Law & Order (1990–2010)
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A financial advisor is implicated in the drug overdose death of one of his client's children.


Dick Wolf (created by), Rene Balcer (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Chris Noth ... Mike Logan
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Jill Hennessy ... Claire Kincaid
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Jon Cypher ... Jerome Kamen
Gerry Bamman ... Dean Pollard
Joan MacIntosh ... Mrs. Blanchard
Dallas Roberts ... Matthew Blanchard
Peter McRobbie ... Herbert Fowler
Holter Graham ... Erik Hanson
Jose Serrano Jose Serrano ... Judge Luis Rodriguez (as José E. Serrano)
Francine Beers Francine Beers ... Judge Janis Silver
Edward Seamon Edward Seamon ... Ernest Hobson


Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the death of a young woman who is found dead behind a dumpster, the victim of an apparent drug overdose. It is quickly obvious to them that the girl died elsewhere and her body was just dumped there. She is identified as Katie Blanchard, a member of a very rich family that has refused to have anything to do with her due to her addiction. They learn that she frequently visited the family's financial advisor, Jerome Kamen, who was giving her money. It seems she was blackmailing him over his handling of the family trust and the question then becomes whether he had anything to do with her death. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

11 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Derivative of at Least One Other L&O Episode; A Bit Bland
14 May 2018 | by Better_TVSee all my reviews

This one felt, to me, like a rich folks' version of the season 3 episode "Mother Love." That episode also dealt with a wayward, drug-addicted female child whose repeat offenses tested the patience of the those around her - family included. But while the family in that story was working or middle class, these folks are private school-educated and born with spoons in their mouths.

"Used to be South Bronx, Alphabet City. Now these junkies have trust funds," Detective Logan muses about 15 minutes in.

"Hey, 10 years ago they were tooting coke through $100 bills. Maybe they've heard needles are chic this year," Detective Briscoe replies.

The episode is ultimately a bit bland, though there are some decent performances. Dallas Roberts is here in a very early role as the victim's brother; he would later go on to star in the brilliant but short-lived "Rubicon" and co-star in a few seasons of "The Walking Dead." And Gerry Bamman is good as a competent, refreshingly non-slimy defense attorney.

I do have to ding this one for some wooden acting on the part of José Serrano as the judge, however; he's apparently a real-life Congressman from New York, and he sounds like he is reading from a script.

This one isn't bad, just forgettable.

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