L&O, Episode 16.02
Production number: 16002
First aired: 28 September 2005
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Judge Madeline Drake
Written By
Chris Levinson

Directed By
Jean de Segonzac


When a business card belonging to Detective Olivia Benson is found on the body of a homicide victim who's never identified as either the victim or perpetrator of a sex crime, the Special Victims Unit is brought in to help investigate, and it is soon discovered that the killers were a mother-daughter team of con artists who had previously eluded Benson.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


Hotel Beaumont; Special Victims Unit; Walnut Ridge Nursing Home; Glen Falls; Vykarius  


Alexandra Borgia: You're on a medication cocktail?
Arliss Driver: Eight pills a day. I shared a needle with a friend. Now he's dead, and my white-cell count is in the basement. My life went from April to crap.

Jack McCoy (to Lorraine Dillon after April's performance on the stand): Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice ... no deal.

April Troost [to Olivia]: I don't know...I can be pretty convincing.
Olivia Benson: I was hoping you'd say that. (Door opens and Lorraine comes in.)
Lorraine Dillon: I told them about how you confessed to me about killing the baby, April.
April Troost: No.
Lorraine Dillon: How you called me up that night so worried and guilty and needing me.
April Troost: What'd you get for telling them?
Lorraine Dillon: 20 years.

Background information and notes

  • This episode is the conclusion of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode, "Design", which aired September 27, 2005. In the episode, April Troost and Lorraine Dillon were running a scam involving stolen sperm.
  • Milena Govich would later return to the series as Det. Nina Cassady.
  • Fontana says 'begs the question', by which he means 'raises the question'. This is an incorrect (if increasingly common) use of the expression. To 'beg the question' refers to a circular argument in logic, specifically, an argument where one of the premises presupposes the accuracy of the conclusion.
  • Considering Benson had no history with Patrick Sullivan, they never do a good job of explaining why his last action was calling her.
  • Goof: It is very clear that David Glass is not "hanging" by the way the rope is draped down on his neck.

Episode scene cards

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Apartment of
Patrick Sullivan
228 East 42nd Street
Wednesday, July 7

Walnut Ridge Nursing Home
Ridgewood, Queens
Wednesday, July 7

Office of D. Glass
Money Management
263 West 28th Street
Wednesday, July 7

Apartment of Lorraine
Dillon & April Troost
104 East 16th Street
Wednesday, July 7

Hotel Beaumont
755 10th Avenue
Friday, July 9

6 7 8 9

Chambers of
Judge Madeline Drake
Tuesday, July 13

Supreme Court
Trial Part 80
Tuesday, August 24

Supreme Court
Trial Part 80
Tuesday, August 26

Glen Falls, New York
Friday, August 27

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