Law & Order: Season 9, Episode 4

Flight (21 Oct. 1998)

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Prosecutors have trouble making a case against a father accused of injecting his son with deadly bacteria, so Jack is forced to play hardball with the bio-supplier that may have supplied him with it.

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Aaron Downing
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Theresa Copeland
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When a 5 year-old Ryan Downing dies from exposure to a rare bacteria, VRSA, the police don't know if they're dealing with a one off incident or a planned attack. They first focus on the on the Downing's nanny, but she is quickly cleared. The medical examiner thinks the boy was likely injected with VRSA - she finds a small puncture mark - and when a junkie named Clarence dies of the same disease, his needles indicate they were used on the Downing boy. The boy's father Aaron was having an affair with a co-worker Theresa Copeland and becomes their prime suspect. In order to get the evidence to convict however, ADA McCoy has to lean on the company that likely sold him the bacteria in the first place. Written by garykmcd

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Detective Rey Curtis: [referring to Aaron Downing] Killing his kid? I don't believe it.
Jack McCoy: You don't have to believe it; just prove it!
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Brilliant Episode with a Brilliant Lawyer
19 May 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode was well written, and showed how extremely intelligent and effective Jack McCoy is as a District Attorney. A total sleaze bag is accused of fatally poisoning his son, and McCoy needs the mans employers to cooperate. The employer, a pharmaceutical company, is reluctant, and McCoy makes a deal with them. I do not want to spoil his sophisticated courtroom tactics, but it shows how rare and gifted he is as an intellectual. This episode is Law and Order at its best: showing us the legal strategies and tremendous amount of work the lawyers invest in their cases. Sure, the public can read about such a trial in the newspaper, but not get the whole picture. Law and Order gives us a look at the lawyers, behind the scenes. Also, in Canada and the USA the alleged perpetrators have so many rights, it is often difficult for District Attorneys to make any progress at all. Watch this episode and you will see Jack McCoy as a lawyer, and as a genius.


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