L&O, Episode 16.02
Production number: 16002
First aired: 28 September 2005
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Judge Madeline Drake.jpg
Written By
Chris Levinson

Directed By
Jean de Segonzac

Plot[edit | edit source]

When a business card belonging to Detective Olivia Benson is found on the body of a homicide victim who's never identified as either the victim or perpetrator of a sex crime, the Special Victims Unit is brought in to help investigate, and it is soon discovered that the killers were a mother-daughter team of con artists who had previously eluded Benson.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main cast[edit | edit source]

Recurring cast[edit | edit source]

Guest cast[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Alexandra Borgia: You're on a medication cocktail?
Arliss Driver: Eight pills a day. I shared a needle with a friend. Now he's dead, and my white-cell count is in the basement. My life went from April to crap.

Jack McCoy (to Lorraine Dillon after April's performance on the stand): Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice ... no deal.

April Troost [to Olivia]: I don't know...I can be pretty convincing.
Olivia Benson: I was hoping you'd say that. (Door opens and Lorraine comes in.)
Lorraine Dillon: I told them about how you confessed to me about killing the baby, April.
April Troost: No.
Lorraine Dillon: How you called me up that night so worried and guilty and needing me.
April Troost: What'd you get for telling them?
Lorraine Dillon: 20 years.

Background information and notes[edit | edit source]

  • This episode is the conclusion of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode, "Design", which aired September 27, 2005. In the episode, April Troost and Lorraine Dillon were running a scam involving stolen sperm.
  • Milena Govich would later return to the series as Det. Nina Cassady.
  • Fontana says 'begs the question', by which he means 'raises the question'. This is an incorrect (if increasingly common) use of the expression. To 'beg the question' refers to a circular argument in logic, specifically, an argument where one of the premises presupposes the accuracy of the conclusion.
  • Considering Benson had no history with Patrick Sullivan, they never do a good job of explaining why his last action was calling her.
  • Patrick Sullivan had a homosexual relationship with the male nurse at the care home, yet this was never returned to.
  • Goof: It is very clear that David Glass is not "hanging" by the way the rope is draped down on his neck.

Episode scene cards[edit | edit source]

1 2 3

Apartment of
Patrick Sullivan
228 East 42nd Street
Wednesday, July 7

Walnut Ridge Nursing Home
Ridgewood, Queens
Wednesday, July 7

Office of D. Glass
Money Management
263 West 28th Street
Wednesday, July 7

4 5 6

Apartment of Lorraine
Dillon & April Troost
104 East 16th Street
Wednesday, July 7

Hotel Beaumont
755 10th Avenue
Friday, July 9

Chambers of
Judge Madeline Drake
Tuesday, July 13

7 8 9

Supreme Court
Trial Part 80
Tuesday, August 24

Supreme Court
Trial Part 80
Tuesday, August 26

Glen Falls, New York
Friday, August 27

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