Law & Order (1990–2010)
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A wife is accused of shooting her therapist husband over an inappropriate relationship with a teenage client. She acts as her own counsel and claims she was also one of his teenage victims


Marc Levin


Dick Wolf (created by), Richard Sweren | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green
Jeremy Sisto ... Cyrus Lupo
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Linus Roache ... Michael Cutter
Alana De La Garza ... Connie Rubirosa
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Madeleine Martin ... Emma Waxman
Gibson Frazier ... Attorney Whitney
John Scurti ... Judge Anton Vittelli
John Shea ... Dr. Isaac Waxman
Judith Hawking Judith Hawking ... Judge Noreen Morrison
Laura Interval ... June Doherty
Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Moira Kelly ... Katherine Donovan
Eric Nelsen ... Brandon Doherty


A wife is accused of shooting her therapist husband over an inappropriate relationship with a teenage client. She acts as her own counsel and claims she was also one of his teenage victims

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Release Date:

5 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Madeleine Martin (Emma Waxman) previously played the role of Annie in episode 14.9, Law & Order: Compassion (2003). See more »


Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: They didn't subpoena me. I volunteered to testify as soon as I heard you put that charlatan Stronach on the stand.
Michael Cutter: She's hardly a charlatan.
Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: She's an academic. She studies studies. I counsel victims.
D.A. Jack McCoy: You've historically testified for us, Liz. Your appearance as a defense witness carries weight far beyond the substance of your testimony.
Michael Cutter: Katherine Waxman's using you to support a bogus defense.
Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: And you're using bogus science to prosecute her.
D.A. Jack McCoy: There are a dozen clinicians in this town who can make...
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Remade as Law & Order: UK: Safe from Harm (2014) See more »

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I'm sure he controlled her like he controlled me.
10 March 2018 | by CeccacciPaolo1977See all my reviews

A shrink (John Shea) was killed in his own clinic. Detectives found a mattress with teddies and hairbrush related to a young girl in the closet. He was married with two kids and his wife was soon pointed out as prime suspect as well as some of his patients. Police found out he actually protected the teenage girl from her abusive father but she didn't know anything about the murder. Another troubled kid led detectives to a tape hidden in doctor's drawer at the clinic (proof he had an affair with an underage girl) and his daughter confessed about their mother's location at the time of the murder, before changing her mind after the arrest. Did she have enough strength to confirm the truth at trial? Anyway, her mother stated she was raped by the doctor times before, because she had been a patient as well (she was a drug & sex addict)....She knows very well how to defend herself, even without a lawyer.

Dr. Olivet had to face ghosts from the past at trial (she was raped by a gynecologist fifteen years before, I remember that episode). The end is a little shocking.

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