Law and Order
"Refuge (1)"
L&O, Episode 9.23
Production number: E0212
First aired: 26 May 1999
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Written By
René Balcer

Directed By
Constantine Makris


A shoot-out between a motorist and the police leads to the discovery of a gruesome Russian-mob killing and a traumatized boy who witnessed the murder.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



Anita Van Buren: Well, if he emigrated here, maybe INS has him. They can ID him off his right ear.
Lennie Briscoe: You're kidding.
Anita Van Buren: Oh, you didn't know? Every ear is unique. Like snowflakes.
Rey Curtis: No wonder Evander was so upset.
Nick Margolis: My clients have the right to choose their counsel.
Jack McCoy: They have the right to counsel, period. Anything beyond that is a privilege. Your Honor can exercise a veto or appoint new counsel from the 18-B panel.
We're the Jacksons. I'm Jermaine. This is Tito. Now shut up.

–Rey Curtis as (as he and Briscoe arrest Kira outside his hotel room

Malenkov, Tolstonog... no wonder I never got through "War and Peace."

–Adam Schiff

Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Apartment of
Mr. & Mrs. Chuikov
Astoria, Queens
Tuesday, September 9

PK's Restaurant
561 West 28th Street
Wednesday, September 10

Immigration and
Naturalization Service
26 Federal Plaza
Thursday, September 18

4 5 6

Office of
Asst. District Attorney
Antonella Ricci
Rackets Bureau
Tuesday, September 23

Grand Jury Room
Tuesday, October 14

Borough Diesel Company
23 James Street
Friday, October 17

7 8

District Attorney's Office
Conference Room
Tuesday, November 11

Supreme Court
Trial Part 28
Tuesday, November 19

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