Jack McCoy uses a post-9/11 terrorism statute to prosecute a group of street fighters involved in a deadly retaliatory brawl--a move that A.D.A. Cutter strongly disagrees with.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Hauser
Christopher McCann ...
Attorney Reardon
Claudia Hodges
Jason Kimmel (as Alex Cendese)
Judge William Chase
Neil Whitman
Patricia R. Floyd ...


A stockbroker Todd Hauser shows up on an emergency room experiencing stomach pains, which was thought to be the result of what he ate for lunch. When he dies, and massive internal bruising is determined to be the cause, Lupo and Bernard discover the victim was involved in organized street fighting. Written by Anonymous

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5 November 2008 (USA)  »

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The witness Donna was wearing a Pixies tee shirt in the beginning of the episode, a topic of discussion for the detectives. This may have been a hint to the victim being involved in a local "fight club". Where is My Mind is a Pixies song that was played in an infamous scene in the movie Fight Club (1999). See more »


Attorney Reardon: I hear there might be an offer.
Connie Rubirosa: You heard right.
Attorney Reardon: So McCoy's regained his sanity.
Michael Cutter: It's all or nothing. The three defendants who beat Vince Fonsella to death plead to murder two, twenty to life. The other defendants take two counts of man one, five years to run consecutively.
Sean Hauser: I'd have to do ten years? I didn't even kill anybody.
Michael Cutter: Well, right now you have a life sentence hanging over your head. So you can whine about it or you can cut your losses.
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22 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I noticed at the end after Jack McCoy held his press conference and was walking away, someone shouted "Is it true you were asked to join the Obama administration?" I have a problem with that. This episode aired on the day after the election. When was this episode filmed? It had to have been filmed before the election. It seems plain to me that Hollyweird is much more into manipulating the people to carry out their desires than for letting the political process move as it will. As a fan from the beginning, I have lost a lot of respect for the producers and writers. You need to curtail your political statements (ironic that the episode was about political statements. I will view future episodes with a great deal of skepticism now. Shame on you all.

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