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Law & Order

Season 16 Episode 11

Bible Story

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Dec 07, 2005 on NBC
7.7
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Episode Summary

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Jeffrey Kilgore is found murdered after destroying the Speicher Chumash, which had been brought to America from Poland years earlier. Green and Fontana follow the trail of evidence to Barry Speicher, who confesses to the murder, but it's his cousin Eric that McCoy has his eye on after Barry's wife tells them that Eric had everything to gain by Barry going to prison. McCoy and Borgia pursue the matter to trial, but their star witness turns on them.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The writers Hollywierd roots are showing.

    1.0
    This appeared to be "ripped from the headlines" from the "Koran flushing" story that Newsweek faked up.



    The episode was full of "scheming Jew" archetypes, McCoy self-rightousness, and acts by the police that wouldn't be out of place in Saudi Arabia.



    Law and Order's run has been full of "Crazed Christian zealots", now we get the obligatory "Crazed Jewish zealot". I'm still waiting for the Muslim terrorist that actually turns out to be a terrorist.



    Keep going this way, writers, and you'll manage to kill a successful series.moreless
  • It's about a book which has been the centerpiece of a family's history for decades, but later turns out to be a lie.

    5.8
    A man is found beaten to death, and a very old book which is later identified as a Jewish chumash or Bible is found laying beside him.



    This was a great episode with twists and turns. The actually killer got a plea of five years for manslaughter, which was just wrong, but seeing that the murder was solved and the plea bargain happened in half anf hour I knew more was coming.



    I used to McCoy going after anyone he can when his in the mood, but it was a big strecth to go after the cousin who actually set the events in motion. In the end they got him on burgarly after his cousin refused to testify.



    All because of a great big lie.moreless
  • Not the best episode ever.

    4.4
    I have seen many better epidsodes in the series and this was not one of them. It wasn't that interesting to me. It had some potential, it would have been entertaining if they did a 2 parter where race riots started and it became a whole scandal in the DA's office.
Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina

Det. Joe Fontana

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Exec. ADA Jack McCoy

Annie Parisse

Annie Parisse

ADA Alexandra Borgia

Fred Dalton Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson

DA Arthur Branch

Allan Miller

Allan Miller

Rabbi Geller

Guest Star

Mark Feuerstein

Mark Feuerstein

Eric Speicher

Guest Star

Bridget Barkan

Bridget Barkan

Kayla Watson

Guest Star

Zach Grenier

Zach Grenier

Barry Speicher

Recurring Role

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

Recurring Role

John E. Cariani

John E. Cariani

Julian Beck

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Eric Speicher: It's a book!
      Ed Green: A book you just said your father saved from the Nazis!

    • Arthur Branch: Talk about family values, it took a shredded Bible to bring this bunch together.
      Jack McCoy: And a lie.

    • Jack McCoy: The next time somebody desecrates a mosque --
      Arthur Branch: To make a political statement or because of a dispute with a family member?
      Jack McCoy: It doesn't matter WHY you yell "Fire!" in a crowded theatre. You can't use religion as a provocation.

    • Arthur Branch: Religious fervor.
      Jack McCoy: The nitroglycerin of the 21st century.

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The book that was desecrated, the Chumash, is the bound version of the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament.

    • Rabbi Geller: When that neo-Nazi shot the Jewish schoolchildren in California ...

      He's probably referring to Buford Furrow, who had ties to the Aryan Nations and shot five people at a Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles in August 1999. Three of the victims were children. They all survived, but Furrow killed an Asian postal worker later that day. He pled guilty to avoid the death penalty and is serving life without parole.

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