"Big Bang"
L&O, Episode 4.16
Production number: 69027
First aired: 2 March 1994
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Briscoe Kincaid Van Buren Logan Big Bang
Written By
Ed Zuckerman

Directed By
Dann Florek


A scientist becomes the chief suspect after his wife is the victim of a letter bomb.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



Background information and notes

  • This episode appears to have been based off of the serial bombings committed by the then-uncaught Theodore Kaczynski (a.k.a. "The Unabomber"). Although Kaczynski was arrested two years after the episode aired, he interestingly shares some similarities with the defendant: both were disgruntled scientific geniuses, had thick beards, lived simple lifestyles, and eventually targeted scientists in bombings.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Hudson Polytech
1200 West 110th Street
Chemistry Laboratory
Tuesday, January 18

Apartment of
Max and Alice Weiss
204 Bank Street
Monday, January 24

27th Precinct
Interrogation Room
Thursday, January 27

4 5 6

Professor Samuel Kessler
Taylor University
Wednesday, February 23

Chambers of
Judge Grace Larkin
Monday, February 28

Executive Assistant
District Attorney
Benjamin Stone
Friday, March 4

7 8

Murder Trial of
Max Weiss
Supreme Court
Trial Part 57
Tuesday, March 22

Sentencing Hearing
Supreme Court
Trial Part 57
Monday, April 4

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