It's small town vs. big city as the cast of Law and Order finds themselves struggling to get a murder conviction. A great and refreshing derivation from the normal formula of the show where we saw Cyrus Lupo get arrested and bond with ADA Michael Cutter.
Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galatica) had a good guest spot as a nervous, self-defense-trained rape victim, although her purpose and on screen presence completely disappeared in the second half of the episode. More importantly there were not too many twists and turns that it made things impossible for the viewer to follow. The story was predictable but was an entertaining ride along the way.
The Jack McCoy and Governor Shalvoy scenes are kind of boring but seeing an angry Sam Waterston spewing legal jargon never seems to get old.
Law and Order really is becoming a must-watch TV show this year as they keep delivering high-quality episodes to us on a weekly basis. The courtroom drama may not be dead after all.