A man opens fire during the docking of a dinner cruise boat. The Governor appoints a special prosecutor because Schiff refuses to seek the death penalty; McCoy helps Schiff appeal while ... See full summary »

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A man opens fire during the docking of a dinner cruise boat. The Governor appoints a special prosecutor because Schiff refuses to seek the death penalty; McCoy helps Schiff appeal while Ross helps the special prosecutor at trial. Schiff's wife is hospitalized following a stroke. Written by Anonymous

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Despite appearing in the 1988 Law & Order pilot as District Attorney Alfred Wentworth, Roy Thinnes wasn't available when the series was picked up in 1990 and the role of D.A. Adam Schiff went to Steven Hill. In this episode Thinnes and Hill appear together (although on opposite sides of an issue) when Thinnes plays the role of Special Prosecutor Victor Panatti. See more »

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Steven Hill's transcendent final scene
23 September 2006 | by (Cambridge, MA) – See all my reviews

The last few minutes of this episode contain one of the most powerful acting scenes I've ever experienced in television, as Adam Schiff witnesses his wife's death in her hospital room. With no dialog and barest minimum of gesture and expression, Steven Hill (as Adam) conveys profound emotion as he mutely assents to withdrawing life supports from his off-camera wife. In a single camera shot, he registers the visceral reaction to her immediate death, behind nearly impassive expression he conveys transcendent pain and an animal urge to flight, and in an instant his shining eyes transition to resignation and pure grief.... This terminal scene alone makes this episode one of the finest of a series noted for fine productions.


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