Law & Order

Season 2 Episode 5

God Bless the Child

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 22, 1991 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Alex Dale Morris case. Morris was 4-years-old in February of 1989 when he began complaining of fever and congestion. The child was anointed with holy oil and the members of the Church's congregation prayed for Alex for 46 days. Even though a police officer, acting on an anonymous tip, had stopped by the check on the boy, everyone kept insisting he was fine. Alex died on April 15, 1989, of a lung infection that could have been easily cured by antibiotics.