L&O, Episode 4.17
Production number: 69029
First aired: 9 March 1994
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Scott Hexter
Teleplay By
Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer

Story By
Michael S. Chernuchin & Walon Green

Directed By
James Quinn

Detectives Briscoe and Logan have one hectic day ahead of them, when they catch five unrelated homicide cases in one shift.




Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast




Background information and notes

  • One of the cases in this episode is based on the Lorena Bobbitt case. Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband John Wayne Bobbitt's penis with a knife. She claimed that John Wayne was raping her in an abusive relationship. It sparked international news. (Source: John and Lorena Bobbitt at Wikipedia)
  • Many of the loose ends in this episode are explained in the Law & Order SVU episode Entitled, which is continued in the Law & Order episode with the same name.
  • It's possible one of the cases here is inspired by the Son of Sam. The killings of the young people in cars by a nerdy man is similar to the case where a nerdy awkard man named David Berkowitz shot teenagers to death in cars. He was arrested by Detective Bill Clark, who would later write for the series NYPD Blue
  • Also, the shooter wearing horn-rimmed glasses, and the unjust blaming of Scott Hexter could be a reference to the Zodiac Killer case and the suspicion placed on Arthur Leigh Allen.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Battery Park
Monday, December 6
6:39:58-6:40:01 AM

27th Precinct
7:42:28-7:42:31 AM

Ballistics Laboratory
9:10:12-9:10:15 AM

4 5 6

Office of
Lieutenant Van Buren
11:20:41-11:20:44 AM

27th Precinct
Visitors Room
11:57:21-11:57:24 AM

Itaewon Market
909 East 18th Street
1:33:32-1:33:35 PM

7 8 9

Buddy's Pub
635 Ingram Street
2:51:15-2:51:18 PM

Willow Florist
1855 York Avenue
3:33:21-3:33:24 PM

Office of
Lieutenant Van Buren
4:10:06-4:10:09 PM

10 11 12 13

Supreme Court
Arraignment Part 2
4:32:47-4:32:50 PM

Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
5:35:01-5:35:04 PM

Back Racks Bookstore
191 Tudor City Place
6:06:59-6:07:02 PM

Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
6:34:20-6:34:23 PM

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