Law & Order

Season 13 Episode 24

Smoke

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 21, 2003 on NBC
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Smoke
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Briscoe and Green are assigned to a case involving an eccentric comedian who may have killed his young son by dangling him off a ledge.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Elisabeth Rohm

    Elisabeth Rohm

    ADA Serena Southerlyn

    Jerry Orbach

    Jerry Orbach

    Det. Lennie Briscoe

    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

    Fred Dalton Thompson

    Fred Dalton Thompson

    DA Arthur Branch

    Adam Ferrara

    Adam Ferrara

    Monty Bender

    Guest Star

    Jon Budinoff

    Jon Budinoff

    Sammy Mireles

    Guest Star

    David Zayas

    David Zayas

    John Mireles

    Guest Star

    Ned Eisenberg

    Ned Eisenberg

    James Granick

    Recurring Role

    Leslie Hendrix

    Leslie Hendrix

    Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

    Recurring Role

    David Lipman

    David Lipman

    Judge Morris Torledsky

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Clerk: Docket number 675834. People v. Montgomery Bender. Charge is sexual abuse in the first degree.
        Judge Torledsky: Shame on you.
        James Granick: The charges aren't just speculative, your honor. They're outlandish. Mr. Bender happens to be...
        Judge Torledsky: I know exactly who he is.
        James Granick: Then you'll know he's a target for any nut job who wants to put a couple of bucks in his pockets.
        Judge Torledsky: Can I take that as a "not guilty"?
        Monty Bender: That's correct, Judge.
        Serena Southerlyn: The People request remand, your honor.
        James Granick: That's a little harsh, don't you think? Considering you don't have a complaining witness?
        Serena Southerlyn: The nut job in this case was 11 years old at the time of the illegal act. It's understandable that he's a little hesitant.
        James Granick: Because nothing happened.
        Judge Torledsky: Bail is set at $1,000,000 and you'll be happy to know, Mr. Bender, that 10 of those dollars are mine. More, if you get a piece of the popcorn. Next!

      • ADA Serena Southerlyn: The thing I can't get out of my head is that the parents did this to save their son and now he's going to have to go through life without them.
        Jack McCoy: He's better off.

      • Ed Green: I checked the Web --
        Lennie Briscoe: For what, millionaire perverts?

      • Larry Miller: Good comics look at the world and see a funny place. Great comics look at the world and don't.

      • Monty Bender: Being wealthy is a curse.

      • Anita van Buren: You're saying the parents know what's going down?
        Ed Green: People get around fame and they get stupid.
        Lennie Briscoe: No, standing in line to see Madonna is stupid. This is a felony.

      • Larry Miller: I heard some kid accused him of inappropriate behavior.
        Lennie Briscoe: Like using the wrong fork?
        Larry Miller: I don't think Monty would pay seven figures to cover that up.

      • Anita van Buren: I hate celebrity cases.
        Lennie Briscoe: There's a TV movie in this, I can smell it.
        Anita van Buren: God help us. I saw Monty's last movie.

      • Arthur Branch: A mother had two sons. One sat on the porch all day and the other went out to do the hunting for food, for dinner. One day the War Between the States broke out and the Sarge came to her door and said, 'Ma'am, I'm going to have to take one of your sons into battle with me. It's your choice.'
        Serena Southerlyn: It's not the same thing with the Mireleses.
        Arthur Branch: Then, the woman says, 'My husband's down by the fishing pond. Why don't you take him?'

    • NOTES (2)

      • By advertising this episode as the 300th episode of Law & Order, NBC network executives did not include the CBS pilot in their calculations.

      • In an unusual cameo, Larry Miller appears as himself, despite appearing in two previous episodes as Michael Dobson, a fictional character who arranges for the murders of his wives.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Serena Southerlyn: It's a website like The Smoking Gun. People post documents, facts, theories about everything from the Kennedy assassination to vote-counting in Florida.
        The Smoking Gun website was founded in 1997 and is currently owned by Court TV. They describe their content as "exclusive documents-- cool, confidential, quirky--that can't be found elsewhere on the Web." They specialize in mug shots of celebrities and unusual-looking people.

      • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Michael Jackson child molestation scandal.

      • Ed Green: You're saying Monty's gay?
        Hotel Manager: Hey, don't ask, don't tell.

        The controversial American policy on gays in the military is usually summarized as "don't ask, don't tell." A member of the military cannot be asked about their sexual orientation and someone who reveals that he or she is homosexual faces a dishonorable discharge.

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