Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 1 Episode 13


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 2000 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • This marks the first on-screen shooting of a suspect by Olivia Benson.

    • Goof: In the opening scene, Munch reaches into the victim's car and pulls a gun holster out of the car; however, he is not wearing latex gloves. Detectives would never touch any evidence from a crime scene without wearing gloves.

    • Goof: When Stabler hands Benson her breakfast, she takes a bite out of it and is chewing, but when they show it again, there is no part missing.

  • Quotes

    • Elliot Stabler: You know what's funny? We're cops from the city and you're treating us like we're the hicks from upstate.

    • (The suspect asks Stabler what the victim was whining about.)
      Elliot Stabler: Dead men don't whine.

    • (The victim has been shot in both the head and the groin.)
      Donald Cragen: Could it have been a hit?
      John Munch: If it was a hit, they would have shot him in only one head.

    • Roger Silver: Pretty and smart. You married, Detective?
      Elliot Stabler: Why don't you play The Dating Game with someone who shares your clinical diagnosis?

    • John Munch: Hello and welcome to Parole Phone. If you're paying with sex, press 1. If you want to make a donation to a phony charity, press 2.
      Elliot Stabler: Yeah, the charities are good, it's the donations that are phony.

    • Uniformed Cop: Ink wasn't dry on the son of a bitch's release when he makes a beeline for her.

    • Brian Cassidy: Okay. I'm outta here.
      John Munch: For good, you mean? Well maybe you should. You know, you're a sweet guy, Bri, stuff around here's too weird for you.
      Brian Cassidy: Yeah, Captain said I could go over to Narcotics, you know, play cowboy, beat up on some people.
      John Munch: That's not a bad idea. Seriously. I saw the way you were with that junkie, you got with her where must guys can't.
      Brian Cassidy: (Quietly.) Honestly, sex crimes? Come on. I still feel embarrassed buying rubbers at the drugstore.

    • (Cassidy breaks down after describing a girl's attack to Cragen.)
      Don Cragen: I think Benson and Stabler can take it from here.
      Brian Cassidy: No, I can handle this.
      Don Cragen: Oh, I know you can, Bri, I know you can. Or you could transfer out.
      Brian Cassidy: (Pauses.) Where?
      Don Cragen: There's an opening in Narcotics, Captain there's a friend of mine. You could do a lot of good over there, you know. It wouldn't...
      Brian Cassidy: Wouldn't what?
      Don Cragen: Well, it wouldn't be like this, Brian.

    • Monique Jeffries: Wow. 4.7 million in one year.
      Brian Cassidy: That's pretty good for a fledgling charity.
      Olivia Benson: Fledgling. I'm impressed.
      Brian Cassidy: Oh yeah, that's right, I'm a real dope, aren't I? You know what I did last night? I looked it up and I memorized it just so I could impress you.

    • John Munch: So, the mother has a stripper perform at her kid's sweet sixteen party dressed as, get this, a cop.
      Brian Cassidy: Yeah, what was her defense?
      John Munch: Something about how the strip tease is a religious ceremony. See, I wanted to have my bar mitzvah at the Mustang Ranch, but that sacred ritual is considered contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    • John Munch: (To Briscoe.) I want you to seal this crime scene tighter than an accountant's ass.

    • Olivia Benson: What happened with the ballpeen hammer? Let me guess. You were cleaning it, and it accidentally went off.

    • John Munch: You're reasonably good-looking, in a choirboy-ish kind of way.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Witness: (at a lineup) She could be #2… but she also looks like #3… and 4.
      Munch: Too bad you weren't at the grassy knoll.

      The grassy knoll refers to a site near the 1963 John F. Kennedy assassination, it is a small hill in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Many eyewitnesses were on the knoll overlooking the presidential cavalcade when the shots were fired, some of whom claimed the sounds came from the knoll, not the depository, fueling conspiracy theorists for decades to come.