"Extended Family"
L&O, Episode 3.11
Production number: 68015
First aired: 6 January 1993
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Robinette Stone Extended Family
Teleplay By
Wendell Rawls

Story By
Wendell Rawls & Robert Nathan

Directed By
Charles Correll

A Broadway producer's daughter seems to be abducted from a department store, but she and her mother are found in a women's shelter.


When Janet Silver kidnaps her daughter, Samantha from the mall, Logan and Briscoe are sent in to investigate and learn that she committed the crime with the assistance of a children's help organization after going to them with fears that Samantha's father was sexually abusing her.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast




Gary Silver: You'll destroy my daughter's life and for what? Public scandal, Page Six?

Background information and notes

  • In this episode we learn that District Attorney Adam Schiff's grandson played Little League baseball.
  • This episode is based on the Faye Yager case. For at least a decade starting in the mid 1980s, Yager facilitated non-custodial parents in kidnapping their own children and then hiding that parent and the children in another country. She seems to have been very successful at this and she claims to have helped 7,000 spouses. However, the missing children's community who have followed her cases have established that the number of women that she has actually helped are more likely to be in the hundreds. They also found that there was no conclusive evidence that the mother or child's lives were in jeopardy and it is indeed Yager and members of her group that construct false allegations against the left behind parent.

Episode scene cards

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Department Store
200 Madison Avenue
Tuesday, December 29

Abused Children's
Legal Defense Fund
360 West 46th Street
Wednesday, December 30

Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Examination Room
Monday, January 25

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Apartment of
Leslie Silver
26 East 78th Street
Friday, January 29

Office of
District Attorney
Adam Schiff
Thursday, February 18

Supreme Court
Trial Part 56
Tuesday, March 2

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Supreme Court
Trial Part 56
Wednesday, March 17

Supreme Court
Trial Part 56
Thursday, March 18

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