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A drug dealer turns up dead, leading detectives to members of a neighborhood watch group whose lives were poisoned by the victim. The priest who leads the group confesses to the crime, claiming that God told him to do it.

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Gloria Muzio

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Marc Guggenheim | 1 more credit »
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Airs Mon. Oct. 29, 9:00 PM on WE

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Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Elisabeth Röhm ... Serena Southerlyn
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Arthur Branch
Denis O'Hare ... Father Richard Hogan
Bruce MacVittie ... Bill Parker
Dick Latessa ... Bishop Durning
Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Peter Frechette ... Jim Wheeler
Maggie Burke Maggie Burke ... Judge Elayne Link
Andrea Navedo ... Detective Ana Cordova
Antoinette LaVecchia ... Linda Parker
Ruth Maleczech ... Old Woman
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A drug dealer turns up dead, leading detectives to members of a neighborhood watch group whose lives were poisoned by the victim. The priest who leads the group confesses to the crime, claiming that God told him to do it.

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English

Release Date:

5 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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"Nazi speed" or "Ya Ba" are tablets containing a mixture of caffeine and methamphetamine. "Ya Ba" is Thai for "mad drug", the drug acquired that street name after becoming very popular in Asian countries, especially Thailand. In European and American countries it is also known as "Nazi speed", it gained this name because during World War II German soldiers were given large doses of caffeine and amphetamines to help keep them awake and alert on guard duty, night patrols and long marches. See more »

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Lennie tells Ed that Cathy has been dead for six years. However, she only died five years earlier. See more »

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Protecting the flock
25 May 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Denis O'Hare made several appearances on the Law And Order franchise series. In this one O'Hare plays a Catholic priest who is also leader of a neighborhood watch group on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. When a local drug dealer is found with a couple of bullets in him, Jerry Orbach and Jesse Martin initially suspect a grieving father. That is someone who Orbach can empathize with having lost one of his daughters. But the priest confesses that he did it and Briscoe and Green arrest O'Hare.

This is the second time on Law And Order prime that O'Hare is playing a self righteous murderer. In another episode he played a leader of a militia who felt righteous in his cause to rob an Off Track Betting parlor and kill an armed guard. Here God himself directed his actions as he says. I'm not sure he did it though. Other than the confession the evidence could have pointed in many directions and did for the police. It's just as likely O'Hare confessed to save his parishioner.

Sam Waterston's cross examination of O'Hare leaves our ADA Jack McCoy with a lot of second guesses himself. Waterston is not big on religion and we gain some insight into that.

The story was interesting and thought provoking.


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