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A doctor is accused of maliciously killing a quadriplegic boy. However, the doctor claims it was a mercy killing, and that he was acting on the family's wishes.

Director:

Constantine Makris

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), David Shore | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt ... Rey Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Carey Lowell ... Jamie Ross
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Gerry Bamman ... Stan Gillum
John Hickok ... Dr. Lyle Semenko
Heather Matarazzo ... Stephanie Sutter
John Procaccino ... Joe Sutter
William Severs William Severs ... Judge Henry Fillmore
J.K. Simmons ... Dr. Emil Skoda
Maryann Plunkett ... Lois Sutter
John Fiore ... Detective Tony Profaci
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
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Storyline

Detectives Lenny Briscoe and Ray Curtis investigate the death of a young quadriplegic boy, Michael Sutter, who was smothered in his bed at home. The detectives first suspect the boy's mother, Lois Sutter, who claims she was at home alone with the boy the afternoon he died. When they learn she was having a tryst with her dance instructor the afternoon her son died, she admits she'd left the boy with her daughter Stephanie. When they find hemlock in the dead boy's system, they think the father may have been responsible. With little evidence and no clear way forward, the detectives investigate one of the boy's physician, Dr. Lyle Semeko, whose patients seem to have a very high mortality rate. Written by garykmcd

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Maryann Plunkett has portrayed three different characters over the course of the series: See more »

Quotes

Jack McCoy: This case is not a debate about euthanasia. It's about a thrill-killing by a monster masquerading as an angel of mercy. Michael Sutter is dead. He was murdered. That's all that matters.
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