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When a bank robber hands a teller a photo of her kidnapped son, she quickly hands over the money in order to save his life. Uncovering details, Morales and Jaruszalski soon become suspicious of the kidnapping. When a second bank is robbed with the same motive, a potential suspect comes to the surface and the team finds themselves in a dangerous situation -- and one of their own pays the price. Meanwhile, DDA's Dekker and Rubirosa disagree with DA Hardin's prosecution strategy, so they devise their own game plan so the bank robber is behind bars for good.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 01016
Airdate: Monday May 02nd, 2011

Director: Alex Chapple
Writer: David Matthews

Alternate Airdates:

AU (TV HiTS) Sep 02, 2013

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (4 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Jodi Long
As Judge Sonya Cruz
Peter Coyote
As District Attorney Jerry Hardin
Andrew Rothenberg
As Stanley Vaughn
Casey Pieretti
As Officer Briar
Chance Kelly
As Bomb Squad Sergeant Fordes
Chris Ellis (1)
As San Bernardino DA Walter Exley
Christine Dunford
As Defense Attorney Finley
Dan O'Connor (2)
As Reporter
Dave Florek
As Mr. Gill
Dawn Michaels
As Officer Briar's Therapist
Joel Brooks
As Manny
Karen McClain
As Le-Anndra
Laimarie Serrano
As Officer Dietrich
Laura Richardson
As Court Clerk
Mark Craig
As San Bernardino Sheriff
Matt Malloy
As Defense Attorney Limpett
Michele Nordin
As Emily Watson
Molly Morgan
As Bijou
Rachel Quaintance
As KNBC Reporter
Sally Kellerman
As Land Lady
As Bank Customer
Stacy Hall
As Guard
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 getting a bunch of money from the bank. When the security guard asks to see the transaction receipt, he pushes him and runs. However, the teller tells the security not to go after him because he has her son. Morales and TJ arrive on the scene and the woman shows the picture that the man gave her. Morales tells that they will bring back her kid. They go to a print shop and find where the kidnapper made the copy of the picture. The teller tells that a man came in and paid cash for the prints. TJ finds out that the picture is a photoshop fake and that there was no kidnapped boy. Morales spots a guitar case and go to Iredia Hills Elementary School. They find the boy and he tells that a guy took his picture and that was it. His mother reunites with her son. ..

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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
EditorMichael Schweitzer
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 13 guide may contain spoilers
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