Law & Order: Los Angeles

Season 1 Episode 3

Harbor City

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 13, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

A pro surfer who gave up the life to care for his mother is found murdered. Detectives Winters and Jaruszalski find themselves delving into not just the murder, but also the local beach culture. Once the suspects are set for trial, DDA Morales determines that one of his witnesses has been less than forthcoming. His next choice could make or break the case, and possibly his career.moreless

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  • Someone got tasered... nice.

    The show is really growing on me. Great episode with a heist on a marijuana store, a gang of trust-fund kids, and a large man being tasered. The law half is swift and flowing- Ulrich and Stoll play buddy cops well; the order half is also quite good thanks to Alfred Molina. I only wish it were possible to have Molina and Terrence Howard in one episode as they both seem pretty comfortable in their prosecutorial roles. While I remain disappointed at the cancellation of the NY original, I approve of their choice to set this spin-off on the opposite coast. It's a good kind of different.moreless
Corey Stoll

Corey Stoll

Det. T.J. Jaruszalski

Regina Hall

Regina Hall

Deputy D.A. Evelyn Price

Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina

Deputy D.A. Ricardo Morales

Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich

Det. Rex Winters

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • 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."

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (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.

    • (Discussing which of the suspects to bring in.)
      Winters: [He] drives a '98 P.O.S.
      Morales: Well there's your target, then.
      Price: Because he's poor, that makes him the softest touch?
      Morales: No, but it makes him the one with the worst lawyer.

  • NOTES (3)


    • 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!'"