Law & Order

Happily Ever After

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/23/90
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  • Episode Description
  • When a millionaire is gunned down in a parking garage and his wife ends up in the hospital, Greevey and Logan initially suspect a crackhead who had been doing drugs in the stairwell, but after realizing that the crime doesn't fit the pattern of a robbery, Greevey and Logan have a hunch that a different motive may be involved. The widow's story seems a little too rehearsed, leading detectives to uncover a bizarre romantic relationship between the widow and the couple's former business manager.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Black

  • Vern Gillum

  • Dick Wolf

  • Roxanne Hart

    Janet Ralston

  • Bob Gunton

    Gil Himes

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Without a doubt, this is still one of my favorite episodes of this series. Nothing is as you expect, even when it seems all too easy.

    By horatiofrog1, Aug 03, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Max Greevey: I hate horseback riding. Scares the hell out of me. Mike Logan: Scary for the horse, too.

    • (Referring to the murder weapon.) Max Greevey: ... and guess who it was registered to? Ben Stone: Himes, Gilbert? Mike Logan: Nope. And not to Ralston, Janet, either. Ben Stone: (surprised) Ralston, Alan? (leans his head in his hands) Great. He was killed with his own gun.

    • Max Greevey: That's amazing. I know cops who been in shooting cases that can't remember their badge numbers afterwards. (Referring to the suspect.) Her husband gets shot, she gets shot, victim of a horrible crime, she remembers every second.

    • Ben Stone: True love. They'd sell each other out for a nickel.

    • Ben Stone: I thought you didn't believe in evil. Adam Schiff: That's before I met Janet Ralston. Ben Stone: Either she's evil, or she's two years old. She wants what she wants when she wants it.

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    Notes (2)

    • This is actress Doris Belack's first appearance as Judge Margaret Barry.

    • International Episode Titles: Germany: Mord - Der Eintritt zum Paradies (Homicide - Entrance To Paradise) Czech Republic: Šťastní až do smrti (Happy Till the Death)

    Trivia (1)

    • Greevey's wife Marie was mugged a year prior to this episode.

    Allusions (1)

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Chuck Stuart case. In 1989, Chuck Stuart and his pregnant wife Carol were both shot. Carol Stuart died after her son, Christopher Stewart, was delivered two months early by caesarean section. The infant suffered seizures due to oxygen deprivation and died 17 days later after his father authorized discontinuing life support. The police suspected Willie Bennett (which led to inflamed racial hatried in Boston), but the case fell apart when Charles committed suicide less than three months after the murder on January 4, 1990 by jumping from the Tobin Bridge. His younger, Matthew, brother was able to clear Bennett by making a confession of his own that identified Charles Stuart as the killer.

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