Law & Order

Season 7 Episode 7

Deadbeat

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 13, 1996 on NBC
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Deadbeat
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The murder of a deadbeat father whose son is dying of leukemia presents McCoy and Ross with a sympathetic suspect and a moral dilemma.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    D.A. Adam Schiff

    Jerry Orbach

    Jerry Orbach

    Det. Lennie Briscoe

    S. Epatha Merkerson

    S. Epatha Merkerson

    Lt. Anita Van Buren

    Sam Waterston

    Sam Waterston

    Exec. A.D.A. Jack McCoy

    Benjamin Bratt

    Benjamin Bratt

    Det. Reynaldo 'Rey' Curtis

    Carey Lowell

    Carey Lowell

    A.D.A. Jamie Ross

    Val Avery

    Val Avery

    Max Schaeffer

    Guest Star

    Deborah Hedwall

    Deborah Hedwall

    Arlene Schaeffer Webber

    Guest Star

    Tamara Tunie

    Tamara Tunie

    Caroline Bennett

    Guest Star

    Larry Sherman

    Larry Sherman

    Judge Colin Fraser

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • When the grandson is playing the PlayStation game Crash Bandicoot, he defeats the evil doctor and that would defeat the game. Seconds later he is on a dark temple level that actually takes place prior to the confrontation with the evil doctor.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Lennie Briscoe: (about Max Schaeffer) If he did kill Webber, he's walkin' around with 50 grand traveling money in his pocket.
        Anita Van Buren: You think he's gonna run out on his grandson the same way the father did?
        Rey Curtis: You know, when we saw the kid, he was playin' a video game.
        Lennie Briscoe: Yeah?
        Rey Curtis: A new PlayStation.
        Anita Van Buren: CD drive?
        Rey Curtis: Yeah, with, like, 6 games.
        Anita Van Buren: Ooh. Crash Bandicoot?
        Lennie Briscoe: Uh, excuse me, young parents. My kids' idea of high technology was Barbie's convertible.
        Rey Curtis: No, Lennie. We're talkin' 'bout 5, $600 worth of video game here.
        Anita Van Buren: Yeah. Who bought it for him, and when?

      • (After the suspect's cousin and real estate attorney enters the interrogation room)
        Anita Van Buren: He said he was an attorney?
        Jamie Ross: The suspect has the right to a lawyer, not to a good lawyer.

      • Lennie Briscoe: Pogosian, Peter: grand larceny auto, grand larceny auto, grand larceny auto.
        Pete Pogosian: Can we put some music on?

      • Rey Curtis: Pogosian, James: forgery, criminal possession, issuing a bad check...
        Jimmy Pogosian: I forgot I closed the account.

      • Lennie Briscoe: (about alimony payments) My ex just kept my checkbook. If I forgot, she knew how to forge my signature.

      • Adam Schiff: Caroline Bennett will make a jury want to dig Webber up and kill him all over again.

      • Arlene Webber: He wanted his girlfriends and his weekends in Las Vegas with whores, and he wanted to be married to me. Like one thing didn't affect the other.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • This episode is ripped from the headlines of the Jeffery Nichols case. Like the deadbeat dad in this episode, Nichols also sent his wife an insulting postcard while he was on a lavish vacation. It said, "Marilyn, having a ball. Glad you're not here."

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