Law & Order

Season 5 Episode 16

Wannabe

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 15, 1995 on NBC
7.8
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Wannabe
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The shooting of a board member of an exclusive private school leads to a blue-collar family and a classist system.

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  • A shooting of a board member comes down to a father willing to do the time for his son.

    9.0
    This was a very good episode that started with a shooting of a board member and leads to some school kids but gets difficult trying to figure out which one did it and it gets even harder when Colin's father confesses but Jack realizes his story doesn't add up In the end Jack was able to make Colin see that he is virtually killing his father by letting him go to prison for something he did I think Colin was stupid to take the blame for Stuart though who ends up getting off Overall really enjoyed the episode.moreless
Steven Hill

Steven Hill

DA Adam Schiff

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

Jill Hennessy

Jill Hennessy

ADA Claire Kincaid

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Det. Mike Logan

Harry Groener

Harry Groener

Terrence Dwyer

Guest Star

Boyd Gaines

Boyd Gaines

Nathan Barclay

Guest Star

Bruce Kirkpatrick

Bruce Kirkpatrick

Bill Harrigan

Guest Star

Doris Belack

Doris Belack

Judge Margaret Barry

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In one scene, Jimmy tells Briscoe and Logan that he disposed of the gun on the 7 line. Later, the transit authority supervisor tells the detectives that their suspect worked on the J line during the time the murder weapon was found. In the next scene, Briscoe tells the suspect that they know he was working the L line. The scene with Harrigan was set at Park Place station (not on the 7, J, or L) but was shot at the World Trade Center PATH station.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Mike Logan: (To Jimmy Rose) When we get through with you, your life won't be worth living.

    • Judge Margaret Barry: My cat coughs up sweeter-smelling goop than this search warrant.

    • Jack McCoy: Son, I've got you for conspiracy, and if I eat my Wheaties I can get you for murder.

    • Stewart Barclay: Harrigan and his father are all alike with their Irish temper, they lose control, and then you have a murder on your hands...
      Jack McCoy: Oh, I see! Harrigan did it because he's a mick? Detective Logan is a mick, I'm a mick sir, and if you don't shut up, I'll lose control, and throw you out of the room.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Mr. Sosa: These kids cut ice like they're on a breakaway with Messier.
      Mark Messier had a long and successful career in the NHL. He played center for the Vancouver Canucks, the Edmonton Oilers and then the New York Rangers. His jersey number is retired and he has a rink named after him in the Canadian province of Alberta.

    • Jack McCoy: We've stumbled upon a nest of Social Darwinists.

      Charles Darwin was the scientist who described his theories of evolution in his book The Origin Of Species. Social Darwinism refers to the idea that the upper-class are more evolved and genetically advanced than the rest of humanity. These classist ideas are a very twisted offshoot of Darwin's original theories. Darwin never claimed one class of people was superior to another; he just wrote about animals passing on certain characteristics to their offspring.

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