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Dissonance 

Detectives discover that a murdered concert violinist was having an affair with her orchestra conductor.

Director:

Lewis Gould

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Wendy Battles
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Angie Harmon ... Abbie Carmichael
Dianne Wiest ... Nora Lewin
Ronald Guttman ... Carl Reger
Jan Maxwell ... Marian Reger
Ron McLarty ... Judge William Wright
Ritchie Coster ... Jorgan Stern
Stephen Singer ... Rafael Kessler
George Grizzard ... Arthur Gold
Terry Serpico ... Jay Brannigan
Andrew Weems Andrew Weems ... Wallace Hogart
Michael Aronov ... Andre Korsakoff
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Detectives discover that a murdered concert violinist was having an affair with her orchestra conductor.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ronald Guttman portrayed three different characters over the course of the series: See more »

Quotes

Judge William Wright: First off, I don't have to justify my decisions to you. And second, that sound you hear is the ice cracking underneath your feet.
D.A. Nora Lewin: With all due respect, your honor, you weigh more that I do. I request that you recuse yourself in the case of the People vs. Reger.
Judge William Wright: Request denied.
D.A. Nora Lewin: Then you can explain yourself to the grievance board.
Judge William Wright: You file a complaint against me, and your A.D.A.'s will never get to first base inside my courtroom, based strictly on the merits of their cases.
D.A. Nora Lewin: If you threaten me ...
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The long decline continues
24 January 2018 | by jbirks106See all my reviews

There was a time when L&O plots were "ripped from the headlines" of the front page. By this point and for the rest of the long run of the series, they were much more often than not ripped from the society pages. No longer are we seeing detectives furtively chasing drug dealers down dingy alleys. From now on it's mostly captains of industry, masters of the universe and, in this case, orchestra conductors.

It's not a bad episode, but I can't help feeling I've seen the same plot before, or maybe a similar plot later in the series. As usual, professional musicians are shown as incredibly vain, venal and occasionally spiteful creatures about whom I can't really generate interest, much less sympathy.

Then there's Dianne Weist. I have no idea why she agreed to do this series. She's introduced two episodes ago as an "interim" DA, meaning the Lewin character wasn't long for L&O. And Weist, who has delivered fine performances on the big screen, seems a bit bored, as if taking the role were a favor to Dick Wolf. Her character has none of the irascible charm of Steven Hill's, nor the folksy bluster of Fred Thompson's. Maybe because the writers knew Weist was just pinch-hitting, they didn't exert themselves on her character's behalf.


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