Law & Order: Season 18, Episode 16

Strike (7 May 2008)

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A legal aid strike forces A.D.A. Rubirosa to go head-to-head with Cutter in a murder trial, when she is appointed as the defendant's counsel.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Hagan ...
Frank Dresner
Leslie Ayvazian ...
Judge Herbert Warren
Kelly Demaret ...
Lila Dresner
Joe Forbrich ...
Mike Dolci


Detectives Lupo and Bernard investigate the murder of paralegal Frank Dresner, who was run over by a car while picketing during the strike of public defenders. CCTV footage leads them to Ted Sanderson who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and recently exonerated after 9 years in prison thanks to DNA evidence. There is little doubt that Sanderson was at the courthouse where Dresner was run over but when no one is available to represent him at his arraignment, the presiding judge orders ADA Connie Rubirosa to step across to the other side and represent him. When Sanderson insists that she continue as his attorney, she finds herself going up against ADA Michael Cutter and doing a very good job of it. When she discovers that the victim was a Sanderson's former friend who may have also had an affair with Sanderson's dead wife, she begins to wonder if she can advise her client with the impartiality that is needed. Written by garykmcd

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Det. Cyrus Lupo: [examining pictures of the body at the morgue] What is this crud in his wounds?
Medical Examiner Elizabeth Rodgers: Automotive grease and sand.
Det. Cyrus Lupo: Sand? What kind of sand?
Medical Examiner Elizabeth Rodgers: Sand sand.
[after a long pause, he glares at her]
Medical Examiner Elizabeth Rodgers: I'll find out.
Det. Cyrus Lupo: I learned in the Middle East there are more than 31 flavors of sand...
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