The Night Of (2016)
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Ordinary Death 

As the defense presents its case, Box's actions on the night of the murder are called into question, and tragedy strikes at Rikers.


Steven Zaillian


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... John Stone
Riz Ahmed ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Freddy Knight
Bill Camp ... Dennis Box
Jeannie Berlin ... Helen Weiss
Amara Karan ... Chandra Kapoor
Payman Maadi ... Salim Khan
Poorna Jagannathan ... Safar Khan
Chip Zien ... Dr. Katz
Paulo Costanzo ... Ray Halle
Paul Sparks ... Don Taylor
Glenn Fleshler ... Judge Roth
Mohammad Bakri ... Tariq
Nabil Elouahabi ... Yusuf
Jeff Wincott ... Detective Lucas


As the defense presents its case, Box's actions on the night of the murder are called into question, and tragedy strikes at Rikers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

21 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song played at the end of the episode, The Trial Of Ed Crane. Was originally in the movie "The man who wasn't there". Which has similar themes to The Night Of. See more »


When a person is stabbed 22 times, as shown by the wall behind the body, blood spatters everywhere. They proved with video that there was not a single drop of her blood on his body, though still her DNA on his genitals and his blood in the scratches on his back, so no shower was taken. Not a lawyer, but having seen every episode of CSI, it seems like an obvious thing to bring up. See more »


Safar Khan: Did I raise an animal?
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References Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) See more »


I Will Survive
Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
Performed by Gloria Gaynor
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NAZ is full on convict, as his case continues on.
2 September 2016 | by jedlySee all my reviews

THE NIGHT OF, Episode 7, ORDINARY DEATH and….well….um...OK, Naz has gone completely convict, because, hell, it's the in thing this season. He's become much closer to Freddy, who seems to trust him. And, why not? Naz has done everything Freddy has asked. Naz is still smuggling drugs in, and he's also addicted them.

More reasons to doubt his innocence have come to light in the form of a second assault incident, and profitable college drug dealing in the form of Adderall. Was he really ever a good kid? Or was the naive 'golly gee' clueless look just an act?

Chandra Kapoor brings Dr. Katz (Chip Zien) and expert pathologist and photographer to discredit the state's case. As the audience already knows, Katz's assumptions are correct, but Weiss isn't buy into it. But, then again, that's her job.

Despite this being her first big case, Chandra's actually doing a pretty solid job as lead attorney, but he seems attracted to "bad boys", and kisses Naz. That's not going to end well, I think. The whole scenario sort of reeks of cliché. 'Rookie attorney finds her stride, but it abruptly derailed when he doe something monumentally stupid.' I hope I'm wrong.

Stone, who's egcma is cured, has grown suspicious of Don Taylor, for all intents and purposes, is a gigolo with a temper to boot Unfortunately, John Stone isn't as stealthy as he though, and it doesn't really end well from him.

The story seems to finally be coming to together. I still believe the story up to this point was a tad clunky, but it's coming together. These last two episodes were pretty damn good. We're learning more about Naz. We're finding more suspects. The case and the characters are becoming more layered. I am interested to be if they can keep this momentum going through the next, and last, episode.

As long as you stick with it, this show is worth the watch.

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