Law & Order

Illegitimate

Season 19, Ep 12, Aired 2/4/09
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  • Episode Description
  • A police officer who's been having financial problems takes hostages at gunpoint and then gets killed by fellow officers. He has the keys to an apartment that isn't his primary residence; detectives Lupo and Bernard search the apartment and find a dead body and valuable stolen documents.

  • Cast & Crew
  • S. Epatha Merkerson

    Lt. Anita van Buren

  • Jeremy Sisto

    Det. Cyrus Lupo

  • Anthony Anderson

    Det. Kevin Bernard

  • Sam Waterston

    D.A. Jack McCoy

  • Alana De La Garza

    A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • A cop is shot after a kidnapping and the case leads to Kennedys potential illegitamate son.

    By kakashikucinich, Feb 06, 2009

  • Shooter McGavin is a Kennedy.

    By thefanof, Feb 05, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Michael Cutter: Nothing sticks to McIntyre. I'm starting to believe he really does have that Kennedy magic.

    • John Jay McIntyre: Dryden was my friend and business associate for 12 years. Why on God's good earth would I kill him? Kevin Bernard: FYI, Mr. McIntyre, innocent people usually don't phrase their answers in the form of a question. John Jay McIntyre: What do I care what people usually do? Kevin Bernard: There you go again. Another question.

    • John Jay McIntyre: I'm going on a business trip. Cyrus Lupo: (Taking his ticket and looking at it.) Uh-huh. Morocco. A country with no extradition treaties. How about that. John Jay McIntyre: What's the meaning of this? Kevin Bernard: You're going on a sight-seeing tour of Rikers Island. You're under arrest for the murder of Ian Dryden.

    • Kevin Bernard: (About Scott Waylon.) He was a bouncer at a strip club. Just because somebody likes to collect presidential memorabilia, doesn't mean that they don't appreciate a lap dance.

    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: September 13, 2010 on Sky One
      Czech Republic: March 6, 2013 on Prima family

    • Special billing was given to Rue McClanahan (and) in this episode.

    Allusions (2)

    • Kevin Bernard: Any of evidence of this guy collecting presidential memorabilia? Cyrus Lupo: Nope. Closest thing is autographed photos of strippers at a Sarah Palin look-alike contest. Sarah Palin is the first woman ever elected governor of Alaska. She was Republican Senator John McCain's running mate for the 2008 presidential election; they lost to Barack Obama and Joseph Biden.

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Jack Worthington controversy. Worthington claims to be the illegitimate son of President John F. Kennedy, but his mother, Mary Evelyn Worthington, strongly denies this.

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