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|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.
- 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
- Dick Latessa as Bishop Durning
- Carolyn McCormick as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
- Maggie Burke as Judge Elayne Link
- Andrea Navedo as Detective Ana Cordova
- Joe Gonzalez as Sergeant Martinez
- Denis O'Hare as Father Richard Hogan
- Bruce MacVittie as Bill Parker
- Peter Frechette as Defense Attorney Jim Wheeler
- Antoinette LaVecchia as Linda Parker
- Ruth Maleczech as Old Woman
- Jessica Pimental as Hooker
- Antonique Smith as Gina
- Jose Edwin Soto as Juan
- John Douglas Thompson as Lloyd Jackson
- Keith Davis as John Jefferson
- Andrew Polk as Jared Sterling
- Peter Lewis as Sgt. Dreisner
- Brian McQuillan as John
- 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
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