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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The storyline of this episode is continued in Homicide: Life on the Street: Sideshow: Part 2 (1999). Jerry Orbach (Detective Lennie Briscoe), Sam Waterston (EADA Jack McCoy), Benjamin Bratt and (Detective Rey Curtis) all play their Law & Order (1990) characters in that episode whereas Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Michael Michele (Detective Rene Sheppard) and Zeljko Ivanek (ASA Ed Danvers) all play their Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) characters in this episode. See more »

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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 »

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Independent Counsel William Dell: Your name is John James McCoy?
Jack McCoy: Yes
[Dell fills out a form and hands it to McCoy]
Jack McCoy: What's this?
Independent Counsel William Dell: I'm subpoenaing you before my grand jury.
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References Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) See more »

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