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Trivia: Connie Rubirosa spent a year teaching kindergarten.
Goof: In the briefing room at the airport the detectives show the airport security staff photos of their victim and suspect. Both photos are captioned "Camera 8", however in the previous scene those photos were taken from two different cameras.
Jack McCoy mentions that he has witnessed one execution. This is a reference to the Season 6 episode "Aftershock."
Revealed in this episode: Cyrus Lupo once underwent nine months of therapy with a department psychiatrist because of post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse. His problems started after he worked a case involving a man who killed his wife and two small children on Christmas morning.
Detectives Lupo and Bernard are now clean-shaven instead of having thick stubble. Lt. Van Buren had advised them to get rid of their beards in the previous episode "Blackmail".
Goof: When the TARU Officer tells ADA Cutter that all the files had been erased from the laptop, Cutter asks if he can take a look. The TARU Officer steps back, but as Cutter sits down, we see a new camera angle and the TARU Officer has just vanished.
Goof: When Mr. Woll arrives in court to represent the three young males, he states, "We have three juveniles, two 14-year-olds and a 16-year-old without records." In New York state, all 16-year-olds are considered to be adults and are always tried as such for any crime, including misdemeanors.
Goof: As Lt. Van Buren begins her chemotherapy treatment, a girl also being treated speaks to her. The girl is bald but showing stubble indicating a shaved head. This is a common goof on TV shows. Chemo patients may shave their heads in the early stages of therapy, but the stubble is irregular because the hair does not fall out evenly.
Goof: Cutter tells McCoy that he will never forget the morning of 9/11 looking at the towers coming down from Adam Schiff's window. Schiff left the DA's office in 2000; they would have been looking out Nora Lewin's window in 2001.
Lt. Anita van Buren reveals she has been diagnosed with cancer and will be spending time away from the station undergoing treatment.
Jack McCoy mentions that he once prosecuted a Chilean military officer for the murder of an American citizen. He is referring to events that took place in the Season 10 episode "Vaya Con Dios."
In Buenos Aires "Groncho" is never used to mean "peasant" nor it is a strong insult as it was presented in this episode. It's always used in an urban context and means that you are unrefined and with bad taste.
Juanita's accent when speaking Spanish is not even close to any Argentinian accent, much less the Buenos Aires accent.
This episode features a reappearance of sorts from Adam Schiff; the former DA doesn't appear, but we hear Jack McCoy's end of a telephone conversation with him.
Bruce Altman appears as Defense Attorney Brad Feldman in this episode, however this is not his first appearance. He appeared as Harv Beigal in 1991, Tom Morrison in 1993, Dr. Alvin Lawrence in 2004 and Feldman in 2000, 2001 and 2009.
Cyrus Lupo takes "the C Train to the Four" to get to work.
This episode marks three rare situations-
1) the district attorney (Jack McCoy) appears in court,
2) the district attorney (Jack McCoy) shares a scene with one or more cops (Anita van Buren and Kevin Bernard), and
3) the district attorney (Jack McCoy) shares a scene with the accused (the handful of parents).
When the two policemen go to the Bellamy's law office, the introductory screen first shows:
"LAW OFFICES OF BELLAMY & BELLAMY"
then jumps to :
"LAW OFFICES OF THE BELLAMY'S"
while fading out.
Goof: The detectives refer to the victim's car as a green Corolla, but the video from the New Jersey police cruiser shows the back of a Toyota Camry.
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