The DA's office believes that a well-known psychologist/author may have driven his daughter-in-law to suicide because her increasing rebellion against his "submissive wife" philosophy would have ruined his reputation and lucrative career.
Did You Know?
The episode's title recalls two references to "surrender." The father-in-law of the deceased is a therapist well known for advocating that women submit to their husbands' authority. His self-help books use the tagline "Surrender with Love." But it was the Wicked Witch of the West who famously scrawled "Surrender Dorothy" across the sky of Oz using her broomstick as the sky-writing vehicle. The therapist claims that his "terms of surrender" enhance the quality of life for both husbands and wives, but the allusion to the Wicked Witch clearly implies otherwise. See more
Detective Lennie Briscoe
[while cuffing Harlan Graham
Why don't you take your own advice, Doc? "Surrender with love"!