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The prosecution of the shooter in the death of a young mother and wife hits a snag when it is suggested that her doctor may have killed her to give away her organs and advance his career.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Lennie Briscoe
... Rey Curtis
... Anita Van Buren
... Jack McCoy
... Jamie Ross
... Adam Schiff
... Dr. Donald Cosgrove
... Attorney Hilburne
... Jacob Sutter
... Marty O'Neal
John Ramsey ... Judge Walter Schreiber
... Dr. Hsu
... A.D.A. Charlie Harmon
Richard Thomsen ... Mr. Fuller
Luce Ennis ... Mrs. Fuller


Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the death of Nancy O' Neal, the victim of a drive-by shooting while she was returning home with her husband Marty. The husband's story doesn't stand up to scrutiny but the truth - that he was in that neighborhood to buy a diamond ring from a fence - makes more sense. They locate the fence who saw three men in the area where the shooting took place. They quickly track down the shooter, Elias Camacho, but Jamie Ross notes an anomaly in O'Neal's time of death and it appears the hospital prepared to harvest Nancy O'Neal's organs before she was officially declared to have died. The DA's office believe that the doctor in charge, Donald Cosgrove, may have precipitated her death in order to deliver her organs to a hospital where he was hoping to get a job. Written by garykmcd

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29 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Robert Stanton has played four different roles over the course of the series:
  • Episode 17.2 tt0860057 - Douglas Preston
  • Episode 13.19 tt0629414 - Tim Grayson
  • Episode 8.4 tt0629290 - Jacob Sutter
  • Episode 2.2 tt0629467 - Jed Knox
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Adam Schiff: One guilty plea. One guilty verdict. Good work, and good night.
Jack McCoy: [to Jamie] Join me in a drink?
A.D.A. Jamie Ross: [shakes head] There's going to be a lot of fallout from this. A lot of people are going to think twice before signing their donor cards.
Jack McCoy: [pours drink] Cosgrove was an aberration. I'm not worried about a shortage of organs.
A.D.A. Jamie Ross: Maybe you should be, especially livers. Goodnight, Jack.
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One of those great delayed-issue episodes
5 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

Delayed-issue episodes like this one are my favorites. I mean episodes where the episode seems, for the first half or longer, to be about one rather ordinary thing, kind of a bread-and-butter episode, and then the real issue emerges, to everyone's surprise. I'm not gonna say more, because I don't want to put in a spoiler.

In addition, we get a first-rate performance by Michael Nouri, familiar to sci-fi fans for having starred in THE HIDDEN (1987), one of the most exciting sci-fi thrillers of the 1980s, which introduced mega-stars Kyle MacLachlan and Claudia Christian.

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