L&O, Episode 8.12
Production number: K2518
First aired: 21 January 1998
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Deirdre Powell
Written By
I.C. Rapoport & David Shore

Directed By
Lewis Gould


A shooting attack in a restroom leaves detectives trying to determine who was the intended target.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



Rey Curtis: Sounds to me like a hit.
Lennie Briscoe: And a miss.

Anita Van Buren: Worley. Didn't he crush his girlfriend against a wall with a car?
Rey Curtis: Yeah. A '54 Studebaker. Mayer was the hired gun to convince the jury that Worley's a mental defect.
Lennie Briscoe: I'm convinced. The guy purposely messed up a vintage automobile.
Anita Van Buren: So Mayer was shot by an antique car collector?

Relax, we're not the pretzel police. Let me have an extra salty.

–Lennie Briscoe to a pretzel vendor

Leon Mayer: The disorder manifests itself very specifically through irrational violence brought on by emotional catalyst, accompanied by memory loss, lack of affect and remorse.
Emil Skoda: If that's all it takes to duck a murder charge, we're all out of business.
Jack McCoy: Doctors, the question is very simple. At the time she fired the gun, did Lindsay Carson appreciate the consequences of her actions and did she know it was wrong?
Emil Skoda: Yes.
Leon Mayer: No.
Jamie Ross: Terrific.

We say she's cold-blooded, they say she was in a trance. Tomato, to-mah-to.

–Jamie Ross

Adam Schiff: The whole world says her father's a murderer, one guy tells her he's sick. She heard what she wanted to hear.
Jamie Ross: We all do.
Jack McCoy: Yeah, but we don't all pay forty thousand dollars to hear it.

Lindsay Carson: I've answered enough questions, I'm leaving and I'm taking this with me.
Anita Van Buren: I'm afraid that's not possible.
Lindsay Carson: I'm not leaving without them.
Anita Van Buren: You're not leaving. Please put them down, you're under arrest for murder and attempted murder.

Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Great White Way
Ticket Agency
1599 Broadway
Tuesday, September 17

Hudson Terrace
Medical Center
Thursday, September 26

Apartment Of
Lindsay Carson
216 Cornelia
Monday, September 30

4 5 6

Attica Prison
Attica, New York
Thursday, October 17

Yellow Shutters Motel
Binghamton, New York
Monday, October 21

Supreme Court
Trial Part 48
Friday, January 10


Office Of
Executive Assistant
D.A. Jack McCoy
Friday, January 17

I.C. Rapoport

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