Episode Info

The focus in this episode is on Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), the boss of detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Logan (Chris Noth). During an attempted holdup, Van Buren shoots and kills one of her teenaged assailants. Already racked with guilt, Van Buren must also endure the ordeal of an investigation from the D.A.'s office when evidence indicates that she might have shot an unarmed youth in the back.


Chris Noth
as Det. Mike Logan
S. Epatha Merkerson
as Lt. Anita Van Buren
Jerry Orbach
as Det. Lennie Briscoe
Lisa Louise Langford
as Mrs. Gordon
Jocelyn Kirk
as Marcella Lowery
Jude Ciccolella
as Capt. Burnett
Sam E. Wright
as Jerome Osborn
Samuel E. Wright
as Jerome Osborne
Omar Scroggins
as Zack Rowland
Jacklyn Brooke Sanford
as Gwen Sheffield
Lisa Langford
as Marjorie Gordon
Marcella Lowery
as Van Buren's Attorney
Rochelle Oliver
as Judge Grace Larkin
Fredro Starr
as Tony "G-Dog" Rowland
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
as Dr. Brian Keene
Jerry Grayson
as Jeffrey Crockett
Sharon Martin
as Linda Byrd
Gia Galeano
as Ana Valdez
Sharif Rashed
as Ric Van Buren
Tsemach Washington
as Stefan Van Buren
Charles Dumas
as Donald Van Buren
Bernard Grant
as Judge Irwin Reisman
Fanni Green
as Mrs. Rowland
Charles McGinn
as Mrs. Sheffield
George Hosmer
as Court Clerk
Carolyn McCormick
as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
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