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When a normal quinceañera erupts in violence, leaving multiple people dead, the detectives work quickly to follow a lead. During their search for answers, they find a young boy protecting acres of marijuana and discover he is the only witness that can help the case. As the detectives begin to close in on a suspect, Winters receives a surprise visit at home. Meanwhile, DDA Morales must risk upsetting the Mexican government by prosecuting the guilty, which results in a shocking decision.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 01014
Airdate: Monday April 11th, 2011
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Director: Tom Di Cillo
Writer: Richard Sweren

Alternate Airdates:

AU (TV HiTS) Aug 05, 2013

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Angela Bullock
As Judge Ellen Fabricant
Coleton Ray Falke
As Victim
Peter Coyote
As District Attorney Jerry Hardin
Tammy Klein
As SID Criminalist
Teri Polo
As Casey Ryan Winters
Al Espinosa
As Consul Ortega
Ashley Bravo
As Liana Alcazar
Caitlin Carmichael
As Lily Winters
Charles Chun
As Mitch Pellington
Damián Delgado
As Judge Ramirez
Elizabeth Liang
As Aldona de Leon
Garret Davis
As Bailiff
Geoffrey Rivas
As Mark Robles
Jose Pablo Cantillo
As Cesar Vargas
Kevin Sifuentes
As Ramon Cepeda
Laura P. Vega
As Flora Ramirez
Liz Loza
As Marla Chester
Margarita Reyes
As Interpreter
Mario Cortez
As Uni Translator
Oren Skoog
As James Herbert
Philip Casnoff
As Beau Washburn
Quinton Lopez
As Fernando Ramirez
Ray Santiago
As Ray Mota
Ron West
As Judge Frasier Keating
Rosa Salazar
As Yolanda
Sonny Valens
As Beergut Banger
Tatum Shank
As Tracker
Victor Rivers
As Efraim Contraras
Wally Kurth
As Gordon Ralston
Yolanda Snowball
As Court Clerk
Yvonne DeLarosa
As Maria Alcazar
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 with a man and woman talking about a party of the Alcazars that is happening next door. Suddenly gunmen enter the party in masks and open fire on the party and kill several people. Rex and TJ arrive on the scene and see the bloody carnage that is left. Rex sees that assault rifles were used in the murder. The owner of the house, Mr. Alacazar is dead. Mrs. Alacazar talks to Lt. Gonzales, Rex and TJ and she says that she can’t believe her husband is dead. One of the guests says that there was a white Cherokee with a roof rack as one of the vehicles. Mrs. Alacazar tells that her husband said that there were some problems at work, but she didn’t think that it was something serious. At Rex’s house, Casey asks if it was a hard case and he says that it is. He asks if the kids are asleep and she tells that she put them to sleep already. He tells her that he won’t wake them up. The next day, TJ and Rex go to Alacazar’s work and a co-worker says that he had a big project fall through and TJ finds pictures of a place in the desert. ..

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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)  |  Richard Sweren  |  Arthur W. Forney
ProducerJill Lopez Danton  |  Tim Deluca
Production DesignerKen Hardy
EditorLeon Ortiz-Gil
Unit Production ManagerMichele Greco
MusicAtli Örvarsson
Set DesignerW. Rick Nichol
Director of PhotographyJoe Gallagher
Casting DirectorMegan Branman  |  Lynn Kressel  |  Dylann Brander
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