Law & Order

Season 9 Episode 5


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 04, 1998 on NBC

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  • Great plot, even better ending.

    The episode begins with the discovery of a mailman stabbed to death in the hallway of an apartment building. When canvassing the building, the detectives discover a woman who's been brutally attacked to within an inch of losing her life. The assault to days, the perpetrator left no trace of his presence beyond the injuries on the victims, and according to the living victim, spoke a total of three words during the entire period. While there are no less than three murderous whack-jobs in this episode, the truly terrifying moment was brought about by Abby Charmichael(Angie Harmon). During plea negotiations with the guilty party she gleefully describes the assembly line that is capital punishment in Texas and says, " And if they let me do it, I'd press one of the plungers and pray that it's the one that delivers the fatal dose." Chilling. A+.