Law & Order

Season 2 Episode 2

The Wages of Love

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 24, 1991 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Betty Broderick case. Five years after a very acrimonious divorce in the late 1980s, Betty Broderick, a mother of four, broke into her ex-husband Dan's home and shot him and his wife, Linda, in their bed. In the years leading up to their deaths, Dan and Linda Broderick had felt so threatened by Betty they had even hired guards to protect themselves. Betty was sentenced to thirty-two years in prison.