Law & Order

Season 2 Episode 8

Out of Control

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 12, 1991 on NBC
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The detectives investigate the gang rape of a college student during a fraternity Halloween party, but when her own testimony can't be supported by the evidence, it becomes hard to prove rape.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Dann Florek

    Dann Florek

    Capt. Don Cragen

    Richard Brooks

    Richard Brooks

    ADA Paul Robinette

    Michael Moriarty

    Michael Moriarty

    Exec. ADA Ben Stone

    Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    DA Adam Schiff

    Paul Sorvino

    Paul Sorvino

    Sgt. Phil Cerreta

    Chris Noth

    Chris Noth

    Det. Mike Logan

    Noëlle Parker

    Noëlle Parker

    Andrea Fermi

    Guest Star

    Cynthia Harris

    Cynthia Harris

    Ms. Gifford

    Guest Star

    Brian Tarantina

    Brian Tarantina

    Bartender

    Guest Star

    Carolyn McCormick

    Carolyn McCormick

    Dr. Elizabeth Olivet

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Andrea Fermi: All right, so I was drunk, and I'm not a virgin. So I'm not the perfect victim.

      • Mike Logan: Gee, somebody's lying.
        Don Cragen: Well, that makes you detective of the month, Mike.

      • English Teacher: There is nothing so powerful as the unspoken.

      • Ms. Gifford: We'll talk sexual misconduct.
        Ben Stone: A misdemeanor for what happened to her? You have the wrong century.

      • Phil Cerreta: Did you get any read off her?
        Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: After 15 minutes? How about some top of the mind, inadmissible, subjective impressions?
        Mike Logan: Just as long as you don't go out on a limb.
        Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: Is it just me, detective, or all women with triple digit IQs?
        Mike Logan: Oh, well you're the only one I know, Doc.

      • Adam Schiff: Last time I looked, Utopia's a small town upstate. Different zip code from the criminal court's building.

      • Ben Stone: Adam, she passed out on the street.
        Adam Schiff: Iffy. Did she pass out in the room? Would you like this without sugar? You know the boys are getting better press play. What does that tell you?
        Paul Robinette: They'll get better play from a jury.
        Adam Schiff: Thank you, Paul.

      • Paul Robinette: You should have told the police.
        Buzz Collins: At the time, I didn't make the connection.
        Paul Robinette: Absent-minded physicist? You don't look that out of it, Mr. Collins.

      • Burnham's Attorney: I haven't heard the word 'immunity'.
        Ben Stone: This week I forgot what it means.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Ben Stone: 'Recent jury studies show women need to separate themselves from the victim. They need to believe it could not happen to them. Therefore, women do not believe the victim.' This cheers me right up.

        Stone is referring to the Belief in a Just World phenomenon. This is the tendency to evaluate recipients as fully deserving of the good or bad outcomes that befall them. This arises from the notion that in order to plan our activities and achieve our goals, we need to preserve the belief that the world is orderly and our actions have predictable consequences. The Just World phenomenon was first studied in a series of social psychology experiments by Melvin Lerner in the 1960s.

      • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of an actual rape case at St. John's University in Collegeville, Jamaica, New York. Three lacrosse players at St. John's University stood trial for sexual assault against a then 21-year-old student from the Queens campus. Over a year later, on July 23, 1991, all three players were acquitted of the charges, causing an even bigger stir in the community. For legal reasons no one involved in that case could be named.

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