Law & Order

Season 8 Episode 9

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Dec 10, 1997 on NBC
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A message overheard on an answering machine leads Briscoe and Curtis to a confessed murderer and the home of wealthy Carl Anderton, whose stubborn non-cooperation with the district attorney threatens to create a serious miscarriage of justice.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    DA Adam Schiff

    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

    Benjamin Bratt

    Benjamin Bratt

    Det. Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis

    Carey Lowell

    Carey Lowell

    ADA Jamie Ross

    Robert Vaughn

    Robert Vaughn

    Carl Anderton

    Guest Star

    Mia Dillon

    Mia Dillon

    Elaine Anderton Lawlor

    Guest Star

    Sam Huntington

    Sam Huntington

    Terry Lawlor

    Guest Star

    Bob Dishy

    Bob Dishy

    Lawrence Weaver

    Recurring Role

    J.K. Simmons

    J.K. Simmons

    Dr. Emil Skoda

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Jack McCoy: I'm sorry about your friend.
        Adam Schiff: Save your sympathy--you haven't heard the last of him.

      • Adam Schiff: Carl Anderton brought down a governor, put senators into office and now he is fighting for his grandson.
        Jack McCoy: I am not kissing his ass, Adam.

      • Rey Curtis: We'll square it with your boss.
        Stan Kaminsky: That I'm leaving with two cops?
        Lennie Briscoe: Look at the bright side, you're not wearing handcuffs.

      • (Looking at Terry Lawlor's yearbook picture)
        Jack McCoy: He looks pretty harmless in a jacket and tie.
        Jamie Ross: You all do.

      • Carl Anderton: When is your term up? Next spring, what?
        Adam Schiff: What are you implying?

      • Jamie Ross: Carl Anderton sits on the Mayor's re-election committee.
        Rey Curtis: If this guy sat in a booth collecting tolls for the Lincoln Tunnel, we'd be arresting his grandson right now.

      • (Roy Lawlor neglected to tell the detectives about his dead daughter)
        Lennie Briscoe: Awfully big memory lapse, Roy.
        Roy Lawlor: Hey, you try dealing with something like this.

      • Anita van Buren (to Briscoe and Curtis): Don't you two have cases with actual bodies to investigate?

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Briscoe asks Lawlor if "he's a friend of Bill W." This is an allusion to an identifying mark of someone that is a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

      • Jamie Ross: He's rich, he's powerful, maybe we should let Robin Leach try the case.
        This is an allusion to the host of the long-running Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous show.

      • (Discussing Carl Anderton's possible mental illness)
        Adam Schiff: It doesn't make sense. He runs a Fortune 500 company.
        Jamie Ross: So did Howard Hughes.

        Billionaire businessman Howard Hughes was a well-known aviator, engineer, film producer and industrialist. He was also known for being eccentric, especially in the last years of his life. He was reclusive, had an obsessive fear of germs, suffered from anorexia and chronic insomnia, abused drugs and was paranoid about people following or watching him. Carl Anderton is suspected to suffer from bipolar disorder (aka manic depression); Howard Hughes is believed to have suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder and possibly other mental health problems.

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