|"Vaya Con Dios"|
|←||L&O, Episode 10.24||→|
|Production number: E1108|
First aired: 24 May 2000
| Written By|
René Balcer & Richard Sweren
After the death of a man who tried to find who was responsible for the torture-killing of his son in Chile many years ago, McCoy goes after a colonel.
- 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
- Angie Harmon as A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael
- Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff
- Joe Morton as Leon Chiles
- Tomas Milian as Colonel Emilio Pantoya
- Rebecca Schull as Mrs. Whitman
- George Morfogen as Mr. Reyes
- Armand Schultz as Kevin Morse
- Brian Davies as Judge Warren Busey
- Michael David Lally as Paul Wheeler
- Larry Clarke as Detective Morris LaMotte
- Michael Ealy as Private Nelson
- Robert Jason Jackson as Sergeant Scott
- Ellen Lancaster as Rana Whitman
- William Jay Marshall as Don Fredricks
- Patricia Mauceri as Belinda Rojas
- Olga Merediz as Elena Calderon
- Julián Rebolledo as Lieutenant Orra
- David Wolos-Fonteno as John Groban
- Mary Shultz as Carrie Benson
- David Derek Rogers as Abraham
- Edwin Sherin as Chief Justice
- Don Stephenson as CSU Technician
- Paul Molnar as Medical Examiner
- Bill Fairbairn as Foreperson
- Nancy Franklin as Female Justice
- Elaina Erika Davis as Claudia
- Alicia Renee Washington as State Department Attorney
- Amy Bouril as Clerk
- Yusef Bulos as Van Dam
- Marcus Ho as Chris
- Edwin Albrecht
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Che Guevera
- Bela Lugosi
- Persian Gulf War
- Soviet Union
- United States Army
- United States Marine Corps
- United States Navy
- Vietnam War
- Washington DC
- West Germany
- Jason Whitman
- Officer: Figure him for a vagrant, looking for a warm place to sleep.
- Lennie Briscoe: Well, he found it.
- Lennie Briscoe: Whoo, this is nice. Hey, how much is this?
- Store owner: $5,000.
- Lennie Briscoe: For a suit?
- Store owner: For a jacket.
- "If he had anything to do with killing this man's kid, he better run. 27 years ago or not."
- – Lennie Briscoe about Captain Albrecht
- "Let me guess. Voice mail-hell in Spanish?"
- – Lennie Briscoe
- Lennie Briscoe: Our suspect's an American, but uh, who did the call go to?
- Belinda Rojas: To Colonel Emilio Pantoya.
- Lennie Briscoe: Director of Intelligence for Pinochet? From what I've read, Pantoya's practically a war criminal.
- Belinda Rojas: Old history. Chile's a democracy now. Colonel Pantoya's a senator.
- Paul Wheeler: It's not an American problem.
- Jack McCoy: A dead American is not your problem?
- Paul Wheeler: It's over and done with, Mr. McCoy.
- Lennie Briscoe: You're under arrest, Colonel.
- Emilio Pantoya: Arrest? What for?
- Ed Green: Conspiracy to commit murder.
- Emilio Pantoya: I'm sorry, my friend, but I have immunity. Blanket immunity.
- Lennie Briscoe: The same blanket you put over Jason Whitman's corpse?
- Mr. Reyes: They hung me upside down by my ankles and burned me with cigarettes. They put electrodes on my tongue and my eyelids. They would not let me sleep. They tried to drown me. Three times they put a gun to my head and pretended to shoot me. They did this to me for two months.
- Jack McCoy: And you're positive that the people who tortured you were under the command of Colonel Pantoya?
- Mr. Reyes: Yes. He visited the prison many times. The man you laughed at, the man hanging like a pig, it was me. Through my blood and my tears, I saw you, Colonel.
- "There was war and anarchy in my country. Allende and his pack of communists were stealing private property bankrupting the country with their irresponsible ideas. Then we acted to save the republic and we acted with support of the American government."
- – Emilio Pantoya
- "A man has only the rights he can defend. Our most basic right is life. It's enshrined not only in our Constitution but in the charter of the United Nations. The prohibition against taking a life is found in our most ancient texts and in the statutes of every nation. Every murder, whether in Brooklyn, Santiago, Rwanda or Kosovo, demands punishment by whatever legal means possible. Otherwise, the right to life is just an empty promise."
- – Jack McCoy
Background information and notes
- This was the final appearance of Steven Hill as Adam Schiff in the franchise. In the next episode, "Endurance", it is said that he is in Vienna, Austria working on Holocaust Reparations.
- This episode appears to be based on Charles Horman.
Episode scene cards
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