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A dead body is found walled up in a cellar, reopening a ten year old cold case. The case is assigned to Munch and Howard, who recognize the Edgar Allan Poe theme. Richard Belzer (Munch) has a romantic sub-plot with his real life wife, Harley McBride, playing ME Alyssa Dyer.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x7
Production Number: 405
Airdate: Friday December 08th, 1995

Guest Stars
Harlee McBrideHarlee McBride
As Dr. Alyssa Dyer, M.E.
Jon KorkesJon Korkes
As Boomer Mason
Kevin Conway (1)Kevin Conway (1)
As Joseph Cardero

Co-Guest Stars
Kristin RohdeKristin Rohde
As Officer Sally Rogers
Lynn SellersLynn Sellers
As Sharon
Maia WintersMaia Winters
As Alexandra
Main Cast
Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
As Detective John Munch
Andre BraugherAndre Braugher
As Detective Frank Pembleton
Reed DiamondReed Diamond
As Detective Mike Kellerman
Isabella HofmannIsabella Hofmann
As Detective Megan Russert
Clark JohnsonClark Johnson
As Detective Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet KottoYaphet Kotto
As Lieutenant Al Giardello
Melissa LeoMelissa Leo
As Sergeant Kay Howard
Kyle SecorKyle Secor
As Detective Tim Bayliss
Episode Notes
We are introduced to a new color on the case board. Blue for re-opened cold cases.

Bruno Kirby who guest starred in season three’s closer “Gas Man” returns to direct this episode.

Cultural References
Howard and Bayliss are shown to be big fans of daytime soaps. This is an inside joke, because both Melissa Leo and Kyle Secor got started on soap operas.

Episode References
Kay Howard’s belief in the supernatural was first shown in season one, episode two “Ghost of a Chance”.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Attanasio
Executive ProducerBarry Levinson  |  Tom Fontana  |  Henry Bromell
Co-Executive ProducerJim Finnerty
ProducerJames Yoshimura  |  Julie Martin (1)  |  Jorge Zamacona
Co-ProducerDebbie Sarjeant
Consulting ProducerGail Mutrux
Production DesignerVince Peranio
EditorSylvia Waliga
CastingLouis Digiaimo  |  Pat Moran  |  Brett Goldstein
MusicDouglas J. Cuomo
Director of PhotographyJean de Segonzac
Story EditorBonnie Mark
Main Title ThemeLynn F. Kowal
Technical AdvisorGary D'Addario
Based Upon The Book ByDavid Simon
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