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An ambitious defense attorney tries to use a murder case as a referendum on the death penalty, but Jack is worried that her client may not be getting the best advice.


Alex Chapple


Dick Wolf (created by), David Slack


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green
Milena Govich ... Detective Nina Cassady
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Alana De La Garza ... A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa
Fred Dalton Thompson ... D.A. Arthur Branch
Jeremy Davidson ... Rob Purcell
Craig Walker ... Leon Vorgitch
Catherine Dent ... Dena Carter
Agustin Rodriguez Agustin Rodriguez ... Pedro (as Augustin M. Rodriguez)
Keith Eric Chappelle ... Gavin Edlund
Myk Watford ... Detective Hannigan
Cynthia Darlow ... Delores Vorgitch
Eden Espinosa Eden Espinosa ... Mia Alvarez
Ylfa Edelstein ... Dr. Sheryl Burnett


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A convicted killer goes on a killing spree after escaping police custody. The new victims include two police officers and four schoolchildren. Jack wants to pursue the death penalty, but his argument is rejected in court. However, one of the parents of his victims takes the law into his own hands and kills the man himself. The killer's lawyer in the new case is an ambitious self-promoting attorney who wants to use the case to advance her own political aspirations. Jack thinks the man is receiving bad advice from his attorney, but reluctantly pursues murder charges. Written by

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If he had lived, I have no doubt he would have killed again.
26 January 2018 | by CeccacciPaolo1977See all my reviews

An inmate stabbed to death two prison guards during a transfer and run away as fugitive. Green recognized him: he testified against him at trial several years before, but due to change of law, the convicted man managed to escape death sentence. The guy paid a visit to his girlfriend, drank some booze and changed his clothes. Then he moved to a bad neighborhood and killed an arms dealer in order to steal him a weapon. He had no intention to skip Big Apple, he had a plan in committing other murders for revenge. Anyway he had a heart and paid a visit to his mother who was about to die of cancer; detectives located him at a local primary school, where he shot dead five children. Death sentence can't be applied: as easy to presume, someone (Jeremy Davidson) decided to take justice into his own hands.

Then it's all about political debating over death penalty law. The point is that it's not easy prevent people from committing homicide in a Country where you could buy a gun at a bodega across the street.

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Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadlock See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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