Law & Order

Season 13 Episode 13

Absentia

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 12, 2003 on NBC
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Absentia
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When the witness in a jewelry store robbery-homicide fails to appear in court, McCoy suspects foul play until he discovers that the man is a fugitive in a 20-year-old murder case.

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  • Very awesome episode

    9.3
    A man shoots jewelry store owner and people in jewelry store. 9mm to the chest. Pawn shop owner says it was Eddy a Georgian. In a line up witness says it was # 4. The judge found the defendant not guilty. They believe a man is hiding out in Canada wife gave him up believed to have connections with bulgury. Thinks that the suspect killed the witness didn\'t show up to court or either said something to them to scare them. Hid Abby (the dead girl) behind fireplace. Man was still sleeping with his affair woman.moreless
Elisabeth Rohm

Elisabeth Rohm

ADA Serena Southerlyn

Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

Det. Lennie Briscoe

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Exec. ADA Jack McCoy

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

Fred Dalton Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson

DA Arthur Branch

Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin

Glenn Fordeis

Guest Star

David Chandler

David Chandler

 

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Peter Appel

Peter Appel

 

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Jordan Charney

Jordan Charney

Judge Donald Karan

Recurring Role

Lauren Klein

Lauren Klein

Judge Carla Solomon

Recurring Role

David Lipman

David Lipman

Judge Morris Torledsky

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Nitpick: When the detectives find Ann Marie Gautreaux in the Montréal café, there are two buildings outside with American flags hanging off of them.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Ed Green: Trvanza, what is that?
      Lennie Briscoe: Says here, he's from Georgia.
      Ed Green: So his foreign accent was southern?
      Lennie Briscoe: No, Georgia like in Russia, you know, Soviet Union.

    • Pawnbroker: Oh crap! Hey, what are you guys, Starsky and Hutch?

    • Jack McCoy: (about finding Levi March) You think it's possible, after all these years?
      Arthur Branch: Everybody's gotta be somewhere.

    • Serena Southerlyn: The defendant killed one man and wounded another during the course of an armed robbery as s --
      Judge Morris Torledsky: Ah, you had me at 'killed' Miss Southerlyn. Defendant is remanded without bail, next.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Levi March: (referring to the US government) They killed John, didn't they?
      Jack McCoy: John Kennedy?
      Levi March: John Lennon.
      Singer/songwriter and former Beatle John Lennon was shot in 1980 by Mark David Chapman, a very disturbed man who had a bizarre obsession with him. Both Lennon's murder and the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy have several conspiracy theories associated with them.

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Ira Einhorn case. Einhorn, also known as The Unicorn Killer, murdered Holly Maddux in 1977 after she broke up with him, but it wasn't until 18 months after she was murdered that Ms. Maddux's body was found. After skipping bail in 1981, Einhorn was tried in absentia in 1993, convicted for the murder of Ms. Maddux, and sentenced to life in prison. He later was arrested in France in 1997, extradited to the US, and is currently serving a life sentence.

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