Wednesday August 24, 2005
9:00 PM 1.0 LAW & ORDER
PULP FICTION NOVELIST FACES COLD REALITY OF GREEDY PLASTIC SURGEON -- BRUCE ALPMAN GUEST STARS-- After a bestselling pulp-fiction novelist is found dead in her hotel bathroom, Detectives Fontana (Dennis Farina) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) investigate and discover that the deceased recently had a liposuction operation performed by a careless plastic surgeon (guest star Bruce Altman). A.D.A. McCoy (Sam Waterston) decides whether or not the case should be pursued in civil, not criminal court. But when D.A. Branch (Fred Dalton Thompson) sees a recurring thread of negligence in the doctor's past, McCoy files charges and bases much of his argument on the fact that the obsessed victim's many beauty procedures required psychological counseling that her greedy surgeon never suggested. S. Epatha Merkerson and Elisabeth Rohm also star.