Law & Order

Season 13 Episode 16

Suicide Box

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 26, 2003 on NBC
7.9
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A media-savvy attorney defends a black teenager accused of shooting an off-duty police officer.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A young man shoots a cop and goes free.

    9.5
    A very good episode that gets even more interesting at the trial. If I were ever tried, I would like to have an attorney like in this episode. It was an excellent job he showed in the court, he kept his opening statement after the People had rested, and then he could tear the People's evidence and testimony into pieces. Presenting several reasonable doubts, he could afford himself and his client a luxury of declining the People's deal (an mere assault plea without any time for shooting a cop was, as a matter of fact, a hell of a deal). He led the case to the very end and got a not guilty verdict.

    We all knew the defendant was guilty, but the way the attorney turned his client's confession into a statement coerced under a menace was amazing, and it worked.

    Nice insight into how the justice may also work.moreless
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

Gregory Hines (I)

Gregory Hines (I)

Carl Halpert

Guest Star

Oni Faida Lampley

Oni Faida Lampley

Janet Thomas

Guest Star

Lisa Eichhorn

Lisa Eichhorn

Dr. Gail Berardi

Guest Star

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

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Pippa Pearthree

Pippa Pearthree

Judge Esther Morrow

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Doug Stender

Doug Stender

Judge Joseph Flint

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (McCoy accuses the defense attorney of maneuvering for advantage by moving his opening statement to the middle of the trial.)
      Carl Halpert: Well, let's talk about advantage: which side gets to sit the spitting distance from the jury, who gets to open first and close last? If you forgot, it's the State on both counts.

    • Jack McCoy: When the jury's involved, the truth doesn't always matter.

    • Stevie: So what, you get some kind of raise for every brother you bring in?
      Ed Green: That's right man, for every ten I bring in I get an extra day's pay. If he's got a big mouth, I get two days. If I bring him in a little bloody, the man gives me a damn toaster oven.

    • Anita van Buren: Prove to the world that your oldest was murdered and I swear to you I will personally track down whoever is responsible for covering it up.

    • Ed Green: (to Stevie) You don't even have a record! Now I know you didn't just wake up one day and say to yourself, "I'm gonna shoot me a cop."

    • Lennie Briscoe: If God had wanted man to have fair trials, He'd have given jurors Pentium Processors instead of prejudices.

    • Alice Cushman: Tell him there's no one out there gunning for me.
      Lennie Briscoe: Well, we can't confirm or deny.
      Alice Cushman: Yeah, right. All those parking tickets, I knew I should have worn a Kevlar bra.

    • Anita van Buren (about defense attorney Carl Halpert): There he goes, Johnnie Cochran without the rhyme.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Jack McCoy: Let your people go.

      This is a reference to the slave and gospel song entitled Go Down Moses. "Let my people go" is part of the refrain, and is also a line in every verse. "Let my people go" is also a line from the bible, specifically Exodus 5:1, concerning the freedom of Israelites from Egypt.

    • Anita van Buren: I've seen you turn a simple assault into Brown v. Board of Education.

      Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark civil rights case that started in Kansas in 1951 and went all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional.

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