"The Drowned and the Saved" is the 19th season finale of Law & Order.


This episode, inspired by the corruption charges against Governor Rod Blagojevich, concludes the storyline begun in "Excalibur."


An investigation into the stabbing death of the head (Tom Bloom) of a prominent charity leads to two dominatrices (Jodie Markell and Tanya Fischer), a private investigator (Luke Kirby), an ambitious city councilwoman (Susan Kelechi Watson), the Governor (Tom Everett Scott) and First Lady (Alison Elliott) of New York, and a plot to sell a vacant U.S. Senate seat.





David Hinckley writes that the "subtly titled 'The Drowned and the Saved,' feels at times self-indulgent. The drama itself, by 'L&O' standards, gets a little heavy-handed and clunky."[3]


  1. "TV Today," The Philadelphia Inquirer (Jun. 3, 2009).
  2. "TV Today," The Philadelphia Inquirer (Jun. 3, 2009).
  3. David Hinckley, "'Law & Order' finale is a fight over the real McCoy," New York Daily News (June 2nd 2009).

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