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|←||L&O, Episode 14.12||→|
|Production number: E4310|
First aired: 14 January 2004
| Written By|
The investigation into the murder of a former bookie turned mob informant reveals a disturbing new wrinkle in organized crime involving legitimate businessmen moonlighting as contract hitmen in a battle for mob leadership, and ends with a Federal ploy to nullify the plea bargain in the case, leaving McCoy seething and two more people dead.
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
- T. Scott Cunningham as Cary Stillman
- Joseph Ragno as Federico Righetti
- Jana Robbins as Assistant U.S. Attorney Jean Piccone
- Leslie Hendrix as M.E. Elizabeth Rodgers
- Ben Shenkman as Defense Attorney Nick Margolis
- Gina Bonati as Marie Tortino
- David Brummel as Judge Gus Stamos
- Jerry Dixon as Detective Alvin Roberts
- Mercedes Herrero as Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Myers
- Eric Hoffman as Albie Sullivan
- Michael McCartney as Uniform Officer Russell
- Brian O'Neill as Eddie Collins
- Pippa Pearthree as Judge Esther Morrow
- Joseph Riccobene as Peter Righetti
- Larry Sherman as Arraignment Judge Colin Fraser
- Dan Ziskie as Joshua Kramer
- Debra Wiseman as Bank Officer
- Paul Romero as Frankie
- Sal Ranieri as First Goon
- Herb Lovelle as Phil
- Perri Gaffney as Nurse
- Larry Gregory as Guard
- Brienin Bryant as Nurse
- Matthew Del Negro as Vinny
- Alice Connorton as Jackie
- Hudson Cooper as Bailiff
Anita Van Buren: (listening to the surveillance tape) "It's like watching concrete harden.
Lennie Briscoe: (while arresting Federico Righetti) "The guys from 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' are going to want to have a serious sit-down with you.
Lennie Briscoe: (after the murder of Righetti - and his nurse) I could care less about these Mob guys...it's the collateral damage that gets to me.
Arthur Branch: We romanticize these people - make movies about 'em - and they're nothing but heartless scum.
Jack McCoy: You think they knew - the Feds - that Peter Righetti was going to have his uncle killed?
Arthur Branch: They might've predicted...that's a long way from knowing...
Jack McCoy: What if they used us to put Righetti back on the street?
Arthur Branch: I think you're giving the Feds way too much credit - they ain't that clever.
Jack McCoy: Still, lucky break for them...now they roll up the whole crew, starting with Peter Righetti for the murder of his uncle...
Arthur Branch: Good riddance.
Background information and notes Edit
Background information and notes
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Law & Order
| Next episode:|
"Married with Children"