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Law & Order: Who Let the Dogs Out?

Detectives Briscoe and Green are called to the scene of a vicious dog attack in which a woman was mauled to death and as they rush to track down the ferocious animal before it strikes again, they trace the dog's ownership to a prisoner in Attica already serving two life-terms. Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy and A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn must determine who among the prisoner's few outside contacts could have aided him in his fight-dog business, and who is ultimately responsible for the dog's trained propensity for deadly violence.

Episode Info
Episode number: 12x1
Production Number: E2208
Airdate: Wednesday September 26th, 2001

Alternate Airdates:

NL (VARA) Jul 10, 2010

Guest Stars
Andrea NavedoAndrea Navedo
As Detective Ana Cordova
Brian TarantinaBrian Tarantina
As Al Manos
Bruce McCartyBruce McCarty
As Roger Quinn
Chuck LewkowiczChuck Lewkowicz
As Butcher
David WarshofskyDavid Warshofsky
As Danny Miller
Ed TruccoEd Trucco
As Manning
Edwin J. McDonoughEdwin J. McDonough
As Patrick Collin
Ellie DvorkinEllie Dvorkin
As Karen
Helen HanftHelen Hanft
As Vera
Joel Marsh GarlandJoel Marsh Garland
As Ralph Carson
Joey VegaJoey Vega
As Driver
Kelly AuCoinKelly AuCoin
As Rich Porter
Leila DanetteLeila Danette
As Old Lady
Leslie HendrixLeslie Hendrix
As Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers, M.E.
Melissa LeoMelissa Leo
As Sherri Quinn
Nance WilliamsonNance Williamson
As Dr. Jansen
P.J. BenjaminP.J. Benjamin
As Dr. Paul Garrett
P.J. BrownP.J. Brown
As Bill Reade
Reade KellyReade Kelly
As Glen Malloran
Robert HoganRobert Hogan
As Judge Albert Scholl
Russ VigilanteRuss Vigilante
As Gino
Scotty DillinScotty Dillin
As Clerk
Tanya BerezinTanya Berezin
As Judge Rosalyn Lenz
Tom OTom O'Rourke
As Peter Behrens
Alice PlaytenAlice Playten
As Woman at Dog Run
Fly WilliamsFly Williams
As Jimmy
Ian AlsupIan Alsup
As Eric
Jeff WoodmanJeff Woodman
As Matthew Heller
Kevin J. FlynnKevin J. Flynn
As Police Officer
Manon HalliburtonManon Halliburton
As Animal Control Supervisor

Steven ZirnkiltonSteven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration
Main Cast
Jerry OrbachJerry Orbach
As Detective Leonard W. "Lennie" Briscoe
Jesse L. MartinJesse L. Martin
As Detective Edward "Eddie" Green
S. Epatha MerkersonS. Epatha Merkerson
As Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
As District Attorney Jack McCoy
Elisabeth RöhmElisabeth Röhm
As Assistant D.A. Serena Southerlyn
Dianne WiestDianne Wiest
As District Attorney Nora Lewin
Episode Notes
In the aftermath of 9/11, the main title voiceover by Steven Zirnkilton was changed for the first few episodes to include the following dedication: "On September 11, 2001, New York City was ruthlessly and criminally attacked. While no tribute can ever heal the pain of that day, the producers of Law & Order dedicate this season to the victims & their families and to the firefighters & police officers who remind us every day with their lives & courage what it truly means to be an American".

This voiceover was also heard at the beginning of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, whose series premiere was suitably altered to reflect the events; the latter became L&O’s second spin-off.

Elisabeth Röhm (Serena Southerlyn) joins the regular cast in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Det. Lennie Briscoe: On the bright side, at least there's no barking.
Det. Ed Green: Maybe they were trained not to bark.
Det. Lennie Briscoe: Well, there's a cheerful thought.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Who Let the Dogs Out?

Taken from the Baha Men song of the same name.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerPeter Jankowski  |  Dick Wolf  |  Jeffrey L. Hayes  |  Barry Schindel
Co-Executive ProducerArthur W. Forney  |  Richard Sweren  |  Lewis H. Gould
Supervising ProducerGary Karr (1)  |  William N. Fordes
ProducerKati Johnston  |  Wendy Battles  |  Roz Weinman
Co-ProducerJill Goldsmith  |  Terri Kopp  |  Sean Jablonski
Consulting ProducerEric Overmyer
Production DesignerRobert Thayer
EditorToni Morgan
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyJohn Beymer
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