Law & Order

Season 10 Episode 23

Stiff

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 24, 2000 on NBC
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The detectives' investigation into why a wealthy woman is comatose involves her husband, daughter and doctor.

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  • Comatose rich woman, 2nd younger handsome not rich husband, daughter from 1st marriage, new doctor. Secret games w/video tapes. Lenny & Ed at their very best. Truth worse than middle-aged sex & insulin games on video tape with middle-aged wife swappers!moreless

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    This is probably my favorite episode of the original series, I love the way Ed & Lenny always play off each other in all their episodes. O.K. the way Lenny plays off Ed but in this one Ed gets 'em off Lenny. The twists and turns in this plot captivated me from the very first time (actually the ONLY time) I ever saw it until this week (5/19/2008), TNT played it again! YIPPEE for me. The husband, their insulin game-playing doctor "friend", the daughter, the doctor. Who did it? And the sex game with people my age (which is 55 years young!)---ugh! AND they taped it & swapped tapes & spouses---double UGH UGH!! I still love it, love it, love it though.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

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon

ADA Abbie Carmichael

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

David Dukes

David Dukes

David Moore

Guest Star

Marin Hinkle

Marin Hinkle

Debbie Mason

Guest Star

Lee Wilkof

Lee Wilkof

Eric Berner

Guest Star

Doug Stender

Doug Stender

Judge Joseph Flint

Recurring Role

Karen Shallo

Karen Shallo

Judge Anna Shiro

Recurring Role

Bill Cohen

Bill Cohen

Ken

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Watching a video of Mr. Moore injecting his wife with insulin before having sex with her)
      Jack McCoy: Now I've seen everything. What is that?
      Lennie Briscoe: Skoda calls it necrophilia without tears.

    • (Discussing the conflicting explanations for Mrs. Moore's coma)
      Abbie Carmichael: It's a suicide, it's an accident, it's a breath mint. This guy gives me a headache.

    • Dr. Stokes: Maybe I should call my attorney.
      Lennie Briscoe: You can call the sugar plum fairy for all we care.

    • Abbie Carmichael: We just take it on the husband's word that this was an assisted suicide? They didn't leave a note, a videotape?
      Lennie Briscoe: I guess they didn't read "Euthanasia for Dummies."

    • (After being told the victim was poisoned by a shot in the buttocks.)
      Lennie Briscoe: A little jab'll do ya.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Elements of this episode appear to be ripped from the headlines of the Sunny von Bülow case. Sunny, an heiress and socialite, fell into a coma in December of 1980 due to an incident of what lab results indicated was hypoglycemia. Sunny's husband, Claus, was suspected and convicted of having administered a massive dose of insulin, though he was later freed on appeal where the cause of the coma was challenged by no fewer than eight medical experts.

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