L&O, Episode 18.15
Production number: 180--
First aired: 30 April 2008
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Bernard Bogeyman
Teleplay By
Richard Sweren

Story By
Richard Sweren & Gina Gionfriddo

Directed By
Tim Hunter


A novelist's apparent suicide changes to a murder investigation. The suspects include a cult and her husband. Cutter's case is jeopardized by the defense attorney's indirect juror tampering tactics of scaring the jurors.


Main cast

Guest cast




"He killed his own wife? Just to frame Systemotics?"
"A man who can throw himself off a balcony is capable of anything."

- Jack McCoy and Michael Cutter

"Dr. Landry, you're under arrest."
"Arrest? For what?"
"Let's start with steaming a kid like a hotdog and work from there."

- Cyrus Lupo and Dr. Landry

"How did I get through life without reading this?"
"Well, I couldn't get through it without aspirin."

- Anita Van Buren and Cyrus Lupo

"When your car is skidding out of control, steer into the skid."

- Jack McCoy

"I'm not sure that was by the book. Convinced him you were in Systomotics."
"Well with all that I've achieved, what makes you so sure that I'm not?"

- Connie Rubirossa and Michael Cutter

Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

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Offices of
Carterell Publishing
263 West 40th Street
Tuesday, January 8

Hudson General Hospital
578 Williams Street
Tuesday, January 8

Recruiting Center of
59 Duane Street
Wednesday, January 9

Hudson General Hospital
578 Williams Street
Thursday, January 10

5 6 7 8

Apartment of
Kate Westwood
111 Nassau Street
Friday, January 11

Home of
Norma Silver
572 East 72nd Street
Friday, January 11

Main Offices of
111 Broadway
Monday, January 14

Loft Studio of
Bradley Cameron
750 Stanton Street
Monday, January 14

9 10 11

Supreme Court
Motion Hearing
Thursday, January 31

Supreme Court
Trail Part 43
Thursday, February 21

Chambers of
Judge John Laramie
Tuesday, February 26

  • Special billing was given to Bill Irwin (and) in this episode.
  • Anthony Anderson joins the show in the contract role of Detective Kevin Bernard. This would be the series' last main cast change
  • Systemotics is very similar to Scientology.

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