The Drowned and the Saved (Law & Order)
|"The Drowned and the Saved"|
|Law & Order episode|
|Episode no.||Season 19
Episode 22 (#433 overall)
|Directed by||Fred Berner|
|Written by||Dick Wolf (creator)
René Balcer (developer)
Richard Sweren & Gina Gionfriddo (story)
|Original air date||June 3, 2009|
The murder of a prominent charity executive leads Detectives Lupo and Bernard down a twisted path of political intrigue. The detectives discover a connection between the murdered executive's secretary, her ex-boyfriend and a top politician's wife. The investigation takes a turn when claims of stalking and blackmail surface, revealing a secret desire for a newly vacated seat in the US Senate.
David Hinckley writes that the "subtly titled 'The Drowned and the Saved,' feels at times self-indulgent. The drama itself, by 'L&O' standards, gets a little heavy-handed and clunky."
- David Hinckley, "'Law & Order' finale is a fight over the real McCoy," New York Daily News (June 2nd 2009).