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With the help of a Brooklyn detective, Briscoe and Logan get a confession from a mentally retarded man in the murders of two nurses. Further investigation reveals that he may be innocent, but he steadfastly maintains that he is guilty.


Bruce Seth Green


Dick Wolf (created by), Walon Green | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Chris Noth ... Detective Mike Logan
Dann Florek ... Captain Donald Cragen
Michael Moriarty ... E.A.D.A. Ben Stone
Richard Brooks ... A.D.A. Paul Robinette
Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff
Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Dan Hedaya ... Lt. Brian Torelli
Lorraine Toussaint ... Public Defender Shambala Green
Mark Blum ... Brooklyn A.D.A. Frank Lazar
Paul McCrane ... James Lee Pawl
Michael Badalucco ... David Zifrin
Monique Cintron Monique Cintron ... Aloma
James Lewis De Lorenzo James Lewis De Lorenzo ... Marty Lake
Rosemary De Angelis Rosemary De Angelis ... Sally Goldman (as Rosemary DeAngelis)


Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate a vicious knife attack on two nurses Vicky Hemmings and her roommate Aloma, who survived. Briscoe recalls a similar attack in Brooklyn and learn that that the Brooklyn victim, Mary Davis, and Vicky had worked at the same walk-in clinic. The Brooklyn detective, Lt. Brian Torelli, make an arrest where the suspect David Zifrin confesses to the crime. When Briscoe and Logan interview the suspect, they quickly realize he is mentally challenged and seriously doubt he actually committed the crime. ADA Stone agrees but his Brooklyn counterpart doesn't and Stone soon finds himself appearing as a witness for the defense. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

3 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chris Noth (Mike Logan) & Merwin Goldsmith (Judge Ian Feist) also worked together on two episodes of The Good Wife (2009), as Peter Florrick & Simon Fischbein respectively. See more »


Ben Stone: I want you to put Marty Lake back on the street.
Jerry Silbo: What for? So he can resume his service to the community?
Ben Stone: As bad as Lake's crimes are, they pale by comparison to these murders.
Jerry Silbo: Ben, unless this advances my department's prosecutorial interests =
Ben Stone: Jerry this is not about servicing anyone's body count.
Jerry Silbo: Well, my obligation is to keep scum like Marty Lake off the street.
Ben Stone: And to protect the innocent.
Jerry Silbo: Do you have any idea of what kind of crap I'd get into if I went along with this?
Ben Stone: You can always duck....
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