Law & Order (1990–2010)
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Cutter is forced to play hardball with his mentor after her Innocence Project group gets his guilty verdict in a murder trial set aside, but is he ready to handle the unexpected consequences of his actions?


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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
Cheyenne Jackson ... Jon Sorrentino
Anna Chlumsky ... Lisa Klein
David Wilson Barnes ... Attorney Gilman
Robin Lord Taylor ... Cedric Stuber
Zach Grenier ... Judge Cormac Braden
Ernie Hudson ... Frank Gibson
Amy Madigan ... Emily Ryan
Sebastian Sozzi ... Rodrigo Diaz
Alyssa Bresnahan ... Moira Stuber


Detectives Cyrus Lupo and Kevin Bernard detain a man who is tried and found guilty of killing a gay man as a hate crime. Shortly after, Emily Ryan steps in with The Innocence Collective, determined to prove his innocence and reverse the verdict. Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter soon discovers that Emily's overeager student assistant, Lisa Klein, may have crossed the line to get a testimony in her client's favor. Before long, personal relationships are threatened as the integrity of the entire trial is called into question. Written by NBC Publicity

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15 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Matthew Shepard Act that ADA Mike Cutter mentions to the defendant, where he states he will see that the defendant is prosecuted in federal court as well, is referring to a bill passed by Congress on October 22, 2009 and signed into law by President Obama on October 28, 2009. The entire name of the bill is The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and came about in response to the murders of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. and expands the 1969 U.S. federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim's actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This means that under this law that anyone involved in "gay bashing" can now face federal charges because it is a hate-crime, just like going after someone of the opposite race, religion, or disability. See more »


When the title card states that the next scene takes place in Sylvia Corgan's realty office and gives the date, the month is spelled "Febraury". See more »


Cedric Stuber: This guy's not even a lawyer. Can he even make a deal?
Connie Rubirosa: Yes, he can, Mr. Stuber. And if you have any doubts, I'm here for your peace of mind.
Cedric Stuber: [sarcastic] Oh, that's sweet of you.
[sitting down]
Cedric Stuber: So what do you got?
Michael Cutter: Man one. Twenty years.
Cedric Stuber: [derisive laugh] Screw that.
Emily Ryan: Come on, Mike. You can do better than that. If he is going to blow trial, the minimum is fifteen years.
Connie Rubirosa: Everyone in this room knows he won't get less than twenty-five to life after a conviction for a hate crime.
Cedric Stuber: You know what? I'm sick ...
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Finally something from Cutter!!!
26 April 2014 | by madelemonadeSee all my reviews

Since they brought in this new ADA Cutter, portrayed by Linus Roache, I have been skeptical; I have always been a big fan of Sam Watersons portrayal of Jack MacCoy, his indignation, morals, ethics I loved it. I was happy when I seen he was moving into the DA spot but had not really warmed to the new Exec ADA I found I was looking towards the ADA Rubirosa portrayed by De La Garza for that MacCoy-esk legal compass on the show. Cutter felt too opportunistic, egocentric and cold, it was hard to identify with as a hero in a legal drama.

Finally in this episode we see some heart, some moral and ethical indignation! I finally found myself thinking "yeah go Mike go! Thats it don't back down you show'em." He was still there a little egocentric and cold but for the first time I feel we got to see a little aggressiveness that had to do with the issue and not his personal gain or ego. The irony is that its brought on my an attack to his work, his ethics and his ego, but in the end its the moral and social issue that raises his reaction.

It is a shame that so late in season of the final in the series we get to see Cutter at his best, this Cutter is the one I would root for and cheer from the sidelines for, he is the hero not the one I've seen up till now that looks like his tie is a tad bit too tight! Well played by all parts on this one, well played!

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