Law & Order

Season 2 Episode 13

Severance

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 14, 1992 on NBC
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Stone faces an old rival in court as he tries to link a hit man and three murders to a sleazy lawyer and a powerful man behind bars.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Dann Florek

    Dann Florek

    Capt. Don Cragen

    Richard Brooks

    Richard Brooks

    A.D.A. Paul Robinette

    Michael Moriarty

    Michael Moriarty

    Exec. A.D.A. Ben Stone

    Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    D.A. Adam Schiff

    Paul Sorvino

    Paul Sorvino

    Sgt. Phil Cerreta

    Chris Noth

    Chris Noth

    Det. Mike Logan

    Maureen Anderman

    Maureen Anderman

    Sharon Styger

    Guest Star

    Sam Groom

    Sam Groom

    Larry Teasdale

    Guest Star

    Steve Rankin

    Steve Rankin

    Frank Kemp

    Guest Star

    George Grizzard

    George Grizzard

    Arthur Gold

    Recurring Role

    John Fiore

    John Fiore

    Tony Profaci

    Recurring Role

    David Rosenbaum

    David Rosenbaum

    Arraignment Judge Alan Berman

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • This is one of the few Law & Order episodes not to end with a trial.

      • Nitpick: The scene in the train station takes place in the Hoboken train station, which does not run trains to Montreal (where the suspect is headed) or to Trenton (which the announcements indicate). Interestingly, the announcement for a Trenton-bound train is otherwise accurate.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Paul Robinette: At the arraignment, Martine was represented by Arthur Gold. His M.O.'s legendary. He'll bury us in paper.
        Ben Stone: Arthur Gold. He's all fizz and no gin.
        Paul Robinette: Sometimes fizz works.

      • Phil Cerreta: Mr. Kemp, what do you say we call your lawyer?
        Frank Kemp: No reason to call a lawyer. I didn't do anything.
        Mike Logan: You had a semi-automatic with a fully loaded clip.
        Frank Kemp: So I had a piece. So I was a naughty boy. I'll pay the $2.
        Mike Logan: You know, I'm thinking it wasn't just a piece, Frank. I'm thinking it was a murder weapon.
        Frank Kemp: I'm happy for you. Okay if I smoke?

      • Larry Teasdale: So he called here, doesn't mean I talked to him. Maybe he's seeing my secretary.
        Phil Cerreta: Does your secretary happen to live in the Village?
        Larry Teasdale: Rockaways.
        Mike Logan: Mr. Kemp calls here the day before the key witness against your client disappears. The world is getting smaller every day, Mr. Teasdale.

      • Judge Jenklaw: Mr. Gold, I suggest you read the opinions of the Supreme Court on consensual searches, beginning with the latest sermon from the mount, 'Florida v. Bostwick.' If the police can randomly search passengers on a bus, then no possible stretch of logic can mandate the inadmissibility of a consensual search of a train.
        Arthur Gold: Your Honor, the case law in this circuit --
        Judge Jenklaw: Highlights the frivolity of your motion. And, uh, Mr. Stone unless the Hammad case and its progeny have been overruled while I was napping, the tape is as dirty as last week's laundry.

      • Tony Profaci: Mike, labs you ordered.
        Mike Logan: And?
        Tony Profaci: Negative. The gun in his bag didn't kill our guys.
        Mike Logan: Oh, the bastard knew it all along.
        Tony Profaci: A different story on the knife, though. Minute traces of human blood of recent origin.
        Don Cragen: Wait a minute, I thought these guys were shot.
        Mike Logan: They were.
        Don Cragen: Oh great, that's great. So we got two stiffs with no murder weapon and a bloody knife with no victim. That's great.

      • Sharon Styger: My client would have surrendered, Mr. Stone. The humiliation of a public arrest was hardly called for.
        Ben Stone: I'm sorry I missed the Emily Post chapter on the etiquette of arrest.

      • Don Cragen: (Regarding McManus' nervousness in the interview room.) I hope she brought a change of underwear.

      • Arthur Gold: Call me for lunch sometime.
        Paul Robinette: You'd actually eat lunch with him?
        Ben Stone: Only if he orders crow.

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