Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Law & Order does Eliot Spitzer story on May 21; different ending tho

In its season finale on May 21, Law & Order did its take on the Eliot Spitzer story.

In the world of Law & Order, the governor (and his wife) execute a series of clever manipulations, and the governor survives (so far). The governor (in the Law & Order version) was seeing a high priced call girl (from Brazil, not New Jersey) and, in that capacity, was witness to some pertinent information, relevant to a murder investigation of McCoy and cohorts. McCoy was going to call the governor as a witness, but the murder defendant suddenly pleaded guilty, eliminating the need to call the governor. The implication was that the governor would later pardon the incarcerated defendant. A sub-plot involved the feds also going after the governor, which plan ended when the gov leased some land (in White Plains) to the feds for $1 a year.

The Law & Order version seems more Hobbsian than the real world version.

CNN discussed the episode in a story titled: Ripped from the headlines: Eliot Spitzer?
which included the text:

Wednesday's episode is racier, as a murder investigation leads police to a prostitution ring whose clients include New York Gov. Shalvoy (Tom Everett Scott). That creates a quandary for District Attorney Jack McCoy (Waterston), whose political fortunes may be tied to Shalvoy's.


Waterston says the "Law & Order" episode diverges sharply from what happened with Spitzer.

"It goes in all different directions," he said. "`Law & Order' raises questions about what's fair, what's right, what's justice, that aren't necessarily raised by the original story or ... can't be gone into in just a news story."

Different directions, yes, and different outcome. In this episode of Law & Order, New York City has been transformed into Gotham City, and we might be expecting Batman to be added to the cast next season.


Blogger Rains said...

All episodes of the show are really good to watch. All characters play their role very well & storyline is also good. I Watch Law & Order TV Show online with all episodes. Its an fantastic show for everyone...

2:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Law & Order TV Show be back..........?

5:02 AM  

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