L&O, Episode 17.20
Production number: 17020
First aired: 4 May 2007
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Green Tory Quinlan Captive
Written By
Richard Sweren

Directed By
Michael Watkins


As Green and Cassady try to prove that a pedophile was responsible for the murder of a young boy, they uncover evidence proving that the murderer was really another boy whom their suspect had held captive for five years. This forces McCoy to fight a defense attorney's claim that the boy's captivity made him a killer. After discovering that the boy had an abusive step-father, McCoy claims that the boy found a family in his kidnapper and was trying to get rid of his rival. Though he offers a deal, the boy, Tory, refuses it and is convicted of second degree murder. McCoy plans to go for the minimum sentence though and feels that no one won in the end.


Main cast

Guest cast


Gamebox III; Queens; 110th Precinct; Flushing; Chelsea; Blue Velvet


Roger Kraslow: I know you think I'm a monster, but I loved [him] like a son.
Connie Rubirosa: Like a son you sexually abused.
Roger Kraslow: At first, yes.
Jack McCoy: I'm not in any mood for a sob story! You're a predator, Mr. Kraslow!
Connie Rubirosa (to McCoy): We're getting our ass kicked.
Jack McCoy: Thanks for sugar coating it. Any suggestions?
Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (about Tory): I think he viewed Kevin as a rival for Kraslow's affections as twisted as that was.
Connie Rubirosa: Tory keeps dusting something off his jacket and in the courtroom I thought he was wearing makeup, like my sister used to wear after a rough night with her abusive boyfriend.
Jack McCoy: How thoroughly did we look into the Quinlann family?
Connie Rubirosa: Not that thoroughly, they weren't suspects.
Connie Rubirosa: What if Tory was a well-adjusted kid from a good family?
Jack McCoy: Not our facts. (pauses) I hope we never have to try that case.
Connie Rubirosa: It was a good win Jack.
Jack McCoy: Nobody won.

Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

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Apartment of
Ellen Fogarty
458 West 89th Street
Tuesday, March 7

Home of
Charles Wright
Flatbush, Brooklyn
Wednesday, March 8

Residence of
Bruce Mayhill
Flushing, Queens
Friday, March 10

Chelsea Piers
Saturday, March 11

Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
Monday, March 13

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Office of
Malcolm Young
Flushing, Queens
Friday, March 17

Supreme Court
Trial Part 26
Monday, April 24

Supreme Court
Trial Part 26
Wednesday, April 26

Supreme Court
Trial Part 26
Wednesday, April 26

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