Detectives Lennie Briscoe and Ed Green investigate a shooting where a well-known writer of mystery novels, P.K. Todd, is wounded and her business manager is killed. From the outset, Todd insists that she was the target and the police initially focus on any fans who may have written to her. They soon learn that a woman who identified herself as an FBI agent had been at Todd's hotel looking for her the night she was shot. The agent in question turns out to be Carolyn Tyler and the police immediately suspect that her husband Dean. also an FBI agent, was having an affair with the writer. He vehemently denies an affair and DAs McCoy and Carmichael realize they have it wrong: it's Carolyn who was having the affair. Dean is charged with murder and his defense is "psychosexual panic" resulting from the fact that his wife was having a lesbian affair.
Did You Know?
When Ms. Carmichael is verifying Tom Berringer's alibi, she states that he was working a 4X8, which gave him his alibi. But, the correct term is and 8X4. The way it was spoken, would have given him a four hour work day. See more
Lt. Anita Van Buren
[the detectives are looking through P.K. Todd's fan mail
Oh, this is lovely: "You write worse than an uneducated trout."
Detective Lennie Briscoe
If I was the fish, I'd take offense.