"Promises to Keep"
L&O, Episode 3.14
Production number: 68022
First aired: 10 February 1993
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Teleplay By
Robert Nathan & Joshua Stern

Story By
William N. Fordes & Douglas Stark

Directed By
Ed Sherin

Plot[edit | edit source]

The discovery of a body leads to a case involving the victim's fiance and the fiance's psychiatrist.

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First-year guys. Like puppies. You got to show them the stick before you throw it.

–Lennie Briscoe about rookie cops

Mike Logan: You're gonna take somebody's purse...
Lennie Briscoe: I know. You bash her head in, you stick a knife in her ribs, you pull on the strap until it snaps.
Mike Logan: Yeah. So, what kind of mugger strangles?
Lennie Briscoe: Unless...they knew each other. You smell romance?
Mike Logan: Love at last sight.

Gentlemen, that's a medico lock. He couldn't pick that if he was Willie Sutton. He used the keys.


This girl was killed by a junkie, and I believe Elvis is at Radio City tonight.

–Lennie Briscoe

Fellas, when you finish tag-teaming the doc, let me remind you that she's protected by statute from revealing patient information. Maybe you've heard, malpractice insurance costs more than the debt of Bolivia.

–Donald Cragen

You go into the hospital for gall bladder surgery, they cut off your leg. You think that doesn't happen in psychiatry?

–Carol Janssen

Bartender: Who’s this, Natalie Wood? I don’t think she’s been in here. Fact is, I think she drowned out in California.
Mike Logan: You know, I missed your act at the improv. Now, you want to tell me if you recognize her or not?

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1 2 3

Apartment Of Leonard
And Ellen Gorham
199 East 71st Street
Thursday, January 7

Office Of
Dr. Diane Meade
107 Central Park West
Wednesday, January 13

27th Precinct
Interrogation Room
Monday, January 18

4 5 6

Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
Thursday, January 28

Executive Assistant
District Attorney
Benjamin Stone
Monday, February 7

Rikers Island
Visiting Room
Friday, February 19

7 8

Supreme Court
Trial Part 47
Tuesday, March 30

Supreme Court
Trial Part 47
Sentence Hearing
Monday, April 5

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