Housekeepers discover a woman, Christina Nerrit, hand-cuffed to a bed, with a plastic bag over her head, near death. Detectives investigate the crime, believing it to be a rape/attempted murder, but evidence soon lead them to a more bizarre scenario involving the terminally ill, and a suicide-support website. When Christina dies mysteriously while recovering in the hospital, and it is determined that she died from a self-inflicted overdose of insulin that had to have been brought to her from outside the hospital, it changes the focus of the investigation again. The right to ends ones own life, and the culpability of someone assisting a suicide, becomes a hot topic when trying to decide who gets punished for what. Amy Solway, a terminally ill doctor, and owner of the Suicide Train website, is found to be the person who brought Christina the insulin, and is charged in her death, leaving it up to a jury to decide her fate. Written by
Lynne Boris Johnston
Did You Know?
's character John Munch helps a potential suicide recover and reveals to her that his father killed himself. In real life, Belzer's father killed himself when Belzer 23 years old. See more
Olivia talks about a web site she has seen that gives teenager girls advice on how to become "anorectic". An anorectic is a drug that suppresses appetite. Olivia presumably meant to say "anorexic", referring to the eating disorder. See more
Dr. George Huang
It's ironic, her website gives her a reason to live.
Det. John Munch
Playing God with other people's lives? She's another Kevorkian.
Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola
Come on, Munch, with all the stuff you' always whining about, don't tell me you never once thought about hanging it all up.
Det. John Munch
I believe life is worth living.
I'm not sure. If I had a disease like Huntington's and all I had to look forward to was a long and painful death, I can't say I wouldn't think about it.
A.D.A. Casey Novak
Moredock is going to try and stack the jury with people ...