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An OB-GYN is murdered and posed in a ritualistic fashion, but the clues lead toward a family connection.
|Episode cast overview, first billed only:|
|Chris Noth||-||Mike Logan|
|Alicia Witt||-||Nola Falacci|
|Eric Bogosian||-||Danny Ross|
|Michael O'Keefe||-||Dr. Eli Rush|
|Devon Gummersall||-||Tom Pittino|
|Kate Hodge||-||Paula Rush|
|Cameron Bowen||-||Ralph Pittino|
|Leslie Hendrix||-||Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers|
|Dan Ziskie||-||John Lucas (as Daniel Ziskie)|
|August Emerson||-||Jason Rush|
|Christopher Burns||-||George Miller|
|Meredith Zinner||-||Cathy Miller|
|Carrie Yaeger||-||Helen Combs|
|Danny Burstein||-||Leo Bernardi|
In line with Law & Order's "ripped from the headlines" tradition this episode took inspiration from the case of Dr. Cecil Jacobson, an American fertility doctor who used his own sperm to impregnate his patients without their knowledge or permission. Authorities confirmed via DNA testing that 15 children were fathered by Dr. Jacobson, though it's possible a total of 75 babies were conceived using his sperm.
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a rare genetic disease that usually only affects men (only about one in a million boys born with the genetic mutation will develop symptoms). It is characterized by eczema, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), immune deficiency, and bloody diarrhea (which is due to blood not clotting because of the low platelet levels). The first signs are usually petechiae (red or purple spots on the skin, caused by a minor bleed from broken capillary vessels) and bruising, resulting from a low platelet count. Spontaneous nose bleeds and bloody diarrhea are also common and eczema typically develops within the first month of life.
Chris Noth (Mike Logan) & Kate Hodge (Paula Rush) also worked together on episode 5.10, The Good Wife: The Decision Tree (2013), of The Good Wife (2009), as Peter Florrick & Lila Ashbaugh respectively.
Chris Noth (Mike Logan) & Danny Burstein (Leo Bernardi) also worked together on episode 7.1, The Good Wife: Bond (2015), of The Good Wife (2009) and episode 5.19, Seaduse nimel: Cruel and Unusual (1995), of Seaduse nimel (1990).
Chris Noth (Mike Logan) & Eric Bogosian (Danny Ross) also worked together on three episodes of The Good Wife (2009) and two episodes of Seaduse nimel (1990).
Danny Burstein (Leo Bernardi) previously played the role of Luke Vinton in episode 3.15, Seaduse nimel: Kuritegelikud mõtted: Shrink-Wrapped (2004).