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Abbie Carmichael (Character)
from "Law & Order" (1990)

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"Law & Order: Stiff (#10.23)" (2000)
Abbie Carmichael: ...I know what you're going to say, but we don't hand out Brownie points for helping people kill themselves.

Abbie Carmichael: Spare me the violins...

Abbie Carmichael: It's a suicide, it's an accident, it's a breath mint. This guy gives me a headache.

Abbie Carmichael: [discussing a case] What do you call this?
Det. Ed Green: Besides a bunch of crazy, rich white people with too much time on their hands?
Detective Lennie Briscoe: The best Skoda could come up with was "necrophilia without tears".

Jack McCoy: I've never liked doctors.
Abbie Carmichael: I don't like people who pick on their mothers.
Lt. Anita Van Buren: I don't like people we can't make a case against.

Abbie Carmichael: We just take his word that the suicide was his wife's idea; she didn't leave a note, a videotape?
Detective Lennie Briscoe: I guess they didn't read "Euthanasia for Dummies".

Jack McCoy: [referring to David Moore and his wife] If she's incapacitated for any reason, he gets power of attorney.
Abbie Carmichael: Which means, as long as she's alive, he has access to her money.
D.A. Adam Schiff: He gave her just enough insulin to put her into a coma. Talk about threading a needle.

Abbie Carmichael: I'm going to where anyone who wants to poison their neighbor goes to first these days...
Jack McCoy: ...the internet.
Abbie Carmichael: MPTP, Parkinson's... If there are any relevant articles, maybe we can find out if Debbie Mason downloaded them.
Jack McCoy: How-to-poison-dear-old-mom dot com.


"Law & Order: Cherished (#9.1)" (1998)
Abbie Carmichael: I have a solution that will make us all happy.
ADA Jack McCoy: What's that?
Abbie Carmichael: No deals for anybody. Let's hang 'em all.

Abbie Carmichael: This isn't a couple of teenagers who killed their newborn because they were scared. These are two adults who went to a lot of trouble to dump a dying child and to cover their tracks. I may be the new kid here, but to me, this sounds like murder.

Abbie Carmichael: This report says the child was 2 and a half years old, Marian was 13 months. They autopsied the wrong kid, send it back.
ADA Jack McCoy: Why don't you take yourself down and get acquainted with the medical examiner?
[cut to]
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: It's the same kid, bone age doesn't lie.

Abbie Carmichael: We have a week to finish our objectives.
ADA Jack McCoy: [holds out his hand] Do you agree we're too busy?
Abbie Carmichael: [turns his hand up and smacks it] Deal.

Detective Lennie Briscoe: [after obtaining a warrant from a reluctant judge] Good thing you booked time with the grand jury.
Abbie Carmichael: What grand jury?

[after Jack offers a plea deal to the defendants in exchange for testifying against the other, with no takers]
Abbie Carmichael: So... who do you want to put on trial?
ADA Jack McCoy: All of them.


"Law & Order: Refuge: Part 1 (#9.23)" (1999)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Malenkov's gotta be making a quarter of a million a month by massaging sore muscles.
Jack McCoy: Ain't America grand?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: You've gotta hand it to him, though. He's been here six years, he's working the system like a slot machine. I'm still trying to figure out alternate side of the street parking.

Jack McCoy: Emil, we're facing a motion to dismiss, our witnesses won't cooperate. This boy is our last, best hope. Couldn't you treat him?
Dr. Emil Skoda: I'm not a child psychologist. I don't have the expertise. I'm sorry it screws up your case, but...
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: If it was your kid, who would you get?
Dr. Emil Skoda: Well, since she's gone back to teaching, Liz Olivet. Specializes in kids with crime-related trauma.

Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: It's called omen formation. These kids want to have a sense of control over the terrible event they witnessed, so they come to believe that they dreamed it before it happened.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Then they feel guilty because they didn't do anything to stop it.
A.D.A. Toni Ricci: Poor kid gets it coming and going.
Jack McCoy: Would he recognize the killers?
Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: He said he could.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Do you think it's healthy putting him through the witness grinder?
Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: He told me he wants to help the police punish the bad guys. It might give him closure.

Jack McCoy: I want him off the case, Your Honor! He endangered witnesses, he interfered with the prosecution...
Nick Margolis: If Mr. McCoy had evidence to go with his huffing and puffing, I'd be in handcuffs right now.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: We can meet the standard of proof required to remove a corrupt attorney. It's all there in the moving papers.
Judge Harrison Taylor: Yes. Fascinating reading.
Nick Margolis: Your Honor...
Judge Harrison Taylor: You're out, Mr. Margolis. There's only one inference to be drawn from the fact that the VDF got into the wrong hands.
Nick Margolis: Well, that's unwarranted. I'm filing an appeal.
Judge Harrison Taylor: Yes, and in the meantime, you're still out.
Nick Margolis: All right. I want two days to get new counsel for my clients.
Jack McCoy: And replace Bonnie with Clyde? His entire firm should be barred.
Nick Margolis: My clients have the right to choose their counsel.
Jack McCoy: They have the right *to* counsel. Period. Anything beyond that is a privilege.

Mrs. Sofia Dementev: My husband isn't afraid. I'm not afraid. We're not murderers. You can't put us in prison forever.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: You could lose your business.
Mrs. Sofia Dementev: So we make another business. It's not first time.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Really? Big demand for electricians in Moscow?
Mrs. Sofia Dementev: What do you mean, "Moscow"?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Immigration Reform Act of 1996. We'll go over your books, your tax returns. If we find one decimal point out of place, you're on a plane back to the cheese lines in Red Square.
Mrs. Sofia Dementev: But we have a green card.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: I'm sure you'll get a lot of rubles for it on the black market.


"Law & Order: DWB (#9.2)" (1998)
Jack McCoy: I bought you dinner. I didn't know what you liked, so I got you salad, low-cal dressing...
Abbie Carmichael: Low-cal?
Jack McCoy: Excuse me?
Abbie Carmichael: I burn it, I don't store it... What did you get?
Jack McCoy: Ribs.
Abbie Carmichael: Great.
[takes the ribs]
Abbie Carmichael: Looks good. I'll eat, you graze.

Abbie Carmichael: [referring to a possible federal plea bargain] By the time the Feds get done with Dietrich they'll be naming bird sanctuaries after him.

D.A. Adam Schiff: [after the US district court has ruled that federal plea bargains are illegal] Preposterous decision. Hogties every federal prosecutor in the country. And, thanks to you, we're part of it.
Jack McCoy: The decision will be reversed on appeal. Six months from now. By then Dietrich and the other two will be on death row.
D.A. Adam Schiff: ...or your letter of resignation will be on my desk.
Abbie Carmichael: [pointing to wall of McCoy's office] My longhorn pennant will look good over there.

Detective Rey Curtis: [after Fratelli been picked out of a lineup and agreed to co-operate] He blinked.
Abbie Carmichael: Yeah, thanks to Mr Davis.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: Good ol' Ray Ray. The trick was giving him a number he couldn't forget: three. Rhymes with "squeegee"

Jack McCoy: Your first death sentence. You OK with it?
Abbie Carmichael: There's only one thing bothering me: Ray Ray, the squeegee man. The cops told him which one was Fratelli.
Jack McCoy: I know; I told them to. Perfectly legal. We were never going to use the identification at trial anyway.
Abbie Carmichael: Legal or not...
Jack McCoy: Major felonies, Abbie. Welcome to the bigs.


"Law & Order: Mother's Milk (#10.12)" (2000)
Detective Lennie Briscoe: It's never a happy ending.
Detective Ed Green: We found blood in the apartment.
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: I don't know yet whose it is. Haven't done the autopsy.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: Cause of death?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: At first glance, it looks like the baby was more than likely put in the bag and buried alive.
Detective Ed Green: Looks like skin and bones. What did he die of?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Hard to tell. Asphyxiation. Dehydration. Exposure. I won't know until I do the autopsy.
Detective Ed Green: How long can a baby live like that?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: The Mexican earthquake, babies survived nine days buried alive.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Arrest the son of a bitch.

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: The bag the baby was placed in was filled with sawdust and plaster. Only I didn't find anything in either the baby's lungs or nasal cavities.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: The baby was dead before it was placed inside the bag?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Thank god.

Jack McCoy: [a murder suspect has declined a plea deal] Well, you gave her a chance.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Yeah.
Jack McCoy: Only one thing to do now. Stick the dagger in.

[last lines]
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Judge Steinman gave Amy Beltran one and a half to four and a half years in prison.
D.A. Adam Schiff: With one year for Jimmy Beltran, that's less three years between the both of them. Talk about a throwaway child.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: [Adam leaves] I'm not happy about this.
Jack McCoy: You tried the case you had.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: But I chose the case.
Jack McCoy: Tomorrow is another day, Abbie.


"Law & Order: Narcosis (#10.21)" (2000)
Detective Ed Green: Four grand in one week telling a stripper how to take her clothes off.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: You guys are such suckers!

Detective Lennie Briscoe: [reading internet chat logs] "Hot rod" says he's 38, rich, drives a Porsche, and he's well-endowed.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: And he couldn't get a real date?

Judge Evelyn Greico: Counsel, the jury's asking permission to consider a lesser charge.
Mr. Clayborn: How much less?
Judge Evelyn Greico: Man two.
[Jack gives Abbie a look of skepticism, while Mr. Clayborn talks to his client]
Mr. Clayborn: [returning to the bench] The defense has no objection, Your Honor.
Judge Evelyn Greico: Mr. McCoy?
Jack McCoy: The standard for man two is recklessness. How does that apply to deliberate strangulation?
Judge Evelyn Greico: I'm inclined to agree with you, Mr. McCoy. How do you feel about man one?
Jack McCoy: I don't think any manslaughter option is appropriate. The victim didn't die by mistake. This murder was clearly intentional.
Mr. Clayborn: The jury clearly disagrees with the severity of the charge.
Jack McCoy: Because the defense bent over backwards to stir up sympathy for a cold-blooded killer!
Mr. Clayborn: They should have sympathy for a greedy hooker?
Judge Evelyn Greico: That's enough.
[to the bailiff]
Judge Evelyn Greico: Tell the jury they can consider man one.
Jack McCoy: [the bailiff leaves] Your Honor, you're allowing a compromised verdict. That's not...
Judge Evelyn Greico: Sit down, Mr. McCoy.
Jack McCoy: You might as well let them nullify.
Judge Evelyn Greico: [firmly] Sit down.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: [returning to their seats] It's now a guaranteed man one conviction, and Malone knows that.
Jack McCoy: [scoffs] Six to twelve on an intentional murder.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Well, it happens sometimes when your victim is sleazier than your defendant. You know that.


"Law & Order: Loco Parentis (#10.10)" (2000)
[last lines]
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Sandra Telford had her husband served with divorce papers at Rikers.
Jack McCoy: Sacrificed her marriage to save her son's.
D.A. Adam Schiff: She spoke up sooner, she might have saved Chris Skinner.
Jack McCoy: Want to put her in jail, too?
D.A. Adam Schiff: Don't tempt me.

Detective Lennie Briscoe: I had two daughters. One of them was murdered.
James Granick: Because she turned state's evidence in a drug case?
Detective Lennie Briscoe: She was gonna testify against a dealer.
James Granick: So she was selling drugs herself?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Objection!
Judge Harlan Newfield: Overruled.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: [reluctantly admitting it] Yeah, she was selling drugs.
James Granick: And as her father, under Mr. McCoy's theory, shouldn't you be held criminally responsible for her drug dealing?
Detective Lennie Briscoe: Criminally responsible? No. But I didn't give her the pills and teach her how to sell them.

Judge Colin Fraser: Murder in the second degree. How does the defendant plead?
Robert Telford: Not guilty.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: The People request $500,000 bail.
James Granick: They're dreaming, Your Honor.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: We have a weapon that matches the fatal wound.
James Granick: No blood was found on this weapon, or in the defendant's apartment.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: There's evidence the victim's body was dragged through the defendant's stairwell.
James Granick: Tobacco residue that could have come from a million places. All they've got is coincidence.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: You get enough coincidences, they start to add up.
Judge Colin Fraser: Yes, they do. To $20,000.


"Law & Order: Venom (#9.7)" (1998)
Adam Schiff: What? A mother and son killing each other's spouses. What the heck kind of family is this?
Abbie Carmichael: A dysfunctional one.

Abbie Carmichael: It's your wife or your mother, Denny. It doesn't get any simpler than that.

Abbie Carmichael: So she's going to lie. Aren't we suborning perjury?
Jack McCoy: We don't know anything for a fact. They're the only ones who know what really went on between them.
Abbie Carmichael: So it's a contest which of these two will nauseate the jury the least.
Jack McCoy: ...Yeah.


"Law & Order: Agony (#9.5)" (1998)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: With that butcher looking at me like a carcass on a meathook?

A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Guess what? A psycho did do it.


"Law & Order: Fools for Love (#10.15)" (2000)
[last lines]
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Police found the other two girls. Killed the same way as Anneke Ullman.
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: Know who they were?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Two runaways from Indiana.
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: We'll use it Peter Williams' sentencing.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: What about Laura Kendrick?
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: Parole board will hear about it twenty-five years from now.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: How do you wash it off, Jack?
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: I wish I knew.

Dr. Emil Skoda: [after talking to Laura] Classic case. Predator zeroes in on a vulnerable woman, twists her around 'till she doesn't know which end's up.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: She knew him for six weeks. How vulnerable was she?
Dr. Emil Skoda: Nothing to do with that. Given the right combination of his skill and her self-esteem problems, he could do it in six days.
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: Did she explain the scratches on her thigh?
Dr. Emil Skoda: Every time I asked her about details, she got too emotional to answer.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: So we don't know any more than we did.
Dr. Emil Skoda: Whatever her level of involvement, she was abused and manipulated into participating.
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: She didn't try to stop him.
Dr. Emil Skoda: She was afraid.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: She didn't run. She didn't call the police.
Dr. Emil Skoda: She couldn't. Psychologically, she was in thrall to him and suspended her judgment.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Abused or not, she was there. It's her own sister, for God's sakes. We can't let her off the hook.
Dr. Emil Skoda: Like Abbie says, her own sister. She'd have to be a monster. I saw no sign of it. Want me to talk to her again after she calms down?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Peter Williams is back on the street in twelve hours.
Dr. Emil Skoda: Sounds to me like you have no choice.


"Law & Order: Hunters (#9.13)" (1999)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Correctional Assistance Services filed a federal habeas corpus petition in district court. They want to take Sheridan back to Georgia.
Jack McCoy: First their bounty hunters treat our city like a shooting gallery; now they want to take home the kewpie doll.

Jack McCoy: No crime, no coverup. Three people dead, and no one's accountable.
D.A. Adam Schiff: Justice on a budget. What did you end up charging them with?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Tampering with evidence. An "E" felony.
D.A. Adam Schiff: Oh.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: We arraigned them. They posted bail: 2000 dollars. And they walk away from three murders.
Jack McCoy: We can always hope they jump bail.


"Law & Order: Return (#11.5)" (2000)
D.A. Nora Lewin: If the case depends on the jury believing a career criminal who's cut a deal, I'd say we're in trouble.
Jack McCoy: We have a defendant who left the country rather than stand trial.
D.A. Nora Lewin: Which the defense will attribute to a combination of panic and religious fervor.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Well, we could also establish that he was stealing from the business.
D.A. Nora Lewin: A business his father half owned.
Jack McCoy: Are you suggesting that we offer him a deal?
D.A. Nora Lewin: After what we went through to get him back here? Not on your life.

Jack McCoy: He pleads to murder two. No special circumstances, no death penalty. Twenty to life, and he serves it in an Israeli prison.
Nathan Becker: He must be under the impression they're winning.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: That's a pretty high-stakes gamble if we are.
Brad Feldman: Twenty to life isn't exactly a generous offer.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Considering this is a murder for hire, I think it's exceedingly generous.


"Law & Order: True North (#9.9)" (1998)
D.A. Adam Schiff: File the notice, Miss Carmichael, we're seeking the death penalty.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: We told the Canadians we wouldn't.
D.A. Adam Schiff: I changed my mind.

A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: They're putting Stephanie on the stand.
D.A. Adam Schiff: To explain everything away.
Jack McCoy: Let her try.
D.A. Adam Schiff: Yeah, you're going to be the first man to get the better of her.


"Law & Order: Flight (#9.4)" (1998)
D.A. Adam Schiff: This man hurt his boy because he was depressed?
Jack McCoy: He's the man in the gray flannel suit, Adam...
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: ...with a syringe in his pocket.
D.A. Adam Schiff: When I'm in the dumps I have a scotch and put on Louis Armstrong.

A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Downing sniffed out the arrest and took off. He's been spotted in New Jersey.
Jack McCoy: The airport?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: At the Eden Motel in Secaucus. Curtis wants us to meet him there.
D.A. Adam Schiff: Route 3, west of the Turnpike.
[Jack and Abbie look surprised that he knows where the motel is]
D.A. Adam Schiff: You can see it from the highway.


"Law & Order: Harm (#9.16)" (1999)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Doctor, all those women who you rushed in and out of your examination room; do you remember their faces or did you not bother to look up?

Dr. Bill Rudnick: That patient's care was my primary concern.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: 'That patient' had a name, it was Maureen Gerard. No more questions.


"Law & Order: Sideshow: Part 1 (#9.14)" (1999)
[to Briscoe after he exited from an interrogation room where there is a young suspect]
Abbie Carmichael: Oh, great. You made her cry.

Jack McCoy: [referring to Dell] He's already deposed Jamie Ross over my run-in with the disciplinary committee. Now I hear he's deposed Diane Hawthorne.
D.A. Adam Schiff: Oh boy!
Abbie Carmichael: Someone fill me in here: Who's Diane Hawthorne?
Jack McCoy: She was an ADA. I had a relationship with her.
D.A. Adam Schiff: Well, now you know what Mr Dell's going to ask you at the grand jury. He's going to roast your pistachios.
Jack McCoy: He's trying to bully me.
D.A. Adam Schiff: Now you know how it feels to be on the receiving end.


"Law & Order: Scrambled (#9.6)" (1998)
Arlene Galvin: I wasn't doing anything wrong. Those embryos were mine! They were made from twelve eggs that came out of my body.
Jack McCoy: Someone else had a valid claim to them and you knew it.
Arlene Galvin: A valid claim? Do you know why she wanted to have my child? For the money! What kind of life was that child going to have?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: At least it would be alive, which is more than we can say for Sarah Purcell.


"Law & Order: Trade This (#10.16)" (2000)
Joey Dantoni, Sr.: My son's a moron but not a murderer.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: So he's only half a chip of the old block.


"Law & Order: Dissonance (#11.3)" (2000)
[last lines]
Jack McCoy: We were conned.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Does it occur to anyone she might be conning us now?
Jack McCoy: Carl Reger committed murder and this was all an elaborate charade to get him off the hook?
D.A. Nora Lewin: Can we prove that?
Jack McCoy: No. Not with what we've got.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Right. We're sure one of them killed her, we're just not sure which one.
D.A. Nora Lewin: We're sure enough. Let's close this case. Move on.


"Law & Order: Judge Dread (#11.23)" (2001)
D.A. Nora Lewin: Why do you always believe the worst in people, Jack?
Jack McCoy: Who, me?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Spend a few more years in this place, you'll be right there with us.


"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Sophomore Jinx (#1.6)" (1999)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: What was it called before we invented the terms date rape and sexual assault?
Captain Donald Cragen: Boys will be boys?


"Law & Order: Burn Baby Burn (#11.6)" (2000)
D.A. Nora Lewin: How's our case?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: We've had better.
Jack McCoy: The shot that killed Kearsey came from Miller's girlfriend's apartment. We can put Miller inside.
D.A. Nora Lewin: Any witnesses? A gun?
Jack McCoy: Neither one.
D.A. Nora Lewin: Any chance for a deal?
Jack McCoy: You make a deal for manslaughter, you break faith with every cop in the city.


"Law & Order: Killerz (#10.2)" (1999)
Dr. Emil Skoda: Jenny's been emotionally abused. Maybe physically. She lashes off when her anger reaches the boiling point.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: So we lock this girl up?
Dr. Emil Skoda: Get used to it. More and more girls committing violent crimes. I don't see anything for Jenny except a future of escalating anti-social behavior.
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: What makes you say that?
Dr. Emil Skoda: Emotional abuse, the snuffed cat, the blacked-out photographs. Her lack of response when I went after her.
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: Her fantasies about hurting little boys.
Dr. Emil Skoda: Yeah, previews of coming attractions. She's graduated to murder. She's not gonna stop.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: You sound pretty sure.
Dr. Emil Skoda: Kid's a done deal. She's a textbook serial killer. We just got her early.


"Law & Order: Merger (#10.4)" (1999)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: The laws for the rich are different.


"Law & Order: Sundown (#10.9)" (1999)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: [arraigning a suspect] He refuses to tell us his real name, Your Honor, and he doesn't have an attorney.
Judge Harriet Doremus: I've had a long day, Miss Carmichael. What about his fingerprints?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Nothing came up on the computer.
Judge Harriet Doremus: Mr. Rumer.
Rumer: Uh, sorry, Judge. I have an appointment.
Judge Harriet Doremus: You'll be a little late. Meet your new client, John Doe.


"Law & Order: Haven (#9.12)" (1999)
Detective Lennie Briscoe: [about Affirmative Action] You wouldn't have gotten any complaints from me; it came in after I left the department and it'll still be there when I'm gone.
Detective Rey Curtis: Well you wouldn't have liked my answers. When I was filling out my application, when it asked about race, I checked 'none of the above'.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Well I'd like to think I got where I am on my own merit.
Lt. Anita Van Buren: So would I, but I got 2,000 pages of legal documents that say contrary.


"Law & Order: Refuge: Part 2 (#9.24)" (1999)
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: He's been gravely injured, his mother's been killed. I don't think it's fair or even appropriate to subject him to another turn on the witness stand.
Defense Attorney Manning: The boy is the people's whole case. I don't see how they can proceed without him.
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: CPL 670.10. His prior testimony can be used in the new trial.
Defense Attorney Manning: Not if the witness is available. The boy hasn't fled the jurisdiction. He's not dead.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: He's not dead because whoever your clients hired didn't sink the blade deep enough into his throat.


"Law & Order: Turnstile Justice (#11.2)" (2000)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Before I can let you go outside I need to know who you are.
Brian Gallant: I'm Regis Philbin.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: Is that your final answer?


"Law & Order: Collision (#10.11)" (2000)
Danielle Melnick: Before you go anywhere near a death sentence you have to prove rape.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Are you alleging his semen beamed into her vagina?


"Law & Order: Juvenile (#9.18)" (1999)
Jack McCoy: Andrew Hampton accepted our offer. Attempted man one, 6 to 12 years in jail.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: HOPEFULLY his sister will be joining him.
Jack McCoy: [surprised by Carmichael's lack of confidence in a conviction] You don't think he can convince a jury Nicole put him up to it?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: I think she'll toss her hair back a few times and convince them she didn't.
Jack McCoy: Very cynical, Abbie.
[starts to leave]
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Or if that doesn't work, she could always give an interview to the Ledger.
[Carmichael tosses a front-page newspaper article on the table. Cut to intertitle: "Andrew Hampton is currently serving his sentence in the Clinton Correctional Facility. After trial on the charge of shooting Gerald Fox, Nicole Hampton was acquitted". Cut to closing credits]
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: .


"Law & Order: Ramparts (#9.11)" (1999)
Jack McCoy: Covering up the cover-up. Again.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: For God's sake, Jack, why don't you just start your own country? No cops, no bad guys. Just sweetness and light as far as the eye can see.
Jack McCoy: I've cut you a lot of slack on this 'cause you don't know a damn thing about the '60s; you weren't even born yet.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: I *was* born when the World Trade Center was bombed and the cops wouldn't have caught those people without undercover work.
Jack McCoy: I'm not saying it's never justified.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: No, you just seem to think you get to decide.


"Law & Order: Empire (#9.20)" (1999)
Jack McCoy: [after Spector has been found guilty] We brought down the rhino, Adam. The system won.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: So how come he's the one doing the celebrating?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Bail continued pending his appeal, which could be two years from now.
D.A. Adam Schiff: That's not why. Don't you people read the business section? As of last night his bond for the stadium is fully subscribed.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: So killing Sanderson gave him enough time to get his finances in order.
D.A. Adam Schiff: Groundbreaking ceremony's next week. I got my invitation this morning.
Jack McCoy: A hollow victory, Adam. He'll be watching the games live from his stadium on television, along with his fellow inmates.
D.A. Adam Schiff: He's still got a better seat than Sanderson.


"Law & Order: Disciple (#9.15)" (1999)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: [referring to Hallacy] You really believe she heard the voice of St Michael?
Jack McCoy: I don't doubt she thinks she did.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Can we convince a jury she didn't?
D.A. Adam Schiff: They tried that with Joan of Arc.


"Law & Order: Ego (#11.17)" (2001)
Alec Conroy: You know, this may come as a big surprise to all of you, but I loved Karen.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Killing someone's a pretty sick way of saying "I love you".


"Law & Order: Marathon (#10.6)" (1999)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Sabo gunned down a woman in cold blood. Briscoe and Green went through hell to nail this guy.
D.A. Adam Schiff: That's their job.


"Law & Order: Entitled: Part 2 (#10.14)" (2000)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Why is everyone afraid of this woman?
D.A. Adam Schiff: Regina's favorite joke. The difference between lace curtain Irish and shanty Irish...
Jack McCoy: Lace curtain Irish move the dishes before they piss in the kitchen sink.
D.A. Adam Schiff: Yeah. She's shanty Irish and proud of it.
Jack McCoy: And so am I.


"Law & Order: Shield (#9.17)" (1999)
[last lines]
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: After six years, I still don't know what cops are about.
Jack McCoy: I grew up with one. I don't know, either.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Well, they're real good at circling the wagons to protect themselves from the likes of us.
Jack McCoy: But who protects them from each other?


"Law & Order: Tabula Rasa (#9.19)" (1999)
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: That was the spookiest bunch I ever saw.
Jack McCoy: The whole family's worried, about inconveniencing Dad.


"Law & Order: School Daze (#11.22)" (2001)
Jack McCoy: I'm sick of learning things about this case after the fact.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: Hey, we talked to fifty-two kids who were either in the cafeteria or had been identified as friends of Semple.
Detective Ed Green: Nobody indicated that there were prior threats.
Jack McCoy: Well, apparently someone knew.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: The parents claim that Semple told some kids he was gonna shoot the place up.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: Did they have any names?
Jack McCoy: Detective, I had just told them that we had to cut Semple loose because of your screw-up. I wasn't about to let them know they knew more than we did.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: Any time you think you can do my job better than me, just let me know.


"Law & Order: Endurance (#11.1)" (2000)
Dr. Emil Skoda: She's very appealing.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: Well, when she's released from prison, you can ask her out.