Law & Order: Season 14, Episode 12

Payback (14 Jan. 2004)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A real estate broker is accused of being an unlikely hit man for a former mob boss recently released from prison and trying to get his old crew back.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
T. Scott Cunningham ...
Cary Stillman
Federico Righetti
Jana Robbins ...
Asst. US Attorney Jean Piccone
Jessica Myers
Eddie Collins
Dan Ziskie ...
Joshua Kramer


The investigation into the murder of a former bookie turned mob informant reveals a disturbing new wrinkle in organized crime involving legitimate businessmen moonlighting as contract hit men in a battle for mob leadership, and ends with a Federal ploy to nullify the plea bargain in the case, leaving McCoy seething and two more people dead. Written by Anonymous

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The latest thing in Hit Men
27 October 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The murder of a bookie who was driving a horse drawn cab in Central Park sets off an investigation by Jerry Orbach and Jesse Martin that leads to a retired Mafia don who is trying to make a comeback. But to the outside world Joseph Ragno puts on a crazy act which undercover sources say is just that, an act.

This episode also presents the latest thing in hit men. The shooter of this bookie who informed on Ragno and the husband of a US Attorney who prosecuted him is in fact a real estate salesman who moonlights as a hit man. What I could not buy is the fact that T. Scott Cunningham puts his own trademark on his work. I mean that's just plain ridiculous.

There are wheels within wheels on this one with different branches of law enforcement and different factions of organized crime all working their own agendas here. Not sure if justice is truly done in this story.

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