Det. Robert Goren
Det. Alexandra Eames
Capt. James Deakins
ADA Ron Carver
Unlike many episodes that follow this one, this episode actually involves a crime that would be investigated by the real Major Case squad (the crime being a commercial burglary worth over $100,000).
Mr. Wahdi: Over there were the Russians, 127 carats D and E, white, flawless. There it was Canadian pieces, 78 carats not the best quality, for earrings. And here, uncut stones I'd just brought back from London two weeks ago. One piece was 22 carats.
Robert Goren: Altogether, 300, 350?
Mr. Wahdi: Maybe, I cannot be sure.
Robert Goren: Well, let's call it $300 million; you can beef it up later for the insurance.
Robert Goren: It could be a prison tattoo.
Alex Eames: How could he get to prison without leaving his prints in the system?
James Deakins: How'd my luggage wind up in Amarillo last Christmas?
Karl Atwood: (to Gia) You say you don't believe them? Prove it.
Robert Goren: (about Gia) She won't run, Ms. Lewin.
Nora Lewin: (to Carver) Do you trust his judgment?
Ron Carver: On this? Yes I do.
Nora Lewin: Should I trust yours?
Ron Carver: Funny thing, the law. Right hand commits the murder, left hand pays for it...
Schindel: Uh... how can my client help himself here?
Ron Carver: Names and addresses, I take the death penalty off the table.
Schindel: Life without parole? I mean, that's pretty steep. H-He's got no record of violence.
Ron Carver: He does now. And the offer is not gonna hold. We found him; we'll find the others – with or without his help. (Carver leans back, juggling his hands) Life? Death? You choose.
(To Atwood, believing she has AIDS.)
Gia DeLuca: We're both dead anyway. You killed us.
Alex Eames: Think again, Gia. You got a long and healthy life ahead of you.
Robert Goren: I lied. Sorry.
Robert Goren: Bad guys do what good guys dream.
Robert Goren: You notice anything unusual?
Alex Eames: Not really.
Robert Goren: It is just that she's putting lipstick on her eyeball. She's taking a picture of the safe.
James Deakins: Goren, I realize how unstimulating police procedure can be for a right-brained guy like you, and I say this with all the respect due a Detective First Grade: touch all the bases.
Alex Eames: (looking at the bag of diamonds) Once she got her hands on this, why she didn't run...?
Robert Goren: It wasn't about that; it was about him.
Alex Eames: Men come and go, but diamonds...
Robert Goren: Diamonds don't keep you warm at night.
• Brazil – Lei e Ordem: Crimes Premeditados (Law & Order: Deliberate Crimes)
• Croatia – Red i zakon: kriminalna namjera
• Finland – Kova laki: Rikollinen mieli (Tough Law: Criminal Mind)
• France – New York - Section criminelle (New York - Criminal Section)
• Germany – Criminal Intent - Verbrechen im Visier (Criminal Intent - Sights set on Crime)
• Greece – Nomos kai taxi - Astynomikes istories (Law and Order: Police Stories)
• Italy – Criminal Intent
• Portugal – Lei & Ordem: Intenções Criminosas (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
• Serbia – Red i zakon: zlocinacke namere
• Spain – Ley y orden: Acción criminal (Law & Order: Criminal Action)
• Sweden – I lagens namn: ur brottslig synvinkel (In the Name of the Law: From a Criminal Point of View)
This episode was dedicated to the tragic events that happened on September 11, 2001.
The opening narration states: In New York City's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the Major Case Squad. These are their stories. This is the only Law & Order spin-off not to begin with the words In the criminal justice system....
Special billing was given to Dianne Wiest (Special Appearance by) in this episode.
In the scene where Goren and Eames find the body in the trunk of the Cadillac, Goren discovers a small container with some of the stolen diamonds. He remarks "all that glitters" in referring to the diamonds. This is a common misquotation from Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice, Act II, Scene VII. The correct line is "all that glisters is not gold."
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