Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The undernourished body of an 82-year-old woman is found in her shabby apartment. Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Logan (Chris Noth) are determined to prove that the woman died of criminal neglect and indifference. But who was truly responsible: the old lady's housekeeper, Maria Gonzalez (Denise Hernandez), or her granddaughter, Laura Bauer (Julie Dretzin)? Veteran character actress Jan Miner, best known as "Madge the Manicurist" in a series of popular detergent commercials, wraps up the acting honors in this episode.