Law & Order (1990–2010)
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Promises to Keep 

The D.A. tries to hold a psychiatrist criminally responsible when a client she is accused of having sexual relations with kills his girlfriend.

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Edwin Sherin (as Ed Sherin)

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Robert Nathan (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Chris Noth ... Detective Mike Logan
Dann Florek ... Captain Donald Cragen
Michael Moriarty ... E.A.D.A. Ben Stone
Richard Brooks ... A.D.A. Paul Robinette
Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff
Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Lindsay Crouse ... Diane Meade
Fritz Weaver ... Larry Weber
Gail Strickland ... Ellen Gorham
Jenny O'Hara ... Carol Janssen
Dennis Creaghan ... Leonard Gorham
Frederick Weller ... Dan Garrett
Roger Serbagi Roger Serbagi ... Judge Robert Quinn
Robert Sedgwick ... Mickey
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Storyline

Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the murder of Jennifer Gorham who is found in Central Park. They quickly realize it isn't a mugging as they first thought as someone left a trail for them to follow. All of the evidence points to Jennifer's fiancé Dan Garrett who searched her apartment after the incident. He eventually claims Jennifer's death was an accident but also that he had been having an affair with his therapist, Dr. Diane Mead, who told him him that he could not have her if he continued with Jennifer. DA Adam Schiff thinks it will almost impossible to convict a doctor for the actions of a patient but ADA Stone thinks he has a chance at a conviction. Written by garykmcd

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Noth (Mike Logan) & Frederick Weller (Dan Garrett) also worked together on three episodes of The Good Wife (2009) as Peter Florrick & Wilk Hobson respectively. See more »

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Remade as Law & Order: UK: ID (2010) See more »

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Pushes the right buttons
15 October 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Some white privilege is faintly observed in Michael Moriarty in seeking what to do about perpetrator Frederick Weller. Just how culpable is Weller when he's manipulated into killing his girlfriend.

The girlfriend's body is found in Central Park and the investigation by Jerry Orbach and Chris Noth lead to Weller, a Robert Chambers like character but without Chambers's arrogance. He is quite the sexy package, still is today and he's been undergoing mental health therapy. It is there that psychiatrist Lindsay Crouse just can't resist. I know this gay man would have difficulty.

But Crouse wants him all for herself and she being is therapist knows how to push the right buttons to make him do it. New York County DA consultant Dr. Olivet wants her punished and she persuades Moriarty to indict.

Assigning culpability and as beautiful a package as Frederick Weller, he's putty in Crouse's hands. Yet he did the deed and has to pay. With Carolyn McCormick's insistence on the primary blame Moriarty tries to work it out that way.

Watching it though you can't help but wonder if this was some minority youth gangbanger would Moriarty have been so concerned? This is where some white privilege comes in.

Weller is fascinating and sexy, Crouse is manipulative and cunning. There are also great performances from Gail Strickland as the victim's mother and Fritz Weaver as Crouse's attorney and Roger Sebagi as the judge.


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