|L&O, Episode 13.12|
|Production number: E3313|
First aired: 5 February 2003
| Written By|
Marc Guggenheim & Noah Baylin
A drug dealer turns up dead, leading detectives to members of a neighborhood watch group whose lives were poisoned by the victim. The priest who leads the group confesses to the crime, claiming that God told him to do it.
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
- Bruce MacVittie as Bill Parker
- Dick Latessa as Bishop Durning
- Carolyn McCormick as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
- Peter Frechette as Jim Wheeler
- Maggie Burke as Judge Elayne Link
- Andrea Navedo as Detective Ana Cordova
- Antoinette LaVecchia as Linda Parker
- John Douglas Thompson as Lloyd Jackson
- Keith Davis as John Jefferson
- Andrew Polk as Jared Sterling
- Joe Gonzalez as Sergeant Martinez
- Peter Lewis as Sergeant Dreisner
- Denis O'Hare as Father Richard Hogan
- Brian McQuillan as John
- Ruth Maleczech as Old Woman
- Jessica Pimental as Hooker
- Antonique Smith as Gina
- Jose Edwin Soto as Juan
- Kesed Ragin as Sean
- Brent Meyer as Robert
- Pietro González as Super
- DeVone Lawson Jr. as Dwayne (uncredited)
(about Father Hogan)
- Arthur Branch: Justification?
- Serena Southerlyn: "Yes, I killed, but God told me to."
- Arthur Branch: You gotta admit, it's a lot more creative than "the Devil made me do it".
- Jack McCoy: Next stop, virgin sacrifices.
- Jack McCoy: Smile, Serena. This is our Inherit the Wind. This is where we get to prove in a court of law that there is no big guy up there with the white beard pulling invisible strings.
- Serena Southerlyn: So what exactly did those nuns do to you?
- Arthur Branch: This country could use a double dose of whatever God's got on special today.
- Jack McCoy: Perhaps, but not in the courtroom.
Background information and notes Edit
Episode scene cards Edit
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