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|Production number: 18001|
First aired: 2 January 2008
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The death of Thomas Lupo brings his brother, Detective Cyrus Lupo, to the 27th Precinct. It appears Tom Lupo's death was the first of a string of assisted suicides, and Van Buren assigns Green to work with Lupo to investigate the suicides.
- Jesse L. Martin as Detective Ed Green
- Jeremy Sisto as Detective Cyrus Lupo
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
- Linus Roache as Executive A.D.A. Michael Cutter
- Alana De La Garza as A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa
- Sam Waterston as D.A. Jack McCoy
- Brad Dourif as Dr. David Lingard
- Marin Ireland as Mila Hames Lingard
- Elizabeth Marvel as Attorney Grubman
- Guenia Lemos as Jenny Lupo
- Leslie Hendrix as Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
- Dominic Fumusa as Tom Lupo
- Gerry Becker as Gerard Wills
- Michael McKean as Bill Nolan
- Susan Blackwell as Judge Agnes Reisman
- Wayne Kasserman as Rick O'Dell
- William Youmans as Larry Driscoll
- Joe Forbrich as Detective Joe Cormack
- Ed Hodson as Judge Wendell Kessler
- Jaime Lincoln Smith as Assistant M.E. Thorne
- Alan Ariano as Detective Hai Xiong
- Perry Martijena as Jude Lupo
- Rich Duva as First Reporter
- Anthony Ventola as Second Reporter
- Benjamin Pelteson as Nick
- Scott Johnsen as Intel Detective
- Philip E Jones as Basketball Player (uncredited)
- Dr. David Lingard is nicknamed "Dr. Death" in this episode. Lingard was imprisoned after performing several assisted suicides (including one on television) and had been out of prison for a month at the time of "Called Home." The real-life Dr. Jack Kevorkian was similarly nicknamed "Dr. Death" and was similarly imprisoned for several years for performing several assisted suicides (including one on television).
- "Jack, you grew up with Woodward and Bernstein. I grew up with Geraldo."
- – Michael Cutter (speaking to Jack McCoy)
- "People v. Duffy: Why don't you look that one up on that gadget?"
- – Jack McCoy (speaking to Michael Cutter, who's holding a BlackBerry; this is the first time we see Cutter's BlackBerry, and he is seen using the BlackBerry extensively in this episode and throughout his run on the series)
- Michael Cutter: Branch used to fill these shelves with knick-knacks and awards.
- Jack McCoy: It's a working office now, not a show room.
Background information and notes
- Jeremy Sisto joins the cast as Detective Cyrus Lupo, replacing Milena Govich's Detective Nina Cassady. Oddly, Sisto portrayed defense attorney Clint Glover in the episode, "The Family Hour," which aired immediately before "Called Home" aired.
- Sam Waterston's Jack McCoy is promoted to DA, replacing Fred Thompson's Arthur Branch as DA, as Thompson left the show to seek the 2008 Republican nomination for President of the United States. In a conversation at the end of the preceding episode "The Family Hour," Branch had hinted that McCoy would one day replace him as DA. Ironically, in the season 16 episode, "Red Ball," Branch had said that McCoy was a great prosecutor but would never be a district attorney.
- Linus Roache joins the cast as Executive ADA Michael Cutter, replacing McCoy as Executive ADA.
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