Sons & Lovers
Episode 1.7 - Nov. 6, 1997
The U.S. version of the TV series "Cracker" starred the
late Robert Pastorelli as a brilliant but troubled psychologist who
helps the police crack crimes. His ex(?) wife is played by Catherine
McCormick, who played a police psychologist on L&O. A young Josh
Hartnett is their son.
Sixteen episodes of "Cracker" aired from Sept. 18,
1997, to March 12, 1999. The episode with Lee Tergesen aired Nov. 6,
1997. He has about 2 to 3 minutes of screen time.
Lee plays Dan Green, an ordinary guy who has a romp with Diana
Falls, a woman who has slept with everyone at the local bar. The
show starts with a bang. Lee and Diana (played by Lisa Blount) burst
into her living room, panting and groping and rubbing while her
teenage son tries not to listen in the next room.
The second time Lee's on screen is for just about 10 seconds in
the bar, where Diana is on the prowl for her next man. She finds a
fresh-faced guy named, gulp, Toby. She takes him home. They
get comfy. He explains Toby is from the Hebrew, Tobiah, meaning
"God is good." Then they have sex.
Next thing you know, Diana's home is a crime scene and her son is
being questioned for her murder. The cops also interview some of the
bar patrons, including Dan Green. This is the lengthiest and most
head-on look you get of Lee during the episode. (Trivia time: One of
the cops is played by Robert Wisdom, who played Lee's partner in
The son later fingers Dan Green as the killer, and you get a brief
glimpse of Dan being arrested. That's it for Dan/Lee on screen. It
turns out that not only is he innocent, but he's also very boring,
according to his wife, who provides his alibi.
The real killer is.... drum roll please .... Toby! Who looks more
like the boy-next-door-turned-psycho than Lee usually does playing
such roles. Heh.