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A birthday party turns into a horrific scene after all of the guests are beaten to death by some uninvited visitors. With several clues left behind, the detectives are led to believe it was drug related. However, when they learn one of the guests escaped it leads them to a shocking discovery about the murders. Meanwhile, DDA’s Morales and Price ask for fellow DDA Dekker’s help to convict the culprit.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x21
Production Number: 01013
Airdate: Monday June 27th, 2011


Guest Stars
Abraham ChaidezAbraham Chaidez
As Mexican Laborer
Asante JonesAsante Jones
As Sergeant Gates
David KildeDavid Kilde
As Jeff Reetz
Elizabeth Penn PayneElizabeth Penn Payne
As Judge Nancy Morrow
Genevieve WongGenevieve Wong
As Reporter
Greg HainGreg Hain
As David Schwab
Jennifer Lee (3)Jennifer Lee (3)
As Chloe Schwab
Peter CoyotePeter Coyote
As District Attorney Jerry Hardin
Teddy Chen CulverTeddy Chen Culver
As Jackie Lee
Addison TimlinAddison Timlin
As Erin Gradin
Anjali BhimaniAnjali Bhimani
As Hallie Capshaw
Armen TorosyanArmen Torosyan
As Eznik Abajian
Bob SagetBob Saget
As Andrew Brennan
Iona MorrisIona Morris
As Judge Linda Day
Jesse Johnson (2)Jesse Johnson (2)
As Joe Starke
Larry HerronLarry Herron
As Sergeant Daniel Bart
M.J. KarmiM.J. Karmi
As Elizabeth Gradin
Meredith Scott LynnMeredith Scott Lynn
As Brennan's Attorney
Michael Peter BolusMichael Peter Bolus
As Ben Sarkissian
Rob BrownsteinRob Brownstein
As Attorney Brandon Able
Robert F. LyonsRobert F. Lyons
As Phil Gradin
Scott L. TregerScott L. Treger
As Porn Director
Tim MonsionTim Monsion
As Larry Hauser

Steven ZirnkiltonSteven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration
Main Cast
Skeet UlrichSkeet Ulrich
As Detective Rex Winters
Alfred MolinaAlfred Molina
As Detective Ricardo Morales
Corey StollCorey Stoll
As Detective Tomas "TJ" Jarusalski
Rachel TicotinRachel Ticotin
As Lieutenant Arleen Gonzales
Terrence HowardTerrence Howard
As Deputy D.A. Jonah "Joe" Dekker
Regina HallRegina Hall
As Deputy D.A. Evelyn Price


The scene opens on Appian Way in Laurel Canyon where a woman named Chloe Schwab throwing a party for her husband, David. She has several guests including Jackie Lee and porn actresses Lacy Von and Erin Gradin. Erin talks to Lacy and says that she is going to quit porn. They are called inside and Erin decides to hang back. She hears screams and then a thud in the house. She sees several people holding iron bars and sees Lacy fall onto the patio with a crushed skull. She runs away. The people with the bars realize that Erin is not there, but they are too late, she is already gone. Later, the media gets wind of it and named the case “Appian Way Massacre”. TJ and Rex arrive on scene and find five people dead. TJ finds a piece of rebar with blood on it and says that due to the rubber grip, the job was professional. They find that the Schwab’s jewelry and money were not stolen, but TJ finds a piece from a brick of cocaine in the closet. Lt. Gozales comes in and she sees that all the victims are clean-cut. However, Lacy has a possession charge and had two joints and $800 in her purse. She tells TJ and Rex to focus their investigation on Lacy...

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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
ProducerJill Lopez Danton  |  Tim Deluca
Production DesignerKen Hardy
EditorMichael Schweitzer
CastingMegan Branman  |  Lynn Kressel  |  Dylann Brander
Unit Production ManagerMichele Greco
MusicAtli Örvarsson
Set DesignerW. Rick Nichol
Director of PhotographyJoe Gallagher
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