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Boy Gone Astray 

The DA's office has to deal with a drug-related murder by two young teenage boys who have been trained as assassins by a Mexican drug cartel.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cyrus Lupo
Kevin Bernard
Michael Cutter
Connie Rubirosa
Jack McCoy
Marcus Woll
Rafa Alvarez (as Mario Quinonez Jr.)
Ricardo Alvarez
Isabel Alvarez
Judge Walter Bradley
Esther Pinne
Van Buren's Son
Frank Gibson


Detectives Lupo and Bernard investigate the shooting murder of Nina Wilshire, who was found dead in her apartment. She was a high-end designer and there were several very expensive pieces of art in her apartment, all untouched. The police also find that she was working as a dope dealer and was connected to the Mexican drug cartel. Closed circuit TV reveals that the killers were two young teenage boys, who they learned were trained as assassins by the cartel. Although there is little doubt the boys were the killers, the DAs office want to go after Eddie Blanco, their controller and the man who ordered the hit. Written by garykmcd

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6 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Chief of Detectives Laird: Word came back to me that someone in the building smelled marijuana on you. Are you out of your mind? You have twenty two years in, a pension.
Anita Van Buren: Chief, I can explain.
Chief of Detectives Laird: Save it. These mints could take bark off a tree. They'll take care of your breath.
Anita Van Buren: [Hesitantly] Okay.
Chief of Detectives Laird: Shower and change your clothes after you smoke. This guy sells medicinal dope. He's careful and discreet. We clear?
Anita Van Buren: Yeah, sure. Chief?
Chief of Detectives Laird: Ball cancer. Three years ago. That stuff got me through it. Just keep it square, Lieutenant. Don't...
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Young Assassins
9 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

This episode marked the first of two appearances by Jonathan Cake as Marcus Woll the kind of smarmy defense lawyer that lawyer jokes are made about. But this guy is no laughing matter as the second episode showed very clearly.

After a stint in the DA's office Cake now is a very expensive criminal attorney who is in court representing three juveniles who are charged as adults in the killing of Susan Pellegrino. This woman an interior designer by day makes a nice untaxed income moving drugs big time for a Mexican drug cartel. But I won't tell you the reason why she's hit. That's something you have to see for yourselves.

And the shooters are these three Chicano kids, spirited away from bordertowns and given training as assassins. That's why they're being charged as adults.

One of them Mario Quinonez, Jr. is being offered a deal by Linus Roache to turn and being encouraged by his parents as well to take the deal. Still the cartel and Cake have their own methods of persuasion.

Cake and Quinonez are both memorable in this episode.

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