Remains of the Day

Series 17 - Episode 11 Remains of the Day

Thursday 10am - 11am Universal Channel
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Thursday, 6pm - 7pm 5USA
Thu 30 Nov, 12:10pm - 1:05pm 5USA


Getting well in America when you’re poor is a grisly business – or so it seems from this rather unpleasant season 17 episode.

When a man dies and it looks as though his rich mother was the target, there’s much more than a $46 million will and some awkward stepchildren to be handled. Green suspects that his death was due to a dodgy bone graft – and that the owner of the bones hadn’t planned on leaving them to medical science.

While preparing for court, McCoy struggles to persuade a living victim of the bonesnatchers to give the kind of evidence it takes a biopsy needle to extract.


A man's death offers no immediate explanation, until the autopsy points Green and Cassady in the direction of illegally harvested donor bones, which the dead man had received in a transplant. However, McCoy and Rubirosa struggle to bring the case to prosecution when it becomes clear they can only get the necessary evidence by testing another transplant recipient.

Cast & Crew

Det Ed Green Jesse L Martin
Det Nina Cassady Milena Govich
ADA Jack McCoy Sam Waterston
ADA Connie Rubirosa Alana De La Garza
DA Arthur Branch Fred Dalton Thompson
Lt Anita Van Buren S Epatha Merkerson
Ashley Jones Mariel Hemingway
Miles Foster James Riordan
Dr Adam Vaughn Ben Bass
Tony Bicks Dan Bakkedahl
Attorney Prescott Kate Hodge
Dr Elizabeth Rodgers Leslie Hendrix
Director Constantine Makris
Executive Producer Dick Wolf
Executive Producer Nicholas Wootton
Executive Producer Matthew Penn
Executive Producer Peter Jankowski
Writer Shiya Ribowsky
Writer David Wilcox
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