This is the first "Law & Order" show to premiere midseason.
Like every other "Law & Order" spin-off, the first episode has a special guest appearance from someone from the flagship show. In this case it is Sam Waterston as E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy.
Although they starred in Law & Order together for two seasons, this was the first time that Jerry Orbach (Lennie Briscoe) and Fred Dalton Thompson (Arthur Branch) shared a scene.
Peter Behrens: Good looking D.A. takes on the King of Broadway.
Kurt Lasher: You're Fired.
Peter Behrens: Excuse me.
Kurt Lasher: You're fired. I need a woman.
A.D.A. Tracey Kibre: No wonder Russians hate jury trials.
In Grand Jury Room
A.D.A. Tracey Kibre: Questions?
Mr Duzshinsky: Ah umm.
A.D.A. Tracey Kibre: (Sarcasticly) Mr. Duzshinsky?
A.D.A. Tracey Kibre: (To Lennie Briscoe) Welcome to the squad detective, you're one of Jack McCoy's favorite cops.
D.A. Investigator Lennie Briscoe: See if the precinct guys screwed up!
D.A. Investigator Hector Salazar: It happens.
Kurt Lasher: Why did the little bitch get pregnant?
Watching video of Kurt Lasher
D.A. Arthur Branch: Clearly a defendant who is terrified at the prospect of dealing with the criminal justice system.
About press at court house
Peter Behrens: Kurt, you know I would never have agreed to this.
Kurt Lasher: Shut up Peter. She didn't call them, I did.