L&O, Episode 8.01
Production number: K2508
First aired: 24 September 1997
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Written By
René Balcer

Directed By
Martha Mitchell


Two teens are accused of killing a fast-food deliveryman.


Main cast

Recurring cast

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Lt. Van Buren: I'm afraid it is. You're implicated in a murder, little girl. So cut the bull.
Lt. Van Buren: A thrill killing. I take it back, Lennie, I guess some people don't need a reason.
Briscoe: I guess the macarena wasn't exciting enough for them.

Curtis: You're a Catholic.
McCoy: Not when I'm at work. I'm sorry.

Ross: Thrill killers are protected by the Church. The law says two people can fire one bullet, and now the victim's mother forgives them. You figure it out.
McCoy: You don't think you could? Forgive them, I mean.
Ross: No.
McCoy: Neither could I. What does that say about us?

Schiff: Sounds like Leopold and Loeb. Who'd we get?
McCoy: Beavis and Butthead.

McCoy: I'm playing legal tiddlywinks with these punks. What I'd really like to do is take them out to Battery Park and hang them by the scrotum.
Schiff: An understandable sentiment -- but stick with the tiddlywinks.

I can't hate you. I'll be praying for God to watch over you every day you're in that awful place you're going to.

–Mrs. Wheeler

Congratulations, Dale. You made your bones.

–Lennie Briscoe on arresting Tagger

[Van Buren and her detectives, disguised as gang members, stake out Central Park in an attempt to find Tagger and Timon]
Briscoe: Okay. So the rumble in the jungle-- The night before, Angelo Dundee gets a big wrench and goes around all 4 corners and loosens the top. That's the Rope-a-Dope!
Lt. Van Buren: But it was Muhammad Ali who did the floatin' and the stingin'. The man was sweet! A poet!
Gang Member: A real poet is Milton. You wanna understand the ways of God, Milton's your boy.
Briscoe: When it comes to understandin' the ways of God, I prefer malt to Milton.
Lt. Van Buren: I know! That's right! [laughs and high-fives Briscoe]

Background information and notes

  • This episode is based on the Thomas Koskovich/Jason Vreeland murder case.

Episode scene cards

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Luther C. Chase Academy
153 East 73rd Street
Friday, May 16

Central Park
Bethesda Fountain
Friday, May 16

Apartment of
Joey Timon
123 East 110th Street
Saturday, May 17

4 5 6

Archdiocese of New York
167 Fifth Avenue
Wednesday, May 21

Office of
Executive Assistant
D.A. McCoy
Thursday, June 5

Rikers Island
Correctional Facility
Tuesday, June 10

7 8 9

Foley Square
Wednesday, June 18

Supreme Court
Trial Part 73
Monday, July 28

Supreme Court
Trial Part 73
Friday, September 12

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