|←||L&O, Episode 13.07||→|
|Production number: E3306|
First aired: 20 November 2002
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A defense attorney who had just acquitted a man who had crippled a police officer is gunned down outside a Manhattan restaurant. The detectives start with police officers in the precinct of the injured officer, then to his brother, before they are led to a white supremacist who is part of a national network. McCoy is faced with the unlikely prospect that the defendant's attorney, his friend of 20 years and a friend of the slain lawyer, played a part in the murder of a Florida district attorney following the defendant's arrest. McCoy is able to make a deal that preserves the integrity of his adversary, but not without a cost.
- 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
- Tovah Feldshuh as Defense Attorney Danielle Melnick
- Michael Mulheren as Judge Harrison Taylor
- Michael Louis Wells as Legal Aid Attorney Kevin Clemens
- John Cariani as C.S.U. Technician Julian Beck
- David Rosenbaum as Judge Alan Berman
- Iris Little Thomas as Judge Barbara Lusky
- Graham Winton as Kevin Wilson
- Garret Dillahunt as Julian Preuss
- Chris Diamantopoulos as Chris Wilson
- Georgine Hall as Thalia Raye Phillips
- Daniel Pearce as Defense Attorney Jacob Finestein
- Kristen Sieh as Cathy
- Michael Genet as Defense Attorney Bill Danberg
- John Hillner as Defense Attorney Wesley McGrath
- Thaddeus Daniels as Sergeant Lawrence
- Curtiss Cook as Darnell Marbury
- Anthony Mangano as P.O. Vitelli
- Angela Roberts as Defense Attorney Louise Watts
- Hope Clarke as Mrs. Marbury
- Mark Lotito as Bartender
- John Ottavino as Sergeant
- Tom Day as P.O. Waters
- Robert Rodriguez as P.O. Hernandez
- Ephraim Benton as Thug
- Christopher Coucill as Defense Attorney Vance Grodie
- Don Bovingloh as Defense Attorney Douglas Silberman
- C.C. Loveheart as Jury Foreperson
- James Flaherty as Court Clerk
- Police Officer: Homicide? Damn, and I just ran out of cigars.
- Ed Green: That ain't funny, man.
- Police Officer: (to Lennie) Your partner needs to loosen up.
- Lennie Briscoe: This is loose.
- Jack McCoy: You know why I'm here?
- Danielle Melnick: No. Your Golden Retriever threw you out?
(Green has suggested that Southerlyn infiltrate the APU offices)
- Serena Southerlyn: What, you think they'll talk to me?
- Ed Green: Blonde hair, blue eyes ... Hell, if you're lucky they'll put you in a poster.
- Serena Southerlyn: (sarcastically) Gee, thanks.
(about the American Patriot Union)
- Serena Southerlyn: They're a cross between the Christian right and some of the nationalist militias you see out west.
- Lennie Briscoe: God and guns.
- Ed Green: Bad chemistry.
- Lennie Briscoe: (to Darnell Marbury) Your get-out-of-jail-free ticket took five in the chest.
(Preuss' lawyer thinks he's representing a sauce company)
- Lennie Briscoe: You know where the money from all that sauce goes?
- Julian Preuss: We have a lot of expenses!
- Ed Green: Yeah, guns, explosives...
- Lennie Briscoe: All those copies of Mein Kampf...
- Julian Preuss: You think I'm stupid?
- Jack McCoy: The jury's still out on that.
- Lennie Briscoe: Better be careful, Jack. Looks like it's open season on lawyers.
Background information and notes
- Goof: Michael Louis Wells is credited as "Matthew Clemens" in this episode and all his other future episodes, but in the season 15 episode In God We Trust, his first name is given as "Kevin" by ADA Alexandra Borgia.
Episode scene cards
Grodie & Watts
American Patriot Union
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