Law & Order: Season 1, Episode 2

Subterranean Homeboy Blues (20 Sep. 1990)

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A woman claims she shot two punks on a subway car in self-defense, but investigators and prosecutors are not sure that they believe her.

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Detectives Max Greevy and Mike Logan investigate the shooting of two young African-Americans on a crowded subway train. There are several witnesses to the shooting leading them to hospital technician Laura Di Biasi, a one-time dancer who had to give up her career as a dancer after a violent assault some years before. She doesn't deny the shooting but is claiming self-defense as she was afraid of being raped by the two men. The police conclude that she may have been out to deliberately avenge her earlier attack against anyone and Executive ADA Stone agrees to charge her with murder. He realizes however that should he lose the case, it will be sending New Yorkers a message that it's okay to shoot and ask questions later. Written by garykmcd

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The title of this episode, Subterranean Homeboy Blues, is a play on words from a well-known Bob Dylan song, "Subterranean Homesick Blues". See more »

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In the opening shots, all the trains are scruffy and have corrugated sides below the windows; however, when the train is coming into the station after the shooting, it is shiny new and smooth-sided. See more »

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Executive A.D.A. Benjamin "Ben" Stone: You said 'Here's your taste'. Sounds rather cool!
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The Bernhard Goetz case
12 June 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Bernhard Goetz became in some eyes an urban folk hero when some punks picked on him during a desultory subway ride in the Eighties and he shot four of them. In this episode from the first season of Law And Order the number of victims became only two and the perpetrator became a former dancer played by Cynthia Nixon. A dancer I might add who lost her former profession because of an encounter on a subway when she was not armed.

Michael Moriarty and Richard Brooks have one hard road in trying to convict a very appealing perpetrator. As in the Goetz case you could have argued it from many aspects on both sides. Unlike in the Goetz case, Nixon did not try to exploit the notoriety.

Making her first appearance in a Law And Order episode in what was the second episode of the series was Lorraine Toussaint as Shambala Greene who became one of the regular floating defense attorneys who left the show when Moriarty did. Toussaint did make one appearance with a client when Sam Waterston took over. She was tough and passionate in her client's behalf, definitely a woman I want defending me if I'm really innocent. She's worth watching the show for herself.


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