L&O, Episode 5.15
Production number: 69420
First aired: 15 February 1995
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Written By
Michael S. Chernuchin & Janis Diamond

Directed By
Don Scardino


The detectives discover that a fertility doctor has been an anonymous sperm donor in numerous pregnancies.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



Logan: Brother, and I thought I had a bad beat being raised by two alcoholics.
Briscoe: I wonder which mommy's gonna teach him to smoke and drink.
Logan: And shave.
Briscoe: Well, it's the 90s. Everybody's allowed to gross and disgusting, not just you.

Background information and notes

  • This episode is based on the Dr. Cecil Jacobson case. Jacobson operated a fertility clinic in Virginia, and in March 1992, he was sentenced to five years in prison after it was learned that he inseminated 75 female patients with his own sperm. Jacobson led the women to believe they were being inseminated with the sperm of anonymous donors who shared many physical characteristics with their own husbands. He also led many of his patients to believe they had become pregnant and miscarried when in fact they had never actually been pregnant. (Cecil Jacobson at Wikipedia)
  • Goof: Ron Frazier's judge character is listed in the scene card as "Michael Ianello" but his appearance in other episodes lists his name as "Aldo Ianello" both in the credits and his character's nameplate.
  • Although he doesn't appear, Judge Douglas Spivak is mentioned handling the Dworkins case in part 93 that McCoy was prosecuting before he handed it over to Kincaid and she convinces him not to severe the case.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Office of
Dr. Jordan Delbert
791 East 60th Street
Thursday, January 11

Chambers of
Judge Jean Bryant
Wednesday, January 17

Bromley Boutique
518 Madison Avenue
Friday, January 19

4 5 6

Clara Brock
400 West 83rd Street
Tuesday, January 23

Chambers of
Judge Michael Ianello
Friday, January 26

B&C Laboratories
687 East 20th Street
Thursday, February 1

7 8 9 10

Hudson Diagnostic
615 West 121 Street
Monday, February 12

Supreme Court
Motion Hearing
Wednesday, March 6

New York County
Family Court
Friday, March 29

Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. Michael Lang
Thursday, April 11

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