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Fools for Love 

A man is accused of raping and killing his girlfriend's sister and another victim. Prosecutors make a deal with the girlfriend for her testimony against the accused, but they also suspect that she was a willing participant in the murders.


Dick Wolf (created by), Kathy McCormick | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Angie Harmon ... Abbie Carmichael
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Ellen Pompeo ... Laura Kendrick
Tom Mardirosian ... Mr. Stubelski
Judith Blazer Judith Blazer ... Peter Williams' Attorney
Patrick Collins ... Douglas Kendrick
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
J.K. Simmons ... Dr. Emil Skoda
Sam Ball ... Peter Williams (as Samuel Ball)
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler (as Chris Meloni)
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson


Briscoe and Green investigate the murder of two teenage girls, one of whom is found wrapped in plastic sheeting in a house under renovation. She was raped and strangled and also had a high level of the drug GHB in her system. When they learn that one of the victim's sister, Laura Kendrick, is also in New York they begin a frantic search eventually finding her in the hospital, beaten and drugged. She points the finger at her boyfriend, Peter Williams, who may in fact be responsible for a number of brutal rapes and murders. It appears that Kendrick may have been also been involved in the assaults but she claims Williams forced her to participate. In order to get a conviction, Jack McCoy agrees to a plea bargain with a minimum in return for her testimony but then learns that he may have made a deal with the devil. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

23 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Some viewers will undoubtedly recognize the plot being based on the true story of the "Barbie & Ken Killers", Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo (AKA Scarborough Rapist). Homolka and Bernardo were arrested in 1993. In 1995, Bernardo was convicted of the two teenagers' murders and received life in prison and a dangerous offender designation, the full maximum sentence allowed in Canada. During the 1993 investigation, Homolka stated to investigators that Bernardo had abused her, and that she had been an unwilling accomplice to the murders. As a result, she struck a deal with prosecutors for a reduced prison sentence of 12 years in exchange for a guilty plea for manslaughter. Homolka scored 5/40 on the Psychopathy Checklist, in contrast to Bernardo's 35/40. However, videotapes of the crimes were later found that demonstrated that she was a more active participant than she had claimed. As a result, the deal that she had struck with prosecutors was dubbed in the Canadian press the "Deal with the Devil". Public outrage about Homolka's plea deal continued until her high-profile release from prison in 2005. See more »


When Laura Kendrick is recorded asking about her bracelet, the video played later is an alternative take. See more »


[last lines]
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Police found the other two girls. Killed the same way as Anneke Ullman.
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: Know who they were?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Two runaways from Indiana.
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: We'll use it Peter Williams' sentencing.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: What about Laura Kendrick?
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: Parole board will hear about it twenty-five years from now.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: How do you wash it off, Jack?
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: I wish I knew.
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References Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) See more »

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Was there a right deal?
30 June 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

SVU detectives Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni help out, but this one belongs to Jerry Orbach and Jesse Martin who catch a case where the bodies of two young girls, one of them an exchange student.

When the parents of one of them arrive they inquire about their other daughter and she's found along with the perpetrator Samuel Ball who has some sex crime history.

But the question comes up and more and more Ellen Pompeo playing the other daughter reveals herself to have some sociopathic tendencies. As these two are the only ones who know what really happened just who are Sam Waterston and Angie Harmon going to deal with?

Pompeo will really chill you more and more as you watch this story.

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