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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 »
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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
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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.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ashlie Atkinson (Lisa Williams) also played the part of Lisa Kirby in episode 10.7, Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Icarus (2011). See more »

Goofs

Lorelai's doctor says he started her on methadone because it was safe to use during pregnancy, which meant she was dependent on another opioid at the time. Methadone is actually in pregnancy category C, meaning that it carries a moderate risk of causing harm during pregnancy and is ill-advised. Almost all opiates are category C so methadone isn't any safer than any other opioid. Women are strongly advised to stop taking any type of opioid as soon as possible upon learning they are pregnant, usually they are weaned off opioids over the course of a few weeks. Not only can opioids affect the development of the child if the mother is taking opioids in the latter stages of pregnancy the fetus will become dependent on them as well and will go into opioid withdrawal soon after birth. Women should also not use opioids while breast feeding because opioids are secreted in breast milk. Lorelai's doctor was being highly irresponsible by continuing to prescribe her opioids during the final moths of her pregnancy, if she refused to wean herself off them then he would have been ethically obligated to try and get her into a drug treatment facility, preferably one that specializes in treating pregnant women. While he couldn't force her to stop using opioids he could, and should, have told her that he would not continue to prescribe her methadone or any opioid while she was pregnant. See more »

Connections

References Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(uncredited)
Sung by Ever Carradine
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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.


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