Law & Order

Season 3 Episode 6

Helpless

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 04, 1992 on NBC
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Dr. Olivet accuses her gynecologist of rape, but Stone finds his case in trouble when he discovers that Olivet tape-recorded the crime.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Dann Florek

    Dann Florek

    Capt. Donald Cragen

    Richard Brooks

    Richard Brooks

    ADA Paul Robinette

    Michael Moriarty

    Michael Moriarty

    Exec. ADA Ben Stone

    Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    DA Adam Schiff

    Paul Sorvino

    Paul Sorvino

    Det. Sgt. Phil Cerreta

    Chris Noth

    Chris Noth

    Det. Mike Logan

    Paul Hecht

    Paul Hecht

    Dr. Alex Merritt

    Guest Star

    Felicity Huffman

    Felicity Huffman

    Diane Perkins

    Guest Star

    Tracey Ellis

    Tracey Ellis

    Miriam Gregg

    Guest Star

    Tovah Feldshuh

    Tovah Feldshuh

    Danielle Melnick

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Ben Stone: Do you frequently have sex with patients?
        Danielle Melnick: Objection.
        Judge Silver: Sustained.
        Ben Stone: Do you call all your patients "bitches", doctor?
        Danielle Melnick: Objection!

      • Celia Walsh: Six blissful years of marriage that took ten years of therapy to forget.
        Phil Cerreta: He abused you?
        Celia Walsh: (Smiles sadly) It's amazing what people put up with under the heading of 'love'.

      • Ben Stone: You of all people should understand your obligation to full disclosure!
        Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: (Angrily) I have an obligation to my patient! And in my profession that's the only thing that counts.

      • Danielle Melnick: Go ahead gentlemen, use the tape. You're going to open up a can and a hell of a lot more than worms are going to crawl out.

      • Mike Logan: (trying to get the complaint files against Dr. Merritt) I've had teeth pulled easier.

      • Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: He can just disregard the jury's verdict?
        Ben Stone: If he feels the jury disregarded the facts presented, yes he can.
        Adam Schiff: Yep, we should have seen it coming. The Honorable Keith Silver. Wrote the book on the rights of the accused. He thinks Miranda is 5 pages too short.

      • Paul Robinette: Liz. Is she all right?
        Mike Logan: She's a psychologist, if anybody's trained to handle it, she is.
        Paul Robinette: Nobody trains you to be a victim.

      • State Medical Board Reviewer: My committee reviewed Dr. Merritt's actions. We concluded that everything he did was in the best interest of the patient.
        Phil Cerreta: Oh, good! So only the patient didn't agree.

      • Paul Robinette: (laying a list on the table) 54 women you either raped, molested, or abused.
        Ben Stone: (To the accused.) In the future, sir, stay off the evening news.

      • Danielle Melnick: Okay, Ben, what do you want?
        Ben Stone: In a perfect world, I'd like to see your client locked in a room for a week with these women. But I'll settle for seeing him spend the rest of his life in jail.

    • NOTES (3)

      • International Episode Titles:
        Czech Republic: Bezmoc (Helplessness)

      • The Law & Order: UK episode "Alesha" is based on this episode.

      • Carolyn McCormick has stated that it took her and Paul Hecht almost four hours to shoot the molestation scene. She said that it was embarrassing for both of them, and Hecht kept flubbing his lines or breaking the rubber gloves, which caused them both to break into laughter during repeated takes. Look closely at McCormick's face during the scene and you will see two instances where she is about to break into a smile and is able to force the corners of her mouth back into the appearance of fear and worry that she was trying to convey.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Woman: Dr. de Sade, the guy's a sadist.

        Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade, better known as the Marquis de Sade, was a French nobleman who was notorious for being involved in deviant sexual behavior and for writing about it in an extremely graphic fashion. He spent many years imprisoned for his writings and for sexual violence. The word "sadism" comes from his name.

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