Law & Order

Blue Bamboo

Season 5, Ep 3, Aired 10/5/94
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  • Episode Description
  • The killing of a Japanese nightclub owner who was visiting New York leads to the arrest of a singer who once worked for the deceased, and whose lawyer uses the "battered-woman syndrome" as a defense. While assisting on the case, Olivet remembers her own prior sexual assault.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steven Hill

    DA Adam Schiff

  • Jerry Orbach

    Det. Lennie Briscoe

  • S. Epatha Merkerson

    Lt. Anita Van Buren

  • Sam Waterston

    Exec. ADA Jack McCoy

  • Jill Hennessy

    ADA Claire Kincaid

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • (Referring to her own previous rape.) Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: You have no idea what it's like to be victimized by a powerful man.

    Notes (1)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: DobrĂ¡ herečka (Good Actress)

    Allusions (2)

    • Mike Logan: Dig this! Toni (with an I) Curtis is Bernice Schwartz.
      Hollywood legend Tony (with a Y) Curtis' real name is Bernard Schwartz.

    • Lennie Briscoe: Did your favorite uncle die at Pearl Harbor? He was referring to the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, a Naval base in Hawaii. Pearl Harbor was attacked from the air by the Japanese and suffered heavy casualties. The United States entered the Second World War the next day. Later in the episode, Jack McCoy says that the Defense Attorney 'timed her summation to fall on Pearl Harbor day'.

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