"Double Down"
L&O, Episode 7.19
Production number: K1122
First aired: 16 April 1997
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Teleplay By
Ed Zuckerman & Shimon Wincelberg

Story By
Shimon Wincelberg & Richard Sweren

Directed By
Arthur W. Forney

The suspect of a liquor store robbery gone wrong digs himself in a deeper situation after he tries to bribe the prosecution.


McCoy tries to sidestep a plea bargain he made with a dangerous suspect in order to see justice done after discovering that the man helped commit two murders and committed one made the deal to get away with it: a cop, a witness and his partner. McCoy ends up keeping to the deal with the intention of charging the killer, Henry Harp with the murder of his partner seperatly. After a hearing, McCoy is allowed to try Harp for his partner's murder and he refuses to take any deal that won't put Harp away for life.


Main cast

Guest cast


Mitchell Titus; St. Justin's Hospital; Red Star Liquor


(McCoy has been approached to decide whether or not to accept Harp's plea bargain)

Jack McCoy: How long has Mr. Titus been missing?
Jamie Ross: 10 hours, just after noon.
Jack McCoy: 2 AM justice. Not always conducive to wisdom.

"Congratulations, McCoy. You just bought the Brooklyn Bridge from a double murderer."
Lennie Briscoe, after finding out that Mitchell Titus was already dead when Henry Harp offered up his location.

Lennie Briscoe: We found Earl Novak.
Jack McCoy: Is he talking?
Lennie Briscoe: He's dead.

Lennie Briscoe: So he walks for killing a cop, but you nail him for killing a cop-killer?
Jack McCoy: An irony he'll reflect on when he's doing 40 years at Attica.

Rey Curtis: He wants us to put our asses on the line so that he can pull his out of the fire.
Jack McCoy: Nobody's asking you to commit perjury.
Lennie Briscoe: Just tell me where to show up.

Sally Bell: I just never expected you to stoop to his level.
Jack McCoy: Gee. (turns to Ross) Jamie, how many people did I kill last week?

Sally Bell: We can offer you another deal, save you the cost of a trial...
Jack McCoy: He does hard time in Rikers until Hell freezes over. How's *that* for a deal?

Background information and notes

Background information and notes

Previous episode:
"Mad Dog"
"Double Down"
Law & Order
Season 7
Next episode:
"We Like Mike"
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