Law & Order

Season 9 Episode 6

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 11, 1998 on NBC
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Episode Summary

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The murder of an employee at a fertility clinic leads to a case involving a dead man's first and second wives.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • What happens to the embryos in a divorce?

    9.1
    Once again Law & Order gives us a topic that really does affect today's society. Many people are using invtiro-fertilization to get pregnant. What happens to the leftover embryos when a couple gets divorce? We get a very realistic look in this episode. I always love the way Law & Order makes you go back and forth over the right and wrong of the case. At first I really felt sorry for the second wife, wanting to have her dead husband's baby, even if it meant that it was also the first wife's. Then as the case goes on and you realize she was only doing it for the money, you really feel bad for the first wife and don't want her to win. In all of this you can't forget that a woman was murdered in the first wife's plan to destroy the embryos. This show really keeps you thinking and wondering. As long as the show can do that it will continue to be around for a long long time.moreless
Steven Hill

Steven Hill

DA Adam Schiff

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

Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt

Det. Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon

ADA Abbie Carmichael

Lisa Eichhorn

Lisa Eichhorn

Arlene Galvin

Guest Star

Frank Wood

Frank Wood

Dr. Rutland

Guest Star

Brian M. O'Neill

Brian M. O'Neill

Frances Curran

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David Garrison

David Garrison

Richard Billings

Recurring Role

Pippa Pearthree

Pippa Pearthree

Judge Esther Morrow

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Stewart J. Zully

Stewart J. Zully

Tom Bubitz

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Jack McCoy: You don't like abortion rights?
      Abbie Carmichael: Any woman with a brain ought to be able to figure out a better method of birth control.

    • Rey Curtis: Scientists. If they can do it, they do it. Never think if they should do it.

    • Anita Van Buren: My sister couldn't have a baby. They tried for years. It was really painful.
      Rey Curtis: Maybe she wasn't meant to have a baby.
      Anita Van Buren: Excuse me?
      Rey Curtis: Nobody's promised a happy ending.

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  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Frances Curran: So, who does the King of Belgium need to be protected against, the Duke of Earl?
      This is an allusion to the 1962 number one soul and rock & roll charts song by Gene Chandler, "Duke of Earl".

    • Detective Briscoe reads a leaflet that urges people to "be a monkey wrench." This refers to a novel by Edward Abbey called The Monkey Wrench Gang. Radical environmentalists in the novel use sabotage as a means of protest. Such acts eventually came to be referred to among activists as "monkeywrenching."

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the J.B./M.B. and Kass cases.

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