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|Production number: 68025|
First aired: 12 May 1993
| Teleplay By|
Robert Nathan & Walon Green
After a policeman is killed, it's revealed that he was gay and that homophobia prevented some fellow officers from providing backup.
- Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe
- Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Michael Moriarty as Executive A.D.A. Benjamin Stone
- Richard Brooks as A.D.A. Paul Robinette
- Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff
- Carolyn McCormick as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
- Philip Bosco as Defense Attorney Gordon Schell
- Rochelle Oliver as Judge Grace Larkin
- Donald Corren as Forensic Technician Medill
- Charles Hallahan as Captain Thomas "Tom" O'Hara
- Adam Trese as Officer Craig McGraw
- Sam Rockwell as Officer Weddeker
- Robert Moresco as Sgt. Henry Rhodes
- Ron Ryan as Sgt. John "Jack" Harley
- Lázaro Pérez as Nazarrio
- Dan Grimaldi as Jerry Kerwin
- Michael Egan as Judge Leonard Fein
- Michael Hirsch as Dr. Ross
- Rene Rivera as Lucio Martinez
- Ralph Byers as Neil Belden
- Tino Juarez as Sanchez
- Steven Rodriguez as Tirado
- Spartan McClure as Officer James Davis
- Ken Larsen as Neeley
- Kevin Hagan as Captain Mac
- Mark Sarro as Officer John Cooper
- Philip Levy as Novogrod
- Gia Galeano as Dispatcher
- Sandye Wilson as Operator #1
- Faye M. Price as Operator #2
- Karen Ullman as Operator #3
- Lil Henderson as Operator #4
- John McLoughlin as Jury Foreman
- Kenneth Rock as Burnett
- Lennie Briscoe: Next time you wanna get some bones broken, try falling down a flight of stairs.
- Mike Logan: Next time I want advice, I'll write Dear Abby.
- "You're under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. And if you move funny, I'll blow your head off."
- – Mike Logan
- Lennie Briscoe: You worried about the time, we'll dock ourselves a day.
- Donald Cragen: I'm worried about you losin' your house and eatin' macaroni the next 20 years.
- Lennie Briscoe: I lost two houses already and I like macaroni.
- Lennie Briscoe: You remember foot patrol?
- Mike Logan: What I remember most is I never thought I'd get shot.
Background information and notes
- This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama Series. Robert Nathan was responsible for the teleplay & story, and Walon Green for the story.
- This episode was later adapted into the Law & Order: UK episode "Samaritan".
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