Law & Order (1990–2010)
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A man once accused of killing his girlfriend is now accused of assaulting the woman's sister. However, he vehemently claims that he is the victim of a setup in both cases.


David Platt


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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
Sebastian Roché ... Ken Taylor
Lynne Thigpen ... Judge Ida Boucher
Kevin O'Rourke ... Det. O'Malley
James Rebhorn ... Charles Garnett
Donald Corren ... Medill
Judy Kaye ... Judge Susan Liebman
Heather Robison Heather Robison ... Emily Wehner
John Hillner ... Larry Taylor
Clare Hoak Clare Hoak ... Tina


A travel agency employee is found beaten into a coma at her apartment. Briscoe and Green quickly suspect a man who had been in a relationship with the victim's sister, who had been murdered a few years earlier. Strong physical and circumstantial evidence leads to what looks to be an open and shut case. However, the defendant's strong insistence of his innocence and other unusual circumstances lead the case to become more complicated than it seemed. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

24 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kevin O'Rourke has portrayed six different characters over the course of the series: See more »


We are told the date is November 17th, and the detectives are searching a farm in upstate New York. The leaves on the trees are all green. By that date, leaves would either have changed color or already be off the trees. See more »


D.A. Adam Schiff: Well, you got an innocent man to confess to a crime he didn't commit. Maybe this job's getting too easy for you.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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We'll ask her, when she wakes up.
15 April 2018 | by CeccacciPaolo1977See all my reviews

A super found a tenant nearly dead in her apartment. The place was a mess, it seemed there must have been a fight. She was a travel agent, someone injected her a poison with a syringe on her thigh that led her into a coma. She didn't have any next to kin still alive, but detectives realized she had dinner in a fancy restaurant with a guy from Albany the night before. The man (Sebastian Roché), a political figure addicted to painkillers, could have been the reason victim's sister passed away years before (even if he hasn't been convicted for the murder). His DNA was found in the crime scene, thanks to semen marks left in the blanket, so he was arrested as a result. But he insisted, even at trial, that someone wanted to frame him. When the only thing defense attorney could achieve was a plea bargain, something changed and investigation went to the first homicide.....

Charmaichel attitude is the key point of this episode (she's the only one to believe about the escort service claimed by the defendant). Anyway it would be hard to realize if the defendant is the good guy or the bad guy, wait till the last lines. I've never seen McCoy so angry at trial.

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