Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate a shooting at a nightclub during a robbery. A man and a woman came into the bar in ski masks and in the shooting that erupted, at least two people were killed. The manager, Helen Shane, is also missing. They've barely begun to work at the scene when they get another call that a man and a woman in ski masks have robbed a Korean deli 12 blocks away and killer the clerk. They have CCTV footage from the deli but forensics points them in the direction of Leon Trapp who is shot by a store keeper. They arrest his girlfriend Leslie Harlan who claims Trapp kidnapped her 6 months ago and forced her to participate in his crime spree. ADA McCoy decides to charge Leslie with four counts of murder. Written by
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This episode is based on Patty Hearst. See more
The crime scene is the Vivant Room - a bar. The name is referred to frequently during the investigation and trial, yet when the detectives return to the scene of the crime for more information, it is labeled the Velvet Room.
In the original airing, the actors did say "Velvet Room" but it was re-dubbed to "Vivant Room" for future airings. But the label was not changed. See more
Detective Lennie Briscoe
You know, Rey, if you ever left the police department, you could have a hell of a career as an egg timer.