Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate a series of threatening calls received by Dan and Janet Rudman on their home phone. The caller's voice is masked but the caller threatens to harm their young daughter unless he's paid $20,000. The police set a trap when the payoff is made and the pick-up man says he has no idea as to the identity of the man who hired him. He does have a make of car and recalls a unique decal on the windshield. With that the detectives believe the culprit is an Appellate Court judge, Joel Thayer. ADA Claire Kincaid begs Ben Stone to take her off the case but he sees no reason to. When the charges against Thayer are dropped, he files a complaint against Claire and she is formally censured. She admits they had once had an affair and resigns. Stone is convinced of Thayer's guilt and redoubles his efforts to find evidence against him. Written by
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"Placards" between scenes are used to identify the location of the next scene. One of the placards in this episode says "Home of Michelle Selig, Attorney for Jill Kincaid, etc. The character's name is Claire Kincaid, played by actress Jill Hennessy. See more
Claire Kincaid is misidentified on-screen as "Jill Kincaid" during one segue screen slightly more than halfway through this episode. See more
[a former judge has pleaded guilty to criminal harassment and is elocuting his guilt. Stone's lost his patience
Your honor, this is insufficient. The defendant is behaving as if someone else committed this crime...
You want him on his knees, Ben?
Judge Joel Thayer
Judge Walter Schreiber
*Judge Schreiber*, to you. Now, I've heard all the dodging and weaving I can take on this one. You wore the same robes I do- you know the drill. Now, if you want to dance, you can come back and dance at a trial, so let's hear it. *All* of it.
Judge Joel Thayer
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