'LAW & ORDER'"MURDER BOOK"
[Episode aired 23 February 2007]
Sarah Dooley ran a website/blog called "Death Junkie", which was a good description for her as well.
"I collect stuff, you know? Related to serial killers, famous murderers."
"I get the idea."
The computer technician for the 27th Precinct posted a fake ad seeking an autographed copy of "If I Did It" by former professional baseball player J.P. Lange. Lange got away with murdering his wife, acquitted by a jury, but was now being investigated for the murder of his publisher. The autographed copy being sought had been stolen from a restaurant where the victim had been accosted by Lange. The detectives were hoping to find some evidence that could tie Lange to her later murder.
But it's Sarah Dooley who interests me. And to the point where I think someday she may even find herself inducted into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame, just for that five minute appearance in the episode.
No other details are mentioned regarding her blog or her memorabilia collection. Since real people from the "Trueniverse" are often cited by fictional characters - and often on this show! - it wouldn't be inconceivable that she had "tchotchkes" that were somehow connected to killers like Ted Bundy, Aileen Wuornos, David Berkovitz, and the Boston Strangler.
But being a Toobworldling, she may have also collected autographs and souvenirs from serial killers as seen only on TV, and perhaps even communicated with some of them while they were in prison.
Nobody can prove she didn't do so, am I right? So it's pozz'ble, just pozz'ble that Sarah is the "Missing Link" between all of these horrific killers. And as such, I will one day make her the Inductee on my Birthday Honors List for the TVXOHOF.
I'm not saying she actually does have items from this list of TV serial killers, but then again.....
In compiling this list, I only chose those serial killers who had been active up to the point at which the episode took place. I'm thinking that would be January - February of 2007.
So let's take a look through my idea of her morbid mementos.....
André DiMera, 'Days Of Our Lives'
The Salem Stalker
Diego Alcazar, 'General Hospital'
The Text Message Killer
Clifford Banks, 'Murder One'
The Street Sweeper
Kevin Greer, 'CSI'
The Blue Paint Killer
Caleb, 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'
Windom Earle, 'Twin Peaks'
The Widow's Son Killer
Joey Henderson, 'Shortland Street'
The Ferndale Strangler
Richard Hillman, 'Coronation Street'
Chris Keller, 'Oz'
Spike Lester, 'Passion'
Toby Mills, 'Hollyoaks'
Natalie Davis, 'CSI'
The Miniature Killer
Arthur Mitchell, 'Dexter'
The Trinity Killer
Soraya Montenegro, 'Maria de la Barrio'
Norman Bates, 'Psycho'
O'Bservation: Yes, he started out in a movie that got a sequel over twenty years later. But he showed up in a TV movie, once again played by Anthony Perkins.
Sarah Dooley won't be inducted any time soon. Maybe someday when I'm feeling the entire slate of new members should be given over to the Dark Side....