Detectives Lennie Briscoe and Rey Curtis investigate the death of Marian Hollis a philosophy professor at New York university who jumped - or was pushed - in front of a subway train. She was seen accessing the platform with a tall, well-dressed man. They eventually identify the man as Bill Fallon who is in the city from Cincinnati while his eldest daughter settles in at the university. He denies knowing the dead woman but the police find that he has no personal history prior to 1985. It turns out he is actually Nick Taska, married to Eleanor Taska, who ran off with their children in 1984. Eleanor and the dead woman were once good friends and ADA Abbie Carmichael thinks she may have recognized him on the street, leading Taska to kill her. He denies it and the prosecution face a dilemma when the man's youngest daughter claims she did it. McCoy comes up with a creative way of charging the father. Written by
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As is often the case in Law & Order, the Path train stands in for the New York City Subway. See more
Fallon is depicted as the ultimate control freak -- won't let his super-docile second wife see her family, insists that there's only one way to fold a towel, etc. -- and the plot hinges on his daughter's enrolling in college in Manhattan even though the family lives in Cincinnati, yet someone who micro-micro-manages to that degree would never let his daughter attend college in another city. Similarly, the plot hinges on his removing his daughters from his first wife's custody, but his first wife is independent and able to think/act for herself; Fallon would never have married someone he couldn't control. See more
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