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Don Alvin's quiet life is destroyed when an intruder ambushes he and his family in their home, killing his wife and son. After searching for clues, the detectives discover similar cases that lead them to one powerful common thread. Meanwhile, DDA’s Dekker and Rubirosa have to tread carefully in order to get a guilty verdict after Morales’ puts their case in jeopardy.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 01015
Airdate: Monday April 11th, 2011
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

AU (TV HiTS) Aug 12, 2013

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Coleton Ray Falke
As Bobby Alvin
Conor O'Farrell
As Attorney Lane Garfield
Francesca P. Roberts
As Judge Martha Dreyer
Mark Casimir Dyniewicz
As Prisoner
Roberto Sanchez
As Deputy Warden Fisher
Tamlyn Tomita
As Dr. Nishizawa, M.E.
Tammy Klein
As SID Criminalist
Abner Genece
As Jim McCormick
Byrne Offutt
As Josh Rivlin
Erin Cahill
As Annette Kay
James Huang
As Agent Tom Hsu
Jason Beghe
As Raymond Garson
Katherine Kamhi
As Detective Anna Lundgrad
Mark Bloom
As Rich Yates
Maxine Bahns
As Kathy Alvin
Nick Paonessa
As Steve Inman
Susan Angelo
As Lousie Rivlin
Tim DeKay
As Don Alvin
Main Cast
Alfred Molina
As Detective Ricardo Morales
Corey Stoll
As Detective Tomas "TJ" Jarusalski
Rachel Ticotin
As Lieutenant Arleen Gonzales
Alana De La Garza
As Deputy D.A. Connie Rubirosa
Terrence Howard
As Deputy D.A. Jonah "Joe" Dekker
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)


The scene opens with a man named Don Alvin coming back from fishing with his son and Kathy, his wife, comes in. Don thinks he hears something, but ignores it. A shadow apprears and the next scene shows Don on the floor tied up. He manages to crawl to the pool and tells that he needs to call 911. Detectives Jaruszalski and Morales arrive on scene and the Medical Examiner says that the boy died from a broken neck and they see that he has bruising on his hands. They go to Kathy and she was raped and killed all the time Don was locked inside the bathroom. They question Don and he tells that he doesn’t know much and says that he thought someone was there and then he got hit. He tells them that the man who killed his family was naked. He says that there was a smudge on his left leg and says that there were flashes like a camera. Morales sees footprints in the house and see that the man was at his house for a while getting “ready”. ..

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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
EditorMicky Blythe
Unit Production ManagerMichele Greco
MusicAtli Örvarsson
Set DesignerW. Rick Nichol
Director of PhotographyJoe Gallagher
Casting DirectorDylann Brander  |  Megan Branman  |  Lynn Kressel
Theme MusicMike Post
Warning: Law & Order: Los Angeles season 1 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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