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|←||L&O, Episode 7.23||→|
|Production number: K1112|
First aired: 21 May 1997
| Written By|
René Balcer & Ed Zuckerman
In the prosecution of a fatal shooting, Schiff refuses the governor's order to seek the death penalty and is removed from the case--prompting him to sue the governor.
Main cast Edit
- Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe
- Benjamin Bratt as Detective Rey Curtis
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
- Sam Waterston as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy
- Carey Lowell as A.D.A. Jamie Ross
- Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff
Guest cast Edit
- Jason Antoon as Nidal Salaam
- Charlotte Colavin as Judge Lisa Pongracic
- Diane Cossa as Ms. Conroy
- David Cromwell as Mr. Veitch
- John Driver as Phillip Keenan
- Susie Essman as Ms. Shapiro
- Jack Gilpin as Mr. Axtell
- Ava Haddad as Sally Jacobs
- Dani Klein as Susan Beckner
- Lois Markle as Ms. Kaplan
- Michael P. Moran as Judge Horace Barclay
- Leslie Nipkow as CSU Technician Linda Jones
- Lianna Pai as Carolyne Trang
- Roy Thinnes as Victor Panatti
- Richard Topol as Mickey Fine
- Kent Williams as Hank Coburn
- Peter von Berg as Doctor
- Ramsey Faragallah as Mahmud
- David Deblinger as Miller
- John Di Benedetto as McGill
- Donald Corren as Medill
- James Biberi as Reynolds
- Geoffrey Cantor as Mirvis
- Stephen Adly Guirgis as Ibrahim
- Sheikh Abdel-Rahman
- Sofia, Bulgaria
- Los Angeles, California
- Angkor Wat, Cambodia
- George Pataki
- Franklin D. Roosevelt (33rd President and former NY Governor)
- 1993 World Trade Center bombing
- Curtis: 'Kill Zionists'.
- Briscoe: Good thing he wasn't a better shot
- Briscoe: Good champagne, but it's dusty.
- Curtis: This caviar has mold.
- "I would have worn my red silk but it's in the wash."
- – Lennie Briscoe
- "The governor has no business coming into New York County and telling us how to prosecute criminals. That's the District Attorney's job. That's what I was elected to do. The governor has hijacked this case from the citizens of this county. He made a mistake. We're here to let him know it. Thank you."
- – Adam Schiff to the press about suing the Governor
- "Your Honor, if I may...The Governor's using his office to put a man's life in the balance. He claims his power is absolute--beyond review. That's arrogant. Smacks of royal authority. I don't think the Constitution allows it and I know the justice system can't tolerate it."
- – Adam Schiff in court
Background information and notes Edit
- Adam Schiff's wife passes away from a stroke at the end of this episode.
- This episode appears to be based on the Angel Diaz case. Governor George Pataki had removed District Attorney Robert Johnson from the case involving Diaz' alleged shooting of New York city police officer Kevin Gillespie and replaced him with State Attorney General Dennis Vacco as he believed Johnson was not seriously seeking the death penalty. Diaz later hung himself in jail while awaiting trial.
Episode scene cardsEdit
One Police Plaza
Flowers by Allisa
Small World Travel
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