Law and Order
Law and Order
"Old Friends"
L&O, Episode 4.22
Production number: 69031
First aired: 25 May 1994
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Teleplay By
Joshua Stern

Story By
Joshua Stern & Robert Nathan

Directed By
James Quinn

The murder of the CFO from a baby food company leads Detectives Briscoe and Logan to the Russian mob.


An accountant for a baby-food company is hit and killed by a truck. The detectives and the D.A.'s office suspect that it was not an accident, especially when evidence reveals a link connecting the victim, a prominent baby food manufacturer, and the Russian mafia.

Stone promises that no harm will befall an important witness -- a promise that he's unable to keep, as the witness gets killed. Stone blames himself, since he pressured her so much into testifying. Wracked with guilt, Stone resigns from his job.


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Renkmeyer, Harry


Judge Torledsky: Shoots a man, pushes him under a truck? I've heard of overkill, but this is ridiculous. Can we get a plea here?
Rostov: Not guilty.
Judge Torledsky: Bail application?
Weaver: My client has strong ties to the community.
Judge Torledsky: And another community 12,000 miles away.
Weaver: Your honor, my client is a citizen.
Judge Torledsky: "Give us your tired, your poor, your vicious." Miss Kincaid?
Kincaid: Due to the risk of flight, your honor...
Judge Torledsky: Thank you. That's all I need to hear. I'll give this citizen his rights. He's remanded without bail. Next. [bangs gavel]

[Stone is leaving the DA's office]
Schiff: I never thought I'd get a letter of resignation from you. Thought you'd be here long after I was gone.
Stone: It's not entirely about you.
Schiff: That's kind of you, thank you. Steven Green is filing an appeal.
Stone: Based on what?
Schiff: Coercion of a witness. Anne Madsen.
Stone: Considering the witness is dead, the appeals court should be amused. I brought Claire up to speed on my open cases.
Schiff: She'll be fine. And you?
Stone: I'm clear as a bell.


  • When Briscoe and Logan pick up Rudy he is singing "Politician", a 1968 song by the band Cream. In custody he then sings the opening of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" by Pete Seeger.

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