could not have her if he continued with Jennifer. DA Adam Schiff thinks it will almost impossible to convict a doctor for the actions of a patient but ADA Stone thinks he has a chance at a conviction. Written by garykmcd

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10 February 1993 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


First of three series appearances of Lindsay Crouse. She would return in Season 10 in Law & Order: DNR (1999), where her character who was a judge died, and then finally in Season 16 in Law & Order: Red Ball (2005) where she again played a judge. She also played a different judge seven times in Seasons 11 and 12 in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). See more »


Criminally negligent homicide is a class E felony, not a class D as Diane's lawyer states. The sentence for a violent class E felony can be as little as probation, or 1 to 4 years in prison depending on the defendant's criminal record. Whereas the sentence for a violent class D felony is a minimum of two years in prison, probation is not allowed. See more »


Remade as Law & Order: UK: ID (2010) See more »

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A real treat
4 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

What a treat it was to see Lindsay Crouse and Carolyn McCormick, two actresses who should be more famous than they are, play a scene together. Lindsay has been great in everything I've seen her in, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer's fourth season to first season of Hack to theatrical film House of Games. I'll always remember Carolyn from a guest role on Star Trek: The Next Generation as a holodeck siren in first season. Boy was she hot! I felt Riker's disappointment when he couldn't get computer to reproduce her. But I digress. This was one of Law & Order's better efforts (not that I've ever seen a bad episode). Evidently, writers were giving Steven Hill better lines in third season because suddenly he's making me laugh out loud. Lindsay plays a psychiatrist who is accused of influencing a patient to kill his girlfriend. Her explanation on stand for behavior vis-a-vis patient is patently absurd, yet funny because she delivers lines so matter-of-factly.

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