Law & Order: Hindsight

Saturday 10 July, 10:10pm on Five

The 16th season of ‘Law & Order’ continues to probe the criminal justice system of New York City. In this week’s episode, Detective Green’s one-time replacement, Nick Falco, is implicated in the murder of a young woman. Falco’s attempts to clear his name hamper the investigation, which indicates that the victim was part of a gang of thieves targeting rich men. Detective Nick Falco (Michael Imperioli, ‘The Sopranos’, ‘Goodfellas’) wakes up in his apartment to find a young woman has been stabbed to death in his bathroom. When Green and Fontana arrive on the scene, Falco claims to have no recollection of the crime. “Last night I went out for a drink, I met this girl, I bring her back here,” he explains. “Next thing I know it’s 10.30 in the morning, she’s cut up on my bathroom floor!” Falco, who temporarily replaced Detective Green after he was shot in the line of duty (see the episode ‘Publish and Perish’), has been on a downward spiral since his wife left him. He believes the girl may have spiked his wine when he brought her home. The victim is identified as Sonya Vasquez, a science student with a sideline in petty larceny. Sonya made money by targeting wealthy married men, drugging them and stealing from them. However, none of her victims is willing to testify, for fear that their wives may find out. “Try involving me in this girl’s murder investigation, and I’ll deny everything,” says one man. The detectives believe Sonya was working in league with three other thieves. One of her accomplices is found shot dead in the street with Nick Falco’s card in his pocket. When confronted, Falco admits that he has been carrying out unofficial enquiries of his own. “Somebody murdered Sonya and it wasn’t me! I can’t just sit around and do nothing!” he says. “That’s exactly what you’re gonna do from now on or I’m gonna kick your ass myself!” Fontana growls.

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