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Goren and Eames search for the killer of a pregnant woman who was struggling to stay clean from drugs.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Robert Goren
Kathryn Erbe ... Alexandra Eames
Jamey Sheridan ... James Deakins
Courtney B. Vance ... Ron Carver
Kathleen Chalfant ... Priscilla Van Acker
Geoffrey Nauffts ... Dale Van Acker
Will Lyman ... Roger Jameson
Susan Misner ... Becky Stark
James Hanlon ... Larry Falls
Funda Duval Funda Duval ... Lois Romney (as Funda Duyal)
Jerry Lanning Jerry Lanning ... Holden
Stephen Beach ... Billy Coffey
Ronald Guttman ... Belgian Diplomat
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... (credit only)
Kristen Lee Kelly Kristen Lee Kelly ... Janice Falls


When a pregnant woman who was struggling to stay clean from drugs is found slain, Detectives Goren and Eames search for her ex-junkie boyfriend whose tattered life is dominated by his wealthy socialite mother. While Captain Deakins (Jamey Sheridan) wants to hand off the seemingly open-and-shut case to the homicide cops, Goren protests that killing a pregnant woman deserves a more hands-on investigation -- and the detective soon finds a sticky web that extends to many dirty hands. Written by Anonymous

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Actor Will Lyman (Roger Jameson) may be better known for his voice than his face, his resonant baritone voice having narrated many documentaries. Maybe most notably the PBS series "Frontline," "American Experience," and "Vietnam: A Television History." See more »


Detective Robert Goren: Roger Jameson, you're under arrest for murder.
Roger Jameson: You're joking, aren't you?
Detective Alexandra Eames: Do you see us wearing clown shoes?
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Nasty Family Business
22 August 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was a so-so episode, one in which the main characters were all unappealing and we knew who the killer was right away, except for the question of who hired, or inspired, the killer.

In a nutshell, the girlfriend a junkie son of a well-to-do high society mother is killed and Goren and Eames try to find out to murdered this woman, who was also a junkie but trying to go clean....and she was pregnant. Suspects, of course, are headed by the boyfriend who would financially benefit from getting rid of the girlfriend, getting clean and getting back into the good graces of his wealthy mother. That mother and her husband, however, are the ones that look guilty. Are they?

Everyone knows Law and Order's Liberal bias, but it's usually not as pronounced in this spin off of the regular L&O show. However, there is cheap shot here against "George W." and it's repeated in case you didn't get it the first time. It wasn't necessary, but they just can't resist.

Still, it's always interesting to see how the good guys go about proving their case. You'll feel good when you see the murderer being led away in handcuffs.

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14 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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