L&O, Episode 18.12
Production number: 180--
First aired: 12 March 2008
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Van Buren Submission
Written By
Ed Zuckerman

Directed By
Constantine Makris


The police break up a dog-fighting ring, and discover a woman’s finger inside one of the dead animals. The finger is identified as belonging to Lauren Vance, soon-to-be ex-wife of Marty Vance (guest star Adam Rothenberg), after her body turns up near a dog breeder. Since Lauren and her husband were in the process of divorce proceedings, Detectives Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin) and Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) initially suspect Marty as the brutal murderer. Marty was involved in the dog-fighting ring with friend and business partner Jay Carlin (guest star David Harbour), an extremely wealthy wine dealer. As the investigation unfolds, the detectives plot to trick an ambitious reporter, Dawn Talley (guest star Lara Flynn Boyle), who uses her sexuality to try to break the case. Turns out Jay’s business is a scam, which leads prosecutors Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) and Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza) to a new suspect.


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Law Offices of
Field, Wertz and Simms
167 East 53rd Street
Thursday, November 1

Home of
Marty Vance
155 East 61st Stret
Friday, November 2

Office of
Attorney Melvin Feltzer
28 East 58th Street
Monday, November 5

Supreme Court
Grand Jury
Wednesday, November 7

5 6 7 8

Arraignment Court
Part 31
Monday, November 12

Home of
Jay Carlin
829 East 76th Street
Monday, November 12

Northston Dog Kennel
Ulster County, New York
Tuesday, November 13

Supreme Court
Trial Part 69
Monday, December 17

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