Law & Order

Season 15 Episode 19

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 30, 2005 on NBC
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Police and prosecutors go after a fanatical cult leader who encourages sex with children among her followers.

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  • definitely ripped from the headlines. its about a cult where the children are made to have sex with each other and the adults. The mother ends up on trial for the son's suicide.moreless

    9.4
    If you want to understand this episode, The Cult in RL continues to exist and is called "Children of God". hard to watch. there is nothing fictional here.



    MSNBC did a special on the suicides that are "attributed" to having been in this cult...INCLUDING RIVER PHOENIX. i had no idea that he was raised in this cult. HOW can they still have a live functioning website UP on the web???



    I don't get it. If this is such a well know problem cult, why have they not been stopped. why is it so out there that anyone can still find them on the web and hook up with them...



    http://www.thefamily.org/about/



    In real life, the son did kill himself. It's so weird when tv and reality get so closely entwined.moreless
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

Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina

Det. Joe Fontana

Annie Parisse

Annie Parisse

ADA Alexandra Borgia

Fred Dalton Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson

DA Arthur Branch

Austin Lysy

Austin Lysy

Richard Ranson

Guest Star

David Thornton

David Thornton

Defense Attorney Lionel Granger

Guest Star

Marisa Ryan

Marisa Ryan

Stacey Ranson

Guest Star

Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz

(Arraignment) Judge Janice Goldberg

Recurring Role

Connie Winston

Connie Winston

Judge Shirley Taylor

Recurring Role

Selenis Leyva

Selenis Leyva

Det. Rivera

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When A.D.A Borgia is talking to the Children of the Divine's lawyer, he pays for some items at a stall and walks off without taking his change.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (During arraignment.)
      Judge Goldberg: You've convinced me, Miss Borgia.
      Alexandra Borgia: Thank you, Your Honor.
      Judge Goldberg: Bail is set at two million dollars.
      Alexandra Borgia: Your Honor...
      Judge Goldberg: (interrupts) Defendant will surrender her passport.
      Lionel Granger: Your Honor!
      Judge Goldberg: Happy? No? Good. (hits the gavel)

    • (Borgia and Shelby discuss Sunshine's sex allegations.)
      Lorraine Shelby: My daughter is a very disturbed young woman.
      Alex Borgia: And your son is a murderer and a would-be suicide.
      Lorraine Shelby: Your point?
      Alex Borgia: Your revolutionary parenting techniques seem to have fallen a little short of the mark.

    • Richard Ranson: Do you know how many suicides there have been among the children who grew up in this abomination? How many drug overdoses? And that's not even counting the alcoholics, the addicts . . . the walking wounded and the living dead.

    • Joe Fontana "Sunshine"? This whole thing is starting to sound like a bad acid flashback from the sixties.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Alexandra Borgia: Mother Shelby. What a performance.
      Jack McCoy: Smile, and smile, and be a villain.
      This is a reference to Shakespeare's play Hamlet. It is spoken by Hamlet to his father's ghost about how his murderer pretends to be innocent. The actual quote is:
      O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!
      My tables, my tables,-meet it is I set it down!
      That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain!

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the case involving Ricky "Davidito" Rodriguez and the Children of God.

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