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|←||L&O, Episode 13.17||→|
|Production number: E3318|
First aired: 2 April 2003
| Written By|
William N. Fordes
The killing of a cab driver leads to case involving a lost book, two authors and the accused demanding the death penalty.
Main cast Edit
- Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe
- Jesse L. Martin as Detective Ed Green
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
- Sam Waterston as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy
- Elisabeth Röhm as A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn
- Fred Dalton Thompson as D.A. Arthur Branch
Guest cast Edit
- Stanley Anderson as Nelson Lambert
- Constance Barron as Marta Warner
- John Cariani as Julian Beck
- Michael Early as Norman Carlson
- Joe Holt as Richard Hardwick
- Lauren Klein as Judge Carla Soloman
- David Rosenbaum as Judge Alan Berman
- Saul Rubinek as Ira Simpkis
- J.K. Simmons as Dr. Emil Skoda
- David Wike as Clay Warner
- Doug Yasuda as Ji-Hoon Pack
- Joey Temperini as Max
- Robert Prescott as Warden
- Greg Schmalbach as Court Clerk
- Tony Michael Donnelly as John
- Sonia Braga as Helen
- William H. Burns as Uniform Officer
- Charles Baudelaire
- Albert Einstein
- Jean Genet
- George III
- Victor Hugo
- Jack the Ripper
- Robert Lee Redburn (victim)
- Arthur Rimbaud
- Paul Verlaine
- Vietnam War
- Oscar Wilde
- "Remorse. That's for naughty children and priests."
- – Nelson Lambert
- Clay Warner: Victor Hugo compared prison to church--the deprivation, the regulation, the conformity.
- Emil Skoda: And you agree?
- Clay Warner: Prison is the anti-church. A church lifts the human consciousness, elevating man beyond himself to a union with his God, but prison...forces him down. Flesh against concrete. It crushes him deeper into himself. Writers like Hugo paint these grand metaphors without having the slightest reality check. Sure, they heard about what goes on in prison, but they never really know. A life sentence. Think about what that means, Doctor. Every minute of every day, forever. Imagining death's a lot easier, no?
- "Why would I be scared? Death is nothing more than the absence of life, and believe me, life isn't as precious a commodity as people delude themselves into believing. Life, death, it doesn't matter to me either way."
- – Clay Warner
Background information and notes Edit
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