Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 5 Episode 2

Manic

4
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 30, 2003 on NBC
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When a student is accused of shooting and killing two of his classmates, his lawyer defends that he was forced to take depression medication in order to attend school. The trail of evidence eventually leads to an illegal marketing scheme by a major pharmaceutical company.

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Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

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Ice-T

Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Rory Culkin

Rory Culkin

Joe Blaine

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Bill Cwikowski

Bill Cwikowski

George Waddell

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Daniel Jenkins

Daniel Jenkins

Dr. Carl Medwin

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John Cullum

John Cullum

Barry Moredock

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Caren Browning

Caren Browning

Captain Judith Siper

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Fred Dalton Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson

DA Arthur Branch

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: Originally it is stated that Joe Blaine drew the picture two months before he shot the boys. Later it is stated the picture was drawn two days before he shot the boys.

    • Goof: When they show the shooting victim (Joe) in the courtroom, his bandage is gone but there is no scar where he was shot.

    • Nitpick: The release of information without the patient's consent is a violation of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), which went into effect on 14 April 2003. The HIPAA allows release of medical health information to occur, with an appropriate subpoena or in other specified circumstances, without the patient's consent, but psychological and chemical addiction treatment records still require specific consent, as they did before HIPAA.

    • Goof: Joe's lawyer tells Alex to check the "National Drug Administration's" label warning. That should be the Federal Drug Administration, FDA.

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (3)

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