Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Episode 6.16 - Feb. 27, 2007
Lee Tergesen plays Josh Lemle, a journalist who learns he has
been poisoned by Polonium-210.
Upon learning his diagnosis -- and death sentence -- Lemle rushes to tell his old friend Detective
Mike Logan (Chris Noth) about the poisoning. Lemle is convinced it traces back to a story he's working on, but all leads turn up clean.
The detectives learn that there may have been a case of mistaken poisoning.
Logan pledges to help the dying Lemle get to the bottom of his murder, which is just a matter of time.
The story is of the "ripped from the headlines"
variety, related to
news of a former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko, who was fatally poisoned by
the same radioactive substance -- Polonium-210 -- at his home and at a London restaurant and hotel.
This episode was Lee's second appearance on Law & Order: Criminal
Intent. The other was "Baggage,"
in Season 2 (2003).