Law & Order

Season 9 Episode 2

DWB

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 07, 1998 on NBC
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Detectives discover a shocking twist involving unlikely suspects when they investigate the brutal beating of a black man dumped near the highway.

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  • DWB

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    2 fishermen found a dead black man. tortured and tied. Drug behind a car down a dirt road. Sequence like the crime in Jasper, Texas. Witness says that he saw the beating and they drove a cutless. Man was a police officer. Believed to have been two police officers. two officers killed this black man and told two other fellow police officers. He targeted black man. Cheaper to keep Dietrick on the force because of his depression. Dietrick was there. He is a violent racist. In line up, one man was pointed out and it was him. This is a very good episode.moreless
  • Awesome example of why this show has reigned for so many years. Superb acting from the guest cast, especially the \"Rat\" cop at the end.

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    Awesome example of why this show has reigned for so many years. Superb acting from the guest cast, especially the \"Rat\" cop at the end. ripped from the headlines, indeed- this episode\'s handling of the James Byrd case is thoughtful, tough and far-reaching just like this show at its best.
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

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon

ADA Abbie Carmichael

John Ventimiglia

John Ventimiglia

Frank Dietrick

Guest Star

John A. MacKay

John A. MacKay

Internal Affairs Detective

Guest Star

Michael McCormick

Michael McCormick

Dietrick's Attorney

Guest Star

John Driver

John Driver

Bob Gervitz

Recurring Role

Tom Mardirosian

Tom Mardirosian

Mr. Butler

Recurring Role

Michael Cullen

Michael Cullen

James Deitz

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jack McCoy: I got you dinner. I didn't know what you like, so I got you salad, low cal.
      Abbie Carmichael: (Shock and disgust.) Low cal?
      Jack McCoy: (Pause.) Excuse me.
      Abbie Carmichael: I burn it, I don't store it. What'd you get?
      Jack McCoy: Ribs.
      Abbie Carmichael: Great. (Takes ribs.) Looks good. I'll eat, you graze.

    • Adam Schiff: For all you know, you don't know anything. Between Internal Affairs and you, the Red Sox couldn't have done a better job of botching it up!

    • Davis: I told you, but I ain't tellin' nobody else. I don't want no trouble with The Man.
      Anita van Buren: Oh, you don't have to worry Mr. Davis. (Stands.) In this house, I'm The Man.

    • Lennie Briscoe: You got the watch?
      CSU Tech: An old Bulova.
      Lennie Briscoe: Two thirty-six. It stopped ticking when he took a licking.

    • Abbie Carmichael: (referring to some research concerning a document used in a case) ... the feds basically copied our immunity deal and changed the names.
      Jack McCoy: Standard practice.
      Abbie Carmichael: Yeah, but this time it's gonna cost them. (hands McCoy a legal brief) Have you read the federal statutes on witness bribery lately?

    • Jack McCoy: You wanted to know how a traffic stop could go so bad? Because no one said 'that's enough'.

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  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • The title of this episode, "DWB", is an expression that originated with opponents of racial profiling. They accused the police of pulling people over for DWB -- Driving While Black.

    • Abbie Carmichael: My Longhorn pennant will look good over there.

      Texas Longhorn cattle are a distinctive breed. A Texas Longhorn named Bevo is the mascot of the University of Texas, where Abbie Carmichael graduated from law school.

    • Adam Schiff: ...the Red Sox couldn't have done a better job of botching it up!

      At the time this episode aired, it had been eighty years since the Boston Red Sox had won the baseball World Series. They became well known for making it to the playoffs and losing.

    • Rev. Dempsey: In Jasper, Texas, they had armed black people marching in the street.
      In 1998 three white supremacists dragged James Byrd Jr. to death behind their truck. The Showtime Network featured Jasper, Texas, a movie version of these events, in 2003, starring Lou Gossett Jr. and Jon Voight.

    • Briscoe: Two thirty-six. It stopped ticking when he took a licking.

      This is a play on the Timex slogan, [i]t takes a licking and still keeps on ticking. This slogan was used in advertisements for thirty years by the U.S. watch manufacturer Timex, who released their first wristwatch in 1950 and have since sold over 500 million watches.

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