Law & Order

Season 11 Episode 22

School Daze

Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 16, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When talking to the prosecutors, the parents of the shooting suspect mention that McCoy and Carmichael got an 18-year-old boy sentenced to death for the beating death of a delivery man. This is a reference to the case in an earlier episode, "Teenage Wasteland".

    • Goof: After they cuff Earl, we can see that his handcuffs are only half on during the chase.

  • Quotes

    • Jamie Ross: Someone better remind her of her ethical obligations as a prosecutor.
      Abbie Carmichael: You mean the one that says I should put someone on trial who I think is guilty?
      Jamie Ross: No, the one that says you need evidence to do it.
      Abbie Carmichael: I just told you our evidence.

    • (McCoy, Briscoe, and Green get into an argument about the detectives doing their jobs properly.)
      Abbie Carmichael: Gentlemen, if we could just lower the level of testosterone ... a little bit.

    • Abbie Carmichael: How can releasing a kid we know committed a crime be right?!

    • Nora Lewin: With what's waiting for him, it might have been kinder to give him the needle.
      Abbie Carmichael: Either works for me.

    • Abbie Carmichael: We all went to high school. We all had problems. None of us picked up a gun and killed someone.

    • Patricia Semple: You think you can look at your child and know he's capable of doing this?
      Abbie Carmichael: I think it depends how hard you're looking, Mrs. Semple.

    • Paul: I thought Henry was only joking.
      Ed Green: Oh yeah? What did you think was going to come out of that gun he showed you, a little flag that says "Bang"?

    • (Talking about the suspect's right to privacy.)
      Abbie Carmichael: What about the rights of children not to be shot when they go to school?

    • Lennie Briscoe: One of my ex-wives called this morning to bust my chops.
      Ed Green: Which one?
      Lennie Briscoe: I forget.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • This episode is ripped from the headlines of a rash of high-profile school shootings that occurred in the late 1990s.

    • Lennie Briscoe: Crouching tiger, hidden student.
      Briscoe was referring to the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. A woman had described the shooter as looking like a ninja; the movie was famous for its gravity-defying martial arts scenes.