Law and Order
Law and Order
CI, Episode 3.06
Production number: E4511
First aired: 2 November 2003
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Teleplay By
Elizabeth Benjamin

Story By
Elizabeth Benjamin & René Balcer

Directed By
Frank Prinzi


The episode begins with four African Americans playing basketball, when finished, they decide to do business. At night, the four men are driving away from the city, the passengers begin to feel uncomfortable when a van follows them. The truck loses the car for a while, but then they get it, two men get out of the truck and approach the car, only to discover that the four men who were inside, have been killed

Detective Robert Goren, along with his partner Detective Lynn Bishop arrive at the crime scene, identify two of the men as Lewis and Price, undercover detectives and fellow detectives Williams and Gilman. The businesses that Lewis and Price were doing were buying guns, sadly, the guns were fake. When he begins to investigate the area, they discover on the ground that someone made a map, Goren and Bishop suspect that the murderer did it to guide him. The coroner manages to identify the other two bodies, Darren Exree and Levon Marcus, two mechanics from the Dixon`s Custom Auto workshop; Goren and Bishop go there, there, they discover that someone else was inside the garage, Jeff Dixon, the owner of the workshop, tells them that he had hired someone to take care of his workshop when they closed

Later, Major Cases is alerted to another murder, upon arrival, Goren and Bishop discover that the murderer killed five drug dealers, who were workers of Manny Oliverez, Goren and Bishop take into account that the murderer had an accomplice, which he got hurt. Goren and Bishop have new information in the case, they saw an African-American couple in the subway, which a girl was injured. They discover the name of the girl, Tamara Bates, who was locked up on Rikers Island, but was later released. Tamara's ex-boyfriend, Eugene Thomas admits to detectives that Bates came in with an injured ankle, helped her by putting a bandage on it.

Goren and Bishop find Tamara, who is running from Oliverez's men, Bates manages to escape their sight, but Manny arrives ready to kill her, but his work is frustrated thanks to the intervention of the police. At the community school district enrollment office, they discover that the other killer is Jerome Davis, a boy with dyslexia. When the identity of the murderer is discovered, they put his face in the newspapers with the name "Asesino de Policias"; Davis sees this in a pharmacy and escapes the scene, only to be arrested by Goren and Bishop.

A.D.A Carver, along with Goren and Bishop, send Jerome and Tamara to the New York County Courthouse; Carver is in an office recording the perpetrators, while the detectives try to make the murderers confess, at first, nobody speaks, but when Goren tells Davis that Bates is going to betray him, leaving with the money, Jerome loses control and tries to strangle Tamara, the guards arrive and grab Davis, who tells them that he can tell them the location of the money, Bates tries to make Jerome shut up, the guards take Davis away from the place, as he begins to scream saying that he will kill Tamara

Carver meets with Goren, Bishop and Captain Deakins, who informs them that the prosecutor gave Bates life in prison without parole, while Davis received the death penalty for the murders. Then Goren, Bishop, Deakins and Carver head to the funeral of the two fallen policemen.


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Goren: If I'm not scrolling fast enough, be my guest...
Bishop: Sorry, I didn't mean to...
Goren: No, really, I don't mind, you know. Eames likes to drive, so she drives. You want to scroll, scroll.
Bishop: Thank you, no.
Goren: Do you want to take the car?
Bishop: No. Why? It's only a couple blocks.
Goren: Well, your feet hurt. I noticed that you're curling your toes in your shoes.
Bishop: Where're you going?
Goren: Out for pancakes.
After a week of killings, nothing like soft lights and a warm bath.

–G. Lynn Bishop

Eugene Thomas: Oh, what you going in my bag for?
Robert Goren: Because I can. You're low on Ace bandages.

Background information and notes[]

In the final scene a comment made by Carver towards Goren implies the latter is against the death penalty. This is confirmed in Want.

Episode scene cards[]

1 2 3

Dixon's Custom Auto
Staten Island, New York
Thursday, September 4

New York County
Clerk's Office
Queens, New York
Tuesday, September 9

Smokey's Check Cashing
Brooklyn, New York
Tuesday, September 9

4 5 6

Gateway Inn
Queens, New York
Wednesday, September 10

New York Community
School District
Registration Office
Monday, September 15

New York County
618 Worth Street
Monday, September 15

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