Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Valerie (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon) tries to keep a hostile witness (Adina Porter) in a drug case in protective custody by depositing the girl at Diane's (Kim Delaney) apartment. When tragedy strikes despite her precautions, the guilt-ridden Valerie seeks solace in the arms of Baldwin (Henry Simmons). Elsewhere, the suspect in a robbery-murder is confident that he will "play the system" and walk as he has done in the past. And Connie (Charlotte Ross) reveals that she has a daughter whom she gave up for adoption 15 years ago.