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Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate when a female law professor who is a noted public figure is chased by a tabloid journalist into the street and killed by a car. Her husband, who is also from a well-known 'Kennedy-esque' family, fights to keep some of his own family secrets out of the press.
McCoy: When you have no case, attack the victim.
Ross: Especially when the victim represents everything that's wrong with journalism.
Schiff: The public still remembers a mangled car in a Paris tunnel.
The reference is to the August 31, 1997 automobile death of Princess Diana, whose driver was trying to flee from pursuit by a group of paparazzi. Henri Paul lost control of his vehicle while speeding away in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, France. The automobile crashed, killing three: Princess Diana, her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and the driver himself. On 7 April 2008, a jury concluded that Diana and Dodi were the victims of an "unlawful killing" by the "grossly negligent" chauffeur Henri Paul and the drivers of the following vehicles.