Law & Order - Season 2, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wages of Love


Episode Info

A double homicide yields two likely suspects: Melanie Cullen (Shirley Knight), widow of the male victim, and Douglas Phillips (David Lansbury), the obsessive ex-boyfriend of the female victim. The key to the case ultimately rests in the hands of Melanie's son, James (Geoffrey Nauffts). Jerry Orbach, who would later join the series' regular cast as detective Lennie Briscoe, is here seen in the adversarial role of the Cullens' defense attorney, Frank Lehrman.


Chris Noth
as Det. Mike Logan
Michael Moriarty
as ADA Ben Stone
Richard Brooks (VI)
as ADA Paul Robinette
Dann Florek
as Capt. John Cragen
Paul Sorvino
as Det. Phil Cerreta
Jerry Orbach
as Lehrman
Joan Copeland
as Judge Stein
Shirley Knight
as Melanie Cullen
Ben Hammer
as Judge Mooney
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