Law & Order

Season 18 Episode 16


Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 07, 2008 on NBC

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  • Ribarosa flexes her ADA muscles in this not-so subtle nod to events during the Writer's Strike.

    The paralegal force is on strike, picketing the courthouses and leaving the lawyer's offices in turmoil. One outspoken strike captian is run down by a car (shades of Rene Balcer's "bumping" incident, *grin*) and the detectives realize that he was caught up in a former murder case with a ex con who'd just got out of prison for murdering his wife. Back on trial for the murder of the strike captain, the ex con snags ADA Ribarosa as his defense lawyer, pitting her against Cutter for the first time. I think this was a wonderful episode for DelaGarza, as she proves that Connie isn't just a pretty face around the courthouse. She bests Cutter in front of the judge and has him admitting to McCoy later, that he "hopes she never decides to change sides permenatly." I like her development, as she fights for her client, but is always aware of where she stands with Cutter - even if he's pissing her off. She steps over a few lines in the process, but in the end, she get justice - but not in the form one would expect. They should let Connie step into the lime light more often.