Law & Order: Season 9, Episode 14

Sideshow (17 Feb. 1999)

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The death of a government official in New York leads Jack McCoy to cross swords with the Independent Counsel in Washington, as he tries to keep the identity of a key witness secret.

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Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the death of 36 year-old Jeanine McBride who is found in a park, shot in the head. The medical examiner determines that she was suffocated before she was shot. Until recently, she worked at the White House and had subsequently been transferred to Baltimore as a director of the Social Security Administration. In Baltimore, Detectives Munch and Sheppard check out her house and learn that her car has been missing for several days. From the evidence it appears she was killed in Baltimore and dumped in New York. Working together, the four detectives eventually find a witness who saw the victim leave a club with Chesley Purcell. While they attempt to find her, ADA McCoy comes up against an independent prosecutor who has an inexplicable interest in the case. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

Sam Waterston's character, Jack McCoy's full name is John James McCoy. He gives his full name in the episode Sideshow in order to have it placed on a grand jury subpoena. See more »

Goofs

Jack mentions that his former colleague (and lover) "Diane" Hawthorne has been called to testify before the independent counsel. In a previous episode ("Trophy", Season 5), her name was "Diana", not Diane. See more »

Quotes

Jack McCoy: [after Purcell has been murdered while being transported by the FBI to testify before Dell's grand jury] Chesley Purcell got one break.
ASA Ed Danvers: How's that?
Jack McCoy: She won't have to sit in the same room as William Dell.
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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Self Defense (1999) See more »

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