A serial rapist recently granted parole against Jack's wishes is a suspect in a new rape and murder. Detectives can't get enough evidence to charge him, so Jack orders detectives to trail and harass him.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rey Curtis
Jamie Ross
James Granick
Munro (as David Wolos-Fonteno)
Hon. J. McLellan
Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Janeane Darnell
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Detective Tony Profaci
Karyn Sasabe


Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the rape and murder of a young woman, Teresa Perez, who was found dead in her bed by her mother. They check out her boyfriend but he has a solid alibi. They're not even sure how the killer got into the building until they find a connecting duct with the building next door. The medical examiner can provide little forensic evidence but ADA McCoy is certain the perpetrator is Lewis Darnell, a convicted serial rapist who was recently released on parole in spite of his personal intervention at the parole hearing. With little evidence to go on, McCoy gets the police to harass Darnell - 24 hour surveillance, multiple searches of his home and workplace - in the hopes of getting him to break down and confess. Written by garykmcd

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4 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Briscoe makes a reference to Kojak (1973) while in the interrogation room. The judge hearing the case was played by the late Dan Frazer, who played Capt. Frank McNeil in 117 of the 118 Kojack episodes. See more »


The final scene is captioned as taking place at 173 East 61st Street, but as everyone is coming out of the building, we can see that the building number is 420. See more »


Elderly Woman: Oh, that poor girl! It's so dangerous here. Look at my locks. You think they're any good?
Lennie Briscoe: Yeah, they're fine. Please, ma'am, if you could just look at these pictures.
Elderly Woman: I've got a chain, too. Maybe I should get a dog. What do you think?
Lennie Briscoe: I think you should tell me if you saw any of these men on Wednesday.
Elderly Woman: No, I've never seen them. How about for windows? What do you recommend?
Lennie Briscoe: Moving.
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McCoy jumps into this one
24 July 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The rape and death of a young woman right in her own bed is the case that Jerry Orbach and Benjamin Bratt catch. But Sam Waterston jumps right into the police investigation with a suspect all his own that rings a bell with him.

Burt Young plays a recently released rapist who has even taken to shaving his body hairs lest some errant pubics find their way on to a victim. It's what convicted him last time. He may have added murder as well so there's no complaining witness.

As the cops with Jack McCoy personally supervising the investigation they go the extralegal mile to get him. 24 hour surveillance, the Civil Liberties Union should have jumped into this one.

Probably every one should have been censored even though Young is a pretty sleazy fellow. He has a daughter in Lisa LoCicero who only sees a daddy.

Good guest star turns by Young and LoCicero here.

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