L&O, Episode 9.18
Production number: E0223
First aired: 14 April 1999
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Curtis Juvenile
Written By
Richard Sweren & Lynne E. Litt

Directed By
Lewis Gould


The investigation into the shooting of a newspaper columnist leads to a murder case from two decades earlier and involves a suspect who at that time had been a juvenile.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



Lennie Briscoe: Now I know why I stopped reading Fox's column.
Rey Curtis: Why's that?
Lennie Briscoe: Local news depresses me.

Sometimes the facts get in the way of the story.

–Gerald Fox

Lennie Briscoe: Where were you Tuesday morning?
John Franchetta: Last time I gave an alibi, I did 20 years.

Background information and notes

  • The end of this episode features a text card, before the credits, revealing what happened to the characters of Andrew and Nicole Hampton. This is one of three times that Law & Order uses text cards to conclude a story, even though they are fictional.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Office of
Senior Assistant D.A.
Arlene Wolensky
Thursday, March 12

Apartment of
Andrew Hampton
175 Central Park West
Thursday, March 12

Home of Vivian Mason
Jackson Heights, Queens
Friday, March 20

4 5 6

Office of
Mickey Mason
367 East 46th Street
Tuesday, March 23

Family Court
Motion Hearing
Thursday, March 26

Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
Friday, April 10


Andrew Hampton is currently
serving his sentence in the
Clinton Correctional Facility.

After the trial on the charge of
shooting Gerald Fox,
Nicole Hampton was acquitted.

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