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The investigation into the killing of the CFO of a baby food company leads Briscoe and Logan directly to the Russian mob and its head, who now goes by the name Steven Green. When they ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Chris Noth ... Detective Mike Logan
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Michael Moriarty ... E.A.D.A. Ben Stone
Jill Hennessy ... A.D.A. Claire Kincaid
Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff
Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
Allison Janney ... Ann Madsen
Victor Slezak ... Steven Green
Doris Belack ... Judge Margaret Barry
Geoff Pierson ... OCCB Investigator
Bob Dishy ... Lawrence Weaver
Michael Harney ... Aaron Packard
Deborah Genninger Deborah Genninger ... Joan Renkmeyer
Brian Tarantina ... Rudy


The investigation into the killing of the CFO of a baby food company leads Briscoe and Logan directly to the Russian mob and its head, who now goes by the name Steven Green. When they arrest the shooter, ADA Stone isn't above manipulating his situation to get him to testify against Green. However, since no one can be found guilty solely on the testimony of an accomplice to the same crime, he desperately needs another witness. Ann Madsen had business dealings with Green and can testify to having seen the shooter in Green's office the day of the shooting. When it come to actually testifying however she changes her story, obviously in fear of her life. Stone makes it quite clear she will go to jail if she doesn't tell the truth but it leads to tragedy and forces Stone to make a major decision about his future. Written by garykmcd

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Chris Noth (Detective Mike Logan) & Michael Gaston (Wheeler) also worked together on two episodes of The Good Wife (2009), as Peter Florrick & Ernie Nolan respectively. See more »


The CSU tech tells Logan and Briscoe that he found a shell casing under the sewer grate and that he thinks it's a .32 Auto, which implies that he isn't sure on what caliber the casing is. Yet there would be no ambiguity regarding the caliber of the shell casing as the brand and caliber is always stamped on the base of the cartridge. See more »


D.A. Adam Schiff: The Grueskovs make the Colombians look like the von Trapp family.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Arrivederci, indeed
20 February 2015 | by dart85See all my reviews

I'm a little ashamed for previous reviewers because of obvious errors in reviewing this episode.

First, the actress's name is Allison Janney. It's not hard to look someone up and get the name right, especially since she went on to a very nice gig on The West Wing.

In further response to a previous reviewer, please do your research before sounding off next time.

Steven Hill has said this episode stands out as one of his most memorable because of the departure of Michael Moriarty. There is no ill will between the actors, and any suggestion thereof is imagined and/or interpreted from a skewed point of view.

The respect and affection Moriarty and Hill had for one another shows in the way their final scene is played. Any fool can see that.

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25 May 1994 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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