Law & Order - Season 2, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

God Bless the Child


Episode Info

The ongoing debate over parental rights in medical procedures comes to the forefront when a five-year-old girl dies from a relatively minor throat infection. The child's parents, Ted and Nancy Driscoll (Byron Jennings, Kaiulani Lee) are arrested, whereupon they argue that their religious beliefs compelled them to deny medical treatment for their daughter. Incidentally, the unfortunate youngster is played by an uncredited Michelle Trachtenberg, who later co-starred on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Chris Noth
as Det. Mike Logan
Michael Moriarty
as ADA Ben Stone
Richard Brooks (VI)
as ADA Paul Robinette
Steven Hill
as Adam Schiff
Paul Sorvino
as Det. Phil Cerreta
Henderson Forsythe
as Carpenter, Lucius Carpenter
Biff McGuire
as Rev. Morley
Marian Seldes
as Suzanne Barlow
James Noble
as Judge Kurland, Trial Judge Kurland
Caroline Aaron
as Susan (Police Psychiatrist)
John Bentley
as Mike Carney
Michelle Trachtenberg
as Dinah Driscoll
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