Law & Order

Season 18 Episode 18


Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 21, 2008 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

Write A Review
out of 10
56 votes
  • A jeweler is murdered by his brother-in law because of the b-in-lawran a high priced prostitution ring. The governor, McCoy's mentor, gets the guy to plea bargain and will commute his life sentence to avoid the governor's ties to the ring.

    An excellent episode loosely based on the Elliot Spitzer case in New York. The governor will do anything, as will his wife, to keep the governor's ties to the prostitution ring a secret. McCoy is outfoxed. The muderer pleads guilty with the implication the governor will commute the sentence. McCoy's dilemma ... he has made an enemy of the governor who put him in office with an election looming next year. McCoy hates to play politics and increasingly sees that the job of D.A. is inherently political. Can McCoy maintain his principles oor give in to politics as usual? Next season will tell the story.