Law and Order
Law and Order
CI, Episode 3.17
Production number: E4519
First aired: 28 March 2004
  th of 195 produced in CI  
th of 195 released in CI
  th of 1229 released in all  
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Teleplay By
Gerry Conway

Story By
Gerry Conway & René Balcer

Directed By
Alex Chapple

Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a Doctor with an unusual medical theory regarding persons in a vegetative state, which helps them discover the killer.


The vegetative woman had stole from her company thousands of dollars and hid it in a fund, her husband knew this and so induced her state to earn all of it. When the victim wrongly believed she could communicate with the wife the husband killed her. Goren uses the man's own guilt to persuade a confession.


Main cast[]

Guest cast[]


  • National Guard
  • Cat's Whiskers
  • Louisiana
  • Ponchartrain Industries
  • Law Offices of Burton Foche


"Can you Google the medical applications for DMSO?"

- Robert Goren

"Either he's a psychic for Greenpeace or he's a liar."

- Alexandra Eames

"Once a murderer, always a murderer."

- Robert Goren

Background information and notes[]

Previous episode:
"The Saint"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Season 3
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