L&O, Episode 2.03
Production number: 67411
First aired: 1 October 1991
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Cerreta Logan Aria
Teleplay By
Christine Roum

Story By
Michael S. Chernuchin

Directed By
Don Scardino


A young actress dies of an drug overdose overdose and the investigation leads the detectives and the District Attorney to an aggressive stage mother and a pornographic movie director and uncovers the reason behind the young actress' death.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast




"It's like a fairy tale."
{C}"Which one?"
{C}"Mirror, mirror, on the wall..."

- Paul Robinette and Benjamin Stone

{C}"In your new film, was Priscilla Blaine expected to perform sex acts on screen?"
{C}"Tastefully, yes."

- Benjamin Stone and Franklin Frome

{C}"My mother couldn't decide if I was Martha Graham or Helen Hayes."
{C}"Who were you?"
{C}"I was Patty Blaine. So I got out before I wasn't."

- Patricia Blaine and Phil Cerreta

{C}"But I loved her. She was my life!"
{C}"No, she was your daughter. She had a life of her own."

- Elizabeth Blaine and Benjamin Stone

Background information and notes

  • This is actress Tovah Feldshuh's first appearance as Defense Attorney Danielle Melnick.
  • In the time period that this episode was shot, Maura Tierney wasn't a famous actress. She would rise to stardom with her roles as Lisa Miller on NewsRadio, and Dr. Abby Lockhart on ER in the years following.
  • In this episode we learn that Sergeant Phil Cerreta, and his wife Elaine, have five children.
  • Goof: William Severs is credited as "Judge Freitag" but the nameplate shown lists his character's name as Henry Fillmore.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Academy of Dramatic
712 W. 39th Street
Wednesday, June 12

51st Street Diner
Friday, June 14

Office of District
Attorney Adam Schiff
Tuesday, August 6

4 5 6

Surrogate's Court
New York County
Monday, August 19

Supreme Court
Trial Part 23
Wednesday, October 2

Office of District
Attorney Adam Schiff
Thursday, October 3

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