L&O, Episode 9.21
Production number: E02
First aired: 12 May 1999
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Schiff Ambitious
Teleplay By
Barry M. Schkolnick

Story By
Richard Sweren & Barry M. Schkolnick

Directed By
Christopher Misiano


The investigation of a murder leads to two strip-club owners and a mob boss's son to whom they pay more than $100,000 a year.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


Donald Gibson; Gibson Sound; Tri-State Electronics; New Jersey; Guys & Dolls; Dominic Russo; Elite Meats; Spotsfield; The Russos


Sean Russo: Where's my car?!
Lennie Briscoe: From now on, we'll be providing the transportation. You're under arrest for the murder of Donald Gibson.

Tom Wilder: For God's sake, we are just a couple of businessmen trying to make a living.
Abbie Carmichael: You own a strip club.
Tom Wilder: Do I look like some degenerate, Miss Carmichael? I would have rather bought the Blue Note. It wasn't for sale.

Adam Schiff: I just got off with the United States Attorney. She called you an obstructionist.
Jack McCoy: Under the circumstances, I consider that a compliment.

Background information and notes

  • This episode features a cameo by Jerry Orbach's son Chris as pizzeria employee Augie.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Tri-state Electronics
Trenton, New Jersey
Wednesday, April 1

Spotsfield Pizzeria
Westchester Country
Friday, April 3

Elite Meats
133 St. Clair Place
Thursday, April 9

4 5 6

Chambers of
Judge Robert Quinn
Thursday, April 23

Gibson Sound
519 West 135th Street
Monday, May 4

Supreme Court
Trial Part 23
Tuesday, May 19

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