Law & Order

Season 13 Episode 1

American Jihad

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 02, 2002 on NBC
8.4
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American Jihad
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An American Muslim becomes the prime suspect in a double murder after an academic challenges his religious beliefs.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Two college professors shot in their house and the thread leads to a young American converted to radical Islam.

    9.5
    A very interesting episode with a nice plot, a clever twist at the end and perfect acting.

    I really admired the way both shooters were played - one of them a dumb one under the influence of the other one who needed to get rid of his frustration. I also liked the way this treated the feelings in the society after 9/11 attacks, the suspicion against everything Islamic, and the Muslim defendant's attorney made it clear when he feared what would happen should the defendant go public with his radical beliefs. I think we were offered a fair view of things.

    In few words, an episode certainly worth watching and a wonderful start to a new season after a rather disappointing season 12.moreless
  • Not many highlights from the later seasons, but this stands out.

    8.6
    Law & Order really started going downhill in its later seasons, but this episode (the first of season 13) is an excellent one. In its recent seasons, Law & Order has focused way too much on the post Sept. 11 world (the theme appears in many episodes, as it does in this one). However, the twist on this episode deals with what it means to be a fanatic for a religion, even when you don't understand what the religion is truly about. This episode, amazingly enough, manages to reflect somewhat positively on the Islamic religion, at least in my opinion. The ending is very clever.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

Ali Farahnakian

Ali Farahnakian

Anwar Muhammed

Guest Star

Gordon MacDonald

Gordon MacDonald

 

Guest Star

Richard Bekins

Richard Bekins

 

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Donna Hanover

Donna Hanover

Judge Deborah Bourke

Recurring Role

Carolyn McCormick

Carolyn McCormick

Dr. Elizabeth Olivet

Recurring Role

Abigail Lopez

Abigail Lopez

Eva Sanchez

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Lennie Briscoe: Two people are dead, Michael, and you killed one of them. And we're guessing that your friend killed the other one.
      Michael Sanchez: Which one?
      Lennie Briscoe: (Sighs) That's what we want you to tell us.

    • (After Phil repeatedly calls Ed a primate)
      Ed Green: I want to ask your opinion on Einstein's theory because I'm not sure he was right.
      Phil: Headline: 'Cop Cracks Relativity'.
      Ed Green: No, not that theory, Phil. His theory on genius. See--and correct me if I'm wrong--Einstein argued that genius has no personality. But after talking to you for this short amount of time, I realize that you actually prove the negative. You definitely have personality. And it makes this primate want to whoop your ass. Now say somethin'.
      (Long pause, Briscoe speaks from behind the one-way mirror.)
      Lennie Briscoe: Way to go, Ed.

    • Jack McCoy: (on the new D.A. Arthur Branch) Nice fella.
      Serena Southerlyn: And his politics?
      Jack McCoy: Nice fella.

    • Jack McCoy: He killed her because he couldn't get a date?

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