Law & Order (1990–2010)
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A businessman most people suspect got away with conspiring to murder his first wife is now accused of conspiring to kill his second wife. The two cases share eerie similarities.


Matthew Penn


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt ... Detective Rey Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Jill Hennessy ... A.D.A. Claire Kincaid
Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff
Larry Miller ... Michael Dobson
Cecilia Hart ... Marcia Stamell
Deborah Lee Johnson Deborah Lee Johnson ... Margaret Nash
Jean-Claude La Marre Jean-Claude La Marre ... Francis Murphy
Rafael Báez Rafael Báez ... Luis Cruz
Tony Darrow ... Joey Giabone
Greg S. Ryan Greg S. Ryan ... Judge Harold Kaiser
Marilyn Sokol Marilyn Sokol ... Mrs. Levine
Donald Corren ... Medill


Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the murder of a woman in central park. After passersby shouted at the assailant to stop he ran off, killing another person who ran after him. The only real clue they have is the knife he used to stab the good Samaritan and it leads them to Luis Cruz who works as an enforcer for a loan shark. The woman is eventually identified as Emily Dobson, the wife of Michael Dobson who had once been accused of killing his first wife. Dobson and his wife owned a restaurant and he had a $1 million partnership insurance policy should he or his wife die. When the police find a connection with Cruz, the arrest Dobson again but the evidence is circumstantial and a judge rules that any information about the death of his first wife cannot be entered as evidence. McCoy wants to go for the death penalty but Dobson almost convinces them that he's innocent. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

28 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first episode in which a suspect in a previous episode returns and is charged with a new crime. The first time that Michael Dobson (Larry Miller) appeared was Law & Order: Coma (1994). See more »


Michael Dobson: Detective Briscoe, my wife is lying here, dead...
Lennie Briscoe: Yeah, and we should talk about that.
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