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The investigation into the murder of an up-and-coming editor uncovers a love triangle between the victim, a pretentious writer, and a jealous attorney.


Constantine Makris


Dick Wolf (created by), Barry M. Schkolnick (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt ... Rey Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Carey Lowell ... Jamie Ross
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Sara Botsford ... Diane Posner
Cynthia Harris ... Adele Diamond
Oren Sofer Oren Sofer ... Austin Posner (as Oren J. Sofer)
Everett Quinton Everett Quinton ... Jeffrey Weiss
Robert Foxworth ... Professor Charles Evans
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Berjer Barbara Berjer ... Mrs. Gannett
William Cain William Cain ... Paul O'Farrell
John Carpenter ... Milton Gannett
Larry Clarke ... Dr. Norman Ganz


Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of book editor Joan Timberman who was found bludgeoned to death in the home of lawyer Diane Posner and college professor Charles Evans. Posner was away for the night at their country home and Evans was at a symposium at Vassar. Joan was smart and ambition and was editing Evans' latest manuscript. The police follow several possible leads but when they catch Diane Posner in a lie and forensics finds traces of the victim's hair in her car, she is arrested and charged with murder. Evidence however begins to suggest that Posner may be lying to protect Evans but the murderer is someone else altogether. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

7 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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When Jamie Ross goes to Greenwich, Connecticut, the "scene change" title is incorrectly spelled "Greenich" (without a 'w'). See more »


Lt. Anita Van Buren: Nothing like fathering another woman's child to cement a relationship.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: Almost as good as panties in the glove compartment.
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One of the more unspeakable tragedies
11 April 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

On the original Law And Order Robert Foxworth has made two guest star appearances and in both cases he played some really hateful characters. In this case he was an egomaniacal novelist who apparently lawyer Sarah Botsford just can't live without.

But Foxworth can't live without the attention of a lot of women, it's the groupie thing. While he's living with Botsford he starts an affair going with his editor from his publishing house. She's the one who winds up dead. During the investigation Jerry Orbach and Benjamin Bratt discover that she had recently had an abortion.

Sam Waterston and Carey Lowell at times suspect both of these people as both have really good motives and neither can quite account for their time. The real story here is an unspeakable tragedy that both in their own way are morally responsible for.

If that's a good enough teaser than make sure to see this episode of Law And Order. In any event Foxworth is truly a man you love to hate.

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