Nikki, I wanted to address your comments on the General Discussion thread for this episode. I do indeed feel that this episode rushed too quickly to make a buck off of the Taconic Parkway tragedy. That horrible accident occurred just a few months ago. They must have started filming it weeks after it hit the papers.
I guess I'm more sensitive to this, since it was front page news around here for almost two weeks. Diane Schuler's husband still insists that she didn't drink to excess or do drugs. Additional tests were denied at the time, so who knows if there wasn't more there? The husband claims that he can't afford to exhume his wife's body and pay for more test out of pocket.
That aside, I thought the episode was very good. Liked the use of the drug linked to Michael Jackson (Propofol) being the drug that disorients the mom and causes her erratic behavior. Rogers does say that the drug has been "in the news lately."
I think they rushed this one too quickly. The real accident happened very close to my house (the exit before the one I take on the Taconic to get to my house) and I passed the makeshift memorial quite often after it happened. Although it was a really good, compelling episode, knowing exactly where it came from and how soon it was developed hampered my enjoyment of it.