Law & Order

Season 12 Episode 24

Patriot

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 22, 2002 on NBC
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A tenement building explodes and the lone victim is Joseph Haden. The building was rent controlled and there had been a tenant strike, so the police initially suspect arson. But the landlord doesn't have insurance, ruling out their arson theory, and the medical examiner discovers that Haden's neck was broken and he was tied up before the explosion happened. Trying to figure out Haden is even more difficult. He didn't appear to have a family or a girlfriend and never got any substantial mail. He worked at the Jiffy Job service station making minimum wage, yet had $90,000 in the bank. Briscoe and Green do some more digging and find out that Haden was using an alias, and his real name was Yusuf Haddad.moreless

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    Elisabeth Rohm

    Elisabeth Rohm

    ADA Serena Southerlyn

    Jerry Orbach

    Jerry Orbach

    Det. Lennie Briscoe

    S. Epatha Merkerson

    S. Epatha Merkerson

    Lt. Anita Van Buren

    Sam Waterston

    Sam Waterston

    Exec. ADA Jack McCoy

    Jesse L. Martin

    Jesse L. Martin

    Det. Ed Green

    Dianne Wiest

    Dianne Wiest

    Interim DA Nora Lewin

    Leo Burmester

    Leo Burmester

    Lester Hastings

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    Terry Serpico

    Terry Serpico

    Frank Miller

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    Chris Bauer

    Chris Bauer

    Sergeant in Wheelchair

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    Leslie Hendrix

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    Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

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    John E. Cariani

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    Judge Lisa Pongracic

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Goof: The police identify the location of the explosion as "9 Broome Street", but later on, the building is said to be "225 Stanton" (by the address on the checkbook of the victim).

      • Nitpick: In one scene Briscoe and Green interview a Muslim cleric outside a mosque. Behind the cleric, a traditionally-dressed couple walks out of the mosque - the man is dressed in black and the woman in orange. A few seconds later, the same couple walks out again when the shot goes back to the cleric.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Ed Green: There are over 8 million illegals in this country, what do you want to do, round them all up?
        Lennie Briscoe: How about just the ones from the Middle East?
        Ed Green: You can't start targeting people based on where they're from.
        Lennie Briscoe: Hey, look behind you. There are supposed to be two towers over there.
        Ed Green: I know, but that's the kind of thing that gets me pulled over on the turnpike every other month.

      • Fire Marshal: Probable cause, gas leak.
        Lennie Briscoe: The bomb squad will be relieved.
        Fire Marshal: Are you kidding? They evacuated the whole block before you guys got here. These days, you don't know who you're dealing with.
        Lennie Briscoe: Yeah, well, the job wasn't exactly routine before.

      • Frank Miller: I didn't murder anyone!
        Lennie Briscoe: Oh yeah? Then somebody down at the M.E.'s office is doing a pretty good impression of a dead guy.

      • Jack McCoy: Suspicious circumstances can't condemn a man to death.

      • Lennie Briscoe (about terrorism): If we'd been more alert the first time, maybe there wouldn't have been a first time.

      • Lennie Briscoe: This guy wasn't just flying below the radar, he was off the screen.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Lennie Briscoe: Good Morning, Yemen.
        This is a play on dialogue from the 1987 Barry Levinson film Good Morning, Vietnam, an American war-comedy written by Mitch Markowitz and starring Robin Williams.

      • This episode mentions a "female Memphis DMV worker who got burnt to death in her car". This is a real life reference to Katherine Smith, a Memphis DMV worker who was killed in a fiery car accident the day before she was scheduled to be arraigned in a federal court on charges of helping as many as a half dozen Middle-eastern men obtain fraudulent Tennessee driver's licenses.

      • This episode makes several references to the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. At one point, Lennie points down the street to an empty skyline, implying it is the area where the WTC was before it was destroyed on 9/11/01. There are also several references to the Middle Eastern men who orchestrated the attacks, with comparisions between them and the murdered man.

      • Adam Teague: They say all interviews of young Arab men must be voluntary. "Excuse me, Mr. Capone, would you mind coming in and giving us a full confession?"

        Al Capone (1899-1947) was a notorious Chicago gangster in the 1920s and 1930s. He was involved in bootlegging and prostitution, and he was the man behind the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, but all the authorities actually managed to convict him for was tax evasion.

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