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LAW & ORDER: Rick Eid Teases Price and McCoy Tension in ‘Severance’

May 4, 2022 by  

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LAW & ORDER — “Wicked Game” Episode 21006 — Pictured: (l-r) Sam Waterston as D.A. Jack McCoy, Hugh Dancy as Nolan Price — (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/NBC)

When a CFO is killed on the Thursday, May 5 episode of LAW & ORDER, “Severance,” the prosecution’s biggest hurdle may be something a bit more complex than the opposing counsel.

“A complicated issue presents itself in the murder trial–and Price and McCoy have a different point of view on it,” showrunner Rick Eid teases. “They’re both right, I suppose, so it’s interesting how it plays out.”

The one quasi-bright spot? “This particular episode and disagreement relates to the case, nothing personal,” Eid previews. “Oftentimes, decisions and arguments and dilemmas that are about the law or the case still reflect who you are as people, so hopefully everything reflects on who they are. But it is more of a professional disagreement than anything personal.”

The hour will also Francie Swift back into the L&O world, playing defense lawyer Diana Marcus. (Swift previously played Sherri West in five episodes of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, appeared in an episode of CRIMINAL INTENT, as well as three different characters on the mothership’s original run.)

“I actually worked with her on a show called HOSTAGES, so I was happy to have her back; she’s great,” Eid says. “She is a defense lawyer and is advocating for her client. What’s interesting about this episode is he killed someone, but you wonder if he did it because of this mental ailment he has—or is he just pretending he has this mental ailment?”

“Hopefully, people in the audience won’t know if he’s telling the truth or not telling the truth or is he hiding behind some diagnosis he received and claiming that is why he did this horrible thing,” he continues. “And Francie’s his lawyer and puts on a great case.”

With the revival of the mothership still in its infancy, the series is still building up its roster of recurring defense attorneys. In a potential second season, Eid notes he’s hoping to have a mix of returning faces and new attorneys for the ADAs to face off against.

“In the finale, Michael Beach returns is a defense lawyer—we saw him in an episode earlier this year,” he notes. “I think it’s always great to have people return, and build up your stable of [possibly] eight to 10 defense lawyers that can do two or three episodes in the season. And we’re always trying to find new new actors to play defense lawyers. New York has so much talent, we love to find new people—or not-so-new people that just haven’t done the show—and create a character. So we’re open to it all.”

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