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When a group of thieves target the homes of young Hollywood, Detectives Rex Winters and Tomas "TJ" Jaruszalski soon discover there is more to the crimes than meets the eye. After the perpetrators are uncovered, another shocking crime is committed at the home of young starlet Chelsea Sennett and her stage mom, Trudy. As everyone starts turning on each other, Deputy District Attorney Morales remains intent on exposing the real ringleader.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 01001
Airdate: Wednesday September 29th, 2010

Director: Allen Coulter
Story: Dick Wolf
Teleplay: Blake Masters

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 4) Jan 17, 2011

  • Currently 7.4/10
7.4/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Genevieve Wong
As Reporter
Tammy Klein
As SID Criminalist
Amelia Jackson-Gray
As Vicki DeMille
Bruce Katzman
As Theo Corker
Chadney Brewer
As Paparazzo
Cheryl Lyone
As Club Girl
Danielle Panabaker
As Chelsea Sennett
Gareth Williams
As Jim Bikel
George S. Nader
As Producer's Assistant
Jessica Lu
As Kai Ng
Jim Beaver
As Frank Loomis
Jim Piddock
As Jay Bickson
John Patrick Amedori
As K.K. Curren
Jon Jon Briones
As Brant Ross
Lauren Sweetser
As Tanya Greene
Leah Pipes
As Miranda Clark
Megan Ferguson
As Toni Parre
Michael O'Neill
As Attorney Jeb Monroe
Mira Furlan
As Maria Olson
Oded Fehr
As Nick Manto
Rick Zieff
As Moshie
Robin McDonald (1)
As Chelsea's Lawyer
Shane Schoeppner
As Reporter
Shawnee Smith
As Trudy Sennett
Simon Anthony Abou-fadel
As Show Director
Travis Van Winkle
As Colin Blakely
Wyatt Russell
As Sam Loomis
Main Cast
Skeet Ulrich
As Detective Rex Winters
Alfred Molina
As Detective Ricardo Morales
Corey Stoll
As Detective Tomas "TJ" Jarusalski
Regina Hall
As Deputy D.A. Evelyn Price
Wanda De Jesus
As Lieutenant Arleen Gonzales


The scene opens with a car driving through Los Angelas. Two women get out and go to a club and the owner, Nick Manto, says hello to Chelsea Sennette and her friend. Nick walks up to an actor, Colin Blakely and tells that he could do whatever he wants. Chelsea walks up to Colin and they start kissing. Meanwhile, a woman wakes up and walks around the house calling for Colin. She sees someone in her house and tries to leave. She is caught by one of the burglars and is beaten with a blunt object. Detective Rex Winters and Thomas “TJ” Jaruszalski enter the crime scene to evaluate the damages. They find that 8 boxes of Rolexes have been stolen from the home. TJ tells Rex that the victim is Miranda Clark, a girlfriend of Colin Blakely and he tells her that she is alive despite the beating she got by one of the robbers. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
DeveloperBlake Masters
Executive ProducerDick Wolf  |  Blake Masters  |  Peter Jankowski  |  René Balcer  |  Christopher Misiano
Co-Executive ProducerJulie Martin (1)  |  Debra J. Fisher  |  Richard Sweren  |  Arthur W. Forney
ProducerTim Deluca  |  Jill Lopez Danton
Production DesignerKen Hardy
EditorMichael Schweitzer
Unit Production ManagerMichele Greco
MusicAtli Örvarsson
Set DesignerW. Rick Nichol
Director of PhotographyJoe Gallagher
Casting DirectorLynn Kressel  |  Megan Branman  |  Dylann Brander
Warning: Law & Order: Los Angeles season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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