Detectives Lennie Briscoe and Ed Green investigate the attempted murder of a prominent and highly respected judge, Denise Grobman. She was shot in her car having come home early and the evidence quickly points to her husband Walter as the man behind the killing. He has an alibi but McCoy is convinced he hired someone to make the hit as he was the only person who knew she would be where she was at the time of the shooting. Judge Grobman proves to be the major stumbling block however refusing to believe that her architect husband could do such a thing. McCoy realizes that she is key to ever getting a conviction but has to face Judge Grobman's decision to refuse further medical treatment - both her kidneys have failed and she is in constant pain - meaning she would die before the case could be concluded.
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I don't know a damn thing about any judge. I sell used cars.
Det. Lennie Briscoe
Yeah, the trouble is the people who were using 'em aren't finished with 'em yet.
Remade as Law & Order: UK: Denial