McCoy becomes suspicious of a former police officer and current true crime writer investigating the death of a controversial rock singer, when the singer's wife is killed.



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Episode credited cast:
Det. Mike Foster
Jeremy Cook
Travis Jones
Rain Bridgeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Bright ...
Dru Hunt
David W. Butler ...
Howard Rumsfeld
Dyron Holmes ...
Carter Newton
George Newton ...
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Investigating the death of a rock band singer who had large amounts of cocaine and heroin in her system, the detectives question a former boyfriend who was a disgruntled band mate of her late husband. The prosecutors are hampered by the actions of a retired detective, who worked a case with Briscoe several years back, turned writer whose unconventional research tactics makes him a suspect as well. Written by Anonymous

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16 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


D.A. Arthur Branch asks, "Since when does freedom of the press apply only to the nattering nabobs of negativism?" This is a phrase used by former Vice-President of the United States Spiro Agnew (reportedly created by speech writer William Safire). See more »


Asked by Briscoe how long his father was on the job [as a police officer], McCoy says "Twenty-two years." But in Aftershock (6x23), McCoy says his father walked a beat for 35 years. See more »


[last lines]
D.A. Arthur Branch: Well, you won the kewpie doll. Toss one pitch, knock over two bottles.
A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn: Don't you mean tossed one illegal pitch?
D.A. Arthur Branch: Well, Bob Gibson made the Hall of Fame throwing a spitball. "Rules or no rules," he said, "pitchers are gonna throw spitters. It's a matter of survival."
Jack McCoy: Why doesn't that comfort me?
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