Law and Order
Law and Order
CI, Episode 3.10
Production number: E4506
First aired: 4 January 2004
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Teleplay By
Gerry Conway

Story By
Gerry Conway & René Balcer

Directed By
Darnell Martin


A female computer whiz is pushed off her balcony and Goren suspects either of two game creators or their former partner.


Main cast[]

Recurring cast[]

Guest cast[]



Robert Goren: Her laptop is missing. Is it in there?
G. Lynn Bishop: Only two things in here with batteries. None of them's a computer.
When we catch this guy, he's going to owe me a bottle of aspirin.

–James Deakins

Gotchya, monkey brain. It's in the Clan of the Assassins level. All the bad guys use the same pattern of knife strikes, one-one-two.

–MCS Computer Technician

Goren: Croydon. Croydon...McVee is another Croydon.
Bishop: Who-who's Croydon?
Goren: He ran out on his wife. Hitchens used him to get at me. And the pattern, one-one-two: it's Wally Stevens.
Bishop: I-I don't know what you're talking about.
Bishop: He was an actuary. He had a pattern of five. Five, five notes. Five...pins. Eames would have known...
What're you running here, Raymond? A group home for computers?

–Robert Goren

A computer geek who can clone himself. Scary thought.

–G. Lynn Bishop

Ron Carver: He killed her to drive his partner back into his arms? That's almost juvenile.
Robert Goren: It's primitive. Panic is a primitive emotion. That's how he felt without his partner.
Jack Cadogan: I told you, I never met her. I didn't even know her name. She was just a gamer.
Robert Goren: Just a gamer. Your partner let a gamer get between you two. If my partner was putting me through that, abandoning me, leaving me vulnerable...impotent...for a nobody...n-no, that's unforgivable.
Robert Goren: Seven pounds, eight ounces.
Ron Carver: Excellent.
G. Lynn Bishop: It's great. You should call her. I'll handle the booking.

Background information and notes[]

  • Detective Eames gives birth (off-camera) to her nephew at the end of this episode. Actress Kathryn Erbe doesn't appear in this episode.
  • The title of this episode, "F.P.S.", is a reference to an abbreviation for First-person shooter, a type of video game distinguished by a first person perspective that renders the game world from the visual perspective of the fictional character. It also stands for "frames per second", which can be seen as allusion to the killer's attempts to cast suspicion on multiple persons.

Episode scene cards[]

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M&D Accounting Services
Queens, New York
Tuesday, November 4

El Centro Bodega
214 East 110th Street
Thursday, November 6

Gamer's City Server Farm
88 Avenue A
Tuesday, November 11

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Office of Neil Colby
226 Greenwich Street
Thursday, November 13

Home of
Neil & Jody Colby
14 West 72nd Street
Monday, November 17

Arraignment Court
Friday, November 21

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