Detectives Briscoe and Curtis along with ADAs McCoy and Kincaid travel to Attica to witness the execution of a man they arrested and convicted. The execution has a deep effect on all of them. Claire Kincaid has always been against the death penalty and is now thinking of quitting the law altogether. McCoy goes to a neighborhood bar a reminisces about his father, not all of which involves pleasant memories. The happily married Curtis spends the afternoon with an attractive young woman. One of Lennie Briscoe's daughters picks the wrong time to try and have a heart to heart with her estranged father. Lennie falls off the wagon. For one of them, the night ends in tragedy. Written by
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Every episode of Law & Order opens with the investigation of a crime, usually a murder. This is the only episode that does not open with a crime, or feature a criminal investigation and prosecution. This episode opens with four of the main characters witnessing the lethal injection of a prisoner and it revolves around the characters reactions to the execution. See more
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Detective Lennie Briscoe
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Written by Michael Edward Timmins
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