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When Javier Gomez is found dead at UCLA, the detectives learn that protecting his sister Malia, a star soccer player, may have lead to his murder. After speaking with Malia and her boyfriend Eric Kenter, Winters and Jaruszalski are led on a path to uncover the suspect, only to discover the case taking a surprising turn. With the prosecution losing ground, DDA’s Morales and Price are faced with the difficult task of uncovering the truth.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x22
Production Number: 01009
Airdate: Monday July 11th, 2011

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Diana Peña
As Juror
Elaine Kagan
As Judge Sonia Hirsh
Tammy Klein
As SID Criminalist
Tina Huang
As Computer Tech Stacy Maris
Al Vicente
As Enrique Lopez
Alyssa Diaz
As Malia Gomez
Andrea Grano
As Coach Jackie Fernandez
Daniel Moncada
As Barrio Boy
Dean Norris
As Bob Kentner
Glen Mac
As SID Technician
J.R. Cacia
As Steve Holt
Joe Gerety
As Security Guard
Keith Pillow
As Judge Deegan
Kelsey Crane
As Female Soccer Player
Kerry O'Malley
As Alice Darnell
Lise Simms
As Coach Gayle Hanson
Marlene Forte
As Inez Gomez
Nicholas Jandl
As Gus Corallo
Porter Kelly
As Forensic Technician
Roger Bridges
As Clark Davies
Seema Lazar
As Leticia Jones
Stevin Espinoza
As Javier Gomez
Taylor Handley
As Eric Kentner
Tony Plana
As Jorge Gomez
Weston I. Nathanson
As Judge Abe Volper
William Alexander Gale
As Shirtless Soccer Player
Main Cast
Skeet Ulrich
As Detective Rex Winters
Alfred Molina
As Detective Ricardo Morales
Corey Stoll
As Detective Tomas "TJ" Jarusalski
Rachel Ticotin
As Lieutenant Arleen Gonzales
Regina Hall
As Deputy D.A. Evelyn Price
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)


The scene opens college aged kids playing a pick-up game of soccer. The girl in the group tells a guy that she needs to go and practice. He says goodbye to her. Later at practice, the girl impresses the coach. A teammate on the stands looks down and screams at a dead body. Detectives Rex Winters and TJ Jarusalski arrive on scene and look at the body of Javier Gomez. He was beaten to death. They go to Javier’s home and talk with his mother and father, Jorge. His mother says that Javier was there this morning. Jorge says that Javier worked day labor jobs. Rex sees a picture of a girl. They say that it is Malia, their daughter. She is a student for UCLA. They go to tell Malia about Javier and she tells them that she just saw him 2 days ago. Eric, Malia’s boyfriend, comes in and Eric says that Javier was great and tells he is from Brentwood. Rex sees a broken window...

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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
EditorMicky Blythe
Unit Production ManagerMichele Greco
MusicAtli Örvarsson
Set DesignerW. Rick Nichol
Director of PhotographyJoe Gallagher
Casting DirectorMegan Branman  |  Lynn Kressel  |  Dylann Brander
Warning: Law & Order: Los Angeles season 1 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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