Law & Order

Season 11 Episode 3

Dissonance

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 01, 2000 on NBC
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Dissonance
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The detectives investigate the murder of a young violinist whose fellow musicians resented her rapid rise to fame, in a trial that results in threats exchanged between Lewin and the presiding judge who has a history of bias against McCoy.

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  • Who killed the gifted violinist? The surprise in the last moment.

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    A high profile case in the hands of a new D.A. Nora Lewin.

    When the second chair violinist of Manhattan Orchestra is murdered in her hotel room, the police start the chase after the murderer, which ends where it began - at the conductor. He had an affair with her and presumably did not want her to leave him and the orchestra. And we can see the D.A. strongly supporting her A.D.As against the judge who seems to be siding with the defendant. I really liked her when she had a chat with the judge in the office, you would never guess how much power she hides behind her delicate appearances. Finally, Jack McCoy persuades the conductor's wife to testify and she confesses to the crime. I may look like naive but I did not expect it all. And although the outcome of the episode is left open, I do think she was the right person to go after. For she too hid a lot more power inside than anyone would suspect.moreless
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

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon

ADA Abbie Carmichael

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest

Interim DA Nora Lewin

Ronald Guttman

Ronald Guttman

Carl Reger

Guest Star

Jan Maxwell

Jan Maxwell

Marian Reger

Guest Star

Ritchie Coster

Ritchie Coster

Jorgan Stern

Guest Star

Ron McLarty

Ron McLarty

Judge William Wright

Recurring Role

Stephen Singer

Stephen Singer

Rafael Kessler

Recurring Role

George Grizzard

George Grizzard

Arthur Gold

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (12)

    • Ed Green: You know, Lennie, when I grow up, I want to be as smart as you.

    • Ed Green: Okay, man, if you're gonna lie, be creative, otherwise we get bored.

    • Lennie Briscoe: Well, we've got a 1680 Amati cello valued at 1.2 million. Lifted from the New York Philharmonic five years ago. Recovered from an 87-year-old janitor. I guess he was a music lover on the side.

    • Abbie Carmichael: We're sure one of them killed her. We're just not sure which one.

    • Jack McCoy: We know you're covering for him. Over a speeding ticket, that's understandable. On the stand at a murder trial, that's called perjury.

    • Abbie Carmichael: He's completely contaminating the jury pool.
      Jack McCoy: An annoying byproduct of the First Amendment.

    • Judge Wright: That sound you hear is the ice cracking underneath your feet.
      Nora Lewin: With all due respect, your honor, you weigh more than I do.

    • Nora Lewin: (Speaking to Judge Wright at lunch.) You need to understand that veiled threats disguised as friendly advice sound an awful lot to me like judicial bias.

    • Russian Fence: This like KGB, with trumped up charge!

    • Tuba Player: An orchestra is like a musical insane asylum. Bassoon's the worst. From years of blowing the double reed, pressure builds up in the brain.

    • (Briscoe is asking the guard about other exits in the building)
      Security Guard: I was down there a while back. It's nothing but a maze. I was down there hollering and banging for an hour before anybody heard me.
      Lennie Briscoe: We'll drop bread crumbs.

    • Carl Reger: My lawyer is going to have your jobs!
      Lennie Briscoe: That's great. Can we have his?

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Lennie Briscoe: Well, we'll drop bread crumbs.

      In the fairytale Hansel and Gretel, the two siblings drop bread crumbs to find their way back through the forest.

    • Marianne Reger mentions to the detectives that it takes her less time to get home because she has EZ pass. EZ pass is used in New York and New Jersey to pay tolls on bridges, tunnels and pay roads.

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