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Briscoe and Curtis go to Los Angeles to question a personal trainer about a movie executive's murder. During the investigation, Curtis finds a potential romantic interest.


Edwin Sherin (as Ed Sherin)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt ... Detective Rey Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Carey Lowell ... A.D.A. Jamie Ross
Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff (credit only)
Keith Szarabajka ... Neil Gorton
Lauren Graham ... Lisa Lundquist
Scott Cohen ... Eddie Newman
Jeffrey D. Sams ... Evan Grant
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Dr. Dan Duvall
Dick Latessa ... Attorney Mitchell Klein
Michael Harney ... Lt. Stu Miller
Michael Zaslow ... Ben Hollings
Mark Joy Mark Joy ... LA Detective


Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate when the partial remains of a woman are found in the river. The autopsy reveals the woman was cut up with a large knife, like a machete, and was likely cut up when she was still alive. She had cosmetic surgery and they manage to identify her as Heidi Ellison, the president of a Mattawin Studios in Hollywood. They focus on her personal trainer, Evan Grant, but he goes off to Los Angeles before they can get a blood test from him. The detectives follow him there but have trouble getting the blood sample when the court order ADA McCoy obtained is quashed. They find a way around that and Grant is returned to New York. He may have a reasonable alibi however. They then focus on Ellison's ex-husband, director Eddie Newman. Curtis meanwhile ends up on a date with an attractive studio executive, Lisa Lundquist. Written by garykmcd

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13 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Referring to the actor running on the beach with "Evan Grant" Briscoe says "(Bill) Cosby used to be his sidekick on that show". The actor is Robert Culp (uncredited, and playing himself) and the show was the hit 1960's TV comedy-drama, "I Spy". See more »


Dr. Rogers says that the female victim had breast implants and that they can use the model number on them to determine which surgeons in the area had implanted that model recently. However all implantable medical hardware, whether it be a artificial joint, plate, rod, screw, pin or silicone breast implant have serial numbers on them that identify the name and date-of-birth of the patient as well as the name of the surgeon that did the implantation. The main reason this is done is so that patients can be easily and quickly identified in the event of a product recall. See more »


Eddie Newman: I'll tell you a little secret: the key to being a successful director is communicating with as few people as possible.
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References I Spy (1965) See more »

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Implants give Briscoe and Curtis a lead to an identity
30 July 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

While at the Hudson River crime scene of one homicide, Jerry Orbach and Benjamin Bratt learn that partial remains of another body is discovered. Only a torso, no hands, feet, or head. But in that chest are some augmented breast implants which give us a place to start for an identity.

After a bit of trial and error the identity is found to be a Hollywood producer who is married, but estranged from her director husband Scott Cohen. He's got the might and backing of his studio who have as their New York counsel Keith Szarabajka who is also Carey Lowell's ex-husband.

But the focus is Jeffrey Sams the victim's personal trainer whom she kanoodled with before she died. He's looking mighty good for it, but he has some of that Hollywood juice behind him.

This case took three episodes to finally get to trial. What we see here is just the beginning of how a well connected defendant can use the system and how ruthless the folks in show business are.

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