Law & Order

Season 13 Episode 20

Kid Pro Quo

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 30, 2003 on NBC

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  • This would make a great companion piece to "Recital For Organ," from Season 1.

    In that episode, Ben Stone proved that money cannot buy life, itself.

    But, in this episode, a prep school that boasts how only merit counts (regarding student admissions) prove themselves to be just as big a bunch of green-collar hypocrites as some of their students' wealthy parents.

    The school's headmaster wants to buy his expensive apartment because the whole building is going co-op. But, he can't afford the asking price on his salary. And, the building's owner won't give him a discount because of the financial problems he's having with the construction company's mobbed-up owner.

    But, the latter launders his money through "adult film" production. And, the producer in question wants to get his six-year-old son into the prep school!

    Let the back-scratching commence.

    The outraged scholarship director at the school finds out, and threatens to publicly expose the headmaster. Only to get beaten to death with her own cane.

    The headmaster is ultimately arrested, tried, and found guilty. But, does the five-year-old daughter of the black bus driver, who rightfully deserved the scholarship, get it awarded to her by default?


    And, fictional story or not, I have a bad feeling that such hypocrisy is more prevalent--in real life--than anybody of any socioeconomic background is willing to admit.

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