Law and Order
"Hands Free"
L&O, Episode 14.17
Production number: E4316
First aired: 3 March 2004
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Written By
Janis Diamond

Directed By
Gloria Muzio


Briscoe and Green go searching for a woman who killed and dismembered her boyfriend, and instead find a man who murdered his wife.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


  • Roger Barry (victim)
  • Caroline Madison
  • Hanson Brackens
  • Prescott firm
  • Dwayne Evans
  • New Mexico
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • LeRoy Neiman
  • Adam Schiff


Woman: You're in luck. Jen's been here all day. She's on a creative jag.
Lennie Briscoe: I used to have those, except I called them benders.
Eli Madison: The police are out to get me!
Jack McCoy: With three dead bodies, can you blame them?
Al Archer: Objection!

Background information and notes

  • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Robert Durst case.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Jimmy's Produce
51 Second Avenue
Tuesday, November 23

Apartment of
Roger Berry
132 East 4th Street
Wednesday, November 24

Serrano Properties
187 West 25th Street
Friday, November 26

4 5 6

Wilderman Art Gallery
67 Avenue A
Friday, November 26

Chambers of
Judge Walter Bradley
Tuesday, December 7

Supreme Court
Trial Part 43
Friday, January 7

7 8 9 10

Supreme Court
Trial Part 43
Tuesday, January 11

Department of
Records and
Information Services
Thursday, January 13

Apartment of
Diane Wharsey
297 Bleecker Street
Monday, January 17

Supreme Court
Trial Part 57
Friday, February 25

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"Can I Get a Witness?"
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Law & Order
Season 14
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