Law & Order: Season 16, Episode 5

Life Line (19 Oct. 2005)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A businessman is coerced by a gang to murder an investigative journalist in order to guarantee protection for his son, who is serving time in prison.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Klein
Mrs. Drucker
Kevin Drucker
Patterson Drucker
Lola (as Jené Hernandez)
J. Salome Martinez ...
Oscar 'Diablo' Morales


Fontana and Green investigate the murder of an aspiring journalist who was working undercover on a story about street gangs. The detectives find a connection between a real estate salesman with a son in Sing Sing and the street gang the journalist was investigating. McCoy charges the salesman with murder, but he refuses all deals, nor will he mount a reasonable defense. Written by garykmcd

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The strangest kind of murderer
6 July 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This Law And Order episode concerns the murder of an aspiring journalist who in fact was found in all kinds of come hither hooker paraphernalia. The young woman barely into her Twenties was undercover doing research on one of the Latino gangs in New York. A job dangerous enough for undercover cops. You have to believe she truly didn't know what she was getting into.

But dead she got and Dennis Farina and Jesse Martin turn up the strangest kind of murderer. A wealthy real estate broker who seemingly has no motive played by William Sadler. And he refuses to give any information to help his case.

I can't go too much into the reasons, but they have to do with his incarcerated son. The son is played by Brad Fleischer and he's got himself in a drug related jackpot, thank you Rockefeller drug laws. He's also a spoiled rich kid in way over his head.

The performances are good, but this episode was one I really could not buy into.

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