|"Right to Counsel"|
|←||L&O, Episode 3.12||→|
|Production number: 68019|
First aired: 13 January 1993
| Written By|
Barry M. Schkolnick & Michael S. Chernuchin
After a woman is founder murdered in her apartment, her younger lover lies to the police about when he last saw her.
- Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe
- Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Michael Moriarty as Executive A.D.A. Benjamin Stone
- Richard Brooks as A.D.A. Paul Robinette
- Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff
- Carolyn McCormick as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
- Mary Mara as Defense Attorney Sally Knight
- Richard Cox as Steven Gregg
- Darrell Larson as Attorney Kevin Doyle
- Mady Kaplan as Carole Spiegelman
- Alice Hirson as Jewel
- Carol Eve Rossen as Judge Blanche Gelfant
- Bill Buell as Douglas Pomerantz
- Thomas Hill as John Barham
- Ted Sorel as Burton Charles
- David Green as Jim Regan
- Shareen Mitchell as Jane Alter
- Donna Murphy as Karen Unger
- David Breitbarth as Jim Maynard
- Jerry Jarrett as Manny Cohen
- Anita Keal as Arlene Ross
- William Hill as Milgrim
- Eugene J. Anthony as Murphy
- Lionel Pina as Valdez
- Floyd Vivino as Newman
- Christopher Rubin as Crime Scene Unit Technician Taft
- Jay Harris as Judge Mark Burns
- Chester A. Sims II as Arraignment Court Clerk
- Jack R. Marks as Trial Court Clerk
- Sally Knight: What do you care? I represent the defendant.
- Paul Robinette: And I represent the people. All of them.
|“||In law school, I took 'Civil Rights'. Kevin took 'Tax Planning for the Wealthy'.||”|
|“||Justice is swift, not fair.||”|
- Robinette: The defendant savagely murdered an elderly woman, your honor.
- Judge Franks: Wait, wait, wait. It says here Mrs. Spiegelman was 61.
- Robinette: That's correct, your honor.
- Judge Franks: At my 61st birthday, you were cramming for a torts exam. I'd advise you to choose your adjectives a little more courteously, counselor.
- Robinette: The People request bail of 500,000.
- Knight: My client can hardly afford cab fare to Brooklyn, your honor. Why not make it a million?
- Judge Franks: Why not? [laughs] And they say the elderly lose their sense of humor. [laughs again] Bail is set at 250, cash or bond.
- Ben Stone: Adam, if you were a defense attorney, and a prosecutor came to you with evidence that tended to prove that your client was innocent, what would you do?
- Adam Schiff: I'd celebrate up and down Center Street, and then move to set aside the plea.
- Ben Stone: Until we withdrew the charges, there wasn't a peep out of Miss Knight.
- Adam Schiff: If we took the license of every incompetent lawyer in the city, we wouldn't have to recycle the New York Times.
- Lennie Briscoe: If Barbara Spiegelman was anything like my ex's mother...
- Donald Cragen: Hey, Marge's mother and I aren't exactly hugs and kisses. I smile a lot at Christmas and do everything I can not to answer the phone on Sundays but I don't play Jack the Ripper with a steak knife.
- Lennie Briscoe: Marge's mother isn't dangling $20 mil in front of your nose.
- Donald Cragen: Okay. Talk to them.
Background information and notes
- In this episode we learn that Captain Donald Cragen doesn't get along with his mother-in-law and avoids answering the phone on Sundays when she calls. He briefly mentions his wife Marge.
Episode scene cards
Office of Karen Unger
Smythe & Bradley
Office of District
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