Law and Order
"Homo Homini Lupis"
CI, Episode 1.14
Production number: E2113
First aired: 3 March 2002
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Written By
René Balcer

Directed By
David Platt

An embezzling executive's wife and two daughters are kidnapped by a loan shark as collateral on a huge debt.



Main cast

Guest cast



Ron Carver: The dominoes are falling Mr. Pettijohn, you want to get ahead of them ... before they fall on you.

Ron Carver: That's a tough little girl. Mr. Matic's rambling days are over.
Alexandra Eames: Ten years too late.

Robert Goren: You're not weak. You’re strong. You lived through it.

Background information and notes

  • Presumably the episodes title is a misquotation of Thomas Hobbes's famous "Homo Homini Lupus Est," Latin for: "man is a wolf to [his fellow] man." Hobbes' observation in turn echoes a line from Plautus claiming that men are inherently selfish. As is stands, the title is awkward and ambiguous and could be translated as: "man is with wolves as man sees it," "man is for man as far as wolves are concerned," or even "a man sees something human in wolves."
  • The script from "Homo Homini Lupis" was used for the Paris Enquêtes Criminelles second season episode "Blessure secrète".
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