Law & Order

Season 10 Episode 9

Sundown

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Dec 15, 1999 on NBC
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A patient is found beaten to death in a hospital lounge -- and the resulting case involves infidelity, Alzheimer's disease and a ladies' man.

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  • An old man is charged with murdering his philandering wife, but is also suffering from a debilitating form of Alzheimers's.

    9.1
    Angie Harmon's performance as ADA Abbie Carmichael deserves special commendation for this episode. Although all of the performances, McCoy, the "ladies" man, the duped widower/cancer wives are all very good in their own right, her performance stands alone.



    For her three seasons on the show, she played one of the toughest ADA's out there, probably the only one who consistently took harder stances on issues than Jack McCoy. Playing hard as nails all the tme and doing it well pays off in an episode like this. After visitng the ward of the prison for Alzheimer's patients (or maybe other dementia), she comes back and tells McCoy the story about where they are thinking of sending the old man who is facing the murder charges. She says "Jack, it's the most appalling place I've ever seen." and then goes into a fairly intense description of what she witnessed, her voice cracking the whole time. It was truly eye-opening for both her ability as an actress and also to highlight the real-world problem prisoners in this kind of condition pose for courts and the difficult "Hobson's Choice's" that decision-makers face. Outstanding work, Angie.moreless
  • Sundown

    9.6
    Elderly woman was killed in hospital. Her jewelry got missing. Suspect says he "Gave" it to her. The only thing that the murderer didn't take was a wedding ring. A little before 9 says she had the pendant. Husband says she was wearing her necklace when he saw her last. Daughter hit her elderly mother but didn't mean to kill her. Her Husband has a ring imprint on mother. Suspects he killed her. Daughter wasn't at the spot when she got killed. The elderly woman had an affair and the husband was mad about it. the accused got 6 1/2 years at the department of corrections.moreless
Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

Det. Lennie Briscoe

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

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

Steven Hill

Steven Hill

DA Adam Schiff

Missy Yager

Missy Yager

Lisa Hallenbeck

Guest Star

Bradley White

Bradley White

Michael Hallenbeck

Guest Star

Mark Pinter

Mark Pinter

Raymond Quinn

Guest Star

Glynnis O'Connor

Glynnis O'Connor

Anne Paulsen

Recurring Role

John Newton

John Newton

Judge Eric Caffey

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Josh Pais

Josh Pais

Borak

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