Law & Order

Season 6 Episode 22

Homesick

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 15, 1996 on NBC
8.8
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Homesick
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After an infant is found dead in his crib, it's determined he was poisoned, and all evidence points to the child's au pair.

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  • An infant is found dead, poisened from a subsance put in the baby food. The main suspect is Lila, the baby's young nanny, who is too devoted to her own life, than to have much compassion for children.moreless

    9.5
    Personally, one of my favorite episodes. The entire regular cast of the sixth season is superb. A baby is found dead from being poisoned by plant food in his plumbs. All signs point to the nanny, Lila Crenshaw (played by Annika Pererson). The case proceeds as usual. That is until the jury becomes deadlocked during deliberation and the case needs to be retried. While going over the testimony of the baby’s teenage half-brother, the prosecution’s most important witness, Claire (Jill Hennessy) finds that he had been lying. Upon retrial Jack, knowing they’re prosecuting the wrong person, opens the door for the defense to nail the true killer, the brother. Patti LuPone is what really makes this a great episode as defense attorney Ruth Miller. She has great presence, obviously a stage actress, and portrays the character as an excellent foil for McCoy and Kincaid.moreless
  • Here it goes again. Rich couples getting the short end of the deal. They hire cheap labor and they get cheap care. Wasn't there an episode about rich couples hiring hispanic nannies to care for their children and the children are kidnapped?moreless

    9.0
    Another fine episode. We, the regular folk of the US, see that the rich folks who can hire live-in help have problems too. As in the case of hiring hispanics as shown in another another episode, the folks in this episode are faced with unhappy employees. It really does not matter if they have a Spanish accent or a British accent, they all regret working for a private couple. There must be a theme. Private employers take license...they must abuse their authority.



    It is too bad that babies have to die. Why punish a baby if its parents cannot be home?moreless
Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

Det. Lennie Briscoe

Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt

Det. Reynaldo 'Rey' Curtis

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Exec. ADA Jack McCoy

Jill Hennessy

Jill Hennessy

ADA Claire Kincaid

Steven Hill

Steven Hill

DA Adam Schiff

Patti LuPone

Patti LuPone

Ruth Miller

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Kim Raver

Kim Raver

Mrs. Wendy Karmel

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Dennis Parlato

Dennis Parlato

Mr. Warren Karmel

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Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

M.E. Rogers

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Carolyn McCormick

Carolyn McCormick

Dr. Elizabeth Olivet

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