|"We Like Mike"|
|←||L&O, Episode 7.20||→|
|Production number: K1125|
First aired: 30 April 1997
| Written By|
Gardner Stern & I.C. Rapoport
A Good Samaritan's life is thrown into turmoil when he is accused of murder.
A good Samaritan's life is thrown into turmoil when he is accused of murder. And when Jack asks him to testify against the real killer, things only get worse for him.
- Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe
- Benjamin Bratt as Detective Rey Curtis
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
- Sam Waterston as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy
- Carey Lowell as A.D.A. Jamie Ross
- Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff
- Casey Siemaszko as Defense Attorney Shuman
- Stuart Burney as Defense Attorney Joostens
- Benny Nieves as Ricky Garcia
- Reiko Aylesworth as Tiffany Sherman
- Fernando López as Tony Garcia
- John Doman as Sergeant Frank Gottlieb
- Frank John Hughes as Mike Bodack
- Sam Reni as Jack
- Ronald Weyand as Father Dimitrius
- Santo Fazio as Miles
- Henry Yuk as Lao
- Patricia Mauceri as Virginia Watts
- Marty Grabstein as Ackerman
- Steven Goldstein as Rabbi Kornstein
- Dina Pearlman as Ruth Gottlieb
- Richard Ziman as Dr. Marienthal
- Paul O'Brien as Bronx ADA Polk
- James Reno as Lieutenant Brosnan
- Glenn Wein as Pharmacist
- Phil Harrison as Stan
- Frannie Handman as Gertrude
- Michelle Hurst as Public Defender
- Robert Montano as CSU Technician
- Joseph Riccobene as Policeman
- Penelope Willis as Nurse
- Fran Reiter as Jury Forewoman
- Gaetano Lisi as Technician
- Marcell Rosenblatt as Court Reporter
- People v. Diaz
- Frazier v. Cupp
- [Briscoe and Curtis talk to the owner of the donut shop while investigating Matthew Sherman's murder]
- Donut shop owner: How perfect is this? Cops talkin' to a donut guy.
- Curtis: Yeah. Tell us about the customer who came in just before the girl. The one who cleaned his hands?
- Donut shop owner: Barely a customer. He takes about 50 napkins, and then he starts to leave. Well, after I call him on it, he orders a coffee, then thinks he's a big shot, because he tips me a quarter. [hands Briscoe his wastebasket] What I lost on napkins, I barely broke even!
- [Briscoe extracts the dirty napkins Mike threw out from the wastebasket and hands them to another cop]
- Briscoe: Take these down to the lab.
- Cop: Right.
- Briscoe: [to the shop owner] Did he mention his name or say where he was comin' from or goin' to?
- Donut shop owner: Nothin', except "gimme a coffee", and how if he wasn't gettin' married next week, he'd be puttin' the moves on the girl, which I thought that was outta line. But I didn't say anything, because it's not my business. My business is sellin' donuts.
- Briscoe: Thanks for clearin' that up.
- Mike: There was another guy. I passed a guy halfway down the block from where I left the car. A Puerto Rican guy.
- Curtis: Yeah. That's how we solve homicides too. Nearest Puerto Rican did it.
(Examining gunshot victim.)
- Curtis: He's got scraped-up knuckles. Maybe he put up a fight.
- Briscoe: ...and lost.
- Ricky: Can I say how I didn't mean to do it?
- Briscoe: You mean how you only shot him 'cause he wouldn't give you his watch? Yeah, yeah. The DA'll like that.
- Schiff: It's nice to know that the entire criminal justice system rises and falls on the decency of a Mike Bodack.
Background information and notes
- This episode appears to have been based on the murder of Ennis Cosby, Bill Cosby's son, in Los Angeles. Both cases involved the shooting of a well-respected man while he was changing a tire, with robbery as a motive, and reluctance on the part of the witnesses to incriminate the shooter, fearing they would expose themselves in relation to another felony. Also, Ricardo "Ricky" Garcia, the defendant, bears a striking resemblance, both in appearance and his anglicized name, to Mikhail "Michael" Markhasev, Ennis' killer.
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