Law & Order/Deadbeat

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Deadbeat
Season 7, Episode 7
Airdate November 13, 1996
Production Number K1108
Written by Ed Zuckerman &
I.C. Rapoport
Directed by Constantine Makris
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Deadbeat is the seventh episode of the seventh season of Law & Order, and the one hundred forty-first episode overall.

Starring (Law): Jerry Orbach (Detective Lennie Briscoe), Benjamin Bratt (Detective Rey Curtis), S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren)

Starring (Order): Sam Waterston (Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy), Carey Lowell (A.D.A. Jamie Ross), Steven Hill (D.A. Adam Schiff)

Guest Stars: Val Avery (Max Schaeffer), Deborah Hedwall (Arlene Schaeffer Webber), Tamara Tunie (Caroline Bennett), Renee Props (Victoria Lewis), Vincent Pastore (Jimmy Pogosian), Nick Sandow (Pete Pogosian), Scott Sowers (Joe Kirby)

and Jerry Stiller (Sam Pokras)

with Barbara Eda-Young (Betsy Graves), Zachary Kady (Billy Webber), Jerry Mayer (Leon Storch), Jordan Lage (Charles), O.L. Duke (Jackson), Anthony J. Coleman (Steve), David A. Carlson (Backus), Larry Sherman (Judge Colin Fraiser), Ed Hyland (Gorian), Paul Urcioli (Bellman), Jim Frangione (Detective Scapelli), Mark Casella (Detective Doyle), Abby Lewis (Mrs. Mills), David Healy (Mr. Reynolds), Joyce Lynn O'Connor (Mrs. Reynolds), Madeline Lee (Judge Susan Amberger), J. Evan Bonifant (Joey Reynolds), Emily Colt (Cheryl Reynolds), Sharon Angela (Delia), Michael Dowling (Bailiff), Elaine Tse (Dr. Chan)

Contents

Plot Overview

A deadbeat father is found murdered in a hotel room and the investigation reveals that the man's son is dying of cancer which presents McCoy and Ross with a moral dilemma.

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Arc Advancement

Happenings

Characters

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Trivia

The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

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