Law and Order
"No Exit"
CI, Episode 4.20
Production number: E5423
First aired: 1 May 2005
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Teleplay By
Gerry Conway

Story By
Gerry Conway & René Balcer

Directed By
Jean de Segonzac

Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the deaths of five young adults who parked their car on railroad tracks and waited for a fatal crash.




Main cast

Guest cast



Mr. Smythe: Four counts of manslaughter. That's what I get for overestimating the intelligence of a grand jury.
Alexandra Eames: Just be grateful the D.A. let you off with a plea bargain.
Mr. Smythe: I don't consider shutting down my website a bargain. All right, Joanie and Chachi, right? This is the last chat I have for them.
Alexandra Eames: Thank you, you can go do your little dance in Hell now.

Background information and notes

  • Captain James Deakins starts wearing an eye patch due to Bell's palsy. Actor Jamey Sheridan himself actually had Bell's palsy when those episodes were filmed. Bell's palsy is a paralysis of the facial nerve resulting in inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Often the eye in the affected side cannot be closed. The eye must be protected from drying up, or the cornea may be permanently damaged resulting in impaired vision. (Source: Bell's palsy at Wikipedia)
  • The episode is named after a famous play by Jean-Paul Sartre. No Exit at Wikipedia
  • Actress Stella Maeve makes her first appearance this season. She appears four episodes later in a new role in the episode "False-Hearted Judges".
  • This episode shares a few similarities with other episodes in the Law & Order franchise:
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