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Born Again 

A therapist is charged with murder after an 11-year-old girl dies during a "rebirthing" procedure.


Jace Alexander


Dick Wolf (created by), Jill Goldsmith (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Elisabeth Röhm ... A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn
Dianne Wiest ... Interim D.A. Nora Lewin
Debra Monk ... Dr. Madelyn Stahl
Spencer Garrett ... Stephen Olson
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
J.K. Simmons ... Dr. Emil Skoda
Wendy Makkena ... Janet Weston
Andrea Navedo ... Detective Ana Cordova
Ezra Knight ... Tyler Epps
Peter Marx ... Paul Garfield
Brad Oscar ... Paul


A therapist is charged with murder after an 11-year-old girl dies during a "rebirthing" procedure.

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Wendy Makkena (Janet Weston) previously played the role of Officer Nicki Sandoval in Episode 1.13, Law & Order: A Death in the Family (1991). See more »


The ex-husband is stated as living near Philadelphia in Camden, PA. Camden is actually located in New Jersey, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. This is not entirely correct. When the victim's mother tells Briscoe and Green that her ex-husband lives "near Philadelphia" this would be accurate as Camden, New Jersey is only 5 miles from Philadelphia. However, the title card preceding Briscoe and Green's meeting with the ex-husband incorrectly states the location as "Camden, Pennsylvania" which doesn't exist. See more »

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Alternative therapy
8 September 2020 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Wendy Makkena's daughter is found dead in Central Park by a pair of joggers and it's obvious she wasn't killed there, but left there.

The kid who was in the 8 to 10 range was a problem kid and Makkena was exploring alternative therapy techniques. Makkena lighted on Debra Monk who uses a technique involving a faux rebirth. Only this one had a very real death.

It's a question of culpability here for Sam Waterston and Elisabeth Rohm and there turns out to be more than enough to go around. It's a question of emphasis and some cold calculation.

See the show and find out what that means.

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6 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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