"Political Animal"
L&O, Episode 18.06
Production number: 18011
First aired: 30 January 2008
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Written By
Ed Zuckerman & David Slack

Directed By
Jean de Segonzac


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The triple homicide of three roommates ostensibly appears to be a murder-suicide, the grim result of a lovers' quarrel. But after closer inspection, the case begins to swirl around a politically connected con man.

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Background information and notes[edit | edit source]

  • Congressman Gilles is based on real-life Senator Larry Craig, who also campaigned against gay rights but was eventually caught soliciting sex from an undercover cop in a public restroom.

Episode scene cards[edit | edit source]

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Baxter & Ward Financial
30 John Street
Wednesday, October 10

Markham & Kessler
Law Firm
119 Broadway
Wednesday, October 10

Hellman's
Department Store
164 West 58th Street
Wednesday, October 10

4 6 5 7

Residence of
Victor Vargas
1423 Park Avenue
Penthouse #1
Thursday, October 11

Peter Elliot Men's Store
1070 Madison Avenue
Friday, November 2

Supreme Court
Trial Part 49
Wednesday, December 5

Supreme Court
Trial Part 49
Tuesday, December 18


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