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|Production number: E5318|
First aired: 19 January 2005
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Fontana and Green are baffled by a series of flu-related deaths until they discover that the victims were given fake vaccine. McCoy charges the con artist, Elliot Peters, who distributed the vaccine for 16 counts of manslaughter. Using The Third Man as an example of how callous Peters really is, McCoy successfully gets a conviction on all 16 counts. While Peters is facing the maximum term of 15 years for his crimes, McCoy recommends consecutive sentences, giving the man 240 years in prison. McCoy successfully argues for this and the judge sentences Peters to the requested term.
- Dennis Farina as Detective Joe Fontana
- Jesse L. Martin as Detective Ed Green
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
- Sam Waterston as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy
- Annie Parisse as A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia
- Fred Dalton Thompson as D.A. Arthur Branch
- Xander Berkeley as Clay Pollack
- Jordan Charney as Judge Donald Karan
- Kelly Coffield as Joanne Citron
- Scott Decker as Mike Bass
- Tim Donoghue as Ron Wickham
- Mitchell Greenberg as Dr. Lerner
- Leslie Hendrix as Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
- Patrick McNulty as Dr. Wasserman
- Howard W. Overshown as Kyle Rowen
- Robert Sedgwick as Elliot Peters
- Karen Shallo as Arraignment Judge Anna Shiro
- Kate Strohbehn as Julie Marcheck
- Nicholas Wyman as Dr. Adams
- Jason Kaufman as Uniform
- Alan Hasnas as Jury Foreperson
- Madison Arnold as Reimer
- Stefanie Bari as Elena
- Alex Manette as EMT Worker #1
- Ken Triwush as EMT Worker #2
- Michael Marisi Ornstein as Sklar
- Sal Mistretta as Cal Brunswick (archive footage)
Background information and notes
- This episode marks S. Epatha Merkerson's 273rd appearance on the series. This surprasses the previous record (272 episodes) set by Jerry Orbach.
- Annie Parisse's first contract appearance as A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia.
- This episode was originally intended to be titled Parasite.
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