Law & Order

Oxymoron

Season 12, Ep 23, Aired 5/15/02
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  • Episode Description
  • The body of a scantily clad woman is found on the Upper East Side. Because of her attire, it is initially presumed that she could be a high-class escort, especially after promiscuous behavior is uncovered by the medical examiner.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Elisabeth Rohm

    ADA Serena Southerlyn

  • Jerry Orbach

    Det. Lennie Briscoe

  • S. Epatha Merkerson

    Lt. Anita Van Buren

  • Sam Waterston

    Exec. ADA Jack McCoy

  • Jesse L. Martin

    Det. Ed Green

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • (Discussing a mob boss' son in a special meeting.) Nora Lewin: Why do I have the feeling that I’m about to have both of my arms twisted?

    • (Having found a number on the body of a young woman.) Ed Green: It could be a lotto number, a dollar and a dream. Lennie Briscoe: The dream’s over.

    Trivia (1)

    • Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers says that the victim had GHB in her system and Ed Green asks if someone slipped her a roofie. "Roofies" is slang for rohypnol, not GHB.

    Allusions (3)

    • Avakian: Like that guy who wanted to blow up LAX a few years ago had. Al Qaeda member Ahmed Ressam was involved in a plot to attack Los Angeles International Airport during the millenium celebrations. He was captured in 1999 while trying to cross the US-Canada border with explosives.

    • Eliza used the alias "Xena," a reference to Lucy Lawless' character on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess.

    • The password for the sex party was Bill and Monica, a reference to Bill Clinton's affair with intern Monica Lewinsky.

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