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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:
... Lennie Briscoe
... Mike Logan
... Anita Van Buren
... Ben Stone
... Claire Kincaid
... Adam Schiff
... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
... Ann Madsen
... Steven Green
... Judge Margaret Barry
... OCCB Investigator
... Lawrence Weaver
... Aaron Packard
Deborah Genninger ... Joan Renkmeyer
... 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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25 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Allison Janney's character mentions she only knows of Brighton Beach from the Neil Simon Play. Her lawyer is played by Bob Dishy, who appeared in the movie version Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986). See more »


The box of ammunition Logan finds in the suspect's apartment says "50 center-fire revolver cartridges". Yet Logan says the shells inside the box are .32 Auto's, which is what the murder weapon was too. A .32 Auto is a semi-automatic, not a revolver. See more »


D.A. Adam Schiff: I never thought I'd get a letter of resignation from you. I thought you'd be here long after I was gone.
[reveal to show he's talking to Ben Stone]
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Goodbye Ben Stone
4 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

If Michael Moriarty hadn't gotten into that tiff with Janet Reno over TV violence who knows how many episodes more of Law And Order he might have done. Many a good Sam Waterston episode would have been his and who knows what direction Waterston's career might have taken? In any event the show got just as passionate a prosecutor.

The Chief Financial Officer of a baby food company is killed and the investigation by Jerry Orbach and Chris Noth lead to a Russian mob takeover. Allison Janney the head of the company was either clueless or just didn't want to know where that fresh infusion of money that her new partner brought. The partner is Victor Slezak, a Russian with an anglicized name.

The shooter is nabbed and he's caught dead bang with weapon. But connecting him to Slezak is not possible without Janney's testimony. She's frightened, but Moriarty wants to win this one bad. He wins but at a terrible price.

Note the appearance of Bob Dishy in the first several times as defense attorney Lawrence Weaver. Dishy was my favorite as an occasional lawyer for the accused, he even won a couple on the show.

This was Moriarty's last show and whatever you think of the rightness of his quarrel with Janet Reno you have to say he is a man of principle. This was a good farewell for Moriarty.

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