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Toward the end of the episode, Doug Hutchison's character is put in a storage closet, where he finally admits where his victim is buried alive. In "The Green Mile", his Percy Wetmore character is put in a storage closet by as punishment by Tom Hanks and David Morse.
During Humphrey Becker's interrogation, Detective Stabler offers to take the death penalty off the table. This episode aired nearly four months after the (real life) New York Court of Appeals ruled in People v. LaValle that the state's death penalty statute was unconstitutional. That, in turn, proves that this episode must have been filmed sometime before June 24, 2004, which was the day of the Appeals court ruling.