1x02 Forty-One Shots
First Aired: Mar. 04, 2005 on NBC
Summary: A police officer is killed by a criminal with a long rap sheet. The accused appears to have been shot 41 times by police and the defendants attorney has brought up claims of police corruption to help their case.
Main Characters in this Episode
- Goof (continuity error): Early in the trial, Judge Anderlee orders all uniforms out of the courtroom for the remainder of the trial. At the time of the verdict, policemen eagerly wait outside, saying they can't go in. Yet after the verdict is read and the people start filing out of the courtroom, we can see many uniforms among them.
- This is the last film project for Jerry Orbach.
- By the end of this episode, Jerry Orbach was so sick he could barely speak. In one scene they pulled back and added his voice later. Also, the verdict scene was rewritten so that all the dialog had to be whispered so that the Briscoe character could be featured. To explain this unusual use of the handicam perspective, the 'walkout' scene was added where the judge bars uniformed officers from being present in the courtroom after the police leave in protest.