Law & Order: Season 9, Episode 3

Bait (14 Oct. 1998)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A teenager who was shot in a drug deal gone bad claims to have been coerced into working as an informant for a corrupt narcotics officer.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Mark Rivera (as Jose Zuniga)
Bill Moor ...
Allen Fitzpatrick ...
Mr. Golding
Roberta Wallach ...
Victor Colicchio ...
Reggie Mathis
Rafael Báez ...
Oscar Benvenidez (as Rafael Baez)
Ross Bickell ...
Warren Stanton
Kevin Stanton (as Thomas Guiry)


When a young man is killed by some drug dealers, it is revealed that he was killed because it was discovered that he's an informant for the police. But it is also learned that the cop whom he worked for was informed that he was in danger but chose not to do anything. McCoy wants to prosecute him while Briscoe empathizes with him. Written by

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Detective Rivera: You know, McCoy, you want to put the bad guys behind bars, sometimes you gotta get your hands dirty.
Jack McCoy: The problem is, Detective, sometimes it doesn't stop at the hands.
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