A promising young writer confesses to the murder and robbery of a cabbie and demands that he receive the death penalty.
Did You Know?
This episode was inspired by Jack Abbott
, who wrote the acclaimed book In the Belly of the Beast while in prison. He was granted parole in 1981 then moved to New York City and became a star of the literary scene until he killed a waiter at a restaurant 6 weeks later. He returned to prison and committed suicide in 2002. See more
In several scenes, Detective Ed Green is seen conversing with author Nelson Lambert and they allude to the fact that they are both drinking Lambert's Scotch. In fact, Lambert is seen pouring their drinks from a Maker's Mark bottle which is Kentucky Bourbon, not Scotch. See more
[after Ed had an informal discussion with a suspect that led to a partial confession
Lt. Anita Van Buren
Five hours? I hope the hell he called you in the morning.
Det. Ed Green
Hey, the best way to get a drunk to open his mouth is to let him drink, isn't that right, Lennie?
Det. Lennie Briscoe
[looking up from his desk