Law & Order

Season 11 Episode 10

Whose Monkey is it Anyway?

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 17, 2001 on NBC
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Whose Monkey is it Anyway?
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The death of a lab technician and the abduction of 17 infected monkeys lead to a trial involving the treatment of research animals.

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  • Several monkeys are stolen from a research lab and one of them bites a researcher who dies from it.

    8.5
    I appreciate this episode. It has brought something quite new to the series. From the very beginning we are not talking about a plain murder but about a manslaughter or a criminally negligent homicide. And more than looking for the doer, the detectives are focused on finding the taken-away monkeys that present a big potential risk to anyone who approaches them as they have been infected with HIV-virus. Once they are found, the police can search and arrest the offender. The trial is then a formidable clash of two completely different concepts of view of animals, neither of which can be entirely turned down. I really liked the scene when the mother of the defendant comes to Jack to ask for a plea offer for her son, she was so real.

    Once again an above average episode whose innovative plot is worth watching.moreless
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

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon

ADA Abbie Carmichael

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest

Interim DA Nora Lewin

Tricia Paoluccio

Tricia Paoluccio

Maxine Walden

Guest Star

Kevin Isola

Kevin Isola

George Peavey

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Dennis Creaghan

Dennis Creaghan

Liddle

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Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

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    • The episode is ripped from the headlines of an incident in Washington, DC in 1989. That year an obscure African filovirus was transported to a D.C. lab and caused some lab monkeys to get infected and die. The Army, CDC and a private company worked together to stop a potential outbreak in the nearby human population. The details of this incident were told in the book, The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.

    • The animal refuge Assissi Meadows is named after St. Francis of Assissi, the patron saint of animals.

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