Law & Order

Season 19 Episode 14

Rapture

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 18, 2009 on NBC
7.9
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Episode Summary

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The creator of a religious website is murdered and the trail leads to a corrupt charitable organization.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Great Episode, but . . .

    10
    I really enjoyed this episode, but find visit to Rev. Reeves by Cutter and Rubirosa to border on witness intimidation. They go there with the purpose of telling him they will jail him, shutdown his charity, etc if he doesn't change his testimony. I ask you, how would they feel if someone went to a witness saying I'll have you fired or shutdown your business, or have your child arrested, if you don't change your testimony? How does the fact they are the D.A. make it different from someone for the defense doing the same?



    The proper thing for them to do is to find evidence he is lying and present it on cross or to him before hand. This is right, ethical, and legal thing to do. Their actions are on the same level as any other witness intimidation or tampering.



    On the other than Ms. Rubirosa's words are ethical, lawful, and save the day. Exec. A.D.A. Michael Cutter should be happy she saved his bacon. Honestly, I don't see her words being powerful enough, on the other hand his personal guilt -- because as I'd tell him, Jesus never said nor implied the ends justify the means. Put your faith in God and not into your actions that his plan will come to pass.



    Over all a great episode - 9.6 or so and given TV.com doesn't give us the opportunity to rate with enough granularity, I'll round up to 10. If you have a free hour, like Law & Order, and the opportunity to watch it, you'll find yourself also enjoying the back and forth, the law, and the order.moreless
  • The Episode is about the death of Creator of a rapture website.

    6.0
    The Episode started mediocore and ends mediocore. This Episode wasn't great. Though it was revolved around reliigion that wasn't what turned me off. The culpurit and the whole trial and Iranians and Zionits. Ahh... it wasn't great i rather watch spongebob though i only joke. This episode was alright to watch and could stand it which i can't say about spongebob. Like i said mediocore at best and i wouldn't watch it again. But this episode was alright to watch and not horrible like other shows this days. The 3-D Characters are really what help the story. Well thats all Gotta Fly.moreless
  • Praying with a witness? Really?

    5.0
    Praying with a witness? Really?



    What a strange episode... all the stuff about Jack's campaign kind of seemed just thrown in there. Then the rapture plot was just mind numbing- not all Christians interpret that passage of the Bible to be 'the rapture', and it doesn't come up as a concept in conversation very often... what's sad is that the initial crime was interesting- that all these highly confidential emails had been sent out prematurely because one of the site administrators had been murdered- if the Rapture aspect of the website was just a side point instead of producing situations where Lupo and Bernard talk religion and Connie cites the gospels, it might have been a bit less awkward. I was kind of expecting Connie to be like, "oh yes, I'm one of Jehovah's Witnesses... forgot to mention..."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

Linus Roache

Linus Roache

Exec. A.D.A. Michael Cutter

Alana De La Garza

Alana De La Garza

A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa

Jason Butler Harner

Jason Butler Harner

Reverend Nathan Reeves

Guest Star

John Sharian

John Sharian

George Darvey

Guest Star

Joshua Burrow

Joshua Burrow

Evan Corliss

Guest Star

Libby George

Libby George

Judge Iris Chapman

Recurring Role

Thomas Galantich

Thomas Galantich

Joe Chappell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jack McCoy: The Interfaith Council invited me and Joe Chappell to a panel discussion. "Religion and the Law."
      Michael Cutter: Sounds fascinating.
      Jack McCoy: I think I feel the flu coming on.

    • Tom: You really don't miss it?
      Cyrus Lupo: What, intelligence work? Try and get a decent corned beef sandwich in Pakistan.

    • Connie Rubirosa: (About Joe Chappell.) If he's elected District Attorney, I'm resigning and burning down my office on the way out.

    • (Discussing the Iranian government)
      Ms. Barsett: We have to respect the treaty.
      Jack McCoy: And if we don't, what are they going to do? Invade our embassy in Iran and take 50 hostages? Oh wait, they already did that.

    • Nozari: He says he's being framed by New York police, in collaboration with Zionists.
      Anita van Buren: Do we look like Zionists?
      Nozari: I'm consulting with my superiors in Iran. Until we decide whether to grant Mr. Darvey asylum, he will remain in our embassy, which as you know may not be entered or searched without our permission.
      Kevin Bernard: Pretty please.

    • Larry Novak: Those e-mails were only supposed to go out after. After the Rapture. Are you sure it didn't happen?
      Kevin Bernard: I'm still here, aren't I?
      Larry Novak: You believe in Jesus.
      Kevin Bernard: I do.
      Anita van Buren: (Watching from outside the room.) Okay, is this a Sunday school class or a murder interrogation?

    • Anita van Buren: So, okay, what the hell are they talking about?
      Cyrus Lupo: The Rapture.
      Anita van Buren: The Rapture. As in the last days. The Book of Revelation.
      Cyrus Lupo: Right, when Jesus comes back and takes all good Christians to Heaven.
      Anita van Buren: Well, I'm planning on retiring before that.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • This episode appears to be partially ripped from the headlines of services like Raptureletters.com.

    • Jack McCoy: And what have we arranged to be broadcast, their favorite song, "I Left My Heart In Tel Aviv"?

      This is a reference to Tony Bennett's signature song, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." The song is from his 1962 album of the same name.

    • Kurt: You are a rude, thoughtless little pig.

      In 2007, a voice mail message was leaked to the media in which actor Alec Baldwin called his daughter Ireland, "a rude, thoughtless little pig." Baldwin later apologized and blamed his outburst on his stressful custody battle with Kim Basinger, Ireland's mother.

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