McCoy has been prosecuting cases for nearly twenty-five years.
Abbie Carmichael: Did they teach you how to perform exorcisms, Jack?
Jack McCoy: They taught us how to respect the devil.
Abbie Carmichael: The only devil here is the one who killed that girl.
Jack McCoy: The Crusades. Islamic Jihad. Holy wars. An oxymoron if there ever was one.
Adam Schiff: All right, split the difference. Prove that a saint can commit murder.
Jack McCoy: (During closing arguments.) She may hear God, but she may not play God.
Hospital Security Guard: It's busy. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Rey Curtis: Her fault for dying so quietly.
Jack McCoy: Voices told her to wage war against Satan.
Adam Schiff: Son of Sam again.
Jack McCoy: No. Berkowitz was a psychopathic loser who said he received directions to kill from a labrador retriever. Rosa's voice tells her to save the world.
Adam Schiff: A voice is a voice. Nobody's that naive.
Woman: I'm sorry, three kids with the flu home all week.
Rey Curtis: I know how it is.
Woman: No you don't. You get to go to work.
Adam Schiff: People see the devil as an allegory.
Jack McCoy: I'm not so sure I do.
Abbie Carmichael: (incredulously) Horns and a pitchfork, Jack?
This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Charity Miranda case. Charity's mother, Vivian, and a classmate, Serena Martin, engaged her in a two-hour exorcism because her mother believed that Charity had a demon inside of her. Charity died during the exorcism process and, to cover her death, her mother placed her in a plastic bag, leaving her at the bottom of the stairs.
McCoy: Berkowitz was a psychopathic loser who said he received directions to kill from a labrador retriever.
Serial killer David F. Berkowitz (Son of Sam), killed six people and wounded several others in New York City in the 1970's. He claimed his neighbor "Sam" was a Satanic High Priest who sent his dog to Berkowitz telling him who to kill. These encounters with the dog were portrayed in the 1999 film Summer of Sam.
Woman in hospital: The news was just ending; Tom Brokaw.
At the time this episode was aired, Tom Brokaw was the anchorman and managing editor of The NBC Nightly News. NBC is the American television network that broadcasts Law & Order.
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