Law & Order

Season 12 Episode 3

For Love or Money

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 10, 2001 on NBC
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For Love or Money
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The death of a parolee, who was a hit man, leads to a wealthy widow and daughter who may have hired him to kill their rich relative.

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  • Double double bluff

    7.0
    What starts as a fairly ordinary episode turns into one that is fairly watchable towards the end.



    The basic premise is that two scheming women (mother and daughter) try to get away with the murder of the husband/step-father in order to inherit. The early scenes mainly show the misdirection of the women as they try to confuse the cops as to who is guilty. Once Green and Briscoe find the all important clue, the second act commence as the two women deflect evidence of who the true culprit is and confuse McCoy and Serena, right throughout the court case. Dodgy alibis, cross-fingerpointing. It all happens as the mother who is indited uses her daughters evidence on the stand to sow enough doubt that the jury has to find not guilty.



    A great final act though see the daughter do the unexpected and bring a good sense of resonance to proceedings.moreless
Elisabeth Rohm

Elisabeth Rohm

ADA Serena Southerlyn

Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

Det. Lennie Briscoe

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Exec. ADA Jack McCoy

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest

Interim DA Nora Lewin

Cathy Moriarty

Cathy Moriarty

Lorraine Cobin

Guest Star

Katherine Moennig

Katherine Moennig

Melissa Cobin

Guest Star

Paul Diomede

Paul Diomede

 

Guest Star

Jordan Charney

Jordan Charney

Judge Donald Karan

Recurring Role

Leslie Denniston

Leslie Denniston

Elizabeth Dumas

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Jack Gilpin

Jack Gilpin

Axtel

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  • QUOTES (9)

    • Melissa Cobain: (asking her mother why she killed her husband) I thought you loved him.
      Lorraine Cobain: Look, sweetheart, you didn't have to sleep with him. (drinks champagne) Let's just drop this whole subject. That part of our lives is over.
      Melissa Cobain: You're wrong.
      Lorraine Cobain: What are you talking about?
      Melissa Cobain: Look at the dock, mother.
      Lorraine Cobain: (sees McCoy) You little bitch.
      Melissa Cobain: I had a good teacher.

    • Ed Green: His last charge was for breaking into an ATM on Halloween.
      Lennie Briscoe: Disguised as an upstanding citizen, no doubt.

    • Anita van Buren: Take a federal prisoner out for a picnic again, and you'll both be doing desk duty till you retire.
      Ed Green: D.A.'s get expert witnesses all the time.
      Anita van Buren: Then go to law school!

    • Ed Green: I thought black widow spiders were the only ones who killed their mates and ate their young.
      Jack McCoy: Apparently not.

    • (As Lennie is helping a wealthy widow into the police car.)
      Lennei Briscoe: Careful, don't want to hurt that hat.

    • (Two intoxicated young men looking for their car in a parking lot, find a body instead.)
      First Young Man: Whoa ...
      Second Young Man: Talk about a buzz kill.

    • Judge Donald Karan: Ooh, I always know I'm right when neither party is happy.

    • Ed Green: That's disturbing, (pointing to the parking rates sign) $378 plus tax a month!
      Lennie Briscoe: Like I always say, parking in this city will kill you.

    • Ed Green: (Regarding the victim.) This guy had a driver's license for every day of the week.

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