Air Date: Friday, October 23, 2009
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#2005) "DIGNITY"
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10/23/2009 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Friday) : A LATE-TERM ABORTION DOCTOR IS MURDERED AND A PRO-LIFE PROTESTOR IS INVESTIGATED. When Dr. Walter Benning (Guest Star Matthew Boston) is killed in church, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) arrive at the scene and are informed a white male was seen fleeing in a dark sedan. The minister, XXX (Guest Star Michael Hollick), tells the detectives that Dr. Benning was a late-term abortion doctor and had been shot at before and threatened many times; and his wife, Phyllis Benning (Guest Star Tracy Sallows), is convinced it is a pro-life zealot who is responsible. While the detectives scan the several protestor suspects, Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) gets more bad news and ADA Connie Rubirosa (Alana de la Garza) faces a moral dilemma causing tension among the team. Also starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), Sam Waterston (District Attorney Jack McCoy), Alana De La Garza (Connie Rubirosa), and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter).

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