"Law & Order" Mammon (TV Episode 2005) Poster

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7/10
Some fancy lawyering
bkoganbing27 January 2016
Warning: Spoilers
Sam Waterston is at his best in this Law And Order episode where he has to convict contractor Daniel Sunjata of the murder of Andrea Roth after Roth accuses him of the murder of her husband.

Her contractor husband is found dead in her home and suspicion falls on Roth and Sunjata. It's a question of who will rat out who first. Roth really likes the sex she's getting from Sunjata although she's one of many women this admittedly charismatic man has been fooling around with.

Later when Roth is found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning of course suspicion falls on Sunjata. The man is one arrogant perpetrator who thinks he can get out of anything by his good looks and charm. A new girlfriend is an alibi witness.

The fancy lawyering comes in with Waterston doing a brilliant cross examination at a new trial for the murder of Roth. The horror of what she's doing is slowly realized. Waterston is brilliant here.

This story shows why Jack McCoy most of the time gets his perpetrator.
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7/10
Sex and money. Where would we be without them? Out of business.
paolo ceccacci15 December 2017
A housekeeper was about to clean a fancy house, noticing it was unusually off. Upstairs the owner lied on the ground sorrounded by his own blood, killed by a blunt object. Detectives noticed the bed sheets were stolen as well as some cash and jewelry (the safe deposit box was open). The victim was a successful businessman and he was married to a much younger woman (Andrea Roth) without kids. The limo driver who used to take the wife shopping claimed they lived separated lives, because they didn't share any common interests. The wife had an affair with a man in charge of the apartment renovation; after police figured out the alarm system hard drive was stolen, the contractor became the prime suspect. Later on, even the wife died, allegedly poisoned by him. Anyway the bad boy had always a girlfriend outside ready to alibi him...

An episode on the average, great performance for McCoy at trial. I don't understand why girls with no priors were willing to risk jailtime for a piece of work like the main character. Southerlyn is right: women are different, they like outlaws.
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