Law & Order: Season 20, Episode 3

Great Satan (9 Oct. 2009)

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The DA's office is forced to tackle an embarrassing case involving domestic terrorists, the explosion of a synagogue with materials supplied by the police, and an informant who may have been lying all along to keep out of trouble.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sameer Ahmed
Barbara Speight (as Joanna P. Adler)
Agent Johnston
Van Buren's Son
John Bolger ...
Don Sorenson
Charles Cole
Olivia Birkelund ...
Darlene Sorenson
Portia Reiners ...
Jill Sorenson


When an aspiring musician is found dead behind a trash can, Detectives Cyrus Lupo and Kevin Bernard find a bag full of cash leading them to a slew of suspects including, Don Sorenson. Sorenson confesses to shooting the musician when it is revealed that his daughter is thought kidnapped, but the clues don't seem to match-up when his daughter, Jill Sorenson, appears back at home after losing her cell phone. Using the stolen cell phone as a guide, the detectives link the case with a bigger terrorist scheme. Written by NBC Publicity

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"You were supposed to be on top of this!" Um, nooooo...
18 October 2009 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

A great episode with lots of twists and turns. Actor Ben Youcef as Sameer is excellent. But when their case goes pear-shaped after a revelation in court, the cops jump on informant Sameer and tell him, "You were supposed to be on top of this!" Um, NO, guys. Sameer is a 23-year-old kid, and YOU are the cops. And Lupo's supposed to have all this experience from 4 years overseas. Why weren't YOU guys watching the suspect in question more closely? I'm kind of enjoying season 20 so far, but everybody's brains seem to have checked out. Lupo is making REALLY UNSMART decisions, between last week's getting involved with a witness and this week's operation getting away from him. Come on, guys, you're generally smarter than this.

Best line: when the FBI agent is told about Lupo's service overseas, he asks, "What were you doing?" Lupo smiles. "You don't have clearance." (Bernard, Connie, and Cutter grin.)

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