Law and Order
L&O, Episode 12.24
Production number: E2226
First aired: 22 May 2002
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Written By
William N. Fordes & Sean Jablonski

Directed By
David Platt


The detectives come to believe that a victim in a building explosion may have been a terrorist.


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Briscoe: So, we got a best guess yet on cause-and-origin?
Fire Marshall: Well, Arson's doing the prelim now, but based on the burn patterns, I'm thinking gas leak.
Briscoe: Bomb Squad will be relieved.
Fire Marshall: Are you kidding? They evacuated the whole block when they got here. These days, you don't know who you're dealing with.
Briscoe: Yeah, well, the job wasn't exactly routine before.
In World War II, we put Japanese Americans into camps. I'm sure everyone concerned at the time thought it was right. But that didn't make it right. Or legal.

–Jack McCoy on American national prejudice after being attacked.

Background information and notes

  • The episode touches on the subject of prejudice to Muslims and Arabs after the 9/11 attacks.
  • Curiously enough, the defendant shares exactly the same name of famed comic book writer and artist Frank Miller, known for his anti-Islamic leanings, which he reportedly expressed through one of his works, Holy Terror.

Episode Scene Cards

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King House
152 First Avenue
Tuesday, April 3

Puff 'N Stuff Laundromat
192 East Houston Street
Wednesday, April 4

United States
Department Of State
11 Federal Plaza
Friday, April 6

4 5 6

El Farid Mosque
142 Prince Street
Friday, April 6

Teague Media
168 Hudson Street
Monday, April 9

Pearson Pharmacy
157 Canal Street
Tuesday, April 17

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Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
Friday, April 20

Chambers Of
Judge Lisa Pongracic
Monday, April 30

Supreme Court
Trial Part 73
Tuesday, June 26

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