While investigating a fertility doctor for a separate case of fraud, McCoy and Kincaid discover evidence that he may be inseminating his patients with his own sperm.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Lennie Briscoe
... Mike Logan
... Anita Van Buren
... Jack McCoy
... Claire Kincaid
... Adam Schiff
... Michael Aronson
... Dr. Jordan Delbert
Jordan Clarke ... Mr. Parker
... Judge Rebecca Stein
... Clara Brock
Ron Frazier ... Judge Aldo Ianello
... M.E. Heather Coyle
... Nathan Brock
Deborah Tranelli ... Christine Kennedy


Briscoe and Logan's investigation of a shooting seems to be an open and shut case. A distraught woman walks into a bank where her husband is a vice president and pulls a gun threatening to shoot him. A security guard shoots her first....end of case. Lt Van Buren however wants them to find out what the woman meant when she screamed that her husband killed her baby. She supposedly had a miscarriage but the fertility doctor she was seeing, Jordan Delbert, raises concerns when he clearly lies to the police. A review of his files reveals something else however: to cut expenses, Delbert began to use his own sperm to inseminate his patients. The challenge for ADA McCoy will be to get one of the victims to testify against him. Written by garykmcd

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15 February 1995 (USA)  »

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Chris Noth (Mike Logan) & Mark Blum (Michael Aronson) also worked together on episode 1.21, The Good Wife: Unplugged (2010), of The Good Wife (2009) as Peter Florick & Julius Kreitzer respectively. See more »


The plotline of this episode involves a fertility doctor named Gilbert, but for some reason, the name was changed from Gilbert to "Delbert" at some point. In syndication, the doctor's name is clearly dubbed, and the location card for the doctor's office changed to Delbert. However, in some versions, the original audio is used but the location card reads Delbert. See more »


Lennie Briscoe: If I didn't know you didn't have kids, I'd know you didn't have kids.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1984) See more »

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A Good Episode, But the Main Twist is Predictable
4 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this one, despite it being kind of a run-of-the-mill L&O episode. It's got a nice, uppity antagonist in fertility doctor Jordan Gilbert, played by David Margulies, and there's some cool legal wrangling on the part of ADA Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy) when she employs a "Chinese wall" tactic in order to get around a limited subpoena.

And that's only one hurdle in this case; there are several that the district attorney's office need to overcome, including a victimized couple whose refusal to provide testimony hides a dark secret, and the fact that Dr. Gilbert's actions are tough to convict under New York law. (At least in the context of this show!) There's even some stuff involving the DA's pursuit of the case into family court, a so-crazy-it-just-might-work legal option that could only ever make sense on a TV show.

The problem is that the main twist can be seen coming a mile away; it's just dressed up with all the legal jargon.

Still, it's great fun, and Dr. Gilbert may prove to be one of the most elusive nemeses yet on this show.

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