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|Production number: E2213|
First aired: 12 December 2001
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A couple stumbles upon the dead body of an African American businessman. Detectives Green and Briscoe investigate and are soon led to a racist whose defense claims his prejudice towards African Americans meets the criteria for a delusional mental disorder that drove him to kill.
- Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe
- Jesse L. Martin as Detective Ed Green
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
- Sam Waterston as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy
- Elisabeth Röhm as A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn
- Dianne Wiest as Interim D.A. Nora Lewin
- Joan Copeland as Judge Rebecca Stein
- J.K. Simmons as Dr. Emil Skoda
- Andrea Navedo as Detective Ana Cordova
- Dennis Boutsikaris as Al Archer
- Lisa Bostnar as Roberta Shields
- Tony Freeman as Irwin Henshall
- Dominic Fumusa as Scott Turner
- Kevin Henderson as Doug Larsen
- Reuben Jackson as Dr. Paul Bernard
- Steven Rishard as Ray Burrows
- Amro Salama as Cabbie
- Jennifer Riker as Waitress
- Daphna Cardinale as Clerk
- Curtis Mark Williams as Brad
- Phoebe Jonas as Emily
- Leith M. Burke as Kenneth Underwood (uncredited)
- Burrows: You know what I read that crystallized it for me?
- Dr. Skoda: Why don't you tell me?
- Burrows: An account by a guy who went around shooting MRCs.
- Dr. Skoda: MRCs?
- Burrows: Mixed racial couples. See, the key is, he always had to shoot the black guy first if he was going to shoot them both.
- Dr. Skoda: Why is that, Ray?
- Burrows: Well, because if he shot the white woman first then the black man would just run away, but if he shot him first then the white woman would stay to help. Then the shooter could get them both.
Background information and notes
- McCoy mentions a previous case where a black man had used the "black rage" defense in court. This is a reference to the episode "Rage" from the fifth season, which was based on the Colin Ferguson case.
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