Law and Order
"Married with Children"
L&O, Episode 14.13
Production number: E4315
First aired: 4 February 2004
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Written By
Wendy Battles & William N. Fordes

Directed By
Richard Dobbs


The death of a woman who fell from a hotel balcony leads to a case involving a lesbian couple and a state law banning gay adoption.


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Recurring cast

Guest cast


  • Lisa Winslow (victim)
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Phillidelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Social Services
  • Don't ask, don't tell
  • Roe v. Wade


Officer: White female, late 30s. People who live in the garden apartment found her first thing this morning. The guy's half in the bag.
Lennie Briscoe: The early bird catches the hangover.----
Officer: Detectives, this is Ian Wrightsman, the manager of the hotel.
Ian Wrightsman: How can I help you?
Ed Green: What can you tell us about the upper floors, the ones with the balconies?
Ian Wrightsman: Those are our executive suites.
Lennie Briscoe: So much for the golden parachute.----
Alicia: I've never been with a celebrity before.
Lennie Briscoe: So how long were you two... kickin' it?----
Ed Green: I'm glad I never had kids.
Lennie Briscoe: Oh, it's a mixed bag. They're not all like Alicia. (pause) Some are worse.----
Jack McCoy: You grabbed Sophie and ran, yes or no?
Renee Bishop: How could I abduct my own child? If anyone's guilty of kidnapping, it was Lisa.----
Jack McCoy: Should Renee Bishop be able to adopt a child with her lover, get married and raise a family? That question is for another court on another day, Mr. Hobart.
Kevin Hobart: That day is coming soon.----
Jack McCoy: Offer stands, she can shave 10 years off her sentence.
Kevin Hobart: She won't go for it. She'll try anything to stay in in her daughter's life.
Jack McCoy: You're banking on the hope that there's a gay person on that jury.
Kevin Hobart: I'm banking there's a parent.----
Let 'em marry. Why shouldn't they be as miserable as the rest of us?

–Jack McCoy


I'd rather sit through an autopsy than go through that again.

–Serena Southerlyn

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