Law & Order: Los Angeles

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  • Cast & Crew
  • Alfred Molina

    Det. Ricardo Morales

  • Corey Stoll

    Det. Tomas 'T.J.' Jaruszalski

  • Rachel Ticotin

    Lt. Arleen Gonzales

  • Terrence Howard

    Deputy D.A. Jonah 'Joe' Dekker

  • Alana De La Garza

    Deputy D.A. Connie Rubirosa

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  • Law & Order: Los Angeles is a crime procedural that is set in the elite Robbery Homicide Division of the LAPD and the courts of Los Angeles County. The detectives and attorneys work to solve and prosecute cases that cover the L.A. Basin, which involve not only the expected celebrities, but many crimes that do not receive news coverage. At Robbery Homicide Division, Detective Rex Winters (Skeet Ulrich) is an ex-Marine who has a very black-and-white view of the world and went through the Rodney King riot as a rookie police officer. He is married to his former partner, Lori. Detective Tomas "T.J." Jaruszalski, the son of an Oscar-winning cinematographer, thinks being a cop is the most fun anyone can have, like being front row at the circus everyday. The division is commanded by Lieutenant Arleen Gonzales (Rachel Ticotin). The District Attorney's office is represented by Deputy District Attorney Ricardo Morales (Alfred Molina), whose father was a groundskeeper at a local country club and considers this job the first step to greater things. He is a sarcastic realist who has no trouble sacrificing theory for a down-and-dirty fight for justice. Even so, he is still skilled at politics. His assistant, Deputy DA Evelyn Price (Regina Hall), is the product of an upper-middle-class upbringing in Baldwin Hills. Although she acknowledges the problems in the LAPD, she still prefers order over chaos. Morales' counterpart in more ways than one is Deputy District Attorney Jonah "Joe" Dekker (Terrence Howard). Dekker is considered to be a creative legal thinker and does not believe his position as a DDA is a permanent career choice. Dekker's assistant is Deputy DA Lauren Stanton (Megan Boone), whose privileged childhood accounts for her right-of-center politics. The office is overseen by the Los Angeles District Attorney (Peter Coyote). This fourth iteration of the Law & Order franchise is a production of Wolf Films in association with Universal Media Studios. Broadcast History September - December 2010 Wednesday 10:00 pm E/P (9 pm CT) April 2011 - Monday 10:00 pm E/P (9 pm CT)moreless

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    • Price: When was the last time you had marital relations? Nick Manto: That depends. Are we talking just sex, or do hummers count?

    • Winters: What'd they get?
      Jaruszalski: Three grand in cash, and, uh... take a look.
      Winters: I see... eight Rolex boxes. The guy's got two arms and eight Rolexes?
      Jaruszalski: Two arms, eight Rolexes, and one safe he didn't use.
      Winters: Genius.
      Jaruszalski: Actor.

    • Ricardo Morales: (while a media photographer was about to take a low-angle picture of him at a press conference) Hey, you want to raise that up a little bit? From that angle, you're just going to scare the kids.

    • TJ: You gotta wonder. How did Watson turn these girls into killers, when it practically took a S.W.A.T. team to get your kids to bed? Winters: (chuckling) He's a better con man than me. TJ: Con man? Some of his fans call him a prophet. Winters: Just another word for a con man. TJ: (laughing) Partner, you are one blaspheming son of a bitch.

    • Joe Dekker: So we give Maura Dillon what amounts to a walk for the crime she did commit, but we don't exonerate her for the crime she didn't commit? That doesn't sound like good law to me. Jerry Hardin: It's not. It's good politics.

    • (Jaruszalski gazes into a jar of pot.) TJ: Oh, look at those little red hairs. Must be from the D.E.A. The feds always get the best dope. Winters: Keep talking like that, the bosses are going to have you peeing in a cup. TJ: You surfed, but never smoked? Winters: Surfing was rebellion enough in my house.

    • TJ: (crouched over the victim) If this is the same four-man crew that hit the other dispensaries, it's a big escalation.
      Winters: Maybe he didn't want to give up the safe.
      TJ: A gang of heavily strapped guys shoves guns in your face, you give up the safe.
      Winters: Not if you're Trevor Knight. He was a pro surfer out of Hawaii--huge talent. He probably had a hot temper, with a rep for hitting the bottle.
      TJ: A real laid-back surfer dude.
      Winters: What's more laid-back than dead?

    • Price: (about charging a suspect) You're just doing this because he's arrogant. Morales: I'm doing it because he's "guilty under the law." Isn't that what you always say? Price: I actually mean it. You only say it when you're pissed off.

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    Notes (57)

    • The music playing at the beginning of the episode is "Kill Me" by Make the Girl Dance.

    • Special billing was given to Danielle Panabaker (and) for this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada – September 29, 2010 on A
      Finland – March 28, 2011 on MTV3
      United Kingdom – September 12, 2011 on Universal Channel/Universal Channel HD
      Czech Republic – November 23, 2011 on Prima

    • Dick Wolf's development deal with NBC states that his projects go straight to series, which is why Law & Order: Los Angeles did not have to sweat through pilot season.

    • This episode marked the final, and only appearance of Wanda De Jesus as the division lieutenant. She left the production after just two episodes were filmed. The producers stated on September 10, 2010, they were taking the role in a "different direction." It was announced on September 16, 2010, that Rachel Ticotin would take over the role. This was the third change for the character, which was originally written as a male. Rather than re-shooting De Jesus' scenes in this episode, all but one of her scenes with one line of dialogue was left on the cutting room floor.

    • Working Title: "Fame"

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada – October 6, 2010 on A
      Finland – April 4, 2011 on MTV3
      United Kingdom – September 13, 2011 on Universal Channel/Universal Channel HD
      Czech Republic – November 30, 2011 on Prima

    • The music that opens the episode is "Venice Queen" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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    Trivia (7)

    • The traditional Law & Order franchise opening, copied directly from the mothership, begins with tonight's episode:
      "In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police who investigate crime, and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories."

    • At one point the detectives interview a former police officer who is working security at Mattawin Studios. This is the fictional studio where Eddie Newman worked in the three-part Law & Order arc, "D-Girl", "Turnaround" and "Showtime".

    • Goof: When Detective Winters' wife Casey attempts to give him CPR, she initially counts down to the correct spot but then her palm slips down and from that point on she is shown compressing his abdomen. CPR uses chest compressions to artificially circulate blood from the heart, so her abdominal compressions would have done nothing other than perhaps break his ribs or prevent him from inhaling by forcing the air out of his lungs.

    • Connie Rubirosa first passed the bar in California.

    • Corey Stoll performed all his own stunt work in this episode.

    • The murder weapon alternates between a Glock 16, Glock 17 and Glock 26 throughout the episode.

    • Dekker tells Rubirosa that when he was in New York, he had dinner with Mike Cutter. Cutter was Rubirosa's boss in New York. Dekker was in the city to defend his cousin against rape charges (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's "Reparations").

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    Allusions (6)

    • TJ: Another quiet night in the "Hotel California."
      This is likely a reference to The Eagles song of the same name. The lines of the final stanza are:
      "'Relax,' said the night man,
      'We are programmed to receive.
      You can check out any time you like,
      But you can never leave!'"

    • Stanton: Lawyers who do TV belong in the 7th ring of hell.
      Lauren is referring to Dante's canticle "Inferno" from his epic poem Divine Comedy. The 7th ring of hell is reserved for the violent. She does not specify, though, which of the circles she believes is most appropriate for Ms. Goodwin: being immersed in boiling blood and fire, transformed into thorny bushes to be fed on by harpies or living on flaming sand with fiery flakes raining down on her.

    • Although fictionalized, this episode is based on the Russell Williams murder case.

    • Parts of this episode were ripped from the headlines of the city council corruption scandal in Bell, California. In mid-July 2010, the Los Angeles Times published an exposé, which revealed the small city of Bell's (pop. >40,000) mostly working-class residents paid extraordinary high taxes that were funding lavish salaries for all their government officials—some more than half a million dollars per year. The city council members, with part-time jobs, were being compensated $100,000 per year. Angry residents crowded council meetings and protested for months to demand answers, restitution and justice.

    • Landlord: Who am I, Gladys Kravitz?
      Gladys Kravitz was the nosy neighbor on Bewitched who was always watching Samantha and Darren through her window.

    • This episode is ripped from the headlines of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting of January 8, 2011.

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  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Could've been a great show if the network didn't destroy it.

    By danharr, Jul 16, 2011

  • How Could This Get Cancelled.

    By pretty_sure, Jun 09, 2011

  • A new and great West Coast flavor treat for Law and Order addicts!

    By jawsthecabbie, Mar 08, 2011

  • An interesting new addition to Dick Wolf's hugely successful "Law and Order" franchise and one that is most definitely worth watching.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Feb 08, 2011

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