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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Seeds (2001–2011) Online
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TV Episode / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
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Jean de Segonzac
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Chris Noth,Alicia Witt,Eric Bogosian
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Dick Wolf,Rene Balcer
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Seeds (2001–2011) Online

An OB-GYN is murdered and posed in a ritualistic fashion, but the clues lead toward a family connection. {locallinks-homepage}
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Noth Chris Noth - Mike Logan
Alicia Witt Alicia Witt - Nola Falacci
Eric Bogosian Eric Bogosian - Danny Ross
Michael O'Keefe Michael O'Keefe - Dr. Eli Rush
Devon Gummersall Devon Gummersall - Tom Pittino
Kate Hodge Kate Hodge - Paula Rush
Cameron Bowen Cameron Bowen - Ralph Pittino
Leslie Hendrix Leslie Hendrix - Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Dan Ziskie Dan Ziskie - John Lucas (as Daniel Ziskie)
August Emerson August Emerson - Jason Rush
Christopher Burns Christopher Burns - George Miller
Meredith Zinner Meredith Zinner - Cathy Miller
Carrie Yaeger Carrie Yaeger - Helen Combs
Danny Burstein Danny Burstein - Leo Bernardi
Allison Hirschlag Allison Hirschlag - Alison

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).

User reviews



Alicia Witt debuts as "Det. Nola Falacci." Man, what's with this show? This is the third partner for "Det. Mike Logan" (Chris Noth) in two years.

I liked the other two. Julianne Nicholson as "Det. Megan Wheeler" was Logan's partner at the end of last season. Before that,it was Annabella Sciorra as "Det. Carolyn Barek." True, they didn't have big personalities but they sufficed and they were both non-offensive. Witt's character, at least with this debut of her, is the opposite: she has no tact, edgy and hard to work with. Even "Capt. Danny Ross" (Eric Bogosian) warns "Det. Logan" (Chris Noth) about her. Well, we will see how long she lasts.

Speaking of poor personalities, the main family in this particular crime case in this episode, could have used a course on "how to get along with people." They are really sick, arrogant punks from the father, mother and son. These are the kind of people you want to slap, or at least slap the cuffs on them.

It also deals with a doctor, an OB-GYN who is killed and then placed in another room and in a position which is supposed to give false clues on the motive. It works for a short time, but the cops soon see it as a ruse. Then the "family business" gets worse with brothers and sperm-bank kids. It gets sticky, is all I'll say.

Veteran actor Michael O'Keefe does a great job of playing the shadiest suspect, "Eli Rush." He's the one who claims he's sterile, but it turns out he has hundreds of his sperm-bank kids all over the city. Yes, another bizarre week at the Major Crimes Section of the NYPD.


A doctor qualified in delivering babies is found dead in his clinic. He's got a brother (Michael O'Keefe) named Eli who actually run the business. As usual, detectives lead the investigation to the next of kin, but he's got strong alibi because at the time of the murder he was making out with a charming tanned volleyball player. He told the police to be unable to have children (actually he has always worn condoms since college, fearing STD disease), so after DNA samples confirmed some relatives had to be at the crime scene, he tried to draw their attention to his nephew, a junkie brat estranged from his family. Anyway too many lies were told and the perp turned up just at the end of the episode.

Logan, after Wheeler departed, has got a new partner, the stubborn Falacci. She had good instinct, mainly when she looked at newborn features in clinic pictures.


This episode confused the living daylights out of me. I was not sure whether Chris Noth would actually arrest the perpetrator he was such a sympathetic figure.

Two brothers who run a gynecological clinic are about as opposite as you can get. The nice guy brother whom everyone likes is the victim. The surviving brother played by Michael O'Keefe is one of the most arrogant, egotistical creatures you'd ever want to meet.

The natural assumption would be that given the profession this might deal with abortion. But O'Keefe is in the fertilization business. He's been helping, giving generously of his own sperm to infertile couples all over the place. There was a similar episode on Law And Order prime and it was discovered the doctor there violated no laws.

The perpetrator is Devon Gummersall. He and his brother were products of O'Keefe giving of himself and his swimmers only now the brother needs a bone marrow transplant. Gummersall quarreled with the brother and killed him. He dare not kill O'Keefe though as he needs that bone marrow for his sibling.

Gummersall is one of the most sympathetic perpetrators on any of the Law And Order shows. In the end Noth is looking to help him out.

Can't say more, but it will leave you as confused as it left me.