Detectives Briscoe and Curtis are called to what they're told is a murder only to get there and find the victim is an expensive show horse. Curtis thinks it's a waste of time but Lt. Van Buren insists they investigate the possibility of insurance fraud. The horse was owned by Richard Brandson and the investigation leads him to his associate Lyle Christopher who has a history of being sued by former clients. When they try to locate one those dissatisfied customers, Ruth Thomas, they learn she was supposed to be on a three month cruise. She never made it to the cruise ship and the police and the ADAs are convinced Christopher he killed her. Without a body and a generally weak case, Executive ADA McCoy is going to have to play with an ace up his sleeve. Written by
Did You Know?
In this episode, ADA Claire Kincaid was played by Jill Hennessey's twin sister Jacqueline for some courtroom shots which involved her sitting at the prosecutors table. She had no lines in these scenes. This was necessary because Jill was in Baltimore filming a crossover episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street" and did not have time to be in New York at the time this part of the episode was being filmed. See more
When the detectives finish shooting at the firing range, they take off their hearing protection while still in the range. A police officer would not remove his hearing protection until after leaving the range. See more
Detective Rey Curtis
[after phoning a cruise ship looking for Ruth Thomas
They can't find her.
Detective Lennie Briscoe
Maybe she's on the poop deck.
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