Law & Order

Season 5 Episode 1

Second Opinion

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 21, 1994 on NBC
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A woman's death exposes an unorthodox method of treating cancer that Executive Assistant DA McCoy intends to prove is negligent homicide.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Welcome, Jack!

    8.5
    This episode set a good standard for the fifth season. The plot revealed an extra-ordinary crime that the series hadn't tackled with too much yet: medical fraud. The episode also marks Jack McCoys first appearance in the series. It is funny to see how much he has changed today after comparing his most recent appearance to his first apperance. Who would have known that he would still be on the series more than ten seasons after this one? His character is already well developed and we learn many new things in his debut. It is no miracle that he has maintained his character so well over these many seasons, either. Overall, bravo to the L&O team.moreless
  • Jack has come a long way from this!

    8.9
    Jack is first introducted here on the fifth season's episode opener. I will admit, I thought that I wouldn't get used to him. As Ben Stone was fair and sympathetic despite playing hardball. Jack was a jerk at first and at times, I felt like someone was going to grab him and hit him. But he has changed. At first, all he wanted to do was win. As he had no morals to him at all. But now, he has come a long way since those days. But then, the guy was reckless and wonder how Adam put up with him all those years. He went from being hated to loved on my list!moreless
Steven Hill

Steven Hill

D.A. Adam Schiff

Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

Det. Lennie Briscoe

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Exec. A.D.A. Jack McCoy

Jill Hennessy

Jill Hennessy

A.D.A. Claire Kincaid

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Det. Mike Logan

Elizabeth Ashley

Elizabeth Ashley

Gwen Young

Guest Star

Tony Roberts

Tony Roberts

Nicholas Bennett

Guest Star

Jan Maxwell

Jan Maxwell

Dr. Nancy Haas

Guest Star

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

M.E. Rodgers

Recurring Role

Victor Truro

Victor Truro

Judge Douglas Spivak

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Mike Logan: Want some coffee?
      Lennie Briscoe: I drink anymore of that, you'll have to autopsy me.

    • Mike Logan: (discussing breast cancer and mastectomies) Well I'd have the surgery.
      Anita Van Buren: Is there any part of you that you WOULDN'T think twice about getting cut off?

    • Dr. Nancy Haas: I'm still looking for the answers.
      Jack McCoy: You should've told your patients that instead of telling them you had one.

    • Jack McCoy: If it was my wife, I'd go to the D.A.'s office and say, "She killed her! I want her in jail! Tell me what to say to make it happen!"

    • Dr. Nancy Haas: You treat me like I'm some confidence man selling swamp land in Florida.
      Jack McCoy: Don't flatter yourself.

    • Jack McCoy: Fifteen years at Bedford. She'll be selling her fellow inmates a cold remedy made from bread and water.

    • Jack McCoy: ....the names without checkmarks next to them, you couldn't talk to them because some of them are dead, right? (Kincaid shifts uncomfortably but doesn't answer.) ....they're all dead?!?

    • McCoy: Haas tells one patient she's got a cure, it's a little white lie. She tells two patients, it's unforgivable. She tells three patients, she's a murderer. She tells four patients, she's a damn murderer and it's all admissible!

    • Jack McCoy: You're right. It's a tits and ass world. Men are pigs and we should all rot in hell. Unfortunately, that's not my jurisdiction.

    • Jack McCoy: If it were Dr. Frank Haas, you'd be the first one out there with the tar and feathers. But a woman actually taking advantage of another woman, that one doesn't show up in the collected works of Betty Friedan.

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