History Recap / LawAndOrderS13E24Smoke

4th Nov '13 9:13:40 AM Sapphirea2
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The inciting incident takes off from MichaelJackson dangling his infant son over a Berlin hotel balcony railing in late 2002; the plot then draws upon the out-of-court settlement he made with the family of Jordan Chandler in 1994 after the boy accused him of molesting him. Specific details include the father of the accuser being a screenwriter (Chandler's dad was one on the side) and a police transcript of the boy's accusations appearing on a Smoking Gun-esque website years later. As it happened, by the end of 2003 Jackson was once again accused of molestation; compare and contrast this episode with ''LawAndOrderSVU'''s 2004 take on the second round of allegations, "Sick".

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The inciting incident takes off from MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson dangling his infant son over a Berlin hotel balcony railing in late 2002; the plot then draws upon the out-of-court settlement he made with the family of Jordan Chandler in 1994 after the boy accused him of molesting him. Specific details include the father of the accuser being a screenwriter (Chandler's dad was one on the side) and a police transcript of the boy's accusations appearing on a Smoking Gun-esque website years later. As it happened, by the end of 2003 Jackson was once again accused of molestation; compare and contrast this episode with ''LawAndOrderSVU'''s ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'''s 2004 take on the second round of allegations, "Sick".
10th Jun '11 12:53:49 PM AnotherSapphire
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In the hotel suite of movie star/comedian Monty Bender, a fire breaks out; in trying to save his adopted infant son from the smoke, he accidentally drops him out of a window. The baby dies, and now Briscoe and Green are investigating the incident. In talking to Monty's staff, most of whom give a suspiciously similar account of what happened, one employee winds up admitting that he had helped Monty find kids to meet and invite to his mansion -- and that Monty is a pedophile. This dovetails with the suspicious circumstances of the infant's death, so he is arrested.

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In the hotel suite of movie star/comedian Monty Bender, a fire breaks out; in trying to save his adopted infant son from the smoke, he accidentally drops him out of a window. The baby dies, and now Briscoe and Green are investigating the incident. In talking to Monty's staff, most the detectives realize their accounts of whom give a what happened are suspiciously similar account of what happened, one employee winds up admitting similar, suggesting they were coached. Then a former associate who confronted Monty in his suite shortly before the fire admits that he had helped Monty find kids to meet and invite to his mansion -- and that Monty is might be a pedophile. This dovetails with the increasingly suspicious circumstances of the infant's death, so he is arrested.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The inciting incident takes off from MichaelJackson dangling his infant son over a hotel balcony railing in late 2002; the plot then draws upon the out-of-court settlement he made with the family of Jordan Chandler in 1994 after the boy accused him of molesting him. Specific details include the father of the accuser being a screenwriter (Chandler's dad was one on the side) and a police transcript of the boy's accusations appearing on a Smoking Gun-esque website years later. Compare and contrast with ''LawAndOrderSVU'''s take on Jackson's subsequent molestation scandal, "Sick".
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: This was clearly Monty's attitude, and the parents didn't mind.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The inciting incident takes off from MichaelJackson dangling his infant son over a Berlin hotel balcony railing in late 2002; the plot then draws upon the out-of-court settlement he made with the family of Jordan Chandler in 1994 after the boy accused him of molesting him. Specific details include the father of the accuser being a screenwriter (Chandler's dad was one on the side) and a police transcript of the boy's accusations appearing on a Smoking Gun-esque website years later. Compare As it happened, by the end of 2003 Jackson was once again accused of molestation; compare and contrast this episode with ''LawAndOrderSVU'''s 2004 take on Jackson's subsequent molestation scandal, the second round of allegations, "Sick".
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: This was clearly Monty's attitude, and the parents and his staff apparently didn't mind.
15th Sep '10 8:13:23 AM 207.179.248.227
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* OffingTheOffspring: What the parents did is almost (if not equally) as bad as this, and it's possible Monty did this to his son.

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* OffingTheOffspring: What the parents did is almost (if -- if not equally) equally -- as bad as this, and it's possible Monty did this to his son.son (yes, he was adopted, but still...).
26th Aug '10 9:19:40 AM 72.34.2.192
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*OffingTheOffspring: What the parents did is almost (if not equally) as bad as this, and it's possible Monty did this to his son.
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