The death of a former police officer leads Briscoe and Curtis to a pair of suburban moms who work as prostitutes.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hillary Colson
Sondra Benton
Mac Bernum
David S. Chandler ...
Louis Colson
Richard Bright ...
Victim's Former Police Captain
Jane Tennick (as Pamela Holden Stewart)
Iris Collier (as Jordan Reid Berkow)


Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of Gilbert "Gilly" Keen, a retired cop who is found dead in his car, shot to death. The police suspect he may have been seeking the services of a prostitute, many of whom frequented the area. The investigation leads them to Hilary Colson and Sondra Benton, two suburban housewives who are working as call girls. They clearly have a case against Colson - her fingerprints were found in the car and her expensive lipstick on the body - but she claims Keen tried to force her to have sex and shot him with his own gun. ADA McCoy doesn't believe her and decides to prosecute. Written by garykmcd

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26 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Her life or her reputation
20 September 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Elaine Stritch makes the second of two appearances on Law And Order as a feminist defense attorney Lainie Steglitz and she's got quite the cause here. Her client is Mount Kisco housewife Felicity Huffman who between attending her kid's soccer games has an interesting sideline as a hooker. In fact she and several of her peers are earning a little extra pin money with it.

That only lasts as long as you can keep it a secret. But a certain bottom feeding former cop now a private eye find out about it and demands payment one way or another. He's found shot with his own weapon in a most unflattering position in his car.

The claim is self defense, but was Huffman defending her life or her reputation? That's the issue that Sam Waterston and Stritch contend with at trial.

One really fascinating scene was at a cop bar while Jerry Orbach and Benjamin Bratt are interrogating one of the victim's former colleagues. While the witness is telling Briscoe and Curtis what a corrupt bum this guy was the rest of the crowd well fortified with lots of booze is celebrating his life. A real strange dichotomy.

Watch the show if you want to see if Jack McCoy pulls this one out.

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