Law & Order

Season 1 Episode 16

The Torrents of Greed (Part 2)

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 19, 1991 on NBC
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Stone tries to salvage his prosecution of the Masucci family when Beigel faces bribery charges and seems willing to turn against his brother-in-law.

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  • Mob and Disorder:Part 2

    7.5
    This is the first time that the series rarely uses a two part storyline because most stories are handled in one episode. Season 7 had it's only 3-part story when the crew was in L.A. This conclusion starts with a recap of the preveious episode on an assault of the store owner involving the Masucci family. The Russian store owner recovers from a coma to tell ADA Stone his side of the story. Then,the cops follow this bitch (Cristine Baranski) to her office for some info on the mob boss. Sorry I didn't watch the rest,but the ending was shocking. The mob boss got rubbed out just like John Gotti murdered Frank Castellano.

    Good episode.moreless
George Dzundza

George Dzundza

Sgt. Max Greevey

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

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Det. Mike Logan

Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski

Katherine Masucci Beigel

Guest Star

Bruce Altman

Bruce Altman

Harv Beigel

Guest Star

Charles Cioffi

Charles Cioffi

Frank Masucci

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This is one of the few episodes in which Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty) appears at an arraignment.

    • Goof: The first title card after the opening credits reads "Three Months Later". Based on the ending date of Part 1, however, Part 2 actually begins two months later.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Narrator: (opening narration) Occasionally, the criminal justice system can be twisted and manipulated by the very people it's meant to punish. This is one of those cases. What started as an assault on a Russian candy store owner mushroomed into an investigation of Manhattan's most powerful crime family. These are some of the players...

    • Max Greevey: We're wasting our time. Masucci's not dumb enough to do business over his phone.
      Paul Robinette: Maybe we'll get lucky on the pay phones. People make mistakes. Even Dons.
      Mike Logan: Yeah? Well, we don't even know what we're lookin' for, by the way.
      Paul Robinette: We'll know when we see it.
      Max Greevey: (sleepily) If you ask me, you'll never get Beigel to give up Masucci.
      Paul Robinette: That's not what Stone thinks.

    • (Schiff, Stone, and Robinette watch a surveillance video of D'Agostino.)
      Paul Robinette: Here's our friend, Mr. D'Agostino. Over to Pilefsky.
      (In the video, D'Agostino walks up to Pilefsky, and kisses him wildly.)
      Ben Stone: Bang! The Judas Kiss.
      Adam Schiff: Brother.
      (Pilefsky, grossed out by the kiss, pushes D'Agostino out of the way and runs off while trying to evade the cops.)
      Paul Robinette: And one scared, marked man.
      (He stops the tape.)
      Adam Schiff: Right on the mouth. Would you believe that? Mr. D'Agostino should consider a career in the theater.
      Ben Stone: It all plays like opera, except they actually kill singers.
      Adam Schiff: Yeah? Well, let's see what key Mr. Pilefsky sings in.

    • Laurel McGinty: I inspect five buildings a day, five days a week, fifty weeks a year. So I missed a couple of violations, I'm human. You never lost a case, Mr. Stone?
      Ben Stone: Well, one mistake is human. Two is perhaps a lapse in concentration. Three is stupid, but the same mistake consistently over a period of two years indicates another form of human fallibility here.
      Laurel McGinty: Such as what?
      Ben Stone: Greed?

    • Judge Fishbein: You lost, Mr. Robinette. This is America. One strike and you're out.

    • Paul Robinette: That's why we need a warrant.
      Judge Fishbein: (laughing) A warrant. Sounds like a fishing license to me.

    • (In a lot filled with exhumed corpses.)
      Max Greevey: What have we got so far?
      Mike Logan: Masucci's greatest hits.

    • Ben Stone: Call Cragen and tell him to pick up Masucci.
      Paul Robinette: For what?
      Ben Stone: I don't give a damn. For spitting on the sidewalk.

    • Pilefsky: You're bluffing.
      Mike Logan: Yeah, you're right. We'd be real upset if something happened to a piece of crap like you.

    • Max Greevey: From '80 to '88, Beigal made The Post's 50 Worst Landlords list. Last two years, he's spotless.
      Donald Cragen: Maybe he got religion.

    • Max Greevey: You ever hear of Don Quixote?
      Ben Stone: Did you ever hear about David and Goliath? And we have God on our side.

    • (Greevey and Robinette examine Masucci's crime scene.)
      Max Greevey: Fourteen shots from under 10 feet.
      Paul Robinette: Somebody wanted to make sure.
      Max Greevey: Who do you think that somebody was?
      Paul Robinette: Katherine Beigel posted his bail, then hopped a plane to Miami about two hours ago.
      Mike Logan: She posted a million bucks just to waste him?
      Ben Stone: No waste. It was bail. With Masucci dead, she gets every penny back.
      Mike Logan: Yeah. Well, she did in 10 seconds what we couldn't do in 10 years.
      Paul Robinette: What's that?
      Mike Logan: Put Masucci outta business. Permanently.

    • Ben Stone: Justice is blind, detective. Nobody said it was fair.

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