Last night's episode on NBC's Law & Order, The Taxman Cometh, centered around the estate tax:
Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) are called in to investigate the death of a young heiress, Annie Douglas (guest star Morgan Lynch), who died of an apparent drug overdose. The detectives begin to suspect her cousin, Randy (guest star Daniel Abeles), whose inheritance was increased due to Annie's death. As the investigation continues, Annie's greedy relatives reveal another recent loss in the group. The case becomes more than a family matter as an experimental cancer clinic, fraudulent adoptions and unborn children are tied into the case.
My favorite line, from the CPA who arranges for the killing of wealthy people in 2010 to take advantage of the one-year repeal of the estate tax:
"The only charge I am guilty of is explaining the tax code."