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|Production number: E3207|
First aired: 10 November 2002
| Teleplay By|
Stephanie Sengupta & René Balcer
The brutal murder of a rich man's children and their friend is a mystery until detectives start to focus on the strange fantasy life of the family's nanny.
The detectives investigate a triple murder, including the son and daughter of a wealthy businessman, that occurred in his apartment. After investigating the children's stepmother (his second wife), they turn to a pair of nannies, one of whom works for the family. However, the detectives must reach back to the nannies' history as children, and a television soap opera, in order to better understand the motives for the crime.
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Robert Goren
- Kathryn Erbe as Detective Alexandra Eames
- Jamey Sheridan as Captain James Deakins
- Courtney B. Vance as A.D.A. Ron Carver
- Tammy Blanchard as Sarah Eldon
- Merritt Wever as Hannah Price
- Frank Converse as Bill Davenport
- Sig Libowitz as Attorney Stan Shatenstein
- Noelle Beck as Tina Davenport
- Leslie Hendrix as Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
- Brian Smiar as Mr. Eldon
- Maddie Corman as Marjorie Whilden
- Jason Pendergraft as Rick Davenport
- Ken Abraham as Detective Mooty
- Siri Baruc as Amanda Davenport
- Heidi Dippold as Ellen Montgomery
- Emma Lesser as Lucy Davenport
- Martha Millan as Jinny Canto
- Steven Randazzo as Judge Palladino
- Marisa Redanty as Elizabeth Carr
- Sloane Shelton as Mrs. Eldon
- Suzanne Hevner as Judith McNally
- Andy Powers as Josh Phillips
- Les McDonough as Court Clerk
- Liz Rebert as Shari
- Chloe Vedder as Abby
- "The evil stepmother had the kids whacked? By who, the big bad wolf?"
- – James Deakins
- Ron Carver: All you have is peas and corn kernels. You're a few lima beans short of succotash, Detectives.
- Robert Goren: Uh, Succotash?
- Ron Carver: Your evidence is anecdotal. I line up my shoes at night.
- Alexandra Eames: Why am I not surprised?
- Robert Goren: Do you or your husband take anti-anxiety pills?
- Marjorie Whilden: In the first place, I am divorced, and in the second, that is none of your business.
- Alexandra Eames: Sounds like a 'yes' on the pills.
- Robert Goren: Who's the worst pro bono lawyer you know?
- Ron Carver: The worst? That's easy. Stan Shatenstein.
- Robert Goren: Um, You know, hypothetically, how would we get Stan Shatenstein assigned to two defendants? What would we do?
- Ron Carver: What would you do? Hypothetically?
Background information and notes
- Actress Tammy Blanchard (Sarah Eldon) previously appeared as Kelly D'Leah in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit second season episode "Consent".
- This episode may be loosely based on the case of Christine and Léa Papin, the twin servants of a wealthy family who brutally murdered the mother and daughter. Léa was released after it was decided that she may have been under the control of her sister. Christine went into hysterics due to be separated from Lea and eventually starved herself to death in prison from depression.
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