Law & Order (1990–2010)
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Detectives have two viable suspects in the firebombing of an Army recruiting center that killed an infant inside the building, but an overzealous vigilante crime-fighting group interferes with the investigation

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Alex Chapple

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Dick Wolf (created by), Richard Sweren | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Sisto ... Cyrus Lupo
Anthony Anderson ... Kevin Bernard
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Linus Roache ... Michael Cutter
Alana De La Garza ... Connie Rubirosa
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Mackenzie Mauzy ... Carly Di Gravia
Christian Camargo ... Attorney Wilson
Michele Pawk Michele Pawk ... Marjorie Weiler
Amelia Campbell ... Operation Molly Founder
Lisa Emery ... Attorney Weller
Scott Sowers Scott Sowers ... Hank Di Gravia
Judith Hawking Judith Hawking ... Judge Noreen Morrison
Brian J. Smith ... Derek Sherman
Jayce Bartok ... Bob Tavish
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Detectives have two viable suspects in the firebombing of an Army recruiting center that killed an infant inside the building, but an overzealous vigilante crime-fighting group interferes with the investigation

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2009 (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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Attorney Wilson: These people put Trekkies to shame. Motion to suppress the backpack and the bricks from my client's tool shed.
Connie Rubirosa: Wow, you have high hopes.
Attorney Wilson: Well, you know what they say about being known by the company you keep.
Connie Rubirosa: You're the one with a baby killer as a client. Live long and prosper, Mr. Wilson.
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Unbelievable notion
17 January 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The folks at Law And Order were clearly running out of ideas for the prime show when this one got aired. An army recruiting station got blown up and a woman and her infant son were staying inside, the infant died.

The sergeant in charge of the station at least tells Anthony Anderson and Jeremy Sisto he can expect a court martial for allowing this. The woman was the wife of an MIA in Iraq and she's played by Mackenzie Mauzy. Soon enough grief is not the emotion she's displaying.

Another suspect is Brian Smith who lost a sister in Iraq, a sister he helped raise through the foster care system. He admits to throwing a brick through the recruiting office, but that's all.

It's possible though I doubt it that Sisto and Anderson might have gotten the right perpetrator if left to their own devices. But this episode advances the insane notion that S. Epatha Merkersson is saddled with a citizen's crime fighting group to 'aid' in the investigation. Their help muddies the case against both possible perpetrators.

I can't think that the NYPD would countenance this. It's just too much to swallow. What were they thinking and Law And Order.

During the course of the investigation Anderson and Sisto go to the small coal mining town in Pennsylvania to visit Maury's in-laws and see that her missing husband had a couple of fingers missing from one hand, courtesy of fooling around with blasting caps. I'm sorry, but this soldier is one guaranteed 4-F back in the day when we had a draft. No way would he be allowed to enlist today.

I'm sorry, but this episode expected too much from the viewer.


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