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A boy's suicide note alleging misconduct of his sister's doctor results in the investigation of a physician administering illegal AIDS drugs.


Richard Dobbs


Dick Wolf (created by), Sonny Postiglione


Episode credited cast:
Dennis Farina ... Detective Joe Fontana
Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Annie Parisse ... A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia
Fred Dalton Thompson ... D.A. Arthur Branch
Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Dr. Andrew Copelan
Jason Antoon ... Attorney Hogenbaum
Jennifer Van Dyck ... Dr. Elaine Clemens
Portia ... Pamela Henson
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Michael Mulheren Michael Mulheren ... Judge Harrison Taylor
Eugene Jones III Eugene Jones III ... Jeremy Miller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William H. Burns ... Diner Uniform Cop
James DiSalvatore ... Judge Stephen Ferrante


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Detectives Joe Fontana and Ed Green investigate the shooting of the owner of a neighborhood restaurant, Oscar Morales. It turns out the shooter is 14 year-old Jeremy Miller whose sister Emily died a few days before from AIDS. His intended victim was really the administrator of the hospital where Emily died, Dr. Elaine Clemens, who was wounded in the restaurant attack. Jeremy blamed the hospital for killing his sister and just as the police try to get the contrite young man to give himself up he commits suicide. They learn that Emily's foster mother had visited her just before she died but the autopsy reveals she was being administered drugs outside of her treatment protocol, including an experimental AIDS drug that was supposed to be used only on animals. They arrest Andrew Copeland, Emily's doctor, and determine that other foster children have died in a similar way. Written by garykmcd

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Prison? For working to cure AIDS?
14 January 2018 | by CeccacciPaolo1977See all my reviews

A guy shot dead the owner of a local diner during rush hour. A client was injured as well. The murderer could be a dope dealer well known in the neighborhood, but he had just been a witness who confessed who the real shooter was: a black guy with a hoodie named Jeremy Miller. The target anyway was not the victim, but the local hospital doctor (Vondie Curtis-Hall) in which the shooter's sister died of complication from HIV days before. Unfortunately, the guy committed suicide before the detectives by shooting himself. Investigation went on, the cause of death for the little girl was head trauma at first sight, then medical examiner realized it was related to powerful medication she swallowed outside the protocol. She was used as guinea pig for a HIV vaccine, taking the place of animals in this and Borgia found out she wasn't the only one. Furthermore at trial we find out the doctor had his own agenda.

The point is: do poor children deserve to die for the greater good aka a vaccine that cure humanity from a widespread disease? Families would allow it if they are in a state of desperation (even in cancer cases), Branch stated; it's not easy to watch your own kids suffer.

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5 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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