Law And Order/Law And Order: SVU and New York Undercover


Law And Order (1990-    )
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit (1999-    )
New York Undercover (1994-1998)
Type: Crossover
Group 2

   Okay, get ready. This might be one of the worst written pages on this site. Maybe. I have verified this crossover but haven't seen it. And the info I could find on it was limited. Here we go. Get ready for potential wild vamping.

   Now, short version of the Law And Order history. Producer Dick Wolf creates a new cop show. He names it Law And Order with the first half being about the cops catching a criminal and the second half being about the prosecution of the criminals. His thought was that since one hour dramas sold poorly in syndication he might be able to cut the show in half for syndication and sell it as a half hour cop show and a half hour lawyer show. There was no need as the show became a huge hit. It spawned two spin offs with all the shows sharing common recurring characters. One of those characters who has appeared on Law And Order and Law And Order: Special Victims Unit is the focal point of this crossover (no love for the character from Law And Order: Criminal Intent as of yet).

   Carolyn McCormick had a recurring role on the Law And Order shows as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet, a psychiatrist or psychologist (depending on the episode she is referred to as both) who works with the New York police department usually by helping to question and analyze suspects, victims and such. Given that, her showing up on Special Victims Unit was a no brainer. SVU dealt with sex crimes and sex crimes are going to lead to people needing psychological counseling.

   So, on to the short version of New York Undercover. Four years after Law And Order debuts, Dick Wolf creates a new cop show for the Fox Network. Where the cops on Law And Order were straight forwarded, button downed detectives, the cops of New York Undercover were young cool cops working, duh, undercover in the Harlem area of New York. Fox was going for a younger, hipper audience than Law And Order so thus the younger hipper cops and the more dangerous assignment type. On top of that, the show also regularly worked in regular appearances by topnotch musical guests at the show's jazz bar.

   Here is where things get vague. It's all about the third season episode of New York Under Cover titled "Smack Is Back". Detective Eddie Torres' father, an HIV on the wagon heroin addict falls off the wagon. hard. He ODs on heroin and dies. Upset, thinking his dad's death was a suicide, Eddie works out his frustrations the healthy way: by going in hard to bring down one of the city's worst smack dealers. The result? He is caught and shot up repeatedly with heroin. Meanwhile his partner, Detective J.C. Williams finds himself at risk of losing his son Gregory, G for short, after getting into it with him and shoving him into a wall.

   Say, what's missing from that synopsis? Oh yeah. Any hint of crossover info. Like I said, Dr. Elizabeth Olivet appeared in this episode. only I'm not sure what her role was. Given the facts, it seems likely she was there to talk to one of the detectives. But which one? Torres would surely be in need of a counselor seeing as his father just died and he clearly took it so very well. But then again Detective Williams was being invstigated for child abuse so it seems equally plausible she'd be there to chat with him. Then again it could be she was there to do both. Until I learn more this will remain one of life's great mysteries. Okay, one of life's lesser mysteries. The bottom line is it's the same doc helping New York cops on two different. make that three. different shows. That means New York Undercover and all the Law And Order Shows are part of the same world.

Other Law And Order Crossover Links
Law And Order and Crime And Punishment
Law And Order and Deadline
Law And Order and Homicide
Law And Order and Law And Order: Criminal Intent
Law And Order and Law And Order: Special Victims Unit
Law And Order and Law And Order: Trial By Jury

Other Law And Order: Special Victims Unit Crossover Links
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and Arrested Development
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and The Beat
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and Conviction
Law And Order:Special Victims Unit and Deadline
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and Homicide: Life On The Street
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and Law And Order
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and Law And Order: Criminal Intent
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and Law And Order: Trial By Jury
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and The Wire
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and The Lone Gunmen
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and The X-Files

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