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When Southerlyn learns Myers had a history of harming women, she questions Barrett, who says that as a child Myers witnessed his mother murder his father. Ever since then, he has had fantasies about stabbing a woman. Myers' lawyer, furious that the prosecutors spoke to Barrett, changes his plea to an InsanityDefence. Myers tells Skoda that the victim, Carrie, reminded him of his mother so he killed her. In court, the defence and Barrett argue Myers had developed schizophrenia. But Barrett's testimony leads the prosecutors to believe that he knew Carrie.

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When Southerlyn learns Myers had a history of harming women, she questions Barrett, who says that as a child Myers witnessed his mother murder his father. Ever since then, he has had fantasies about stabbing a woman. Myers' lawyer, furious that the prosecutors spoke to Barrett, changes his plea to an InsanityDefence. Myers tells Skoda that the victim, Carrie, Carrie reminded him of his mother mother, so he killed her. In court, the defence and Barrett argue Myers had developed schizophrenia. But Barrett's testimony leads the prosecutors to believe that he knew Carrie.


The detectives are called in when a woman is found dead in the home of famous Broadway composer John David Myers. He met the victim, Carrie Gunderson, at a play the night before; he claims he had a one night stand with her, then passed out from too much alcohol and doesn't know how she died. It initially appears that someone broke into the house, but when it becomes apparent that this was staged, Myers' assistant admits she did it to get him off the hook. He is arrested. Myers is unstable and insists that his psychiatrist, Dr. Barrett, be present. When told that Barrett is not allowed in to see him, Myers confesses to the murder. His defence quickly gets this rendered inadmissible.

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The detectives are called in when a woman is found dead in the home of famous Broadway composer John David Myers. He met the victim, Carrie Gunderson, at a play the night before; he claims he had a one night stand with her, then passed out from too much alcohol drinking and doesn't know how she died. It initially appears that someone broke into the house, but when it becomes apparent that this was staged, Myers' assistant admits she did it to get him off the hook. He is arrested. Myers is unstable and insists that his psychiatrist, Dr. Barrett, be present. When told that Barrett is not allowed in to see him, Myers confesses to the murder. His defence quickly gets this rendered inadmissible.



Southerlyn learns Carrie had been Barrett's patient, and they had a relationship; when they broke up, she threatened to sue him for malpractice. Subsequently Barrett gave Carrie's roommate a ticket for the play Myers was going to. [=McCoy=] confronts Myers, Barrett, and the defence with the knowledge Barrett manipulated Myers into killing Carrie. But Barrett's influence over Myers is so strong that Myers will not implicate him, and faces a manslaughter charge with a possible life sentence. Barrett professes concern for Myers' welfare, but [=McCoy=] wryly says that jail will do wonders for his mental health.

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Southerlyn learns Carrie had been Barrett's patient, and they had a relationship; when they broke up, she threatened to sue him for malpractice. Subsequently Barrett gave Carrie's roommate a ticket for the play Myers was going to. [=McCoy=] confronts Myers, Barrett, and the defence with the knowledge Barrett manipulated Myers into killing Carrie. But Barrett's influence over Myers is so strong that Myers will not implicate him, and faces a manslaughter charge with a possible life sentence. Barrett professes concern for Myers' welfare, but [=McCoy=] wryly says that jail will do wonders for his mental health.\n

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The detectives are called in when a woman is found dead in the home of famous Broadway composer John David Myers. He met the victim, Carrie Gunderson, at a play the night before; he claims he had a one night stand with her, then passed out from too much alcohol and doesn't know how she died. It initially appears that someone broke into the house, but when it becomes apparent that this was staged, Myers' assistant admits she did it to get him off the hook. He is arrested. Myers is unstable and insists that his psychiatrist, Dr. Barrett, be present. When told that Barrett is not allowed in to see him, Myers confesses to the murder. His defence quickly gets this rendered inadmissible.

When Southerlyn learns Myers had a history of harming women, she questions Barrett, who says that as a child Myers witnessed his mother murder his father. Ever since then, he has had fantasies about stabbing a woman. Myers' lawyer, furious that the prosecutors spoke to Barrett, changes his plea to an InsanityDefence. Myers tells Skoda that the victim, Carrie, reminded him of his mother so he killed her. In court, the defence and Barrett argue Myers had developed schizophrenia. But Barrett's testimony leads the prosecutors to believe that he knew Carrie.

Southerlyn learns Carrie had been Barrett's patient, and they had a relationship; when they broke up, she threatened to sue him for malpractice. Subsequently Barrett gave Carrie's roommate a ticket for the play Myers was going to. [=McCoy=] confronts Myers, Barrett, and the defence with the knowledge Barrett manipulated Myers into killing Carrie. But Barrett's influence over Myers is so strong that Myers will not implicate him, and faces a manslaughter charge with a possible life sentence. Barrett professes concern for Myers' welfare, but [=McCoy=] wryly says that jail will do wonders for his mental health.

!!!This episode contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Myers' mother seems to have been very abusive.
* TheBadGuysWin: Barrett gets away with everything.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Averted. Carrie had been violent toward her ex-boyfriend, and a court took this completely seriously and ordered her to attend therapy.
* InsistentTerminology: Dalton is very clear that she is Myers' personal assistant, not maid or servant.
* PoisonousFriend: Barrett is a variant of this.
* StarvingArtist: Carrie Gunderson was an aspiring actress who'd been out of work for a long time.

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