Monday, May 5, 2008

The Law & Order Dream Interpretation Guide

Admit it. You’ve had dreams starring some of your favorite, and maybe not so favorite, Law & Order characters. You probably awakened, wondering what it all meant. Well, wonder no more. I’ve compiled a tongue-in-cheek, definitive All Things Law & Order Dream Interpretation Guide to help you figure out what it means when a character from the Law & Order franchise appears in your dreams.
Find the L&O character (below) that made a guest appearance in your dream, and read the explanation. Hopefully this will make your Law & Order dreams more fun and meaningful. Pleasant dreams!

Law & Order (The Original)

Adam Schiff (Steven Hill): You feel particularly crabby about everything. Nothing will make you feel satisfied right now. Nothing. So get over it and move on.

Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty): Ben represents needed restraint. You are tempted to say or do something you will regret, especially if it involves someone in a political office. Don’t do it, it could affect your career.

Paul Robinette (Richard Brooks): You feel misunderstood. People either don’t understand what drives you, or they just can’t hear you. Speak up!

Det. Sgt. Max Greevey (George Dzundza): Max represents guilt. If you’re Catholic, you need to go to confession immediately, even if you didn't do anything. If you’re not Catholic, find someone else to whom you can confess because clearly you did something bad. (Just don’t confess to anyone who can turn you in to the police.)

Det. Mike Logan (Chris Noth): If you’re a woman and you dream of Mike, you will soon meet the man of your dreams. If you’re already married, you know you’re dreaming, so take your time in waking up, it could get interesting. If you are a man, dreaming of Mike means you need to control your temper before you punch someone out.

Det. Sgt. Phil Ceretta (Paul Sorvino): You are craving carbohydrates. Have some pasta when you wake up.

Det. Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach): Lennie represents your cynical and pessimistic side. Something could be happening in your life that is bringing out negativity. If you dream of John Munch and Lennie Briscoe in the same dream, this is too much cynicism to handle all at once and could indicate a serious mental illness – seek help immediately! If you dream of Lennie and you are having marital problems in real life, it’s fairly certain you’ll end up in divorce. If you a man in the same predicament, this means you will have to fork over alimony too.

Det. Rey Curtis (Benjamin Bratt): Rey represents naiveté. His presence means that even though you are a good person and you mean well, not everybody else behaves the same. Time to grow up and join the real world.

Det. Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin): Ed represents opportunity. When you dream of Ed, it could mean that you have a chance to get into something that will change your life for the better. Don’t get stuck in a comfortable rut; change can be a very good thing.

Det. Nina Cassady (Milena Govich): If you are a woman, you have a desire to be a beauty queen. If you are a man, you are just happy that Nina showed up in your dreams.

Det. Joe Fontana (Dennis Farina): It’s time to update your wardrobe, maybe with a splash of yellow or orange. This applies if you are a man or a woman.

Det. Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto): You desire unconditional love. Go out and get a pet.

Det. Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson): You don’t feel like people trust you. They may have good reason not to. You may have to prove yourself trustworthy.

Captain Don Cragen (Dann Florek): You may be feeling unappreciated for your work. You may need a job change – or change to a different department. Sometimes a simple transfer can work wonders to revitalize your career.

Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson): You are feeling insecure, that maybe your successes aren’t viewed by others as real.

DA Nora Lewin (Dianne Wiest): If you’re a woman, you may be considering going on a diet. If you’re a man, you’re just appalled someone like Nora showed up in your dreams because you were hoping for Nina Cassady.

DA Arthur Branch (Fred Dalton Thompson): You are experiencing delusions of grandeur. You’re not all that, despite what you may think. Be careful you don’t bite off more than you can chew, or burn your bridges behind you, or….you get the picture.

DA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston): If you dream of Jack drinking scotch, you may be suffering from a drinking problem. If he is drinking scotch and Danielle Melnick comes along, you are going to have a very very bad day. If Jack is prosecuting you, you did something bad, and you will get caught sooner or later. If you are plea bargaining with Jack, you have the upper hand in a real-life situation that may seem hopeless at face value. If you are a woman and dream that Jack is taking off his pants behind the office door, well, try not to wake up right away.

EADA Michael Cutter (Linus Roache): Cutter represents clutter in your life and home. It may be time to clean your house or office and discard things that don’t belong any more, like baseball bats in your office. If you dream of Michael Cutter and Jack McCoy in the same room, you really need to de-clutter, get organized, and neaten up quick before you become a full blown slob.

ADA Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy): You are attracted to people who are unattainable. It may be time to reassess a relationship.

ADA Jamie Ross (Carey Lowell): Jamie represents dominance. If you are a woman, you may think you can juggle life, career, motherhood, etc. and keep it all in balance and control. If you are a man, Jamie represents a woman in your life who scares you because she could squash you like a bug if she wanted to.

ADA Abbie Carmichael (Angie Harmon): If you are a woman, you may be feeling the need to help feed the starving people of the world, or maybe you’re just hungry yourself. You just feel the need to gain some weight. If you are a man, Abbie represents a female friend that you’d like to go out and just have a beer with, but you’re afraid she’ll have you locked up on death row before the night is out.

ADA Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Rohm): You have a desire to come out of the closet, even though you aren’t even gay.

ADA Alexandra Borgia (Annie Parisse): She is a warning sign. There is something happening in your life that should be setting off alarm bells, but you are going about life as if nothing is wrong. Be cautious as danger may lurk behind the next door you open.

ADA Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza): Connie represents principles. If you dream of Connie, it may mean that you need to take a stand for what you believe in or what is right.

Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (Carolyn McCormick): Your friends think you’re sanctimonious and self-righteous. You need to come down off your high horse, or you may lose your friends or colleagues.

Dr. Emil Skoda (J.K. Simmons): Dr. Skoda represents the freeloader in you. You may be experiencing a deep seated need to mooch a free lunch from one of your clients, business contacts, friends, family - anybody as long as you don't have to pay.

M.E. Elizabeth Rogers (Leslie Hendrix): Try to wake up as quickly as possible. If you can’t, you’re dead.

Law & Order SVU

Det. Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni): If you dream Stabler is yelling at you, you are harboring inner anger. Something is bothering you and will soon boil to the surface if you don’t let it out. If Stabler is interrogating you, you’re stressed and feel like you are going to cave under the pressure. If you are a woman and dream you see Stabler’s tattoo, it means he probably has his shirt off so try not to wake up right away.

Det. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay): If you’re a woman, your biological clock is ticking. If you’re a man, you want to father some children. If you’re a man and dream of Olivia in the shower, try not to wake up right away, this could be your only chance. If you’re a woman dreaming the same thing, you could be wishing you were a lesbian (also see Serena Southerlyn). If you dream of Olivia and Serena together in the shower, try to remember what you dream and write it down - it could make some good fan fic.

Det. John Munch (Richard Belzer): Someone IS plotting a conspiracy against you. Be wary.

Det. Fin Tutuola (Ice-T): You are feeling left out and ignored. You’re not getting the attention you used to get.

Det. Chester Lake (Adam Beach): Chester represents boredom. Nothing will happen in this dream so you might as well wake up.

ADA Alex Cabot (Stephanie March): You feel like you need protection. Witness protection. What on earth did you get involved in?

ADA Casey Novak (Diane Neal): Casey represents jello. I am not sure what that means in your life, but she just jiggles a lot.

Dr. George Huang (B.D. Wong): You are over-analyzing your life. Nothing is as complicated as it seems.

Dr. Melinda Warner (Tamara Tunie): See M.E. Elizabeth Rogers. The same thing applies here.

Law & Order Criminal Intent

Det. Robert “Bobby” Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio): Goren dreams are very hard to explain because Goren has so many layers. A Goren dream may mean that you are troubled by something but you're not quite sure what it is. If you dream of Goren interrogating you, wake up because the outcome will not be pretty. Dreaming of Goren with his shirt off could either be a dream come true for some, or a nightmare for others. Either way, exercise extreme caution with Goren dreams because he is a little unstable and he could turn on you any moment.

Det. Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe): Eames represents a “take charge” mindset. When you dream of Eames, it could mean you need to take charge of your life, or your job, or your relationship. Be the boss and don’t let anyone give you any grief.

Captain James Deakins (Jamey Sheridan): You feel like you need to make a major case out of everything.

ADA Ron Carver (Courtney B. Vance): You’re frustrated because you really really really want to be able to show your talents, but nobody gives you the chance to do so.

Det. Lynn Bishop (Samantha Buck): Bishop represents a blank slate. She represents nothing, so if she shows up in your dreams, don’t worry, it’s meaningless.

Det. Caroyln Barek (Annabella Sciorra): She represents something in your life that just doesn’t fit. When you find out what it is, get rid of it and find a more fitting replacement, if necessary.

Det. Megan Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson): You think people see you as innocent or naïve, but you know better. It may be time to show off a little.

Det. Nola Falacci (Alicia Witt): Your friends, family, or coworkers find you annoying. You may not realize it but seeing Falacci in your dream is a sure sign that you need to improve.

Captain Danny Ross (Eric Bogosian): You secretly desire to get a super curly permanent for your hair. That applies if you are a man OR a woman. If you are bald, you're on your own.


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samfan said...

This is great! And it actually makes sense! I love it, I will most likely print this of and hang it in my office. It will give eveyone a good laugh and it is a good evaluating tool. How long did it take you to write this? Great post, actually one of my favorites, it doesn't top your Sam ones though!

All Things Law & Order said...

I had it turning around in my head for a few days, but when I sat down to write it today, it took me a solid two hours. But it was a fun two hours. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Music Wench said...

Oh this was just great! LOL I'm most impressed by your creativity. It brought a smile to my face. :)

wildwood said...

Hysterical! Although I have to add that if I were dreaming of Jack McCoy and Michael Cutter in the same room with me, that would also be one of those times I wouldn't be in a hurry to wake up.

free dream interpretation said...

Some people say they don't dream... but they do dream... they just don't remember their dreams. Dreaming is a necessary function for the mind.

Try this exercise if you are looking for an answer.. speak to your dreaming self or Dream Guide before retiring at night and ask for a specific dream for a specific problem you are encountering. Ask for a dream that will give you a solution to your problem.. one that is simple and easy to understand.. Repeat it over and over like a lullaby as you drift off to sleep. Keep a dream journal and pen by your bed. When you awaken, write everything down that you remember of this dream.. people, details, colours, faces, feelings. Write all this down without analysing.. be descriptive instead. Then set it aside. A few days later, read what you have written without judgment and you will find that you have a solution there to your problem. Viola! Simple isn't it?