Even the venerable Law & Order is not immune to the — well, “charms” isn’t the word, is it? — the mess that is Jon & Kate Plus Eight, Kate Plus Eight, or the current talk-show saga I call Jon & Kate Against The World.

On Oct. 16, Law & Order will air an episode entitled “Reality Bites,” in which a ripped-from-the-headlines couple are divorcing and, according to reports, the Kate-like figure is murdered, with the Jon-like character a suspect.

Law & Order has been having a great season so far. (Did anyone catch its season premiere, with Sam Waterston taking on government officials who sanctioned torture?) I’m going to get an advance peek at the Oct. 16 episode soon, and will report back.

Do you think the Gosselins are a torture even the great Waterston cannot handle?