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"Cut"
L&O, Episode 15.06
Production number: E5302
First aired: 27 October 2004
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Arthur Glassman
Written By
Wendy Battles

Directed By
Richard Dobbs


Plot

A novelist dies after undergoing multiple plastic surgeries. Detectives believe that her doctor took unnecessary risks and falsified documents to cover it up. The DA's office charges him with criminally negligent homicide.

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

References

body dysmorphic disorder; Demerol; Hackett, Nora; Nardil

Quotes

Quotes

  • Alvin Lawrence: Uh, Mr.McCoy?
  • Jack McCoy : Dr.Lawrence? What are you doing here?
  • Alvin Lawrence:I wanted to speak with you, if I may.
  • Jack McCoy :This is highly improper, sir. I can't talk to you without your attorney present.
  • Alvin Lawrence:But that's what I wanted to talk to you about, my attorney.
  • Jack McCoy : Ms.Gardner? What about her?
  • Alvin Lawrence: I don't think she's doing an adequate job of representing me.
  • Jack McCoy : She's doing a superb job, with a difficult case. You're lucky to have her.
  • Alvin Lawrence: No. She made a mistake, putting me on the stand like that. Now, the jury didn't like me. I could tell. And then, asking me who altered the records? Not that I know, but it made me look Why she'd do that?
  • Jack McCoy :She had to. To preempt me asking the question.
  • Alvin Lawrence: But you didn't ask.
  • Jack McCoy :The jury knows who doctored those records.
  • Alvin Lawrence: I can't believe this is happening to me! I can't go to jail! My patients love me. They wait six months for an appointment. Don't you get it? I change people's lives. They can't just go to some other doctor. This is a nightmare!
  • Jack McCoy :Of your own making! You don't get it, do you? Good night, Dr.Lawrence.
  • Alvin Lawrence: Is there still time to strike some sort of arrangement?
  • Jack McCoy : You could plead guilty.



Background information and notes

Background information and notes


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