Law & Order: Season 4, Episode 10

The Pursuit of Happiness (1 Dec. 1993)

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After a business owner is shot and killed, suspicion falls on his Russian mail order bride and the man she is having an affair with.

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Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
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Miss Farrell
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Tom Morrison
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Alex Nunez
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Stan Feldman
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Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the murder of businessman William Cooper who was found dead in his office. The man had been at his business late the night before and was killed with the gun he kept in his desk drawer. His wife Irina - a Russian mail-order bride 30 years his junior - says he has no enemies and seems to have a valid alibi. When they learn she was seen with a young Hispanic-looking man however, they focus on an affair as being the principal cause of the shooting. Irina worked in a lab and one of her colleagues Alex Nunez, proves to be her lover. They are charged with murder and ADA Stone is prepared to plea bargain but neither will give in as it soon becomes apparent that they are very much in love and will not betray the other. Written by garykmcd

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Mail Order Marriage.
28 November 2010 | by (Deming, New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the less ambiguous episodes. A wealthy middle-aged man brings in a pretty young Russian bride and treats her as a servant, keeping her in a gilded cage as someone puts it. She falls in love with a younger Puerto Rican man -- who doesn't look particularly handsome to me. His head is the shape of a cube. However, the two conspire to kill the rich guy and make it look like an interrupted burglary. They manage the scene clumsily and there's soon little doubt about what went on. The well-off husband had to be disposed of before the bride's two years' probation was up.

The trail leads to an abortion because the wife was pregnant and Hubby couldn't be sure whether it was his baby or the PR's. But the abortion is a kind of meander and, though it represents a reality intrusion, doesn't make the plot any more mixed in its values. There is good and, mostly, there is bad. The villains may be a little sympathetic but there's no doubt they deserve what they get.

That murdered hubby, by the way, must have been quite well off. I had an internet bond with a Russian woman half my age, Juliet Vladimirovna, and we looked into the kind of marriage that the hubby in this episode had arrange. It developed that in order for me to import her as a bride I would need three times my current income. Undaunted, I plunged into the bureaucratic morass and looked into moving to Mexico, thinking the bar might be lower. Alas, I would have needed FOUR times my income to get even a transient resident visa. I was too poor to be a Mexican, a sobering thought. Juliet found a job in Sweden and hooked up with her boss. I hope they both choke on pickled herring. Maybe that's a little off topic. I guess it IS off topic. Can I take it back?


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