7.6/10
152
5 user

Bombshell 

The death of a stripper-turned-celebrity's son appears to be an accidental overdose, but when the woman (Swanson) dies days later after giving birth, the case becomes a homicide investigation that seems to involve the paternity of the newborn.

Director:

Darnell Martin

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Rene Balcer (developed by) (as René Balcer) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Noth ... Mike Logan
Julianne Nicholson ... Megan Wheeler
Eric Bogosian ... Danny Ross
David Cross ... Ronnie Chase
Ever Carradine ... Jolene
Kathleen Chalfant ... Bessie Holland
Jill Larson ... Clara Holland
Peter Appel ... Dr. Holgreen
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Peter Bogdanovich ... George Merritt
Kristy Swanson ... Lorelai Mailer
Ashlie Atkinson ... Lisa Williams
Larissa Drekonja ... Aleena Korshikova
Michael Ellison Michael Ellison ... Justin Holland
Chris Henry Coffey ... Hobart
Edit

Storyline

The death of a stripper-turned-celebrity's son appears to be an accidental overdose, but when the woman (Swanson) dies days later after giving birth, the case becomes a homicide investigation that seems to involve the paternity of the newborn.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Just as Lorelai Mailer is a thinly veiled variation of Playmate Anna Nicole Smith, so is George Merritt modeled after the real life Hugh Hefner. But there is another wrinkle to the casting of Peter Bogdanovich. He was once a fixture at the Playboy Mansion parties and was having an affair with Dorothy Stratton, another Playmate of the Year. After she was tragically murdered, he married Stratton's younger sister. See more »

Goofs

While interviewing Lorelai's doctor he said that he hadn't examined her in three years and that he called in a prescription for methadone to her pharmacy, here he violated at least one, possibly two regulations for prescribing controlled substances. Since methadone is a schedule II controlled substance a pharmacy cannot dispense it without having the original hard copy of the prescription, a doctor can't just call in a verbal prescription, or fax one, like with drugs in lower schedules. However a doctor is allowed to call in a verbal prescription, or fax a copy of the original prescription for a schedule II drug to the pharmacy so that they may prepare the prescription ahead of time and have it ready for pickup by the time the patient arrives at the pharmacy, however they would have to get the original hard copy of the prescription from the patient at that time before being allowed to dispense the medication. It is possible this is what Lorelai's doctor did since she was very impatient and seems to be the kind of person would would balk at having to wait at the pharmacy for the prescription to be filled. However he did violate regulations for sure when he wrote Lorelai a prescription for a schedule II controlled substance without examining her. DEA regulations state that a doctor cannot issue a prescription for a schedule II controlled substance if it has been more than 90 days since they last examined the patient, and they cannot issue new prescriptions for schedule III, IV & V controlled substances if it has been more than 180 days since their last examination. See more »

Connections

References Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(uncredited)
Sung by Ever Carradine
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Powerfully Heartbreaking Performance by Kristy Swanson
13 February 2018 | by jlthornb51See all my reviews

Kristy Swanson gives the performance of a lifetime in this Law and Order: Criminal Intent episode that is based somewhat on the tragic life of Anna Nicole Smith. Without Swanson's powerful work in this entry in the franchise, it would be a rather lackluster episode indeed. However, her portrayal of the sad, lonely, heartbroken figure is one of the truly remarkable parts she has ever played. Kristy Swanson gives the character of Loreli heart, authenticity, and soul. With the magic of her eyes alone, she expresses the love within the woman, the passion, the burning needs that seemingly can never be fulfilled. It is an unforgettably haunting performance and one which was deserving of an Emmy.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed