It was a sad scene at the offices of TrueStoriesLawOrder.com Monday night. (Ok, we don’t have an actual office, but we do have a couple of laptops.) Sure, reruns will be aired indefinitely, but unless TNT picks up Law & Order, we’ll never get to see what becomes of everyone. As avid fans of the show, though, we have some ideas. Staying true to our penchant for melding truth with fiction, we’ve come up with the following predictions: Detective Lupo: Hooks up with a 40-something ‘blog writer who has three friends and a shoe fetish. (We’ll let you know if they get married after Sex and the City II comes out.) Detective Bernard: Conquers his hatred/fear of dogs through intensive therapy and volunteers at North Shore Animal League. Jack McCoy: Decides not to seek reelection at the age of 90; opens a bar on Murray Street with Ben Stone. Connie Rubirosa: Becomes a professor of ethics, law, and women’s rights at NYU; moonlights as a Latin supermodel. Michael Cutter: Burns out next week, quits, and joins the NY Mets in ’11 as their star cleanup hitter.
When a TV show has been on the air as long as Law & Order has, the producers need to stir things up a bit to keep fans on their toes. And no one stirs things up quite like a New York City criminal defense lawyer. L&O has featured some colorful defense attorneys to say the least. Here are some of the standouts from over the years, along with (of course) our opinion of them. All in all, if you find yourself in a legal scrape, we suggest you hire Randy Dworkin. Randolph “Randy” J. Dworkin (Peter Jacobson) Quirkiness: √√√√√ Legal moxie: √√√√√ Passion for winning: √√√√√ Talent for driving McCoy to drink: √√√√√ Favorite Quote: Dworkin: “My client pleads ‘innocent.’” Judge: “That’s not an option.” Dworkin: “I’ve always found that interesting.” Actor Fact: Peter Jacobson once played a ghost on the sitcom Scrubs. Now he’s Doctor Taub on House. Danielle Melnick (Tovah Feldshuh) Quirkiness: (w/out cane) √√ (w/cane) √√√ Legal moxie: √√√ Passion for winning: √√√√√ Crankiness: √√√√√ Favorite Quote: “[My client] is accused of a crime, but that doesn’t make him Hannibal Lechter.” Actor Fact: You can hire Tovah Feldshuh to arrive at your house doing an impersonation of Tallulah Bankhead, an actress who nearly played Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind. Rodney Fallon (Giancarlo Esposito) Quirkiness: √ Legal moxie: √ Passion for winning: √√√√√ Penchant for becoming apoplectic: √√√√√ Favorite Quote: “Are there any amendments the people haven’t violated?” Actor Fact: In Spike Lee’s Do the [...]
The theme from Law & Order drives dogs wild. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this kick ass montage of canines reacting to that oh-so-familiar opening song.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Law & Order, TV Guide Magazine is releasing this special collector’s issue featuring a cast retrospective, exclusive photos and interviews, show excerpts, and an article penned by Dwyer and Fio recounting some of the most memorable “ripped from the headlines” episodes. The issue is due to hit news stands September 28th. It’s also available on TV Guide Magazine’s website.
This just in from the proprietor of the excellent and informative site All Things Law & Order… There is a disturbance in the Law & Order Criminal Intent force. The Hollywood Reporter says that Vincent D’Onofrio, the linchpin of Criminal Intent, will be exiting sometime during the ninth season. Kathryn Erbe, his work partner and conscience, and Eric Bogosian, the oftentimes-deadpan captain, will also both be phased out. As reported earlier, Julianne Nicholson will not be returning, leaving Jeff Goldblum at the helm, and THR says that Saffron Burrows will replace her.
Ever wonder what Jack McCoy would look like as a blond? Or how odd Van Buren would look with a mustache? With this cool coloring book from artist Brandon Bird and a box of Crayolas, you can satisfy your curiosity—and paint the town, as well as the squad room red, yellow or any color you damn well please.
True Stories of Law & Order series authors Kevin Dwyer and Juré Fiorillo weigh in on crime, justice, and their favorite television show.