Law & Order

Season 3 Episode 14

Promises to Keep

1
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 10, 1993 on NBC
8.3
out of 10
User Rating
35 votes
0

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
The investigation into the murder of a young physician leads to the discovery of an unorthodox and illegal relationship between her fiancé and his psychiatrist.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Today
3:05am
TNT
4:00am
TNT
5:00am
TNT
6:00am
TNT
6:05am
TNT
7:00am
TNT
8:00am
TNT
9:00am
TNT
10:00am
TNT
11:00am
TNT
12:00pm
TNT
1:00pm
TNT
2:00pm
TNT
4:00pm
WGNAMER
5:00pm
WGNAMER
Sunday
4:00am
TNT
5:00am
TNT
6:00am
TNT
7:00am
TNT
TNT
8:00am
TNT
TNT
9:00am
TNT
TNT
10:00am
TNT
11:00am
TNT
TNT
12:00pm
TNT
TNT
Monday
4:00am
TNT
5:00am
TNT
6:00am
TNT
6:15am
SUND
7:00am
TNT
2:00pm
WGNAMER
3:00pm
WGNAMER
4:00pm
SUND
5:00pm
SUND
6:00pm
SUND
7:00pm
SUND
8:00pm
SUND
10:00pm
SUND
11:00pm
SUND
SUBMIT REVIEW
    Dann Florek

    Dann Florek

    Capt. Don Cragen

    Richard Brooks

    Richard Brooks

    A.D.A. Paul Robinette

    Michael Moriarty

    Michael Moriarty

    Exec. A.D.A. Ben Stone

    Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    D.A. Adam Schiff

    Jerry Orbach

    Jerry Orbach

    Det. Lennie Briscoe

    Chris Noth

    Chris Noth

    Det. Mike Logan

    Lindsay Crouse

    Lindsay Crouse

    Dr. Diane Meade

    Guest Star

    Fritz Weaver

    Fritz Weaver

    Lawrence Webber

    Guest Star

    Gail Strickland

    Gail Strickland

    Ellen Gorham

    Guest Star

    Roger Serbagi

    Roger Serbagi

    Judge Robert Quinn

    Recurring Role

    John Fiore

    John Fiore

    Tony Profaci

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • (Mike and Lennie follow a clue while bar hopping.)
        Lennie Briscoe: If I eat any more peanuts, I'm going to be sick.
        Mike Logan: What's the matter? It brings back bad memories?
        Lennie Briscoe: Can't complain about those, it's just the morning after.
        Mike Logan: So, how many more bars you want to hit?
        Lennie Briscoe: Until we find out something or until I finally order a drink.

      • Carol Janssen: You go into the hospital for gall bladder surgery, they cut off your leg. You think that doesn't happen in psychiatry?

      • Lennie Briscoe: First-year guys. Like puppies. You gotta show them the stick before you throw it.

      • Mike Logan: You're gonna take somebody's purse--
        Lenny Briscoe: I know. You bash her head in, you stick a knife in her ribs, you pull on the strap until it snaps.
        Mike Logan: Yeah. So, what kind of mugger strangles?
        Lenny Briscoe: Unless ... they knew each other. You smell romance?
        Mike Logan: Love at last sight.

      • Bartender: (looks at photo) Who's this, Natalie Wood? I don't think she's been in here. Fact is, I think she drowned out in California.
        Mike Logan: You know, I missed your act at the Improv. Now, you want to tell me if you recognize her or not?

      • Don Cragen: Fellas, when you finish tag-teaming the doc, let me remind you that she's protected by statute from revealing patient information. Maybe you've heard, malpractice insurance costs more than the debt of Bolivia.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (5)

      • Hospital Psychiatrist: According to this, it was One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
        One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is a novel by Ken Kesey that was made into a movie with Jack Nicholson. The psychiatrist describes the argument between Dan Garrett, Diane Meade and a psych resident as similar to the conflicts between disturbed patients and sadistic mental institution staff that occur in the novel and movie.

      • Lennie Briscoe: This girl was killed by a junkie, and I believe Elvis is at Radio City tonight.
        A quick, sarcastic reference to the King of Rock 'n' Roll and the tabloids and obsessive fans who believe his 1977 death was faked.

      • Mike Logan: A medical lock. Couldn't pick that if he was Willie Sutton.
        Willie Sutton (1901-1980) was a bank robber who was once on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. He's best remembered for a certain witty quote. Someone asked him why he robbed banks and he supposedly replied, "Because that's where the money is."

      • Dr. Diane Mead: I'm basically an Adlerian anyway.
        Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: I never bought Adler. Everything's about power?
        Dr. Diane Mead: It's the human experience. The need for control.
        Alfred Adler (1870-1937) was one of the "neo-Freudian" psychoanalysts who initially followed Freud, but soon diverged theoretically. Adler adopted a more optimistic view of the human psyche. He departed with Freud by rejecting the importance of unconscious sexual forces and emphasizing future goals, rather than past events, in determining behavior. He held that people develop inferiority feelings in childhood (he coined the term "inferiority complex") and compensate by striving to achieve superiority. This results in a "of life" that may be healthy (positive goals, confidence, contributing to the welfare of others) or "mistaken" (self-centeredness, competitiveness, striving for personal power). Ironically, though Mead tells Olivet she is an Adlerian, her behaviors reflect what Adler would have deemed the "mistaken of life."

      • The episode title, "Promises to Keep", is reminiscent of the Robert Frost poem "Dust of Snow" (1923). The complete line is "The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep."

    More
    Less