Law & Order/God Bless the Child

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God Bless the Child
Season 2, Episode 5
Airdate October 22, 1991
Production Number 67404
Written by David Black &
Robert Stuart Nathan
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
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God Bless the Child is the fifth episode of the second season of Law & Order, and the twenty-seventh episode overall.

Starring (Law): Paul Sorvino (Sergeant Phil Cerreta), Chris Noth (Detective Mike Logan), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen)

Starring (Order): Michael Moriarty (Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone), Richard Brooks (A.D.A. Paul Robinette), Steven Hill (D.A. Adam Schiff)

Guest Stars: Henderson Forsythe (Lucius Carpenter), Marian Seldes (Sharon Barlow), James Noble (Judge Nelson Kurland), Byron Jennings (Ted Driscoll), Caroline Aaron (Susan), Joyce Reehling (Eleanor Harding)

and Kaiulani Lee (Nancy Driscoll)

with Biff McGuire (Reverend Morley), Kenneth Tigar (Dr. Stanback), Socorro Santiago (Cora Amado), Edwin Owens (Chief Burke), Susan Blommaert (Judge Steinman), Peter Appel (Baumann), Ted Neustadt (Fisher), Aleta Mitchell (Joanne Preston), Steve Boles (Metcalf), Jose Ynoa (Angel), Gonzalo Madurga (Dr. Guzman), Beth McDonald (Adele Tompkins), Keith R. Smith (Madison), Danny Dennis (Al Webber), Sophie Maletsky (Elaine), Dan Moran (Giordano), Mike G. Sheehan (Barton), John Bentley (Mike Carney), Bob Gerardi (Bailiff), Tom Paliferro (Joe Nicholas)

Uncredited: Michelle Trachtenberg (Dinah Driscoll)


Plot Overview

A couple is on trial after allowing their young daughter to die of a strep throat infection due to their religious beliefs forbidding medical treatment.


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The Show

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Memorable Moments