Law & Order

Season 19 Episode 10

Pledge

1
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 21, 2009 on NBC
8.6
out of 10
User Rating
46 votes
3

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Harold Foley and his wife Joyce, both biologists at a local university, come home to find their son and their housekeeper murdered.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Today
4:00am
TNT
3:00pm
WGNAMER
4:00pm
SUND
5:00pm
SUND
6:00pm
SUND
7:00pm
SUND
8:00pm
SUND
9:00pm
SUND
10:00pm
SUND
11:00pm
SUND
12:00am
SUND
Tuesday
1:00am
SUND
1:05am
TNT
2:00am
SUND
2:05am
TNT
3:05am
TNT
4:05am
TNT
5:05am
TNT
6:05am
TNT
7:05am
TNT
2:00pm
WGNAMER
3:00pm
WGNAMER
4:00pm
WE
5:00pm
WE
6:00pm
WE
7:00pm
WE
8:00pm
WE
9:00pm
WE
10:00pm
WE
11:00pm
WE
12:00am
WE
Wednesday
1:00am
WE
2:00am
WE
2:00pm
WGNAMER
3:00pm
WGNAMER
4:00pm
WE
5:00pm
WE
6:00pm
WE
7:00pm
WE
8:00pm
WE
9:00pm
DNR
WE
10:00pm
WE
11:00pm
WE
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Cutter & the cops sink to new depths

    6.0
    Another murder case. DA McCoy realizes that the cops have bribed ADA Cutter's star witness and Cutter's evidence amounts to a "bowl of steam". Threatened with the sack for prosecutorial misconduct, Cutter drives his suspect insane and gets him locked up to remove a threat to his career.
  • Cutter and Rubirosa search for the motive of a deranged man accused of two murders.

    7.0
    I think this was an average episode. Average for Law and Order is damn good for any other show on TV, so the episode is worth watching.



    The Good-



    1- Once again Linus Roache and Jeremy Sisto give solid performances (sp?). I personally think Anthony Anderson is getting better.



    2- The detectives did not go through 3 obligatory false leads before coming back to the bad guy.



    3- I liked the performance of the actor who played the lunatic.



    4- Actually, I liked the characterization of the bad guy. Some of the scariest people are the ones that would kill you not for something you did, but for some insult they thought up. The Bad



    1- I am not too fond of the ending. I can accept that dramatic television shows can't have boring legal realism, but it also seems inconsistent with the bad guy's portrayal throughout the entire show. He obsessed over this girl for thirty years, yet he can't recognize her?moreless
  • This Law & Order Episode is about the death of Neurologist's son & Housekeeper.

    7.5
    This Episode was Alright, plot though not simple, was simply forgettable. The Characters were amazing and had depth. It even makes me look at Anthony Anderson as a serious actor. This Episode deals with a manic who takes revenge from the past and the most unlikely person, you would even think he was just a false lead. The Courtroom scenes were good especially the one at the end you should see it, if the ending was like the rest of the episode, this would be a great episode, but right now its alright. Just alright. Well Adios mu friends Vamp.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

Stephen Kunken

Stephen Kunken

Harold Foley

Guest Star

Erin Dilly

Erin Dilly

Joyce Foley

Guest Star

Matt Malloy

Matt Malloy

Ned Lasky

Guest Star

Deborah Offner

Deborah Offner

Judge Rachel Cates

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Connie Rubirosa: It's blue collar versus cashmere sweater.
      Jack McCoy: I know the territory well.

    • Kevin Bernard: You're under arrest, Mr. Lasky.
      Ned Lasky: You can't do that.
      Kevin Bernard: Oh, we beg to differ.
      (Lupo takes a piece of paper from Lasky's bag)
      Ned Lasky: You can't open that!
      Cyrus Lupo: You like telling people what they can't do, don't you?

    • Molly Lasky: I'm already in enough trouble with my dad.
      Kevin Bernard: How's that?
      Molly Lasky: It's because of his depression. That's why he's always criticizing me.
      Kevin Bernard: Oh, yeah. That can be rough. I bet you try hard to please him, too. Working two jobs.
      Molly Lasky: I'm trying to save up enough money so I can take acting lessons, but . . . he doesn't think I'm pretty enough, and it was the same when I wanted to join the sorority in college. He said that they would never take me because I'm plain, like a homemade pie.
      Cyrus Lupo: I don't think that's depression, Molly. Your dad just sounds mean.

    • Joyce Foley: We study pain management, but this pain, I don't, I don't know how people go on.

    • Anita van Buren: (About the description of the suspect) Male white, gray fedora, brown briefcase. That's it?
      Cyrus Lupo: Well, the delivery kid's with the sketch artist, but everything they come up with looks like Picasso's greatest hits.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the case of Bruce Edwards Ivins, a suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks. Ivins was reportedly obsessed with the college sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) after he was rebuffed by one of their members when he was a student at the University of Cincinnati. Like Ned Lasky, Ivins was involved in an "editing war" on the sorority's Wikipedia page. He died in July 2008 in an apparent suicide after learning that criminal charges were likely to be filed against him for an alleged criminal connection to the anthrax attacks. No formal charges were ever actually filed against him for the crime, and no direct evidence of his involvement has been uncovered.


      He died in July 2008 in an apparent suicide after learning that criminal charges were likely to be filed against him for an alleged criminal connection to the anthrax attacks. No formal charges were ever actually filed against him for the crime, and no direct evidence of his involvement has been uncovered.

    • Jack McCoy: To quote one of our presidents, "You could do that, but it would be wrong."

      McCoy is referring to something Richard Nixon said on the infamous Watergate tapes. He even imitates Nixon's voice.

More
Less