"Second Opinion"
L&O, Episode 5.01
Production number: 69408
First aired: 21 September 1994
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Kincaid Second Opinion
Written By
Michael S. Chernuchin & Jeremy R. Littman

Directed By
Ed Sherin

McCoy and Kincaid bring up murder charges against a woman who provided questionable alternative treatments for women with breast cancer.




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"There are two types of women. Those who have breast cancer, and those who are scared to death of getting it."
Anita Van Buren
"Haas tells one patient she's got a cure, it's a little white lie. She tells 2 patients, it's unforgivable. She tells 3 patients, she's a murderer. She tells 4 patients, she's a damn murderer, and it's all admissible!"
Jack McCoy

Background information and notes

  • Jack McCoy's first appearance on Law & Order.
  • This episode was inspired by the controversy surrounding the use of laetrile to treat cancer.

Episode scene cards

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St. Andrew's Academy
663 E. 73rd Street
Wednesday, June 23

Apartment of
Nicholas & Ann Bennett
405 West 81st Street
Tuesday, June 24

Bennett's Antiques
1350 Columbus Avenue
Tuesday, June 29

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Dr. Alan Friedland's Office
560 West 91st Street
Monday, July 12

Office of the
Medical Examiners
Wednesday, July 21

Toxicology Lab
Friday, July 30

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Marilee's Boutique
2811/2 Madison Avenue
Monday, August 9

Research Laboratory
Oncology Deparment
Thursday, August 12

Supreme Court
Part 69
Tuesday, September 20


Office of the D.A.
Conference Room
Wednesday, September 22

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