L&O, Episode 7.15
Production number: K1119
First aired: 13 March 1997
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Written By
Ed Zuckerman, Gardner Stern & René Balcer

Directed By
Ed Sherin & Constantine Makris


Detectives Briscoe and Curtis travel to Los Angeles after the body of a movie studio executive is found without her head, hands, and feet. (Part One of Three)


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



Greta Heiss: Uh, who told you she had breast implants?
Lennie Briscoe: We're the police. We know everything.

Background information and notes

  • Title: D-Girl. The "D" stands for "development." In the world of filmmaking, a development girl is someone who occupies a low rung on the power ladder. Her job would be to perform low-level tasks like reading scripts.
  • Guest stars Lauren Graham and Scott Cohen reunited years later on Gilmore Girls. Graham was the star of the long-running series, and Cohen had a recurring role in seasons 1 & 2 as her daughter's teacher - who later became her ultimately jilted fiance.
  • This episode (along with "Turnaround" and "Showtime") is part of a trilogy which has strongly been ripped from the headline of the notorious, controversial, and highly publicized O.J. Simpson murder case. Locations, characters, and other aspects loosely resemble those that came to denote the affair.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Office of
Dr. Levine
1187 York Avenue
Thursday, December 7

Office of
Heidi Ellison
625 Fifth Avenue
Friday, December 8

Apartment of
Heidi Ellison
961 Park Avenue
Monday, December 11

4 5 6

302 East 57th Street
Monday, December 11

Office of
Executive Assistant
D.A. McCoy
Thursday, December 14

Mattawin Studios
Hollywood, California
Friday, December 15

7 8 9

Central City, California
Monday, December 15

Chambers of
Judge Eric Gaffey
Manhattan, NY
Tuesday, December 19

Arraignment Court
Part 63
Thursday, December 21


Parking Garage
Apartment of
Heidi Ellison
Saturday, December 23

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