"Home Sweet"
L&O, Episode 17.03
Production number: 17005
First aired: 6 October 2006
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Written By
Michael S. Chernuchin

Directed By
Richard Dobbs


The explosion that killed an eight-year-old girl is linked to a bitter custody battle, but Cassady and Green must first wade through a sea of real-estate developers and environmentalists to get at the heart of the matter. Meanwhile, McCoy and Rubirosa face off against a powerful feminist group who've taken an interest in the case. As they make their case, Rubirosa finds a confidential memo that shows that the owner had let his insurance lapse after 30 years and realize that he is likely the true criminal. In order to catch him, McCoy teams up with the defendant and her lawyer to lay a trap for him that he falls into and confesses. He reveals that he did it to spite his ex-wife as the house was all he had left and didn't want her to get it and he planned to die in the explosion. After his confession, the ruse is revealed and he is arrested by Cassady for murder and arson. Branch indicates he thinks that the memo was misfiled on purpose so they'd find it and figure everything out.


Main cast

Guest cast



McCoy: That's why I'll never get married again.
Rubirosa: Whoa, she's your...
McCoy: Second ex-wife's attorney.

Cassidy: When I was a kid, we used to be afraid of a falling air conditioner.
Green: When I was a kid, we used to be afraid of...
Van Buren: Can we skip the existential anguish and figure out who had a problem with Mr. Shafner?

Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

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Emerson Electrical Supply
171 West 18th Street
Monday, June 19

Office Of
Roger Trent
1160 Second Avenue
Monday, June 19

427 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY Monday, June 19

4 5 6

Wallace Real Estate
Kew Gardens, Queens
Tuesday, June 20

Kaskell's Electric
179 Norfolk Street
Tuesday, June 20

Chambers Of
Judge Edith Milbank
Thursday, September 22

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