L&O, Episode 8.04
Production number: K2506
First aired: 29 October 1997
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Teleplay By
I.C. Rapoport

Story By
I.C. Rapoport & René Balcer

Directed By
Matthew Penn


The shooting of a mother leads to a case involving not only the person who fired the gun but also the doctor who declared her brain dead.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



Tico: Cuando yo bebo, no veo nada.
Curtis: When he drinks, he doesn't see anything.
Briscoe: Me, I saw two of everything.

Curtis: Hey, LT. O'Neal's bank just faxed over his mortgage application. Turns out his wife was insured for fifty grand.
Lt. Van Buren: Fifty grand hardly buys a pot roast anymore.

Sutter: I got bent over a chair by Ms. Ross before. Now I'm getting another tingling sensation in my butt. Why is that?
Ross: Wishful thinking?

It doesn't matter. This was not a mercy killing. It was murder for profit.


Ross: There's going to be some fallout from this. People are going to think twice about signing their donor cards.
McCoy: Cosgrove was an aberration. I'm not worried about a shortage of organs.
Ross: There'd better not be. Especially livers. Good night, Jack.

Briscoe: What are you complaining about? We're the ones who have to smell you.

Judge Torledsky: Bail, Miss Ross?
Ross: $500,000 on the doctor, your honor, and status quo for Mr. Camacho.
Sutter: I'm sorry. I still don't see why we're here.
Ross: People request the cases against Mr. Camacho and Dr. Cosgrove be consolidated.
Hilburne: On what grounds?
Ross: The People allege they both killed Nancy O'Neal.
Dr. Cosgrove: What? Me and this gangster?!
Hilburne: Your honor, Dr. Cosgrove is a respected surgeon!
Judge Torledsky: Enough! Elias Camacho remains remanded. Bail is set for Donald Cosgrove at $500,000. Now, go yell at somebody else. [bangs gavel]

Background information and notes

  • This episode is inspired by a piece on 60 Minutes about people being shot in Los Angeles drive-bys.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Home Of
Mr. & Mrs. Fuller
Princeton, New Jersey
Wednesday, August 14

Apartment Of
Elias Camacho
1380 Davidson Avenue
Monday, August 19

Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
Thursday, August 22

4 5 6

Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
Friday, August 23

Supreme Court
Motion Hearing
Monday, September 9

Hudson Terrace
Medical Center
Thursday, September 12

7 8 9

Arraignment Court
Trial Part 22
Friday, September 20

Supreme Court
Trial Part 57
Thursday, October 31

Supreme Court
Trial Part 57
Monday, November 11

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