Law & Order

Season 20 Episode 19

Crashers

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 03, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

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A young model crashes a political event, then she is found dead in an alley.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson...

    9.0
    Fairly entertaining episode was very careful not to reveal the killers motives until the very end. They did another good job with a political scandal story line, although I kind of miss the days before Special Victims Unit when L&O delved into sexually charged cases a bit more. I think the scenes with the Lieutenant at home could have been a little bit less dramatic, at least in that the make-out moment seemed out of character for the show in general. Of course, that paled in comparison to McCoy unfairly venting his frustrations on everyone, including Van Buren who has enough to deal with... I never thought there was such a thing as too much of Jack's outrage, I stand corrected. However, these criticisms aside, I felt it was a good episode overall, and am optimistic / fearful of what events may await during the season finale... I really hope they won't permanently write anyone out of the L&O universe- even if she's leaving, it would be great to see S. Epatha Merkerson guest star in the future.moreless
  • Crashers

    7.5
    Law and Order has been making a lot of political statements this season and tonight's episode was no different. Tonight they had a ripped from the headlines story of people crashing a party (like the White House crashers) but they also had a somewhat unoriginal story of a cheater in a politician's marriage. However, what was original was that it was the wife who was cheating, not the man in office.



    This was a good episode and even if the beginning ended up having virtually nothing to do with the ending, this was a great layered story, but it was easily able to be followed.



    Bill O'Reilly called Dick Wolf a coward, but he was no coward for airing this episode.moreless
S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita van Buren

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Det. Kevin Bernard

Jeremy Sisto

Jeremy Sisto

Det. Cyrus Lupo

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

D.A. Jack McCoy

Alana De La Garza

Alana De La Garza

A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa

Linus Roache

Linus Roache

Exec. A.D.A. Michael Cutter

Sabina Gadecki

Sabina Gadecki

Brenna Lane

Guest Star

Tony Roberts

Tony Roberts

Senator Peterson

Guest Star

Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker

Camille Peterson

Guest Star

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

Recurring Role

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Frank Gibson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In the briefing room at the airport the detectives show the airport security staff photos of their victim and suspect. Both photos are captioned "Camera 8", however in the previous scene those photos were taken from two different cameras.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Judge Jack Margel: What disturbs me more than the threat of terrorism is the misuse of that word to bypass due process.

    • Anita van Buren: The senator's been known to tip a glass or two, but he doesn't have a reputation as a philanderer.
      Cyrus Lupo: First time for everything.

    • Kevin Bernard: Brenna Lane was booked by a modeling agency, as background on a photo shoot around the corner from Gracie Mansion.
      Anita van Buren: And the night before, she crashed a party there by batting her eyelashes. Glad to see my tax dollars at work.

    • (Examining the burned murder victim's body)
      Kevin Bernard: Check this out. Bra strap. Which narrows down the ID, to half the population.
      Cyrus Lupo: Killer's making us earn our paycheck.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Additional elements of this episode are ripped from the headlines of the Haisong Jiang incident. Jiang, a lovesick graduate student, slipped into an area reserved for pre-screened passengers at Newark airport to spend an additional 20 minutes with his departing girlfriend following the 2010 New Year's holiday in an act of "defiant trespassing"; as a result, Newark airport was shut down for six hours by the Transportation Safety Administration while all passengers were re-screened.

    • Kevin Bernard: I don't know about his officer and a gentleman shtick, but he was in DC the night of the murder.

      An Officer And A Gentleman is a 1982 movie starring Debra Winger and Richard Gere.

    • TSA Agent: This airport is a hard target! All it takes is one operative with explosives in his underwear to get through, and we're screwed!

      On December 25 2009, terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 by detonating explosives hidden in his underwear. The explosives did not detonate properly, Abdulmutallab was subdued by passengers and flight crew members, and the plane landed safely in Michigan. Abdulmutallab was severely burned in the incident and two passengers also suffered minor injuries. At the time this episode aired, Abdulmutallab was awaiting trial on six criminal charges, including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted murder.

    • This episode is partially ripped from the headlines of the Michaele and Tareq Salahi case. The Salahis are accused of crashing a White House state dinner that was held for the Prime Minister of India on November 24 2009. The case was still being investigated by a federal grand jury at the time this episode aired. The Salahis also have a long history of legal disputes, mostly involving unpaid debts.

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