Law and Order
"Cuba Libre"
CI, Episode 2.16
Production number: E3215
First aired: 9 March 2003
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Teleplay By
Warren Leight

Story By
Warren Leight & René Balcer

Directed By
Darnell Martin

Detectives Goren and Eames start an investigation when the release from prison of a wealthy, aggressive old man is followed by the murders of his trophy wife and his lawyer.


When the lover of a recently released convict is shot to death outside his own front door, his paranoia and past behavior leads to the theory that he wanted her killed in revenge. When he attempts to have his son killed, it is realized that he is being played by a prison bunkmate who seeks to escape with his son to Cuba. Goren and Eames must find a way to put both of them back in jail.


Main cast

Guest cast



Dempsey Powers: You're a devil.
Alexandra Eames: You should see me in a blue dress.
Dempsey Powers: Yeah, well I ain't afraid of the devil.

Milton Winters: It's these cops! They're trying to kill me! They're after me!
Robert Goren: For once you're right -- we are after you. Milton Winters, you're under arrest!

Robert Goren: You know, it's a shame. All this trust and loyalty...look where it gets you.

Background information and notes

  • In this episode we learn that Detective Alexandra Eames' father was a police officer in the 40th Precinct. However, in a later episode, "My Good Name", it was implied that Johnny Eames worked out of the 91st Precinct, though it is possible he worked for both at some point.
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