"The Drowned and the Saved"
L&O, Episode 19.22
Production number: 190??
First aired: 3 June 2009
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McCoy Shalvoy Drowned
Written By
Richard Sweren & Gina Gionfriddo

Directed By
Fred Berner


An investigation into the death of the head of a prestigious charitable organization leads the detectives in an unexpected direction, and forces McCoy to confront the Governor of New York.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


Boland International; Halliwell Security Group; Qatar; Ellie Amato; Ellie's Law; Jimmy Carter; Georgetown Day School; Jersey City, New Jersey


(after barely escaping from the Shalvoy scandal)

McCoy: (raises a glass) May we live to fight another day.
Rubirosa: Hear, hear.

Background information and notes

  • This episode appears to be based on the Rod Blagojevich scandal, in which Governor Blagojevich of Illinois attempted to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat.
  • This episode also seems to take some cues from the Max Mosley scandal, in which the president of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile was videotaped in an S&M session with a number of prostitutes.

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