"Tabula Rasa"
L&O, Episode 9.19
Production number: E0222
First aired: 20 April 1999
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Bill Fallon
Written By
William N. Fordes & Kathy McCormick

Directed By
Richard Dobbs

Plot Edit

After a philosophy professor is pushed in front of a subway and killed, the investigation leads to a suspect who, following a divorce, changed his identity and disappeared with his daughters.

Cast Edit

Main cast Edit

Guest cast Edit

References Edit

Quotes Edit

"It's Jonestown without the Kool-Aid"
Jack McCoy, on the Fallon family

Background information and notes Edit

  • During syndicated reruns on TNT, Benjamin Bratt, Sam Waterson and Angie Harmon are not in the opening credits, but Chris Noth and Michael Moriarty are.
  • On the same day the episode aired, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold open fire at Columbine High School, killing 12 students and 1 teacher, injuring 21 others, and then turning the guns on themselves.
  • Jay O. Sanders would later appear as Captain Joseph Hannah in Season 10 of Criminal Intent that brough back Detectives Goren and Eamses in the final season.

Episode scene cards Edit

1 2 3

N.Y.C.U. Campus
158 second avenue
Wednesday, March 18

Manhattan terrace hotel
697 broadway
Wednesday, March 18

Brooklyn college
Alumni association
Friday, March 20

4 5 6

Criminal court AR-2
Thursday, March 26

Chambers of
Judge Donald Renner
Thursday, April 9

Chambers of
Judge Lisa Holtz
Wednesday, April 22


Supreme Court
Tuesday, May 12

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