Law & Order

Season 19 Episode 12

Illegitimate

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 04, 2009 on NBC
8.5
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Episode Summary

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A police officer who's been having financial problems takes hostages at gunpoint and then gets killed by fellow officers. He has the keys to an apartment that isn't his primary residence; detectives Lupo and Bernard search the apartment and find a dead body and valuable stolen documents.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A cop is shot after a kidnapping and the case leads to Kennedys potential illegitamate son.

    7.0
    A rather boring episode. The case wasn't especially exciting, and there wasn't much legal drama. **SPOILER** The ending was awful! It's redidulous to believe that this guy would believe Cutter's claim about the DNA test! If he was the son of a Kennedy, he'd be smart enough to check things out before he made any typ of confession. Besides, his lawyer wouldn't have let that meeting go on that long. This one definately earns a filler rating. Law & Order is my favorite series. I wouldn't want to see it end because of mediocre episodes like this. They can do better than that!moreless
  • Shooter McGavin is a Kennedy.

    8.0
    You have to admire the guts of Law and Order producing an episode where John F. Kennedy cheated on his wife. Sure, the late President has been accused of wrongdoing before, but rarely will you see such a powerful man of history mocked on national television.



    I would like to point out the legal loophole that Jay McIntyre would not serve anytime because of Connie Ruberosa and Michael Cutter lying to him about the DNA test in order to get a confession. Any defense attorney could easily get that case thrown out.



    Outside of that this was a fairly good episode from the opening detective work down to the courtroom scenes.moreless
S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita van Buren

Jeremy Sisto

Jeremy Sisto

Det. Cyrus Lupo

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Det. Kevin Bernard

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

D.A. Jack McCoy

Alana De La Garza

Alana De La Garza

A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa

Linus Roache

Linus Roache

Exec. A.D.A. Michael Cutter

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Michael Cutter: Nothing sticks to McIntyre. I'm starting to believe he really does have that Kennedy magic.

    • John Jay McIntyre: Dryden was my friend and business associate for 12 years. Why on God's good earth would I kill him?
      Kevin Bernard: FYI, Mr. McIntyre, innocent people usually don't phrase their answers in the form of a question.
      John Jay McIntyre: What do I care what people usually do?
      Kevin Bernard: There you go again. Another question.

    • John Jay McIntyre: I'm going on a business trip.
      Cyrus Lupo: (Taking his ticket and looking at it.) Uh-huh. Morocco. A country with no extradition treaties. How about that.
      John Jay McIntyre: What's the meaning of this?
      Kevin Bernard: You're going on a sight-seeing tour of Rikers Island. You're under arrest for the murder of Ian Dryden.

    • Kevin Bernard: (About Scott Waylon.) He was a bouncer at a strip club. Just because somebody likes to collect presidential memorabilia, doesn't mean that they don't appreciate a lap dance.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Kevin Bernard: Any of evidence of this guy collecting presidential memorabilia?
      Cyrus Lupo: Nope. Closest thing is autographed photos of strippers at a Sarah Palin look-alike contest.

      Sarah Palin is the first woman ever elected governor of Alaska. She was Republican Senator John McCain's running mate for the 2008 presidential election; they lost to Barack Obama and Joseph Biden.

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Jack Worthington controversy. Worthington claims to be the illegitimate son of President John F. Kennedy, but his mother, Mary Evelyn Worthington, strongly denies this.

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