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A Ph.D. student working on stem cell research goes on trial after the attempted murder of a controversial, outspoken right-wing pundit results in the death of an audience member.

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A Ph.D. student working on stem cell research goes on trial after the attempted murder of a controversial, outspoken right-wing pundit results in the death of an audience member.

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A year before this episode aired, Louis Cancelmi, who portrays the character of murder suspect and defendant Malcolm Yates, married Elisabeth Waterston- Sam Waterston's daughter. See more »

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Police Officer Jimmy Morgan asks Detective Nina Cassady says he's been meaning to call her at her new precinct. Since the number 27 is on the collar of his uniform, they are in the same precinct, not different precincts. See more »

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[a despondent Ed is staring at his coffee; Cassady enters]
Detective Ed Green: Hey. You want a hot cup of black disappointment?
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The spirit of Ann Coulter
12 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Charlotte Ross who plays an Ann Coulter like right wing pundit is the main reason to pay attention to this Law And Order episode about a man who is shot at one of her lectures at L&O's mythical Hudson University with a bullet that may have been meant for her.

The perpetrator turns out to be Louis Cancelmi a biology student who like Michael J. Fox is afflicted with early onset Parkinson's Disease. He is angered and frustrated by the ban on stem cell research that Ross and her like minded pundits advocate. Like Fox before Congress, Cancelmi goes off his medications for effect before the jury as he takes the stand with his lawyer Ron Silver and then with a cross examination by Sam Waterston.

Which is ironic because in real life Cancelmi is Sam Waterston's son-in- law.

Ross really captures the spirit of Ann Coulter who has shown the knack for inflaming audiences with her insensitivity and her sense of entitlement. She's so different from when she was on NYPD Blue.

Waterston and Alana Dela Garza worry the whole time that Cancelmi will be a sympathetic defendant. You have to watch to see if they have reason to worry.


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