Law & Order

Season 15 Episode 19


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 30, 2005 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • (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.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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.