Law & Order

Season 18 Episode 16


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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Kevin Bernard: (to Connie Rubirosa.) You pretty much accused me of planting evidence.
      Cyrus Lupo: Hey, don't sweat it, Bernard. She's just doing her job, these days it includes defending murderers.
      (Lupo glares at her angrily then walks away).

    • Cyrus Lupo: Great, the victim fixes the investigation into his own murder.

    • Michael Cutter: You know, not that I'd ever admit it to her, but she eviscerated my case.
      Jack McCoy: It's to be expected. Connie was trained by the best. (Cutter laughs)

    • Kevin Bernard: Just so you know that, in golf, they're called "greensman," not "groundskeepers."
      Cyrus Lupo: All right. Thank you, Tiger Woods.

    • (Looking at pictures of the body.)
      Cyrus Lupo: What is this crud in his wounds?
      Elizabeth Rodgers: Automotive grease and sand.
      Cyrus Lupo: Sand? What kind of sand?
      Elizabeth Rodgers: Sand sand.
      (He gives her a look, and there's a pause.)
      Elizabeth Rodgers: (wearily) I'll find out. (she walks away)
      Cyrus Lupo: (to Bernard) I learned in the Middle East there are more than 31 flavors of sand…

    • Jack McCoy: One question. When this case is over, the governor will sign Sanderson's pardon for his wife's murder. Is that a problem for you? (she looks away from him) I think that was an answer.
      Connie Rubirosa: I don't know what to do.
      Jack McCoy: Connie, every lawyer goes to his or her grave with the most horrible secrets. It comes with the job.
      Connie Rubirosa: What do I do?
      Jack McCoy: Follow the law.

    • (Connie working at the office.)
      Young Female ADA: How is it working for the dark side, Connie?
      (Jack walks into scene.)
      Jack McCoy: Is that how you see it? Us versus them? Ms. Rubirosa is conducting herself within the bounds of the canon of ethics, and zealously representing her client to the best of her abilities. (slight pause as Jack walks across room) That's what she's expected to do. Whether that client is a criminal defendant, or the people of the state of New York. And if I hear any more crap from any of you, you'll all be working traffic court for the next five years.
      (Jack leaves the room, scene closes with slight smile on Connie's face.)

    • Ted Sanderson: I can't take a plea. I can't go back to jail.
      Connie Rubirosa: I can't defend you if you keep lying to me.

    • Michael Cutter: You know he killed Dresner.
      Connie Rubirosa: As Jack always says, I only know what I can prove in court.

    • Ted Sanderson: I'm innocent! I'm innocent! I'm innocent!
      Cyrus Lupo: Yeah, they heard you the first time, Ted.

    • (Watching a striker hit a car with his placard)
      Kevin Bernard: Ooh, looks like someone skipped their anger-management class.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Cyrus Lupo: I learned in the Middle East there are more than 31 flavors of sand.

      This appears to be an allusion to the Baskin Robbins ice cream store, which for years advertised its 31 flavors of ice cream.

    • This episode may have been based on an incident during the Writers Guild of America strike when Law & Order executive producer René Balcer was bumped by an SUV driven by an unnamed Fox employee. A scuffle ensued, but when Balcer's fellow writers came to assist him, the Fox employee returned to his vehicle and drove away.