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* "Agony" (ep. 5): A serial killer, who committed at least six torture-murders in New York, and probably more (including other states), confesses to Abbie.
--> '''Killer''': I cut her. And she screamed. I burned her and she screamed louder. I pushed my fist into her and she passed out. I made her say she admired me. I had total control. Total.

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* "Agony" (ep. 5): A Matt Bergstrom, a serial killer, who committed at least six torture-murders in New York, and probably more (including York (and other states), confesses to Abbie.
--> '''Killer''': '''Bergstrom''': I cut her. And she screamed. I burned her and she screamed louder. I pushed my fist into her and she passed out. I made her say she admired me. I had total control. Total.


** The absolute worst part?
--> '''Robinette''': What about the little girl? (The daughter of the couple killed in the opening)
--> '''Schiff''': [[HopeSpot She was picked up from school by her uncle]].
--> '''Stone''': [[WhamLine She doesn't have an uncle]].
--> ''Schiff's eyes widen in horror as he realizes that she's dead too''.

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** The absolute worst part?
part:
--> '''Robinette''': What "What about the little girl? girl?" (The daughter of the couple killed in the opening)
--> '''Schiff''': [[HopeSpot "[[HopeSpot She was picked up from school by her uncle]].
uncle]]".
--> '''Stone''': [[WhamLine "[[WhamLine She doesn't have an uncle]].
uncle]]".
--> ''Schiff's ''(Schiff's eyes widen in horror as he realizes that she's dead too''.too)''.

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** Even worse, the investigation reveals that he murdered his fiancée several years ago. Throughout the entire episode, he never acts like anything but your typical sweet, cute, innocent and charming boy next door. It's chilling to think that a complete psychopath could be lurking under such a "nice guy" facade.

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* In "Fools For Love", the details of what the victims endured are gruesome enough, but the female half of the OutlawCouple's utterly matter-of-fact, detached recitation of them is even worse. Even as she claims to be "excited" to watch her boyfriend ''rape and sodomize'' her little sister, she says it in the same tone of voice as if she were deciding what to have for breakfast.


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* "In Memory Of" (ep. 7): In addition to the victim's WaitingSkeleton in the remains of an old hotel, who had been missing [[FinallyFoundTheBody since 1960]], it's discovered that he was only a small boy and the [[FromBadToWorse fact that his best friend was molested by her father throughout her childhood and that she walked in on said father brutally murdering the boy in the family's bathroom and washing his blood off of his hands.]]



[[folder: Season 9]]
* "Agony" (ep. 5): A serial killer, who committed at least six torture-murders in New York, and probably more (including other states), confesses to Abbie.
--> '''Killer''': I cut her. And she screamed. I burned her and she screamed louder. I pushed my fist into her and she passed out. I made her say she admired me. I had total control. Total.

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* "Agony" "Second Opinion" (ep. 5): 1): A serial killer, who committed at least six torture-murders in New York, dying woman is brought into the ER as the doctors and probably more (including other states), confesses nurses try desperately to Abbie.
--> '''Killer''': I cut
save her life only for them to, one by one, begin passing out around using the defibrillator on her. And she screamed. I burned Turns out, the poor woman had died of breast cancer and her and she screamed louder. I pushed my fist body became so toxic from the bogus drugs that a quack doctor had given her that anyone coming into contact would get sick. None of her and she passed out. I made her say she admired me. I had total control. Total. attending physicians ended up seriously hurt, but ParanoiaFuel is still in effect. The worse part of it all? It was based on a real case!



[[folder: Season 10]]
* "Stiff" (ep. 23): The [[VictimOfTheWeek victim]] is in an irreversible [[AndIMustScream waking coma]] (put there by spiked insulin). The episode ends with the doctors' Hail Mary attempt at reviving her failing. The clear implication is that she'll be like that for the rest of her life.

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* "Stiff" "Bitter Fruit" (ep. 23): The [[VictimOfTheWeek victim]] 1): A little girl is found murdered and dumped in an irreversible [[AndIMustScream waking coma]] (put there by spiked insulin). The episode ends with the doctors' Hail Mary attempt at reviving her failing. The clear implication is a vacant lot. If that she'll be like wasn't bad enough, as Kincaid was giving a summary at the suspect's arraignment when a loud '''"BANG!"''' is heard as blood in splashed onto the shaken ADA's face as the girl's mother had shot him dead then and there. However, what had first seemed heroic quickly turn horrific as it comes out that for the rest woman paid the man to kidnap the girl out of revenge to the ex-husband, who had sole custody of their daughter due to her life.drug problems, and the girl died during the commission of the crime.
* "Angel" (ep. 8): A baby girl goes missing and her overly pious mother is terrified by it all. Soon, as detectives realize that she was somehow involved, Curtis was able to appeal to the woman's maternal instincts and faith in God to get her to show him where the girl was. To his, Briscoe and Van Buren's shock, horror and disgust, the woman leads them down to her church's ''furnace'' and the woman only tearfully whispers "My baby only deserved the best."



[[folder: Season 11]]
* "Hubris" (ep. 9): A jewelry store robber executes four people in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video shows him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths.[[spoiler: He gets a hung jury and probably won't be retried.]] [[spoiler: Granted that's because he's dead, but still it's crazy to think he could have gotten away with it.]]

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* "Hubris" "Agony" (ep. 9): 5): A jewelry store robber executes four people serial killer, who committed at least six torture-murders in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video shows him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths.[[spoiler: He gets a hung jury New York, and probably won't be retried.]] [[spoiler: Granted that's because he's dead, but still it's crazy more (including other states), confesses to think he could have gotten away with it.]]Abbie.
--> '''Killer''': I cut her. And she screamed. I burned her and she screamed louder. I pushed my fist into her and she passed out. I made her say she admired me. I had total control. Total.



[[folder: Season 14]]
* "Blaze" (ep. 5): The episode begins innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in the restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think is the beginning of the performance, and, the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. Twenty-three people die, and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered. Also, a witness [[spoiler: and the person who caused the fire to happen]] explains to the detectives that when trying to escape that she grabbed a girl's wrist to try to help pull her to safety [[{{Squick}} only for the poor girl's flesh to come off in her hand.]]

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* "Blaze" "Stiff" (ep. 5): 23): The [[VictimOfTheWeek victim]] is in an irreversible [[AndIMustScream waking coma]] (put there by spiked insulin). The episode begins innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in ends with the restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think doctors' Hail Mary attempt at reviving her failing. The clear implication is the beginning of the performance, and, the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. Twenty-three people die, and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered. Also, a witness [[spoiler: and the person who caused the fire to happen]] explains to the detectives that when trying to escape she'll be like that she grabbed a girl's wrist to try to help pull her to safety [[{{Squick}} only for the poor girl's flesh to come off in rest of her hand.]]life.


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* "Hubris" (ep. 9): A jewelry store robber executes four people in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video shows him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths.[[spoiler: He gets a hung jury and probably won't be retried.]] [[spoiler: Granted that's because he's dead, but still it's crazy to think he could have gotten away with it.]]
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[[folder: Season 14]]
* "Blaze" (ep. 5): The episode begins innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in the restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think is the beginning of the performance, and, the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. Twenty-three people die, and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered. Also, a witness [[spoiler: and the person who caused the fire to happen]] explains to the detectives that when trying to escape that she grabbed a girl's wrist to try to help pull her to safety [[{{Squick}} only for the poor girl's flesh to come off in her hand.]]
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* "Prince of Darkness" (ep. 3-8): The good guys behave in their usual competent, imaginative and dogged way... and are nevertheless completely out-thought, outflanked, misdirected, and defeated by the ruthlessness and efficiency of the Colombian drug cartel. Not only does the hour involve a brazen double murder, a gun-buy that ends with a shot cop, and a VigilanteExecution, but, at the end, Adam receives a phone call informing him that ''[[EverybodysDeadDave every single witness involved with the case is dead]]''. One of the most crushing [[DownerEnding Downer Endings]] of the series, and frightening to see our heroes so thoroughly bested through no carelessness or error of their own. The absolute worst part is the brief HopeSpot when Adam mentions that the little girl (the daughter of the people killed in the opening) is safe, as she was picked up from school by her uncle. Only for Ben Stone to reveal that she "[[WhamLine doesn't have an uncle]]". Cue the MassOhCrap as they realize that she's dead too. Even from ''Schiff'', who usually is stoic/grumpy about things.

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* "Prince of Darkness" (ep. 3-8): The good guys behave in their usual competent, imaginative and dogged way... and are nevertheless completely out-thought, outflanked, misdirected, and defeated by the ruthlessness and efficiency of the Colombian drug cartel. Not only does the hour involve a brazen double murder, a gun-buy that ends with a shot cop, and a VigilanteExecution, but, at the end, Adam receives a phone call informing him that ''[[EverybodysDeadDave every single witness involved with the case is dead]]''. One of the most crushing [[DownerEnding Downer Endings]] of the series, and frightening to see our heroes so thoroughly bested through no carelessness or error of their own. own.
**
The absolute worst part is the brief HopeSpot when Adam mentions that part?
--> '''Robinette''': What about
the little girl (the girl? (The daughter of the people couple killed in the opening) is safe, as she opening)
--> '''Schiff''': [[HopeSpot She
was picked up from school by her uncle. Only for Ben Stone to reveal that she "[[WhamLine uncle]].
--> '''Stone''': [[WhamLine She
doesn't have an uncle]]". Cue the MassOhCrap uncle]].
--> ''Schiff's eyes widen in horror
as they realize he realizes that she's dead too. Even from ''Schiff'', who usually is stoic/grumpy about things.too''.


* "Blaze" (ep. 5): The episode begins innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in the restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think is the beginning of the performance, and, the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. Twenty-three people die, and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered.

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* "Blaze" (ep. 5): The episode begins innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in the restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think is the beginning of the performance, and, the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. Twenty-three people die, and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered. Also, a witness [[spoiler: and the person who caused the fire to happen]] explains to the detectives that when trying to escape that she grabbed a girl's wrist to try to help pull her to safety [[{{Squick}} only for the poor girl's flesh to come off in her hand.]]



** Also, the people against him aren't as clean. Greene becomes a lot more brutal with people harboring the fugitive, slamming people against cars and walls, and even threatening to put a woman's son in foster care. The lawyer of [[spoiler: the man who shot him]] plays with the man's life (getting him charged with murder instead of manslaughter to make the state look bad) to propel her career, and [[spoiler: aiding in the murder]].

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** Also, the people against him aren't as clean. Greene Green becomes a lot more brutal with people harboring the fugitive, slamming people against cars and walls, and even threatening to put a woman's son in foster care. The lawyer of [[spoiler: the man who shot him]] plays with the man's life (getting him charged with murder instead of manslaughter to make the state look bad) to propel her career, and [[spoiler: aiding in the murder]].murder]].
* "Over Here" has a moment where [=McCoy=] and Rubirosa are touring a veteran's hospital in the hopes of finding out why one deployed veteran killed another. After having a door held open for them by a wounded soldier, he then whispers in Jack's ear to check out one of the closed wings, to which they do only to discover the absolutely deplorable conditions of it: [[NauseaFuel moldy walls, asbestos-infected ceilings, the horrid stench of fecal waste inside of the filthy restrooms and the floor itself being covered with rat droppings and dead roaches.]] Even though Jack ended up in serious trouble later in the episode for sharing all of this at the man's trial after he was instructed by the government not to, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight can you blame him for speaking up about it?]]


** Also, the people against him aren't as clean. Greene becomes a lot more brutal with people harboring the fugitive, slamming people against cars and walls, and even threatening to put a woman's son in foster care. The lawyer of [[spoiler: the man who shot him]] plays with the man's life (getting him charged with murder instead of manslaughter to make the state look bad) to propel her career, and [[spoiler: aiding in the murder]].

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** Also, the people against him aren't as clean. Greene becomes a lot more brutal with people harboring the fugitive, slamming people against cars and walls, and even threatening to put a woman's son in foster care. The lawyer of [[spoiler: the man who shot him]] plays with the man's life (getting him charged with murder instead of manslaughter to make the state look bad) to propel her career, and [[spoiler: aiding in the murder]].murder]].
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[[folder: Season 17]]
* "Deadlock" (ep. 9): The episode starts with nightmare fuel and continues all the way through. First, a mass-murderer escapes using a plastic weapon and key for his handcuffs, stabbing two officers onscreen. The police follow a trail of his friends and family, ending with a dead body, and a now armed mass murderer. He's finally caught after [[spoiler:taking a school of girls hostage, and ultimately killing everyone of them in the room]]. Not to mention the fact that he threatens the ADA, and says every day in court gives him another chance to escape. [[spoiler: When the father of one of the girls he shot kills him on the courthouse steps, you'd come close to cheering.]]
** Also, the people against him aren't as clean. Greene becomes a lot more brutal with people harboring the fugitive, slamming people against cars and walls, and even threatening to put a woman's son in foster care. The lawyer of [[spoiler: the man who shot him]] plays with the man's life (getting him charged with murder instead of manslaughter to make the state look bad) to propel her career, and [[spoiler: aiding in the murder]].


* "Indifference" (ep. 1-9): Easily the creepiest episode of the series. It is so obviously inspired by the Lisa Steinberg case that it concludes with a long disclaimer both displayed and spoken about how the real case differed from the story just shown. It is easily the creepiest moment of the entire series considering they used the same title sequence narrator, reading white text on a pure black background to tell the audience that the horrific case and the depraved criminals involved have some basis in real life. The fact that such sickos exist to make their children living in virtual hell for all their short, terrified and miserable lives in North America behind respectable doors will shake your soul to the ground.
* "Mushrooms" (ep 1-17): Responding to a shooting in the projects, Logan and Greevey are going about their usual banter, going back and forth on basketball. All chit chat comes to a halt when they see that this crime scene is particularly horrible - an infant swing is just behind the bullet riddled door, splattered with blood.

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* "Indifference" (ep. 1-9): 9): Easily the creepiest episode of the series. It is so obviously inspired by the Lisa Steinberg case that it concludes with a long disclaimer both displayed and spoken about how the real case differed from the story just shown. It is easily the creepiest moment of the entire series considering they used the same title sequence narrator, reading white text on a pure black background to tell the audience that the horrific case and the depraved criminals involved have some basis in real life. The fact that such sickos exist to make their children living in virtual hell for all their short, terrified and miserable lives in North America behind respectable doors will shake your soul to the ground.
* "Mushrooms" (ep 1-17): 17): Responding to a shooting in the projects, Logan and Greevey are going about their usual banter, going back and forth on basketball. All chit chat comes to a halt when they see that this crime scene is particularly horrible - an infant swing is just behind the bullet riddled door, splattered with blood.



* "Heaven" (ep. 2-10): The usual "finding the body/ gunshots down the street" opening is a '''much''' more íntense scene this time, as fifty-three people die in a nightclub fire. Two passersby walk right by the building, hear faint voices screaming and pounding... and only when an upstairs window breaks can the full shrieks and cries of the victims be heard as smoke pours out of the building. The FDNY responds as ''we continue to listen to the patrons on the other side of the wall die''. By the time the beginning credits roll, the first twenty corpses are already lined up on the sidewalk, and [[HeroicBSOD Logan and Ceretta are both horrified]] at the sight.

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* "Heaven" (ep. 2-10): 10): The usual "finding the body/ gunshots down the street" opening is a '''much''' more íntense scene this time, as fifty-three people die in a nightclub fire. Two passersby walk right by the building, hear faint voices screaming and pounding... and only when an upstairs window breaks can the full shrieks and cries of the victims be heard as smoke pours out of the building. The FDNY responds as ''we continue to listen to the patrons on the other side of the wall die''. By the time the beginning credits roll, the first twenty corpses are already lined up on the sidewalk, and [[HeroicBSOD Logan and Ceretta are both horrified]] at the sight.



* "Prince of Darkness" (ep. 3-8): The good guys behave in their usual competent, imaginative and dogged way... and are nevertheless completely out-thought, outflanked, misdirected, and defeated by the ruthlessness and efficiency of the Colombian drug cartel. Not only does the hour involve a brazen double murder, a gun-buy that ends with a shot cop, and a VigilanteExecution, but, at the end, Adam receives a phone call informing him that ''[[EverybodysDeadDave every single witness involved with the case is dead]]''. One of the most crushing [[DownerEnding Downer Endings]] of the series, and frightening to see our heroes so thoroughly bested through no carelessness or error of their own.
** The absolute worst part is the brief HopeSpot when Adam mentions that the little girl (the daughter of the people killed in the opening) is safe, as she was picked up from school by her uncle.
--> '''Ben Stone''': ''[[WhamLine She doesn't have an uncle]].''
** Cue the MassOhCrap as they realize that she's dead too. Even from ''Schiff'', who usually is stoic/grumpy about things.

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* "Prince of Darkness" (ep. 3-8): The good guys behave in their usual competent, imaginative and dogged way... and are nevertheless completely out-thought, outflanked, misdirected, and defeated by the ruthlessness and efficiency of the Colombian drug cartel. Not only does the hour involve a brazen double murder, a gun-buy that ends with a shot cop, and a VigilanteExecution, but, at the end, Adam receives a phone call informing him that ''[[EverybodysDeadDave every single witness involved with the case is dead]]''. One of the most crushing [[DownerEnding Downer Endings]] of the series, and frightening to see our heroes so thoroughly bested through no carelessness or error of their own.
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own. The absolute worst part is the brief HopeSpot when Adam mentions that the little girl (the daughter of the people killed in the opening) is safe, as she was picked up from school by her uncle.
--> '''Ben Stone''': ''[[WhamLine She
uncle. Only for Ben Stone to reveal that she "[[WhamLine doesn't have an uncle]].''
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uncle]]". Cue the MassOhCrap as they realize that she's dead too. Even from ''Schiff'', who usually is stoic/grumpy about things.



* "Agony" (ep. 9-5): A serial killer, who committed at least six torture-murders in New York, and probably more (including other states), confesses to Abbie.

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* "Agony" (ep. 9-5): 5): A serial killer, who committed at least six torture-murders in New York, and probably more (including other states), confesses to Abbie.



* "Stiff" (ep 10-23): The [[VictimOfTheWeek victim]] is in an irreversible [[AndIMustScream waking coma]] (put there by spiked insulin). The episode ends with the doctors' Hail Mary attempt at reviving her failing. The clear implication is that she'll be like that for the rest of her life.

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* "Stiff" (ep 10-23): (ep. 23): The [[VictimOfTheWeek victim]] is in an irreversible [[AndIMustScream waking coma]] (put there by spiked insulin). The episode ends with the doctors' Hail Mary attempt at reviving her failing. The clear implication is that she'll be like that for the rest of her life.



* "Hubris" (ep. 11-9): A jewelry store robber executes four people in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video shows him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths.[[spoiler: He gets a hung jury and probably won't be retried.]] [[spoiler: Granted that's because he's dead, but still it's crazy to think he could have gotten away with it.]]

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* "Hubris" (ep. 11-9): 9): A jewelry store robber executes four people in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video shows him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths.[[spoiler: He gets a hung jury and probably won't be retried.]] [[spoiler: Granted that's because he's dead, but still it's crazy to think he could have gotten away with it.]]



* "Blaze" (ep. 14-5): The episode begins innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in the restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think is the beginning of the performance, and, the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. Twenty-three people die, and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered.

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* "Blaze" (ep. 14-5): 5): The episode begins innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in the restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think is the beginning of the performance, and, the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. Twenty-three people die, and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered.


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* "Hubris" (ep. 11-9): A jewelry store robber executes four people in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video shows him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths.[[spoiler: He gets a hung jury and probably won't be retried.]] [[spoiler: Granted that's because he's dead, but still it's crazy to think he could have gotten away with it.]]

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* "Hubris" (ep. 11-9): A jewelry store robber executes four people in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video shows him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths.[[spoiler: He gets a hung jury and probably won't be retried.]] [[spoiler: Granted that's because he's dead, but still it's crazy to think he could have gotten away with it.]][[/folder]]
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* "Blaze" (ep. 14-5): The episode begins innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in the restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think is the beginning of the performance, and, the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. Twenty-three people die, and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered.

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[[folder: Season 11]]
* "Hubris" (ep. 11-9): A jewelry store robber executes four people in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video shows him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths.[[spoiler: He gets a hung jury and probably won't be retried.]] [[spoiler: Granted that's because he's dead, but still it's crazy to think he could have gotten away with it.]]
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[[folder: Season 14]]
* "Blaze" (ep. 14-5): The episode begins innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in the restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think is the beginning of the performance, and, the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. Twenty-three people die, and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered.covered.
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* "Hubris" (ep. 11-9): A jewelry store robber executes four people in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video shows him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths.[[spoiler: He gets a hung jury and probably won't be retried.]]

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* "Hubris" (ep. 11-9): A jewelry store robber executes four people in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video shows him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths.[[spoiler: He gets a hung jury and probably won't be retried.]] [[spoiler: Granted that's because he's dead, but still it's crazy to think he could have gotten away with it.]]


* "Indifference" (ep. 1-9): Easily the creepiest episode of the series.

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* "Indifference" (ep. 1-9): Easily the creepiest episode of the series. It is so obviously inspired by the Lisa Steinberg case that it concludes with a long disclaimer both displayed and spoken about how the real case differed from the story just shown. It is easily the creepiest moment of the entire series considering they used the same title sequence narrator, reading white text on a pure black background to tell the audience that the horrific case and the depraved criminals involved have some basis in real life. The fact that such sickos exist to make their children living in virtual hell for all their short, terrified and miserable lives in North America behind respectable doors will shake your soul to the ground.


* "Indifference." (ep. 1-9) Easily the creepiest episode of the series.
* "Mushrooms" (ep 1-17) Responding to a shooting in the projects, Logan and Greevey are going about their usual banter, going back and forth on basketball. All chit chat comes to a halt when they see that this crime scene is particularly horrible- a infant swing is just behind the bullet riddled door, splattered with blood.
* "Heaven" (ep. 2-10) The usual "finding the body/ gunshots down the street" opening is a '''much''' more íntense scene this time, as 53 people die in a nightclub fire. Two passersby walk right by the building, hear faint voices screaming and pounding ... and only when an upstairs window breaks can the full shrieks and cries of the victims be heard as smoke pours out of the building. The FDNY responds as '' we continue to listen to the patrons on the other side of the wall die''. By the time beginning credits roll, the first twenty corpses are already lined up on the sidewalk, and [[HeroicBSOD Logan and Ceretta are both horrified]] at the sight.
** A similar episode, "Blaze" (ep. 14-5), began innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in the restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think is the beginning of the performance and the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. In the end, 23 people had died and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered up. As Briscoe and Green assess the carnage, another officer makes a comment of it just being "another Saturday night", which causes Briscoe to quip back in disgust "Yeah, in Tel-Aviv".
* "Prince of Darkness" (ep. 3-8) The good guys behave in their usual competent, imaginative and dogged way ... and are nevertheless completely out-thought, outflanked, misdirected and defeated by the ruthlessness and efficiency of the Colombian drug cartel. Not only does the hour involve a brazen double murder, a gun buy that ends with a shot cop, and a VigilanteExecution, but at the end Adam receives a phone call informing him that '' [[EverybodysDeadDave every single witness involved with the case is dead .]] '' One of the most crushing [[DownerEnding Downer Endings]] of the series, and frightening to see our heroes so thoroughly bested through no carelessness or error of their own.

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* "Indifference." "Indifference" (ep. 1-9) 1-9): Easily the creepiest episode of the series.
* "Mushrooms" (ep 1-17) 1-17): Responding to a shooting in the projects, Logan and Greevey are going about their usual banter, going back and forth on basketball. All chit chat comes to a halt when they see that this crime scene is particularly horrible- a horrible - an infant swing is just behind the bullet riddled door, splattered with blood.
* "Heaven" (ep. 2-10) 2-10): The usual "finding the body/ gunshots down the street" opening is a '''much''' more íntense scene this time, as 53 fifty-three people die in a nightclub fire. Two passersby walk right by the building, hear faint voices screaming and pounding ...pounding... and only when an upstairs window breaks can the full shrieks and cries of the victims be heard as smoke pours out of the building. The FDNY responds as '' we ''we continue to listen to the patrons on the other side of the wall die''. By the time the beginning credits roll, the first twenty corpses are already lined up on the sidewalk, and [[HeroicBSOD Logan and Ceretta are both horrified]] at the sight.
** A similar episode, "Blaze" (ep. 14-5), began innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in the restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think is the beginning of the performance and the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. In the end, 23 people had died and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered up. As Briscoe and Green assess the carnage, another officer makes a comment of it just being "another Saturday night", which causes Briscoe to quip back in disgust "Yeah, in Tel-Aviv".
* "Prince of Darkness" (ep. 3-8) 3-8): The good guys behave in their usual competent, imaginative and dogged way ... way... and are nevertheless completely out-thought, outflanked, misdirected misdirected, and defeated by the ruthlessness and efficiency of the Colombian drug cartel. Not only does the hour involve a brazen double murder, a gun buy gun-buy that ends with a shot cop, and a VigilanteExecution, but but, at the end end, Adam receives a phone call informing him that '' [[EverybodysDeadDave ''[[EverybodysDeadDave every single witness involved with the case is dead .]] '' dead]]''. One of the most crushing [[DownerEnding Downer Endings]] of the series, and frightening to see our heroes so thoroughly bested through no carelessness or error of their own.



--> '''Ben Stone''': ''She doesn't have an uncle.''

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--> '''Ben Stone''': ''She ''[[WhamLine She doesn't have an uncle.uncle]].''



* A serial killer, who committed at least six torture-murders in New York, and probably more (including in other states) confesses to Abbie in "Agony" (ep. 9-5).

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* "Agony" (ep. 9-5): A serial killer, who committed at least six torture-murders in New York, and probably more (including in other states) states), confesses to Abbie in "Agony" (ep. 9-5).Abbie.



* "Hubris" (ep. 11-9) involved a jewelry store robber executing four people in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video showed him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths. The fact that [[spoiler: he got a hung jury and probably wasn't going to be retried]] added an extra element of nightmare fuel to an already horrific story. [[spoiler: Of course, L&O is fond of {{Karmic Death}}s, so...]]
* "Stiff" (ep 10-23): The Victim of the Week is in an irreversible [[AndIMustScream waking coma]] (put there by spiked insulin). The episode ends with the doctors' Hail Mary attempt at reviving her failing. The clear implication is that she'll be like that for the rest of her life.
* "Bodies" (ep. 14-1), specifically the murderer. A very clearly damaged individual. The actor's portrayal is chilling.

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* "Hubris" (ep. 11-9) involved a 11-9): A jewelry store robber executing executes four people in the store, including a young child. A store security camera video showed shows him dragging the victims off to the back room to their deaths. The fact that deaths.[[spoiler: he got He gets a hung jury and probably wasn't going to won't be retried]] added an extra element of nightmare fuel to an already horrific story. [[spoiler: Of course, L&O is fond of {{Karmic Death}}s, so...retried.]]
* "Stiff" (ep 10-23): The Victim of the Week [[VictimOfTheWeek victim]] is in an irreversible [[AndIMustScream waking coma]] (put there by spiked insulin). The episode ends with the doctors' Hail Mary attempt at reviving her failing. The clear implication is that she'll be like that for the rest of her life.
* "Bodies" "Blaze" (ep. 14-1), specifically 14-5): The episode begins innocently at a rock concert inside of a club. One moment, two patrons are in the murderer. A very clearly damaged individual. The actor's portrayal restroom griping about everyday life and worrying about missing what they think is chilling.the beginning of the performance, and, the next, the door swings open to reveal a wall of fire and people screaming and piling in the room trying to escape the flames. Even worse, as they try to get out through the only available window, they discover ''bars and a metal screen'' are attached to it. Twenty-three people die, and we see the bodies being laid on the sidewalk in various stages of burns and even some only ''partially'' being covered.

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